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That "Can Do" Will Get You To Your Goal

When I was quite small and learning to walk I was a determined child.  My mother told me that I would repeat "Can Do" over and over when trying to The Can Do got me up on my feettake those first steps.  They called me the "Can Do" girl.  As I look back over my accomplishments in life I see that the times I employed a "Can Do" attitude I always got to my goal.  I think the times I floundered and failed to achieve are those times that I lost that "Can Do" attitude.  


I was a good student in school using that "Can Do" to earn good grades and excel but sometime over the course of high school never managed to focus in on a career path. Well it was the 1970's, after all, and women were having a hard time focusing on exactly what it was we were supposed to be doing.  I did head to college for a year but without my "Can Do" attitude.  I decided to take some time off and here I am 30+ years later without a college degree. I have had many great highlights and brilliant shinning moments during those 30 years in which I decided to accomplish a goal and brought that "Can Do" back to the forefront of my mind.

I think that we all need to remember that no matter where we are in life, we are given moments to make decisions that will send us on a path ofCan Do and accomplish the goal successes or keep us pinned down by fear of failure or despair.   My wish for all of you today is that you find your "Can Do" and get it done. Make today that moment of decision.  Choose your goal and you are on the way.  Take that first step and the rest will follow.


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Comment balloon 19 commentsPaddy (Patricia) Pizappi • March 29 2010 07:18AM


In my office ther is a sign. The sign is a phonetic it says Gambarimasu. It was given to me almost 25 years ago . Now it is Japanese and it means always do your best. So I am with you on this post

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 10 years ago

Hi Paddy~  Having a "Can DO" attitude is the only way to go!  Not only do you feel so much better with that attitude, but you do so much better.  Being positive is the only way to be.  Life is so much better this way!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 10 years ago

Of course you can! Thanks for your story. It reminded me of how I learned to roller skate. At the time, our house was on top of a hill in a central Connecticut city. The sidewalks were made of a smooth rock rather than concrete and perfect for roller skating. The problem was they were hard and could quickly bloody a knee or two.

It seemed like forever, but eventually I got to the bottom and could safely stop without heading into the street. Although my Mom thought I had polio because I kept coming home with bruised knees, my Dad kept reminding me the only way I could learn to do something new was by making mistakes.

He also told me I could do anything I set out to accomplish and the choice would always be mine. Both my parents believed I would have the life I could create and starting me on that path was a gift.

It is never too late. I am sure you have lots of tread on your tires to return to school if you wish. Thank you for making a difference here.

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

If you have a positive attitude success will follow.  Guaranteed!

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) over 10 years ago

Excellent advice, there is a time in all of us that a path not taken changes our whole life . . . 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 10 years ago

So true Charlie

Yes Vickie it is the only way to go anyplace otherwise we will stay right where we are

Here's to skinned knees and keepin on tryin Emily. 

Yes it will Marcia

Ah the path not taken Let's not go there Fernando.  Too many memories of crossroads but they all got us where we are today and that is the best place for us to start!

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 10 years ago

Great MOnday post!!!  You Can Do It!!!   That is waht we have to all have as our easy to get down in this market...but when we focus on what we can do it all becomes clearer!! 

thanks for sharing!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 10 years ago

You are welcome Deborah Have a great week.

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 10 years ago

Paddy..what a great post and a great mantra to live by. Thanks for sharing and git er done!!!!

Posted by Pat O'Reilly (RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth) over 10 years ago

Brilliant post to start the week off, Paddy and I can totally "fee" you can do attitude!  Thanks for this reminder to all of us and here's to a great week!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 10 years ago

None of us would walk or talk if we didn't have a Can Do attitude when we were 1 year old. Those of us who never lost it can pick ourselves up when we are adults and move forward after a tumble.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Paddy--Love this post and your 'Can Do' attitude.  I am sure that is why you have been successful in real estate and here at ActiveRain.  Thanks for the message on Facebook which lead me here.  Mary

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Paddy--just what I needed on this gray and rainy Monday.  Thanks for reminding me that whether we think we can or think we can't, we're right!  Have a great week :)

Posted by Kim Brown, Keene, NH - New England at its Best! (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Well hello Paddy and VB loves your attitude and your wonderful post with some wonderful words, your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at Activerain ...........


Vegas Bob

                                    Robert Swetz (Vegas Bob)

PS - Could you help me some time with color letters & words within my posts & comments?

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 10 years ago

Wonderful post! Having a positive attitude will always help!

Thank you very much for sharing!


Posted by Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR (A 2 Z Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

That's the way to go!!  Have a great rest of the day.

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 10 years ago

Paddy - That's so true.  I find myself looking for those "Can Do" moments all the time.  It's been so much fun to discover all the things I can do, enjoy and explore at this point in my life.

Posted by Lynn Johnson, Owatonna, MN Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Home Connection) about 10 years ago

Great post and you are so right in saying that you CAN do what you put your mind to do.  The power of the mind is a truly incredible thing.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Paddy - Such a lovely post.  It reminds me of a time when I had a voluntary position where I was in charge of huge and overwhelming event.  I knew what needed to be, put my down and plowed through it.  It was most successful annual event the organization had ever seen.  I did it because no one told me I couldn't.  Like the old adage says, "If you think you can't, you're right".

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

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