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Monday Motivation: Mistakes Vs Success

Monday Motivation: Mistakes Vs Success

Monday Motivation, 2.15.2021

Written by: Mike Goleski

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.

So, I am normally the guy on the team that shows a video for his Monday motivation and talks about it afterwards. Ben has been after me for quite some time to change it up. So, this is for you Benjamin. One of my own personal goals for 2021 is no more videos! Let’s just say not as many videos in 2021.

 A teacher walks into her classroom late. Walks up to the chalkboard and begins to write out a times table using the number 9. You remember this right? We have done this thousands of times.

9×9=81

9×8=72

7×7=63

9×6=54

9×5=45

9×4=36

9×3=25

9×2=18

9×1=9

9×0=0

The class erupts in laughter. As the laughter subsides the teacher asks the class what is so funny? The students reply, “you’re the teacher and you messed up your times table”! The teacher looks to the chalk board and says, “you are correct. I did mess up one out of the ten equations”. She pauses, asks the class why do you mock me for my one failure and not celebrate my nine successes? The students have no answer. You see its easier to put someone down than to pick someone up. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in today. We are so critical of each other that one tiny mistake is what we focus on and not our success.

 If we are to grow as individuals lets start with the simple things. Don’t be so critical of one another. We are in what some call the cancel culture. We can change that starting today. And oh by the way Ben, don’t judge my grammar this took me two hours to type this morning.

Have a great day!

Mike Goleski, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team, started selling real estate in 1999. The RLT was thrilled to welcome Mike to the team in February of 2018 due to his competitive edge and disciplined attitude, which he learned from serving 6 years in the US NAVY as a SeaBee. In his spare time, you can find Mike on the golf course or even behind home plate umpiring an NCAA baseball game.

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