Wordless Wednesday – Discouraged

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Imagine if we would embrace these words by Lucille Ball how much better our lives and world would be?

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."

Napoleon Hill somewhat echoed Ball’s experience with these words:

“Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”

Staying discouraged is a choice.

Moving forward is a choice as well.

At the end of the day, we must all choose wisely.

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Feature Photo Courtesy of Leanne M Smith, the sunrise over the Hualapais Mountains in Golden Valley, AZ, Mohave County

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

It is ok to be discouraged, but don't stay there, snap out of it.  It happens to us all at times.  GREAT post!

Jun 05, 2024 08:29 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes the issue is not to stay, but to move forward. Good to read you enjoyed the post.

Jun 05, 2024 08:30 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Staying discouraged is a choice ... 💯!  Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

Jun 05, 2024 08:34 AM
Leanne Smith

Good morning Norma J. Elkins and thank you for commenting. May you also make it an exceptional day!

Jun 05, 2024 08:40 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Leanne,
I am blessed with a natural tendency to focus on the positive. Discouraging times come to everyone but we have to focus on how to get through them and move on.

Jun 05, 2024 08:40 AM
Leanne Smith

I was "blessed" with an attitude of being a cynic, much be my more logical lobe. Over time I have learned to be far more positive and today discouragement for me is being a coward.

Jun 05, 2024 08:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great photo, Leanne. So much of how we approach life is all about choices and they are choices we can make for ourselves. 

Jun 05, 2024 11:11 AM
Leanne Smith

Agreed making the correct choices with our decisions does not eliminate consequences but usually mitigates the results of those consequences.

Jun 06, 2024 04:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Her words are true and people who get it live happier lives than those that don't, haha.

Jun 06, 2024 06:36 AM
Leanne Smith

I believe that to be true. So many unhappy people in the world. They fail to see all their blessings, but easily see and want the blessings of others.

Jun 06, 2024 03:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Leanne,

Good quotes and we do have a choice..stay discouraged or move on! Next!!

Jun 07, 2024 01:09 AM
Leanne Smith

Thank you for the comment. I agree life is indeed about choices.

Jun 10, 2024 04:45 AM