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Monday Motivation: Worrying means you suffer…TWICE!

Monday Motivation: Worrying means you suffer…TWICE!


Monday Motivation, 3.26.18

Written by: Kaitlyn Gwaltney

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

How many times have you worried about something just to have it all work itself out in the end?

I have to admit, I’m very guilty of this. Whether I’m trying to figure out a solution, putting off a difficult conversation, or trying to avoid it all together, I’ve come to realize that all I am doing is suffering twice. Fortunately, more times than not, the little things I’m worrying about tend to work themselves out on their own.

If something goes wrong in your business or even your personal life, it has already happened. It’s out of our control. The only thing we are able to do is decide how we react to the situation. Instead of using your energy worrying about it or rethinking how it happened, shift that energy to how you can resolve the problem. Use it as a learning experience to prevent the same mistake happening in the future.

We’ve all heard the quotes “don’t sweat the small stuff”, “it is what it is”, and “life is too short to worry”, yet so many of us allow it to soak up our time throughout a day/week/year. The next time you begin to worry, pause for a moment and ask yourself if worrying about what happened will change the situation. I guarantee you it won’t. So, regroup and use that time to find a solution.

Kaitlyn Gwaltney, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team since 2016, previously worked in the medical field for 6 years before deciding to shift her compassion and dedication toward helping others in a different direction. The RLT excitedly brought Kaitlyn on to work with buyers and sellers due to her humility, inner drive to succeed, and her fun-loving attitude. Kaitlyn has found a lot of early success in her career on The Rogers-Long Team, and even sold her own personal home and bought a new one with her husband this past year!

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