We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!

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

We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!We have all heard the expression: “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!”

The phrase is often used to forgo something unpleasant that could be addressed at the present time, but instead is left to run its own due course in hopes that the matter will take care of itself.

It all depends on whether you choose to be proactive or reactive. In many cases, procrastination nudges us towards the latter attribute. Many of us enjoy flying by the “seat of our pants.” There is an adrenaline rush and accompanying thrill that comes from averting a crisis.

But often, a little precaution could have prevented the problem from fomenting in the first place.

It may make life dull, but it can be a lot less stressful!

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Richard,

I prefer the less stressful way of life and like to be proactive in warding off being blindsided! It doean't always work but 95% of the time :).

July 26, 2012 04:15 AM
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Roger D. Mucci
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Have never been a procrastinator Richard, I usually take care of things as they come along, works best for me.

July 26, 2012 04:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Good morning, Richard.... it never pays to ignore the inevitable.... deal with it up front and make history of it....

July 26, 2012 04:19 AM
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Bobbie Smith
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Richard, just like the old expression says " An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure" or something like that, and it rings true in all that we do.  Better prepared is definitely less stressful.

July 26, 2012 04:21 AM
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Janis Borgueta
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Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115

Of course not every situation warrants the same behavior, some things are better left until they actually can be thought of as a problem rather than creating a big problem from a little one. Using common sense can usually help us make good decisions on this.

July 26, 2012 04:25 AM
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Sheila Anderson
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Referral Group Incorporated

Good morning Richard. I agree with the others: just do it and get it over with. Better to make it better sooner rather than later.

July 26, 2012 04:26 AM
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Mona Gersky
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Good Morning Richard...straying from the subject but love the bridge!  I do agree with everyone but in particular, Janis.  It pays to be ever vigilant about what's going on in business and often that is enough to be at the ready if some extraordinary action is required.  The way things are going now though you want to cross the bridge immediately and find out what the underwriter wants sooner rather than later.

July 26, 2012 04:51 AM
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
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Dorie...

Sometimes it pays to let things work themselves out, but I like to stay on top of potential problems too! THX.

Roger...

It can also keep a lot of things from popping up at the most inopportune times! Thanks so much.

Barbara...

Of course without the drama, the clients never know about it. And that's a GOOD thing! Thanks my friend.

Bobbie...

Lol... I almost used that line in the post, but that was one cliche too many! Thanks so much and have a great Thursday.

 

July 26, 2012 05:16 AM
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John McCormack
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Good morning Richard -

Personally I had rather cross the bridge at hand and get the situation behind me.  I don't need  or want unnecessary stress or anxiety..... just get it over with and move on.

Hope you enjoy a great day.

John

July 26, 2012 05:38 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Richard, I get enough stress in life with just normal activities, so if we can head something off early with a little proactive action, let's git 'r done!

July 26, 2012 07:53 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

The only time that I have liked that phrase is when talking about a circumstance that is about as likely as a pig flying and there is someone completely in knots over it.

July 26, 2012 10:01 AM
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Randi Brammer
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I like to have a bit of information and an idea of a plan when I get to the briodge.

July 26, 2012 11:25 AM
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I would love to have a dull day in real estate! Lol...not going to happen.

July 26, 2012 02:46 PM
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