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Motivational Monday - Here’s to Chutzpah!

Motivational Monday - Here’s to Chutzpah!

 

“It’s ALWAYS too early to quit.”  - Norman Vincent Peale

 

On the eve of heading to Denver to spring my husband from his 9-week stint in the hospital, I am reminded of many conversations we have had about how incredibly difficult staying the course will be, was and still is. A sense of ‘this will never end’ and ‘I don’t think I can do this’ are among the many emotions that truly tested my husband’s will and drive to succeed in this daunting medical process.

 

While failure teaches us valuable life’s lessons, he was fully aware that the failure(s) had already transpired - over the past 8 years and of no fault of his own. So, there was NO QUITTING on this leg of the race - failure was NOT an option. 

 

Winners never quit...

 

Every winner loses but, not every loser wins; and by golly, this winner was going to WIN!  

 

I can’t tell you how many times during this process the terms ‘quit’ and ‘give up’ ran through his head. As I have mentioned to so many people in my life since July, I don’t think I could do what he’s done. He continually inspired not just me but, everyone following his story - he pulled something from within. That something was a healthy mix of strength, steadfastness, perseverance, resoluteness, determination, tenacity - whatever you want to call it - downright true grit & chutzpah! 

 

This Olympic moment needs no introduction but, boy, what determination. Derek Redmond was bound & determined to finish that race - win or lose, he didn’t go to Barcelona to quit - no matter what.

 

 

The following quotes, whether you’re facing a daunting medical therapy, going through relationship issues or work/career/fitness challenges, may also give you something to ponder. 🤔 

 

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” James A. Michener

 

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Vince Lombardi

 

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Elbert Hubbard

 

“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” Babe Ruth (Think: The Tortoise & The Hare!)

 

Dig deep from within, unearthing your intestinal fortitude; give it your all and you’ll never regret having done so - even if you don’t succeed. Remember, there is no failure - you either win or you learn!

 

Work Hard Dream Big and NEVER EVER GIVE UP

 

Happy Monday Everyone!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Here’s to Chutzpah!

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Comment balloon 20 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • October 01 2019 03:37AM

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Your husband is an inspiration - as are you. He's been through a tough time, but throughout it all, he's had a steadfast admirer and champion. I'm sure that's made a huge difference.

I wish you a safe trip there - and both of you a safe and joyful trip home.

May the Force be With You both.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 20 days ago

Ahh, thank you so much, Marte Cliff! I'm SO excited - I cannot wait to fly out tomorrow. That return trip is going to be wonderful! I don't know if I'll ever get him back to Colorado after this long stay!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 20 days ago

Best wishes for continued success and Thank you for a thought-provoking post on this journey's progress.

Posted by Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 20 days ago

And, thank you for following our journey, Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!! I'm ELATED that it's almost over and with a positive outcome too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 20 days ago

Morning Debe.

Whatever Ray's issues were (get that were), better days are ahead.  Don't need to tell you to enjoy your trip, I know you will

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 20 days ago

This must be a great trip to make, knowing you are bringing him home with you and not having to leave with a part of yourself left behind. He has, in fact both of you have been an example to all of us who have shared your journey and I send best wishes, and good thoughts for your journey back, may it go smoothly with no issues along the way. Time to celebrate, enjoy!

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 20 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS great motivational post....your Ray's guardian angel and built in motivator..... that energy keeps flowing....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 20 days ago

Hello Debe - there's no denying that chutzpah is a part of you and of Ray as you face this challenge.  Life is a series of challenges some where the spirit of persistence and determination is key as your example clearly shows.  There are also times when there is a need to "cut one's losses".  It is good to understand the playing field.  Good luck as Ray comes home.    

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 19 days ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Hey, superwoman...I would not be surprised if you just flew out and carried your beautiful Ray back home. Strength seems to be your middle name. Here to a speedy and complete recovery.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 19 days ago

Hello Debe, I see first hand the effect you have on Ray when you walk in the room.  You are one special person I think!

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 19 days ago

Debe one thing I am sure of from following your blog is that you do not quit, and I am sure of the same for Ray.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 19 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS - what a great inspiration to all of us.  We are cheering for your husband along with you.  I am reminded of Winston Churchill.  Never, never give up!

PS.  Just send you a message.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 18 days ago

Thank you for the heads-up, Grant! AR messages tend to go to my spam folder for some reason! Sorry for the delay in responding.

Grant Schneider 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 18 days ago

Hi James Dray! I surely did enjoy the trip - the only sadness was knowing we'd probably never see the doctors & nurses again - and they were AMAZING! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We had a great trip, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543! It was a FULL day at the airport and flying for us. So, yesterday and today, he's been paying for it. I highly recommend a strong focus on physical conditioning when going through something like this - it makes the recovery process go a bit better!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

I try, Barbara Todaro, Lord knows I try! It helps when you're married to a fighter who doesn't take 'no' for an answer! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Oh, definitely true on the cutting one's losses, Michael Jacobs! For many, giving up is not an option but, sometimes you see them beating their heads against the wall and you wonder why they don't just start over.

As for the chutzpah - that's all Ray! Yes, I'll support him to the end but, without the mindset he has, failure would be inevitable. Thankfully, he has a zest for life that keeps that chutzpah charged!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Hey there, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland! You really boosted my spirits the other day - I can't even tell you what it was you said that did the trick but, boy, I certainly did have extra spring in my step after our conversation! 

Glad to have him home - I had a seller Closing at an office about 2 minutes from my house (which you know are short) and ventured out to the grocery store today. Otherwise, I've been home and it's really been nice having him here with me...and the fur babies are totally in heaven with him home! Now the work begins but, hey, I'm up for it! LOL 

Happy Saturday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Hi, George Souto! We've got this - and no, there is no giving up! What is it my grandfather used to say, "Tough people survive tough times?" I'm tough but, I can only aspire to be as tough as he is!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Ahh, you're so sweet, Will Hamm! Boy will I miss our talks to and from the airport! I'm sure you'll happy to be free to get back to work though - and I'm sure Sharon is happy to have her hubby back full-time! LOL

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

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