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August 12th, 2008 8:32 AM by David W. Welch
I am reading a book by Stephen Covey "The Eighth Habit". Obviously by the title it continues from his highly acclaimed "Seven Habits of Highly Successful People". He reminded me of two truths, that I sometimes forget, last night in what I read. First, you really learn more when you teach than when you are being taught. Second, every day you choose how you to live your life.
As far as the first truth is concerned, maybe I am fulfilling part of what he challenges you to do if you read the book. He recommends you read a chapter, try to teach it, and then live it out for a month. After that you can move on to the next chapter. I'm not so sure that I will live up to that challenge, due to a lack of patience on my part. I do try to write about positive influences, because I am the RealEstateOptimist.com after all. So, you will probably here more about this book as I finish going through it. I encourage anyone who reads this to try and teach someone something today. To say it another way mentor somebody today.
The second truth may be harder to live out, because it is very easy to react to our circumstances. We read every day how bad the real estate market is. Truthfully, the market is neither good nor bad. It is just the market. Right now market conditions favor buyers. Each of us can choose to be at the mercy of the market or we can choose to change the market. Please think about this today, and I always welcome comments.