Motivational Monday - Ring in the New Year with Love

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Motivational Monday - Ring in the New Year with Love

 

Motivational Monday - Learn to loveThere are a few capacities we each have that come naturally to us. For example, some have the capacity to sing like a beautiful bird or others, to swim like a fish. Learning to love is not necessarily a skill that training and/or coaching will help facilitate - it's something we learn through life's experiences. There is an intrinsic capacity within all of us that can propel us to put forth a concentrated effort, to go extraordinary lengths for love and life - IF we allow it to.

 

A well-lived life, is one brimming with possibilities for us to acquire the skills we need to love, to be successful and to help others achieve success. So, how do we do that? Do you use your own intrinsic capabilities or do we use our life's experiences? Here are a few ways to work towards learning to love - not only yourself but, others.

 

First of all, live life with purpose, in the moment. Be open to the world around you, testing your assumptions along the way. Savor what life sends your way - better yet, share it with someone as you live in the moment.


“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.”
Herbert Otto

 

Forever be a student. I’ve often joked that my goal in life is to forever be a student. I absolutely loved being a student growing up — all the way through college, into nursing and CE classes, to real estate CE. In fact, I always log more hours than are necessary for my licensure. To me, being a student is more than simply being in class, taking tests and making sure your homework is complete. It’s about constantly learning and challenging your ideas, ideals and preconceived notions - even when it comes to love. 


“Choose to be a perpetual student of life, look to the people who have what you want and be humble enough to learn.” 
― Unknown

 

 Let go of being perfect - just be human. 


“Perfection is not a human quality. Let go of it. Don’t aspire to it. Just show up with your self-confidence and your love.”
― 
Courtney Ferrell


Need I say more? Courtney Ferrell's quote says it all!

Lastly, Help others reach their full potential. Those who are successful will tell you that there are so many opportunities in life to help others. They’ll also tell you to look for those opportunities to help others. Those who are not successful typically ask, “What’s in it for me?”


“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
                                      ―
Napoleon Hill

 


 

Live, love and enjoy life, savoring every moment. Keep in mind that every experience is a lesson in life. Are you paying attention? What did you learn? 

 

Happy Monday! Make it a great 2021!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Ring in the New Year with Love

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Yes you do! Great addition to the wonderful quote on perfection, Wayne Martin

Jan 05, 2021 06:55 PM #18
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Barbara Todaro, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks, Kat Palmiotti - I was on a motivational mission yesterday!! I couldn't decide which quote I was going to write about so, I turned them all into one! LOL

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I'm the same way, Rocky Dickerson - and the funny thing is, that you don't realize it until it's long since done and something comes back to you!

Jan 05, 2021 06:58 PM #21
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Well, thank you so much, Sharon Lee! I was in a motivational mood yesterday! 😉

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That is also my favorite one, George Souto and love doing everything I can to abide by it too!

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I'm a Virgo, Chris Ann Cleland and while I don't live my life by my horoscope, I always enjoyed reading the occasional horoscope and descriptions given to Virgos. Perfection is one 'trait' that seems to always be used to describe Virgos and I have found that to be one of my biggest faults. It slows me down!

Several years ago, I made an enormous effort to overcome my perfectionism. I did a great job but, on occasion, it will raise it's ugly head and I have to be consciously aware and stop. Behaviors are like habits -  if you work hard enough, you CAN quit them! LOL

I know exactly what caused it and it really had nothing to do with my horoscope either! 🙃

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I've had managers like that, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - most of them in my past profession (nursing). In RE, I think it's prevalent because of our highly competitive field - we cannot let someone be 'better' than us! 

I told someone a story the other day about one of my 'pupils.' She came to me to ask what she could do to build her business. I taught her how to dominate her OWN neighborhood. She is THE dominant agent there and has been for a few years.

I opened the mail the other day and pulled out one of my local 'top producer' magazines and there was my beautiful agent - on the COVER! You should have seen me running around the house, flailing my arms - just SO thrilled for her. She worked hard for it - I couldn't be more proud! She is now running her own brokerage, still dominating her neighborhood. Did I say, I couldn't be more proud?!

Jan 05, 2021 07:11 PM #25
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Well, thank you and I was also brought up to value every single opportunity to learn, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker. It's so healthy to challenge yourself - it's good for 'growth!'

Jan 05, 2021 07:13 PM #26
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Oh Beth Atalay, it was so awesome to see beautiful you today! I'm so glad you joined us! And, thank you so much for the Bananatude feature! ❤️

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Hi Debe- wonderful post to begin the New Year. I'm with you when it comes to learning...I never want to stop. I love the quote from Courtney Ferrell. Too often we miss out on opportunities because we are chasing perfection. 

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Perfection? What's that? Lol. This is a beautiful and inspiring post - so Debe Maxwell, CRS . :) 

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We are just too cool geeks, Kathy Streib! At least that's how I prefer to think of us! LOL

And, yes, getting past chasing perfection is a work-in-progress but, it is so very liberating when you can get past it!

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LOL I know, right?! I don't think there is even a remote possibility for perfection but, so many of us give it our all to be perfect. It's really a terrible trait, in my opinion! And, thank you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD!

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Made a supply for the rest of the year and years beyond for the good of all of us and our happiness and joy!

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Definitely no such thing as perfection but it’s all worth it to try to get it right as best as we can but then be OK with whatever happens, do you know what I mean? Debe Maxwell, CRS

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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your inspiring post as I missed it. I love the quotes and the message. It's so important to live, love and enjoy life, savoring every moment. This week we buried Gene's older brother and now there are two siblings left out of five..a brother and sister.

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Lots of great advice Debe Maxwell, CRS.  Thank you for your positive and inspiring post.   

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HI Debe Maxwell, CRS   Thank you for sharing your words of encouragement.

I really like this quote you shared as it is how I live a lot of my life...learning!

“Choose to be a perpetual student of life, look to the people who have what you want and be humble enough to learn.” 

I would like to point out that most of what I want has nothing to do with success or money...as the wealthiest people in the world are those who have found true happiness!!

 

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