The cost of someday

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

When you go to the store and you select items to buy, you expect to pay for them. And yet, many people select beliefs and thoughts and don’t realize that there is a price for those as well. For instance, when a person says, I’ll do that someday.  Instead of setting an actual date, they place it off into an ambiguous future possibility. One person even asked me once, “What if you could tie your someday to it’s price?”

I hear people say (including sometimes me) “Someday I want to get more organized”, “Someday I want to buy a new car”, or “Someday I want to focus on my prospecting”. Well, when we make those statements, do we ever stop to consider the price we pay for “someday” as opposed to “today”?

A dear friend of mine once caught herself saying, “someday” and then corrected herself to say, “No. I’m going to make sure it happens this Sunday.” She actually did that several times over the next 5 weeks. Then she did another activity – volunteering in a camp for kids with cancer. She sent me a message from there about how thrilled she was doing the work. She died in a car accident less than a week later. I am so glad she had stopped that someday habit before she no longer had a today.

I once was coaching an agent that was thinking of putting off prospecting by just 30 days. We did the numbers and discovered it would cost her over $15,000 in income just to delay by 30 days. OUCH! That is an expensive someday.

To stop the “someday” habit, remember these steps:
1) When you catch yourself saying “someday”, do two things A) Set a specific date and B) Take an action (no matter how small or insignificant) to move toward that date and take action NOW.

2) Remember some is better than none. You may not get your full goal, but getting better than where you were is a step forward.

3) You never know when your last day will be. Get rid of your “somedays”, create more “todays”, live like it’s your last day, and you will have a far more enriching life.

Now just make 1 comment here – what is the one “someday” that you will create an action towards today?

 

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Comments (40)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share as we face the challenges of this new year.

Jan 04, 2021 08:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS yes procrastination is one of the greatest thiefs of our lives.

Jan 04, 2021 09:17 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello and congratulations Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 great job on a fast start

Jan 04, 2021 09:18 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello and isn't that true Lottie Kendall it all too often leads to regrets

Jan 04, 2021 09:19 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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There ya go Ron and Alexandra Seigel someday does not exist (unless perhaps I will eat liver someday)

Jan 04, 2021 09:20 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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And let us face them head on and at full speed Roy Kelley 

Jan 04, 2021 09:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- it's not anything major but I have been saying that I'm going to call Apple and buy a new phone. Mine is several generations old. But, I've changed my someday to now. 

Jan 04, 2021 11:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Kathy Streib glad I could be that gentle reminder. Hopefully you have one of those special offers for 30 to 60% off.

Jan 04, 2021 11:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I'm not a someday kind of gal. If I want to do something, create something I make a plan and do it.  It doesn't cross my mind to put it off.  Learned that from my Dad. Make it happen!

Jan 04, 2021 01:31 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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That's righ Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker you got to make it happen and start in the now

Jan 04, 2021 02:05 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

The ever present now moment!

Jan 04, 2021 02:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky another similar thing people say is "When I Get Around To It".  So I have a silver dollar size coin that says "When I Get Around ToIt" on it.  When someone says that to me I hand them my Round ToIt ☺️

Jan 04, 2021 03:18 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there George Souto I actually had a Junior High teacher that had the same thing.

Jan 04, 2021 03:47 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I was a person that said someday and now that the days are getting shorter I forgot what I wanted to do someday.

Jan 04, 2021 04:12 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Ed Silva the great thing about a short memory is that every time you go to the office, you meet new friends.

Jan 04, 2021 04:31 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Rocky.

There is so someday, I live for the day, I may not be around tomorrow.

Jan 05, 2021 12:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning James Dray that certainly does keep us focused on the day that counts - today.

Jan 05, 2021 05:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Rocky,  Sorry been behind on getting to the Rain the last 4 days and trying to catch up now.

Jan 06, 2021 08:55 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Will Hamm always great to hear from you my friend. Whether "on time" or "late" LOL

Jan 06, 2021 09:38 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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When we stop putting things off to tomorrow that we can accomplish today, we make each moment count all the more.

Jan 21, 2021 08:08 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Definitely the cost of "someday"is a very steep price indeed. Ouch

Jan 25, 2021 04:06 PM