Without question, every question becomes the starting point for something to think about. But what do we do after we think? Do we follow through? Postpone? Forget about it? Wait?
Throughout our lives we are given generous questions, reasons, possibilities, opportunities, and yet…. the door slams and often times, we are the ones who slam the door in our own face. How many times have you heard, there’s nobody to blame but yourself?
The late, great novelist Douglas Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) used to say that time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so. But my favorite Douglas Adams quote is: I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio ... Source: Wikipedia
Another great quote to ponder by Douglas Adams: "Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
We live in an extremely complex world but when we don’t ask the pertinent questions, how can we move forward and blossom like spring flowers or obtain wealth through owning real estate? And just as you begin to think the haunting memories of 2008 may come back to haunt you, ask yourself: Are you paralyzed by fear?
What’s going on right now in the housing market is the unthinkable – multiple offers that doesn’t seem to end. It’s taxing, tiring, and triumphant when the buyer wins the bidding war but is this another plague or just a dilemma about how far will we go? How much will we spend? How badly do you want something? Man waits for no one? Is that true?
Thinking back to 2008, this misfortune that was occurring at epidemic proportions became the starting-point of prosperity for people trapped in debt, desperately needing to start fresh and rethink their own lifestyles. Getting out of debt is never easy but it can be done! Investors flourished! Potential buyers willing to roll up their sleeves and renovate, repair, and remodel got a deal and when it was time to flip, many prospered, acquiring wealth.
So, the questions are, what is the question? What is the starting-point and where will it lead you? I have been keenly aware of the number of newborns these days. To think, they were all conceived during the pandemic. Life does go on. Now that's something to think about!