It seems to me these days that there is something new and exciting that becomes all the rage every five minutes. Some go on to maintain their initial success, while others flop out of existence as rapidly as they pop into the picture. You just never really know which fad will continue on to fortune and which one will be left in the dust by an increased A.D.D. ridden population.
I have friends that believe that they must remain on the cutting edge of everything and that they must remain one step ahead of the rest of the pack. By the time everyone else catches on, it's old news and that was so last second. I laugh at them a lot, and they always fail to understand why I just don't "get it". Well what I get is their pretentious nature and that some people have a life that doesn't afford them the right to waste millions of hours attempting to discover something that no one else knows just in an effort to be "cool."
The fact is that no matter what you find, chances are that someone else has already found it and it will no longer be popular shortly, because something more "cool" will come out. Take phones for example, my phone is about three years old, it has a camera I have never used, and it does not have Internet. This means that for some crazy reason if you want to contact me through my phone, you have to actually call. What a horrendous concept!
And everyone I know who rushed out to claim their all powerful Blackberry, was ticked off the next day when a better updated Blackberry hit the scene. The same can be said for any electronic device on the face of the planet. I for one so no need to keep up with the times as long as I can keep up with what works. I have received calls and made calls today, so obviously my silly little cheap phone is working and I see no need to fix what isn't broken just to be on "the cutting edge."
So there in lies my lesson for today, go with what works and what works for you. Just because the rest of the world considers something be all the rage, doesn't really mean that you have the ability to care less about it. It also doesn't mean that it's the right thing for you, or that you are guaranteed any amount of success just because you are on the cutting edge and you know all the latest fads. At some point you may want to give up that fight and just do what you do best. For me that means being a Realtor, not being the resident tech specialist.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.
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