Yet at the same time keeping options open requires a bundle of mental gymnastics skills. I see this regularly as clients debate pros/cons of choices they have available. While I’m only seeing their ‘real estate decision’ side of things, I realize it is a much more complicated situation for people and enterprises, and in the case of homeowners – balancing the collision of needs, wants, hopes and plans that are at the root of every buying or selling decision. The urge I used to have, so often ended in frustration, was that of wanting to put pen in their hand and sternly recommend, “sign here and everything will work out as you wish”.
Things working out as we wish is a lovely fantasy, isn’t it?
How many times do we go straight from ‘start to result’ without surprises, obstacles or distractions?
Momentum is a wonderful thing. It shouldn’t be lost if we can help it. Once rolling down a path there is no telling where ‘things’ end up. Certainly different than where we were, hopefully better than expected and possibly never for the faint-hearted.
Hopes up, chins us, ears open, minds open – that’s all we need.