Where do we go from here? It is really up to us!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Where do we go from here?There are times when looking back is counter-productive. A lot of time can be wasted placing blame or pointing fingers.

And it really doesn’t matter how we got to where we are. Even when mistakes have been made or there have been failures in the system, the big question is:

Where do we go from here?

Energy should be directed towards events which can be affected rather than wasted on rewriting history. Destiny is within our control if we choose to accept the responsibility of owning it!

Everything does NOT happen for a reason. Fate is self-directed and completely changeable. The “let’s wait and see” attitude doesn’t get the job done.

The future starts NOW! And where it takes us is completely of our own choosing.

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Richard....we have full control of the direction in which we choose to take....we control our own destiny.....

April 03, 2011 08:48 AM #4
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Mona Gersky
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The future started yesterday, time's a wasting! Let's move forward.

April 03, 2011 08:52 AM #5
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Everything may not happen for a reason but lessons can be learned from most things that happen. A smart man learns from failures and successes!

April 03, 2011 08:52 AM #6
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Onward to creating our future!

April 03, 2011 08:56 AM #7
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Richard Weisser
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Sonya...

And we HAVE learned a lot from the past! THX

Lenn...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Lol and thanks.

Don...

And accept the responsibility for it! Thanks.

Barbara...

Absolutely. Thanks so much.

 

April 03, 2011 09:06 AM #8
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Mona...

Time is wasting! Thanks.

Gary...

Yes, if use use the past as a learning tool we can benefit from it ... we just can't change it! Thanks so much.

Jeanne...

Indeed! THX

April 03, 2011 09:08 AM #9
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Nope we can't change the past....and the future is constantly changing so we need to look forward and plow through it and keep focused!   Is it easy?   nope...but we can all do it if we have the right mindset! 

April 03, 2011 09:15 AM #10
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Learn from the past, mash the petal to the floor and go off to make NEW mistakes :)

April 03, 2011 09:37 AM #11
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Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
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Richard, it certainly is a day of reflection & going forward is the only option...the right way...
April 03, 2011 09:55 AM #12
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Thom Abbott
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Richard....our time on Friday was far, far, far to brief. Once some dust settles, I headed south...put the coffee pot on at BHGRE!!!

You are so right with this post in every way possible. We can't dwell on the past. We MUST learn from the past so we don't repeat mistakes made, but we must move on!

I think I'll print this post out and frame it! It's awesome, just like you!

Midtown Atlanta For Sale

April 03, 2011 09:57 AM #13
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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I love the part where you say everything does NOT happen for a reason....great take on things....thanks!

April 03, 2011 10:19 AM #14
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Kim Inman
Mountains to Lakes Real Estate, Inc. - Harriman, TN
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Good morning Richard...so many times people want to blame someone else for the way things have turned out. We've got to get over that, make a plan and work our plan. BTW...love the picture, it looks like it could be a section of the AT, which is where I'm headed in 12 days!

April 03, 2011 10:21 AM #15
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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There is no sense in living in the past, time is what keeps everything from happening at once...learn and move on.

April 03, 2011 10:57 AM #16
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Living in the past and regretting things is so useless.  I love looking forward.  It's the only thing I have control over.

April 03, 2011 12:37 PM #17
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We make our own fate and destiny.  Wait and see is for the other guy in my book.

April 03, 2011 01:53 PM #18
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Richard, I think looking back is helpful for learning the lessons, but dwelling there wastes a lot of energy when we should move forward.

April 03, 2011 01:54 PM #19
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Gay E. Rosen
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Hi Richard: I am missing your fun hat from April 1st... It is always wise to look to the future.. but it is hard to sometimes not discuss the past.... like baseball games, the plays made......not that people do that of course... Ha! Gay

April 03, 2011 06:09 PM #20
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Richard, When we look back..it is SO easy to say we wouldn't or shouldn't have done that. Hindsight is always something you have the benefit of after thinking things through and after the moment. I bet most of us would just do many of the same things if we had to choose again in that moment of our lives. Moaning and groaning about the negatives of things that may have happened in the past serve absolutely no purpose but to drive others crazy. Moving forward and to the future is the only way to go. "Everything does NOT happen for a reason"..love that!

April 03, 2011 09:29 PM #21
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Susan Haughton, REALTOR, ABR, SRES
Alexandria, VA
Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate

LOL...one of my favorite sayings is "things do NOT always happen for a reason" - so this totally resonated with me and made me LOL. I am also very tired of "well, if it was meant to be..."  LOL

April 03, 2011 09:36 PM #22
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Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Richard... I totally love the fact the you say that we have control over our destiny.  I respectfully disagree that, EVERTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.  I completely agree with, The "let's wait and see" attitude doesn't get the job done.  also.  Love your thought provoking blog :)  Thank you. 

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