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Good Words for a Friday in the Rain (14)

 This week I sought out the words of another to help put into context the fact that someone felt slighted by my actions... or rather the lack of. 

I've come to know that we all are learning, and adapting and growing beings.

Sometimes it takes time for our actions to catch up to our learning.

And, unfortunately you can not go back and add new knowledge to past actions.

But oh how I wish we could.

Grow It Forward...


For more "Good Words" Click Here to see others that make up this series.

Comment balloon 17 commentsCraig Schiller • August 03 2007 06:49AM


We all should be in a position to be learning. Times keep changing and everyone should want to continue to learn especially since we are right in the middle of changes times. Good luck

Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) about 13 years ago


Thanks for the post. This is so true. What a difference it would be in this world, if we all approached life this way on a daily basis.

Posted by William Collins, Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) about 13 years ago

We are all learning Craig...... anyone who says you don't have to teach them anything or that they have seen it all is way off base......

When you stop learning you stop growing......

When you stop growing, you die eventually......

KEEP learning, bro!!


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) about 13 years ago
There couldn't be a more perfect quote for the real estate industry.  We must change to grow in this business. 
Posted by Nathan Blair about 13 years ago
True for anyone, very true for stagers
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) about 13 years ago
Hi Craig - Your week sounds like mine - we are always learning - this is not a dress rehearsal.  Grow it forward!  Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) about 13 years ago

Being a quality assurance geek in my former life, this quote from Peter Drucker is very close to my heart. Continuous improvement is something everyone should be striving for....... GREAT QUOTE!

Posted by Pamela Roberge, Connecticut Home Staging (Connecticut Home Staging) about 13 years ago
When I stop learning I will also stop breathing. I love your Friday quotes and notes!
Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) about 13 years ago
Absolutely!  People with blinders on have quit learning.  Not only is this a lifelong goal to keep learning, but oh so helpful to keep abreast of change in any job that you have... especially Real Estate :)  Thanks Craig.  The more that we "grow".... the more that we will grow and grow and grow................
Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) about 13 years ago

This was good Craig.  When we become mature enough to overlook mistakes of others, we know we have grown.  When we learn to quickly ask forgiveness once a slight done to another has been brought to our attention and just as quickly forgive ourselves..... and move on....  we know we've grown. 

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.  James 3:2

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) about 13 years ago

Thank you for sharing those words of wisdom....

you are sooooooo right...when I see some of my decorating from the "beginning days"??......eeeeeeeshhhh. What was I thinking?? On a deeper is so amazing when you have a "ahhhhhh" moment.

Have a fantastic weekend.


Posted by Julia Fedak (Royal LePage State Realty) about 13 years ago

I learned alot this week - cutting corners only cost in the long run - so do it right the first time!!

Good to have you back the rain was missing you!!

Posted by Becca Briggs about 13 years ago

And I thought I knew it all. :)  Words to live by....Thanks for reminding me Craig.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 13 years ago
This post validates the truth that life is a journey, not a destination, so learn, grow, and enjoy!
Posted by Patricia Ebrahimi, Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD (SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant) about 13 years ago

Hi Craig. . . great post!  All any of us can do is  the very best we can with what we know at the time....and when we know better we should DO better! 

One of my most favorite quotes is this one . . .

"A rough and rocky road can take you to a beautiful place."

Have a great weekend everyone!

Posted by Jeannene Edwards (Home Staging by Interiors Defined, Inc.) about 13 years ago
Thank you very much for sharing, we all need knowledge to empower ourselves and a great way is by reading books.
Posted by Shane Sarae about 13 years ago
Thank you all of you, this is beautiful words put together.
Posted by magic about 13 years ago