Challenges Make Us Grow

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. PA License #AB068077

Challenges Make Us Grow

“ If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow. ”

 

~Heath Ledger

 

 

Instead of taking the safe route, we must challenge ourselves to improve - to become better - even if we think we know everything.  Every obstacle is a challenge and a learning experience.

Even the horses need to be challenged when being trained.  This is what gets their thinking caps on and using their brains.  If they take the safe route and do the same old, same old, then the brain cells are not activated.  They must be challenged simply by changing the routine, or the pattern, etc. just so they do not become robots.  

The same holds true for us humans.  If we continue going the safe route, nothing in our lives will change.  We will not learn anything new, staying at a standstill.  While the world continues to progress, we would be left behind.  

Some challenges are harder than others.  No matter what the difficulty, we learn from them, making us stronger and better as a person and in what we do, possibly preventing us from making the same mistakes.

I have had many challenges in my real estate career.  Most were difficult.  There were times I considered quitting, but I did not.  I just moved forward with courage and tackled the challenge.  After succeeding with the challenge, I felt much better about myself, knowing that I can do it, even if it does take some time.

The next time you come across a challenge, instead of taking the safe and easy way out, do it the right way by taking the challenge and facing it head on.  In the end you will be glad you did.  (Not to mention your clients will be, too.)

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.

 

The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

Use a REALTOR with "horse sense" that doesn't horse around when it comes to horse properties.

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Good morning, Will!

We had a mix of precipitation yesterday making the roads a bit slick, but today it will be a bit brighter.  Thanks for stopping by.

Brigita

Jan 27, 2021 08:08 AM #5
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Good morning, Kathy!

We face challenges from the day we are born and overcome them as we mature.  We should all continue that into our adulthood.

Brigita

Jan 27, 2021 08:10 AM #6
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Good morning, Kat!

Infants, toddlers and young children are perfect examples.

Brigita

Jan 27, 2021 08:11 AM #7
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Good morning, Rocky!

Thank you.  Glad you enjoyed the post.

Brigita

Jan 27, 2021 08:12 AM #8
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
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I agree with you.  The more challenges we face head on, the stronger and better we get.  Thank you for your post.

Jan 31, 2021 05:50 AM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker - for sure challenges help us grow.  Those with no challenges better be concerned that things are not happening.

Jan 31, 2021 06:27 AM #11
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What scares me is that people are shrinking their worlds daily from fear of a virus.  Just the challenges that will come with trying to get back to normal will have some in nervous breakdown mode.  Some will never get back to normal, even if "allowed."

Jan 31, 2021 09:50 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker - We do have to challenge ourselves to grow.  I couldn't have stated it better.

Jan 31, 2021 11:04 AM #13
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Hi Brigita:

That's certainly the right attidue to have, since we will all have regular challenges to face, personally and in our real estate businesses.

Jeff

Jan 31, 2021 01:42 PM #14
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Good evening Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib included your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week as I missed it. Your post is right on because its up to us to meet the challenges head on and grow with each obstacle that comes upon our path.

Jan 31, 2021 05:07 PM #15
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Good post. I just wish it didn't have to be so difficult.

Feb 03, 2021 06:21 AM #16
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Hi, Kathy!

Thank you for feature!

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:08 PM #17
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Hi, Raymond!

Most definitely!

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:09 PM #18
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Hi, Grant!

Sometimes those that do not go for the challenges may just be afraid of trying something new.  Thanks for stopping by.

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:11 PM #19
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Hi, Chris!

Fear is a major deterrent for many to take challenges.  You may want to read one of my previous posts about being brave.

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:17 PM #20
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Hi, Sherri!

Most definitely!

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:18 PM #21
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Hi, Jeff!

We always have challenges, some more difficult than others, to face in out lives.

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:20 PM #22
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Hi, Dorie!

Totally agree!  Thanks for stopping by.

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:21 PM #23
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Hi, Lyn!

I believe life would be dull if we didn't have some difficult ones mixed in with the easier ones.  Besides, we ltend to learn more from the difficult ones.

Brigita

Feb 03, 2021 01:23 PM #24
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