Thursday, August 11, 2011
I still say it's important.
Be outstanding in your field.
People tell me all the time that my pictures show a real positive outlook on life. I smile and say thank you but, inside, I'm laughing my fanny off.
I guess in one sense I am. I actually do think that everything works out for the best in the end, however, getting to that point may be a little murky. So does that make me a optimist? I don't know. I do have a view of human nature and it isn't necessarily a positive one. I will tell you that I'm often wrong and it still surprises me.
Take the other day. I was at the gym and after I got off the treadmill I forgot a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses. I got all the way out to my car and then realized that I had forgotten them. I went back upstairs and they weren't on the treadmill. I was CERTAIN that someone had lifted them. My friend kept telling me to calm down and ask the front desk if anyone had turned them in. I, of course, was in over-reaction mode and told him emphatically that he was on drugs. They would DEFINITELY not be there.
They were there.
Maybe it comes from working with the public in new home sales for so many years. Don't get me wrong, I loved it and I made a lot of friends with the homeowners in the community. But for everyone wonderful homeowner there were 10 that made your life miserable. Is that the reason or do I just have snarkiness that runs through right to my soul?
Well, let's go through some of my favorite quotes:
"Weathering the storm is much easier if you're not standing knee deep in a conductor."
"When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's probably the train coming at you full speed."
"In the battle between you and the world, bet on the world."
"It's always darkest before it goes pitch black."
"It takes 43 muscles to smile and 17 to frown but none to sit there with a dumb look on your face."
So maybe I'm not a pessimist but I'll be the word cynic is appropriate. I know that negativity can obscure your thinking and stand between you and realization of your dreams. Actually, I think I'm positive in my cynicism.
Does that make any sense?
Like I always say.
Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up.