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What was my biggest Failure?

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 by in Active Rain | 0 comments


What was my biggest Failure?


The question was raised by one Active Rain Member “…To identify and express what we considered our biggest failure was…” this was in conjunction in participation of a contest.


This question made me pause. Generally we as Realtors always publish our successes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.




This we do in the form of: Just listed, Just Sold and Just re-listed postcards and blog posts. These of course are our very PUBLIC Successes! We tend to block out our failures to the point when asked we either do not want to acknowledge them or even publicly speak of them. Hence first I started to think back and try to identify some of my failures and I was having a difficult time remembering any of it. Then I started some research on what famous people had to say about their failures!


“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”
― Henry Ford


“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.”
― J.K. Rowling


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas Edison



Although there were many other eloquent quotes about failure these three truly represent my attitude and approach to my biggest Failure.  Clearly I have not been able to determine what my biggest failure was, because I was too busy at the opportunity to try again with the hope that next time it will work whatever I wanted to achieve. Being a Beverly Hills Realtor with a large international client base it is clear to me that somehow my failures got me hereJ mostly by not focus on my “failures” and more specifically not having “failure” in my vocabulary rather considering the “Challenge as an Opportunity”

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