Maryland Blogger: Don't give up the Future, give up the Past

Don't give up the Future, give up the Past

Don't give up the Future, give up the Past

 

It is NEVER too late to right the course

You have the ability to alter your future

What is past is past

What is now is now

What is important is YOU and your will to overcome

Don't give up the Future, give up the Past - John Henry 

 

Carol Williams has issued a December challenge to choose a quote and to write a blog post around it. The deadline for posts in this challenge is midnight tonight.

I had decided not to enter this contest until read today's blog by John Henry. He provided some outstanding advice as we face the challenges of the new year. Click on the link to read and share his post.

Many of us feel the burdens of the past and John has encouraged us to give up those burdens and to focus on the present and future opportunities that are before us. Join me and let's make some changes in the new year. 

The past to discard could relate to business or personal experience. The source does not matter. What is important is to overcome the burdens for a fresh start. Stand straight as the weights are lifted and make 2019 your best ever year.

John provided this quote for us to remember: 

"It's Never too Late to Start Over Again" - Mohammed Ali

 

 

Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6692 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6692
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • December 31 2018 07:20PM

Comments

Hi Roy, that was great of you to repost this.  I think the quote affects people in different ways.  I was watching a video on YouTube about Ali and heard those words and thought... hmm... there is a lot to digest here.  Lovely photo as well!! Thanks again very much and hope we can all shed some of the weight that has psychologically paralyzed us for too long.

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 8 months ago

Good afternoon Roy - thanks for your uplifting New Years Eve thoughts.  I have finished 2018 and ready to begin 2019.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

You can't fisx much of the past, but you still have some control over your future

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 8 months ago

Hi Roy Kelley,
I like reserve the past for fond memories and lessons.  Focusing on the present and future (most importantly the present) is the way forward.  Thanks for your thoughts and I'm pleased you decided to enter the December Challenge. 

Happy New year!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 8 months ago

Roy, 

Happy New Year!   I am glad that you decided to go ahead and take Carol up on her challenge.   You've helped me discover John Henry, a member that I was not familiar with due to my inactivity.   

Yet, both quotes you are shared contain great thoughts that we should take to heart as we start yet another year.   The past is past.   

I enjoy fresh starts.    I hope that you and Delores have a wonderful start to 2019.   

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) 8 months ago

Good points Roy Kelley. Reminds me of  the story of the boat and those that look the "V" wake of the boat and it travels. One can look at the V which is where the boat has been or one can grab hold of the steering wheel and set a brand new course! Don't get mesmerized with past but set your mind on what is ahead. 

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) 8 months ago

Very true Roy Kelley a person should never give up in life. Great inspirational post. Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I read John's post and think it's a great way to end a year and start a new one.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Roy, today does represent a New Year, and new chapter of life - make the best of it, and cheers to 2019!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

Thank you Roy for your post.  Yes January 1st is always a great time to start anew, to look ahead and shed the grip of past events.  Thanks for the reminder.

All the best to you and Dolores in 2019!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 8 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Best wishes for a Happy New Year filled with Health,  Happiness, and Spectacular Success!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) 8 months ago

Hello Roy,  Always love to look forward to the future and the possiblilty of what it has to have in store for us.  May you have a great year.!

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 8 months ago

Hello Roy Kelley very true, it is always better plan for the future. 

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 8 months ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

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