What's on YOUR Agenda?

Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Associates DE#RA-0003085 PA#RS347136

I was driving on a familiar road where I do tend to exhibit Emerson Fitipaldi-like tendencies. In my quest to get to the next light before the car sitting next to me, I forgot that where I was headed was different than where that car was headed. I didn’t realize the error of my ways until I was headed on a very familiar road, but it was not the road I needed on that particular day.

How often do we do that to ourselves? Get triggered into a very human response, racing ahead of someone else, or get lured in by tempting ads, promising to enhance our business, only to discover we’ve headed down a path we did not intend to travel.


Stay focused on your own agenda. Don’t be blinded by the people around you, no matter how fast or shiny they are. Stay on your own road. Set your own goals and find… no… claim your success. Never let someone else's voyage sideswipe your success. 


Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Monica - oh, those detours my mind takes. . .  Sometimes they seem to border on disaster but I remain grateful for the moments that turn out to be kinda delightful.  

Dec 13, 2022 03:42 PM
Monica Hill

I'm grateful for those hidden gems, too, Michael. Found the world's largest radio telescope thanks to a wrong turn in West Virginia. :-)

Dec 14, 2022 08:22 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Monica- you make an excellent point. We would all be better off keeping our eyes focused on our own goals and our own paths. 

Dec 13, 2022 06:17 PM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Kathy. It's so easy to get tempted to go on paths where we don't belong!


Dec 14, 2022 08:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've found myself on the wrong road, but not because of someone else. Just because I wasn't paying attention and was just doing the "normal". Good point!

Dec 14, 2022 05:28 AM
Monica Hill

It's so easy to do, Kat! Life provides oh, so many distractions!


Dec 14, 2022 08:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 17, 2022 06:36 PM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Kathy!

Dec 19, 2022 11:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

That road example is perfect. We've been there. But then the same happens i our workday or in pursuit of a goal.

Dec 18, 2022 04:04 AM
Monica Hill

Very true, Grant, and thanks!

Dec 19, 2022 11:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Monica. I like your line of thinking but my right foot may want to argue, ha, ha! Enjoy your day.

Dec 18, 2022 04:59 AM
Monica Hill

My right foot argues with me all the time! :-)

Dec 19, 2022 11:04 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Clarity of purpose supports us to stay on the correct road, in the correct lane. Life provides numerous opportunities for distraction. We must choose to avoid those distractions.

Dec 18, 2022 05:22 AM
Monica Hill

So very true, Leanne!

Dec 19, 2022 11:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Monica,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" Moments for the week as I missed it! The road example is a perfect analogy. We would all be better off keeping our eyes focused on our own goals and our own paths. 

Dec 18, 2022 06:20 AM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Dorie! And it's great when we have other professionals like we find here  to remind us!

Dec 19, 2022 11:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I love this post by Monica Hill. Such a good reminder to stay on your course, not someone else's. Thanks for featuring this one Kathy Streib 

Dec 18, 2022 07:02 AM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Margaret!

Dec 19, 2022 11:05 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It is very easy to get distracted by someone or something that has a little flash at first. Staying the course you started on will always be better

Dec 18, 2022 12:24 PM
Monica Hill

So true, Ed! Makes me realize why they put blinders on horses at times. 

Dec 19, 2022 11:06 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

For sure Monica. Drive the road and do not let the road drive you. Jeff

Dec 18, 2022 01:47 PM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Jeff. I like that one! Drive the road and do not let the road drive you. 

Dec 19, 2022 11:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Monica:

This is a good analogy. It's important to pay attention and focus on the path you want to be on - your agenda, a destination, reaching a goal - and not letting something else or someone else distract us if at all possible. But it happens now and then doesn't it?!


Dec 18, 2022 02:09 PM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Jeff. Absolutely it does!

Dec 19, 2022 11:07 AM