"Living in the Real World" ~ Lola's Log


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Let's Hope It's A Good One...Without Any Fear!

Immortal words, wouldn't you agree?

Do YOU make New Year's Resolutions?  I do not--I prefer to start on fresh thoughts and ideas as soon as I get them--at least to go as far as writing them down for a future date when I have a chance to flesh them out a bit more.  I figure, on sheer volume alone I should come up with a really great idea or two before my time's up!

In my experience, acting immediately also serves as a great way to avoid the inevitable fear and dread routine--the longer I procrastinate, the more difficult it becomes to deal with some things, so one really easy fix for that is to simply not let anything sit in the pot to marinate in that fear-bath for long.

Why not think about making this YOUR year to ACT before allowing FEAR to take over?  I'm not suggesting doing things that are dangerous without thinking it through, of course, but imagine what it would be like to take the first few steps in the direction of your goals and dreams...without giving fear and loathing a chance to sink their mind-killing fangs in?

Just a thought...

And, please--do make this your BEST YEAR EVER!



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Comment balloon 9 commentsLoretta Buckner • January 01 2009 01:20PM


New Year - No Fear.

No major resolutions and paying particular attention to NOT be so happy that a year has passed - good or bad, they are all good years.

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) about 10 years ago


Don't ever let fear control your life!!!


Posted by God Bless about 10 years ago

Acting now is what has made my real estate career as successful as it is.  When I have a new idea, I try to implement while I'm still excited about it.

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) about 10 years ago

That is why resolutions or high goals are not achieved.  Put a glass of water on the table in front of you and try to grab it, but don't.   Really try it.  It not only sounds stupid the act even feels stupid.  Now if I said grab the glass of water, that sounds OK, and is pretty easy to do.  So why would you try to grab the glass rather than just grabbing it?   Because you are scared you may either break the glass or spill what is in it.  So what you would say.... You can clean up the mess or buy another glass.  So everyone that says they will try to do something....is really meaningless as there is no strong verb saying that they are going to do something.  Thus, the odds are automatically increased that the event will never occur.....and then January 1st comes back again the next year.

Perhaps NIKE's slogan should have been "JUST TRY TO DO IT"............

Posted by TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Loretta, Funny that I don't make New Year Resolutions either--but I DO plan on having a wonderful year as well!  Happy New Year and many blessings.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago

Really great words, all fo you who have commented, and THANK YOU!


Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) about 10 years ago

I loved the "not let anything sit in the pot to marinate in that fear-bath" wording that you used, it is so true.  Thanks for sharing your approach, procrastination is always a challenge for me. Have a wonderful 2009!

Posted by Maggie Baumbach (Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at HelpShop.com) about 10 years ago

why, thank you, Maggie!  I do believe I'll go rinse off and use some "fear-free" conditioner...haha!

Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) about 10 years ago


Happy 2009... wishing you much success!


Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 10 years ago

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