Monday Motivation - the school of hard knocks

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Attending the school of hard knocks...


 “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” 


―Vernon Sanders Law

The good part is that if you pay attention to the lessons, you'll pass with flying colors the next life is the school of hard knocks - learn from it!time that test comes around. 


Keep learning, and keep accumulating the answers to all those test questions!  

Wishing you joy, prosperity, knowledge, and a happy Monday!





Comments (16)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Marte... I long ago learned that in life nothing is really all the easy... it's all about how you deal with the "hard knocks" and your attitude about getting to the finish line.

Apr 24, 2023 10:18 AM
Marte Cliff

Yes Nina Hollander, Broker. You can let them knock  you down or you can knock them out of the way and keep going.


Apr 24, 2023 11:17 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Hello Marte, happy Monday! Learning never stops and that's what I love about life the most! 

Apr 24, 2023 10:34 AM
Marte Cliff

Lise Howe It's fun when you notice what you learned that day... that happens now and then.

Apr 24, 2023 11:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday afternoon, Marte.

Keep learning and have an outstanding week as we continue to spread love and kindness.

Apr 24, 2023 11:29 AM
Marte Cliff

That sounds like an excellent plan, Roy Kelley.

Apr 24, 2023 11:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Marte, some of those lessons stay with you your whole life, as they should!

Apr 24, 2023 12:44 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

That's right, Joan Cox - and that's as it should be. There's no sense in learning hard lessons if you aren't going to keep the knowledge!

Apr 24, 2023 01:38 PM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA

Hi Marte,

Love the quote.  I try to learn from my mistakes so that I don't repeat them.   So anytime we wake up and get the opportunity to do something  again or try something different is a blessing.   Lessons and blessings go hand in hand.  

Apr 24, 2023 01:45 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Dinah Stallworth-Lewis - I believe you're right - lessons and blessings do go hand in hand.

Apr 24, 2023 02:01 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

And a very happy Monday to you as well!

Apr 24, 2023 03:11 PM
Marte Cliff

😃 Happy Monday to all of us!

Apr 24, 2023 07:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Marte- this is a favorite quote of mine!!   Life is one of the best teachers and yes, the test is given first. If we're lucky and willing, we'll learn our lessons from those tests. 

Apr 24, 2023 05:05 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Kathy Streib - we can always hope to learn. However, I've known a few people who just kept right on repeating the same darned mistakes - over, and over, and over.

Apr 24, 2023 07:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Marte I always thought how strange everything I do takes a lot of effort and hard work, why is that? Am I a slow learner or others have the easy road to success? Hmm inquiring minds want to know, Endre

Apr 24, 2023 10:32 PM
Marte Cliff

Endre Barath, Jr. Perhaps you're taking extra time and trying to get it right the first time instead of having to go back and do things over. I don't think anyone has ever had an easy road to success.

Apr 25, 2023 07:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love the quote! If we pay attention to what we learn, we won't make the same mistake/learn the same lesson again.

Apr 25, 2023 04:59 AM
Marte Cliff

Kat Palmiotti That IS the key. We need to learn from each mistake.

Apr 25, 2023 07:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Marte,

Love the quote! We all are dealt lessons in life and hopefully learn from them! although I have to admit I see some people who keep making the same mistake over and over again. Not sure why they don't get if it doesn't work, try a new approach!

Apr 25, 2023 06:06 AM
Marte Cliff

Dorie Dillard Austin TX According to the old saying, those folks are insane. "The definition of insanity is doing things the same way and expecting a different outcome" - or something like that.

Apr 25, 2023 07:09 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If we don't learn from the lessons that we experience then we deserve to be laughed at the next time we make the same mistake, haha.

Apr 25, 2023 06:35 AM
Marte Cliff

Brian England Yes, we do!

Apr 25, 2023 07:09 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Usually, the easiest lessons to learn are those were there was a stumble and the necessity to think a little harder to get over the goof. Hard knocks in a softer way.

Apr 25, 2023 06:56 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Ed Silva - You're right. Lessons come in many different intensities - some easy to learn and others a lot harder.

Apr 25, 2023 07:10 AM