Monday Motivation: Who We Really Are?
Monday Motivation, 3.7.2022
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.
Who are we? I woke up this morning at 1:15am and saw a text from Dawn. It read “Don’t forget you have MM tomorrow”. My reply to Dawn was “SHIT!!!” I started to think of stuff to do. Maybe a movie. Oops, I mean video😊 Then I thought. That’s an easy way out. So, I thought of a story I heard a long time ago about A scorpion and a frog. So here it goes
There’s a scorpion and a frog and they are sitting on a streams bank. The scorpion needs to get to the other side. He asks the frog will you give me a ride on your back to the other side of the stream? The frog says no way! You will sting me, and I will die. The scorpion replies if I sting you while I am on your back you will die, and I will drown. The frog thought about it for a moment and said sure I will give you a ride if you promise not to sting me. The scorpion agreed. The scorpion jumped on the frogs back and into the stream they went. About halfway across the scorpion stings the frog. The frog asks the scorpion why did you sting me? I cannot swim now, and we will both drown. The scorpion replied. I am a scorpion, that’s what we do.
So, what’s the moral of the story. The moral is that like the scorpion, humans possess compulsions they cannot repress even when its in their best interest.
My question for you is: Are you going to be the scorpion thinking about nothing but himself and his ways or are you going to be like the frog a little naïve but ready to lend a hand when it is needed?
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.