THE Best Way to Succeed Right Now?

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Focus on where YOU want to go!!!    environmentalvisions

One of the most important life lessons I learned, I learned on the ski slope about 20 years ago - and it environmentalvisionscertainly applies today.                                                                                

I was skiing at Steamboat Springs down that really wide slope that had a strip of saplings running down the middle (probably aren't saplings any longer).  I was going at a pretty good speed and I kept looking at  them thinking "I dont' want to hit those trees" ....  guess what--                          

I hit the very thing I was FOCUSING on NOT hitting - and went sprawling across the slope - glasses one way -- skis the other.. very embarassing for someone who prides herself on her athletic skills...

But the lesson is..... had I focused on what I wanted - to go down the middle of the open slope... I would have hit my goal!   It seems so simple, but in reality can take some practice to implement because we think so much more about what we DON'T want as opposed to what we DO want. 

So while the real estate markets finish correcting themselves, and the economy gets straightened out - both of which will occur - learn from my lesson...

Pick that point on the slope where YOU WANT TO BE - (NOT where people say we are)... and focus there.... you will be amazed at how much easier it is to drive your business, you life, etc.!

                                            environmentalvisions

                                                                 SUCCESS!!!

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Charlie Ragonesi
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Thi sis a very good post determination is the key right now. Times are tough and we must have grit to make it thru. Thanks for the post

Oct 05, 2008 10:34 AM #6
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Pat Champion
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Great post.  Focus and determination is the main goal.  We have to know where we are and where we want to go.  Times are tough but it can only get better.

Oct 05, 2008 11:08 AM #7
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Jean Groesbeck
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Always a good lesson in life and work...whether the market is up or down.

Oct 05, 2008 11:10 AM #8
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Great advice!  Combine focus and effort, and the basis of a great plan is in place!

Oct 05, 2008 11:41 AM #9
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Marchel Peterson
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EVA, you give some great advice!  It is all a matter of focus; isn't it.  We can decide if our glass is half full or half empty; our decision. 

Oct 05, 2008 06:15 PM #10
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Eva Armstrong
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Rebecca-  It can be a challenge to maintain my state of mind with all the chaos going on around us...and you are on the right track with meditation.  Yoga works too!  AND having a plan for your day to focus on so you don't get caught up in the "fear" and "not enough discussions" will keep you on your path!  And thanks Rebecca!

Richard- Absolutely!  Action is key to this equation!  Keep up the good work!  Thanks for writing!

The Good Broker- Well, I'm not sure it takes massive action - as long you as it's action that works for you!  Thank you!

Oct 06, 2008 07:32 AM #11
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Eva Armstrong
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Rich- Thank you - I play golf also, and boy do I know about those water hazards!  Glad to have been of assistance!

Jim-  Right on! Planning and staying focused - keys to success!  Thanks for checking in!

Charlie-  Thanks for adding the determination piece, although I think you only need a pinch.. it's that "nevr give up" pinch...  !

Oct 06, 2008 07:36 AM #12
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Eva Armstrong
Environmental Visions - Tallahassee, FL
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Pat-  Absolutely!  Besides - this country is SOOOO resilient... So individually we each need to just handle our own business drive in the direction we want our business to go!  Thanks for writing! 

Jean- Thanks for the comment - I thought the same thing!

Tony & Darcy-  Glad it helps and thanks for writing!

Oct 06, 2008 07:43 AM #13
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Eva Armstrong
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Marchel- It's good to hear from you!  and I'm glad you find it helpful!...  Thanks for checking in!

Oct 06, 2008 07:44 AM #14
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Eva - the market is already turning around - it is a lot better than it was 6 months ago!!!!! That makes me happy!

Oct 13, 2008 01:02 PM #15
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Eva Armstrong
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Barbara-Jo -- That's great!  I have heard such terrible stories about SW Florida, it's about time folks started buying up some of that fabulous real estate!  It's good to hear from you!

Oct 13, 2008 06:45 PM #16
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
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Eva - thanks for keeping us focused! Sometimes it is hard to maintain but if you get off track just get back on track and keep going til you get where you're going.

Oct 14, 2008 07:18 AM #17
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Eva Armstrong
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Tanya-  That's the idea!  and everyone gets off track once it a while... just take practice! Thanks for the comment...

Oct 16, 2008 06:29 PM #18
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Chuck Carstensen
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Yes.  Keep your eyes fixed straight ahead and not to the left or right.

Oct 16, 2008 06:44 PM #19
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Eva Armstrong
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Hi Chuck - Absolutely!  It is very easy to get distracted by things in our periphery.  Thanks for checking in! 

Oct 16, 2008 06:52 PM #20
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Joe Manausa
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Nice job Eva. Seems like we have a lot of sapplings out there today.... Focus is critical. Thanks.

Oct 19, 2008 04:46 PM #21
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Colleen McConnell
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Another confirmation of the law of attraction! Mmmm ... I'm sitting in my beach house enjoying my vodka tonic after a successful day of writing two contracts, attending a closing, having a great lunch with a past client, and obtaining a super new listing.

Oct 20, 2008 08:23 AM #22
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Paul Henderson
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EVA, I was looking for some inspiration this rainy Monday morning and I found this post of yours. Thank-you so much...

Oct 20, 2008 10:59 AM #23
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Erica Ramus
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Have you read THE SECRET?

Oct 20, 2008 12:19 PM #24
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Eva Armstrong
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Thanks Joe-  For people who are scared ad see their businesses or savings disappearing - this is critical!

Colleen-   Congratulations and good for you!  I think you've got it!

Paul - Always glad to help out - thanks for the comment...

Erica - is it THAT obvioius?  Read it and seen the movie - but years after my skiing lesson.  The Secret tied it all together for me!  How about you?

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