Tonight’s the night!
A total lunar eclipse took place tonight — my kids and I watched the progress — and I think back to a summer night when I was a kid when my mother let us camp in the backyard to watch. For the scientific among you — this is the first of two lunar eclipses this year – though the only TOTAL one. The next total eclipse will be in December of 2010!
That said, it made me think today about all those things that cast shadows on who we are and what we do every day. Certainly, many agents find themselves a little in the “dark” these days. Either by choice–afraid of failing, and some — afraid of success.
Whatever market, whatever economy, whatever stage you are in life — you have the ability to step out of the shadow. Don’t allow those negative influences eclipse your ability to earn a great living or your ability to help the clients and community you believe in. Make tough choices, work harder, then smarter and then combine the two.
Wow — we have so much to learn -don’t we? Imagine the first scientists to study this phenomena? Imagine too, being the person to look at things that are different and appreciate the change, decide what you can learn from it and how to bring that knowledge into your life!
So, let me ask you — if you look at the changes in the market, economy…maybe even yourself – what are you learning from the experience? How will you look at those changes with wonder and perspective and make them your own? Will you accept them as part of the ebb and flow of the world we live in and as such roll with the punches and overcome the obstacles? Will you stay in the shadows and try to wait out the sun?
Life is pretty amazing (so are eclipses) when you look at them in the right “light.” Live, laugh, learn. Take the time to gaze at the stars, appreciate where you are – and step out of the shadow.
We’re here if you need us.