Take Action: Judge Your Success

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

"Judge your success


by what you had to give up


in order to get it."


~ The Dalai Lama




Your action for today

is to reflect on

one of your successes.

What did you have

to give up to

achieve this?

Then, remember

and honor

our fallen

this Memorial Day.





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Comments (13)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas, I can think of what I gave up.  I can honor the fallen people all day today and tomorrow!


May 30, 2021 08:48 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thanks Will Hamm I too - do think about what my family and my clients have given up for their service to our country ...a lot. I suppose that's why I'm so passionate about serving our Veterans and Active Duty with my business and my gratitude. Thanks for your comment. Happy Sunday.

May 30, 2021 08:53 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Thomas,
I certainly appreciate all our military and especially honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. My Dad (and many uncles) were WWII veterans. Fortunately, they did come home alive.

May 30, 2021 09:03 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Thomas. Indeed, this is the time we reflect and honor those that paid the ultimate price.

May 30, 2021 09:14 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Thomas!

"Judge your success by what you had to give up

 in order to get it."

 ....The Dalai Lama

May 30, 2021 10:59 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Carol Williams glad they came home, I had two grandfathers that came home from WWII as well, I wouldn't be here if they hadn't ❤️


Rocky Dickerson Thank you for your comment and remembering to remember.

May 30, 2021 11:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Thomas,  I try to weigh the benefits of what I am doing - to what I am giving up.  It's an eye opener -  you don't always realize what you are giving up until you stop and think about it.  Honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.

May 30, 2021 02:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - nice image for the day we need to remember and words that you should sink in deeply.   

May 30, 2021 06:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Thomas- what a thought-provoking quote. And to your point...yes this Memorial Day, let's not forget those who gave up a lot for their country. 

May 30, 2021 06:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am fond of the wisdom provided by the Dalai Lama!  He ranks as #1 for being the person I would wish to spend an afternoon sitting in a lawn chair next to.  

May 30, 2021 07:58 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that one is thought-provoking, I don't often like to sacrifice in order to achieve success, haha.

May 31, 2021 06:16 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Brian England not many do, but that the difference maker: some do anyhow and they do succeed big as a result. However it is a cautionary tale too, some people give up too much along the way. The end hopefully justifies the means.


May 31, 2021 08:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - I have sacrificed a lot for my family and they have too. Today, I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Independence Day and may you always have opportunities to be with each other as often as possible. 

Jul 04, 2021 03:16 PM