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Whiskey's Wisdom: Batman & Robin Would Agree

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

"Success and failure.
We think of them as opposites,
but they're really not.

They're companions - the hero and the sidekick."

~ Author, Laurence Shames

True failure is not getting up when you get knocked down; not learning the lesson. Learning a way not to do things and regrouping for another swing at it is not a failure. But for the purposes of this quote: 
Your action for today is to think of a "failure"
that was a stepping stone to your success.
For me it was my divorce (marriage #1)
that led to my now almost 22 year marriage
to Ailina Nelson . Without the failure of #1 ,
my #2 wouldn't be my #1 ♥️ today. 😉

 

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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 Thomas,
We learn something new from every so-called "failure," don't we? It's a stepping stone. If we quit every time we fail, we would have never even learned to walk!

Jun 19, 2024 06:51 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Ha ha, yes indeed Carol Williams - we'd be a world of crawlers for sure!

Jun 19, 2024 07:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - Whiskey has done it again.   

Jun 19, 2024 07:22 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

😂 Thank you Michael Jacobs - he was quite amused with your graphic comment! 😉 

Jun 19, 2024 07:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas, I was 13 years for my first marriage and learn from that and now 27 years on my second.

 

Jun 19, 2024 08:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

That's awesome @Will and now you have 40 years of combined husband experience! 😉

Jun 19, 2024 11:02 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

So glad Ailina came into your life.  Always have a chance for happiness. great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 19, 2024 08:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley - I'm very blessed to have my bride by my side!

Jun 19, 2024 11:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Thomas,

I have read other quotes with the same message but never heard this one from Laurence Shames..I love it! I too found my second marriage was the best thing that happened to me. That first failure helped me trust again and I would have never had 25 blessed years with my Geno if I hadn't failed the first time.

Jun 19, 2024 09:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Ah Dorie Dillard Austin TX heck yes! Phoenix from the ashes - we rise up!

Jun 19, 2024 11:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Thomas and Whiskey...another hit!!! It's not a failure as long as we pick ourselves up and keep going AND if we learn from it. I have only been married once but stayed too long (6 years) with my first boyfriend.   It broke my dad's heart when we broke up however it freed me up to be ready for meeting Larry. We've been together 47 years. 

Jun 19, 2024 07:08 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Kathy Streib I love hearing stories like that, where we pull a weed from our garden so a new flower can grow in it's place. You had wonderful faith that you were meant for better!

Jun 20, 2024 06:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Ailina Nelson is such a wonderful person, you definitely hit a home run with her!

Jun 20, 2024 04:51 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Amen to that and thank you Brian England  - the day I met her I knew I'd never want to be without her. 😊

Jun 20, 2024 06:55 AM
Ailina Nelson

Thank you Brian for the kind words 🥰

Jul 09, 2024 01:07 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Thomas... I saw Michael Jacobs' comment and anything I had to say simply left my mind!

Jun 20, 2024 05:24 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

😂 I know Michael Jacobs is the best - I always enjoy his banter and comments. Thanks Nina Hollander, Broker 😊

Jun 20, 2024 06:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - nice of you to say but I'm also well aware that you would find many dissenting views if you put it to a vote.  🤣

Jun 20, 2024 07:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There are far fewer mistakes and failures, than there are lessons.

Jun 20, 2024 07:40 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Well stated Myrl Jeffcoat - if we are students of life - this is very true!

Jun 21, 2024 08:00 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Nice and well received.  

Jun 22, 2024 04:29 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

😊Whiskey is pleased!

Jun 22, 2024 06:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 22, 2024 06:52 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Thank you!

Jun 23, 2024 09:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm glad Kathy included this in her weekly post because somehow I missed it. And yes to your message. Deciding something isn't working, for example a relationship, is only a failure if we wallow in all the negative aspects. If we use it to improve our life then it's a stepping stone to get us where we're meant to be.

Jun 23, 2024 04:38 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’ve taught classes of real estate newbies that they’re going to make mistakes.  That it’s not all bad because we will learn from them . And that you are not foolish to make them . You are only a fool if you fall back in the hole a 2nd or 3 rd time !  ……….

Jun 23, 2024 06:38 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this post!  And congratualtions on  your 22 years together.  You're an inspiration!  

Jun 24, 2024 03:37 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

Thank you very much Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ ❤️

Jun 25, 2024 05:03 AM
Ailina Nelson
Vision Drive Realty - La Jolla, CA
Learn To Dance In The Rain

Love this post Thomas J. Nelson!!! Our Whiskey is very wise.

Thank you for the kind words-you warmed my heart. You are and will always be my #1. I am very lucky to have you as my wonderful husband❤️

Your post made me think of Thomas Edison's quote:

"I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won't work"

 

Jul 09, 2024 07:02 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO

❤️ Thank you My Love ❤️

Jul 10, 2024 07:35 AM