The Goals We Attain are often Sweeter when they're harder won.

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WinnerI wrote a post about winning after I watched the Nick Nolte movie Blue Chips.  It was more than a basketball movie, and one that showed us the importance of how you play the game.

In his closing speech, Nolte's character looks back and recalls his favorite game.  It wasn't the one they had just won with his star players... no it was the one they'd played the year before with average players.  What was so memorable was that these players gave their all and played the best they could.  This is what meant the most and was so memorable  to Nolte's character...

Haven't we all been playing our game under tough conditions?  Poor economy... fewer buyers.... falling home prices... short sales.... rising gas prices... businesses closing. 

It's easy to win when optimal conditions exist, when its a no-brainer.  But for the last few years, most of us have had to struggle to play a game we thought we knew.  Many have had to play with new players- Short Sales and Foreclosures.  We've had to learn new skills, find new resources for leads and clients, discover new avenues for revenue generation. 

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And yet, I hear daily of Realtors, Stagers, and others in the field of Real Estate who are flourishing. They've been proactive in addressing the market and taking control of it rather than the other way around.  They've worked twice as hard and have not been afraid to put in the hours necessary to do their job better than well.


Sometimes the best game you play is not necessarily the one you win with all the advantages going your way... it's often the game you play when the universe seeks to act against you... when all you can do is play as hard as you can and give it 100+%.

How are you playing your game?

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Sharon Tara
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Awesome post Kathy!  I have suggested too!  It's always the success that we worked hard for that is the sweetest.  Not that I don't love an easy one now and again, but the pride comes from winning in spite of the challenges.

March 06, 2011 01:34 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Sharon- you put it so well.  I think when things turn around we can all look back with a great deal of  pride at what we've accomplished.  (thanks for the suggest)

March 06, 2011 01:38 PM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Kathy - Once again I love your post. It makes me think of college - getting A's in English, History, Philosophy  and sociology was easy as pie. However, getting A's in algebra, calculus and statics gave me a run for my money and I never worked so hard for an A in my life - those were the classes I was most proud of because I was working with a big handy-cap - I suck at math - LOL! I'm such an A-type, over achiever that I had to graduate with a 4.0 and even though it caused me an ulcer, by God I did it! Of course I suggested!

March 06, 2011 08:28 PM
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Kathy, we stumbled on your post here and am very glad we did.  We always feel the universe is for us, but yes right now we feel the universe is acting against us on a particular issue...we will keep the faith and keep moving.  Thanks for you timely and most needed post. Isn't it funny how it works?

March 07, 2011 08:40 AM
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Kathy Streib
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Kristine- We should have been a team in college... I did well in math but egads! history was so hard for me.  And you're right... when we've had to overcome hardships and do win or come close to winning... those taste the sweetest.  Thanks for the suggest

Al and Peggy- Life is just full of surprises and they come at you when you least expect it.  Think how strong we'll all be after surviving these past few years.

March 07, 2011 10:06 AM
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