Lemonade

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Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

We have all heard take lemons and make lemonade (or a vodka lemonade in 2020), right? Well, I once heard the saying that when you squeeze a lemon, what comes out is lemon juice. Why? Because that is what is inside of the lemon.

Likewise, when we get under pressure, when we get “squeezed”, what comes out is what is inside of us. Do we yell and scream and cuss? If so, that is a reflection of what is inside of us. We can always choose that. Even a monk in a vow of silence could choose that. And the choices we make become habit. Any habit becomes a choice. Choosing to do nothing is still a choice and it becomes a habit until we become an apathetic couch potato. Or we can choose peace, forgiveness, love, calm, gratitude, etc… When we are given the opportunity, the choice that we make says a lot about us as well. Even the kinds of opportunities we select can say a lot about us.

People who have gone through a step study have to go through a “step 4” where they list everyone they have wronged and those that have wronged them. Those that they have wronged, they then go and make amends. After they have completed their program, they are then to reflect on a daily basis who they have wronged. Those that have done this for some time even reflect on an hourly basis.

What if you took the time to review your choices daily or even hourly? Might you find your habits then taking you closer to the person that you truly want to be?

 

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Comments (36)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Rocky Dickerson - My stress or pressure point is usually getting out the door in the morning. I am laser-focused to make sure I have everything I need.  At that point, my game face is on. Distractions can interrupt this routine and are not something I like...at all.  Once I am in the car and on my way. I am good for the rest of the day.  Being on-time and ready to go is a sign of respect and I do my part to make it happen. Watch out if I am running late! LOL!

Jan 07, 2021 08:24 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I get you. I'm also in the school of always be on time (which is 1 to 4 minutes early).

Jan 07, 2021 08:28 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Rocky, I started reading your blog post and then stopped as I was drawn to the photo and had to laugh...Larry bought double stuff oreos cookies the other day and surprised me by combining them almost as much as the photo...Well, maybe not that high!

Jan 07, 2021 09:02 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 please tell Larry that if it has 1 bottom and 1 top, then that counts as only one cookie - no matter how much stuff is in the middle.

Jan 07, 2021 09:16 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have an interesting perspective here. I read it twice. During C19 I have found myself reflecting twice a day, some days I could go hourly...

Happy Thursday Rocky Dickerson 

Jan 07, 2021 09:22 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS it doesn't surprise me.  From your posts, I surmised you are a man of great intellect and interspection. Looking forward to the day where we can chat in person.

Jan 07, 2021 09:31 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The older I get the more I hold things in and do not voice negative things.  I listen more then talk.

Jan 07, 2021 09:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an important topic as we face the challenges of the new year.

Many of us need to change some habits.

Jan 07, 2021 09:48 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Will Hamm actually, that is a part of a special 7 part series I am doing in blogs here next week. Hopefully, you'll enjoy it.

Jan 07, 2021 09:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky I have mellowed out A LOT over the years.  For example, there was a time when local politician felt the best side of me was the one walking away.  My younger years still get the best of me on occasion, but I would like to think I make better choices these days.

Jan 07, 2021 12:24 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there George Souto so just like a fine wine, you are mellowing with age, right?

Jan 07, 2021 12:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- I am typically calm and do believe that we always have a choice in what we do. That said depending upon when I was squeezed, you might find lemon juice or a squeeze of lemon in your eye!!!  

Jan 07, 2021 01:43 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey Kathy Streib well just a dash of lemon can make any dish interesting. LOL

Jan 07, 2021 02:13 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello Roy Kelley yes that is true - many of us do need to change habits. I actually have a 7 part series of blogs on that next week.

Jan 07, 2021 02:14 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Early on in life we were taught do onto others what they might do onto you.  It works all these years later  well.

Jan 07, 2021 02:46 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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That's true Ed Silva and still there are the few that want to spoil it for everyone

Jan 07, 2021 03:05 PM
Ed Silva

Is that what I'd look like if I shaved the mustache?

Jan 07, 2021 04:28 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Ed Silva somehow I doubt that you could ever look like Walter. How could Silva Clause ever do that?

Jan 07, 2021 07:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Mornig Rocky.

Most of the people that have wronged me are not above ground.  For all of those who I have wronged, it is taken care of.  I don't dwell on it

Jan 08, 2021 12:15 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning James Dray it is so important to make amends for the wrongs we have made, As I know you are aware.

Jan 08, 2021 05:36 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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We have hundreds of opportunities each day to make that choice for something better

Jan 25, 2021 04:19 PM

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