Are You Believin'........

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Are You Believin'........

Sunday night was the last night for the 2008 Olympics and now we are on to something else.  With the last beat of the drums, the last song sang, the Olympic flag was passed off to London and all of the athletes have been able to take their last bow.  It was a great time and one very good venue.

There were lessons that were learned by everyone and they were posted here by several very good writers.  With that being said I would like to leave the Olympic theme with this last thought.  All of the athletes that were interviewed spoke from their hearts and always left little pearls of wisdom.  One of the very last interviews that I heard the question was something on this line, so how is it that you pulled the win out?  And the answer was quite profound and yet very simple, "I never stopped believing in myself!"  And the answer always finished with "I didn't want to let my team down."

Two comments that we can really learn from.  Let's look at the last on first, "I didn't want to let my team down."  What does it take to be the final runner in a relay race?  Someone that is a finisher, someone that even though they may be behind when the baton is handed to them but finds it within themselves to reach down deep and leave it all on the track.  Have you ever been running behind in the final lap and the race looks impossible to finish the others are just to far out in front and you make the turn to head home with the thought that you can't make it?  Let me assure you that you can make it but, it is not my call it is your job to reach down and pull up the intestinal fortitude to keep on going.  It is your job to do your part, your job and finish the race.

The second comment and probably more important than anything that has been said about all that we have learned from this years Olympics.  "I never stopped believing in myself!!"  When we stop believing in ourselves we are defeated.  We begin believing that there is no use to continue on, everybody is much better than me; I am just a big loser, and why did they even consider me for this position?  The answer is quite simple and maybe cliché and that is because you can do the job.  You believed that you could do this profession when you started in pre-license school.  You believed it when you took the state test to obtain your license.  You believed it when you signed on with your broker.  So why start doubting now when it may be a little tough.  Now is your time to SHINE just don't stop BELIEVIN'........

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Hi Don,
Great lessons and words of wisdom.  If we don't believe in ourselves, others certainly will not believe in us----so that is a lesson that agents must learn early on and hold on to for dear life.

August 27, 2008 07:33 AM #13
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Shannon Gaskamp
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Northern Kentucky Real Estate

Good Morning Don -

I just can't stop grinning!  First of all, I am a long time Journey fan so thanks for the flashback.  I have just recently decided to take the bull by the horns and get my brokers license, expecting to get myself ready for the day that we can jump for joy that this real estate market has turned around.  It is somewhat daunting to me since I have never really considered myself a huge success as an agent, so I continue to question why would I make such a leap of faith?  Reading your blog has reminded me why.  Because I believe in myself and I refuse to be defeated.

Thanks again for the blog, I am going to get my Journey CD out of the cabinet and listen to it all day!

Take Care,

Shannon

 

August 27, 2008 07:54 AM #14
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Leesa,

I hope that all is well in your backyard and thank you for the kind words.  Just remember the coach has already seen your potential but you have to run the race.  Keep on believing!!

August 27, 2008 08:42 AM #15
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Don Rogers
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Mike, So you were thinking Day Dream Believer huh? Sorry..... You are right, we get what we think, I have always set a goal and then a stretch goal just to keep me going. Thank you sir for running in this morning, it is much appreciated.

August 27, 2008 08:47 AM #16
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Cynthia,

So very true, especically the hold on to part.  We turn loose very early and it is hard to grab ahold of again.  So hold on.

Thank you ma'am for dropping in this morning.

August 27, 2008 08:49 AM #17
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Don Rogers
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Shannon,

I am glad that I could place a smile on your face this morning.  Go for the Brokers license and know that you can do it.

BTW, You are a success just look at the things that you have accomplished already.  Each one is a building block.

Thank you for stopping in and commenting this morning.

August 27, 2008 08:53 AM #18
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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In our business it is easy to get down on yourself. Great advice.

August 27, 2008 09:13 AM #19
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Don Rogers
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Terry,

So very true we see it everyday.  Thank you sir for stopping in this morning.

August 27, 2008 09:19 AM #20
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Don - Actually, I was thinking "(Now) I'm a Believer", which Neal Diamond also did, and, I believe he wrote it.

August 27, 2008 01:10 PM #21
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Mike,

I didn't know that Neal Diamond wrote the song.  Thanks for letting me know.

August 27, 2008 04:24 PM #22
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Doris Freeman
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The spirit of the Olympic participants just reminds us of another reason this country is so great. Have A Wonderful Day
August 27, 2008 05:01 PM #23
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Doris,

You are so right ma'am.  Thank you for stopping in this evening and commenting.

August 27, 2008 06:08 PM #24
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Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
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Great, great post! Thank you Don, that is so importantin every aspect of our lives. If you don't believe in yourself how will anybody else?

August 28, 2008 07:27 AM #25
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LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
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Don~I've always had the mindset that if you think it and you believe it, you're right! . Simply put, if you think you are a winner and believe you are too, you will be! Positive thinking is an amazing thing! Great reminder that we should do more of it...:)

August 28, 2008 10:38 AM #26
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Don Rogers
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Sonja,

Thank you for stopping in and commenting this morning ma'am.  We do need to believe in ourselves and it has to show in our actions.

August 28, 2008 10:55 AM #27
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Don Rogers
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LaShawn, What a great attitude and mindset ma'am. Somehow I picked that up from you! Thanks for stopping in this morning and commenting.

August 28, 2008 09:07 PM #28
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Kristina Pratt
St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners - Edwardsville, IL
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Great post, Don.  A little pep talk when things are down always helps.  Thanks!

August 28, 2008 06:51 PM #29
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Kristina,

Thank you ma'am.  I think that we all need a little pep talk everynow and then and there are times that I need them more than others.

August 28, 2008 09:09 PM #30
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James Wexler
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thanks for putting a cap on the olympics... what a great 2 weeks, now , I guess its time to start looking at the World Cup in 2010 - south africa

September 01, 2008 12:36 AM #31
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Good morning James, I think that the next thing will be the race for the White House. Lessons learned from politicians. ;)) That oughta be excitin'

September 01, 2008 04:32 AM #32
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