Colorado Springs Realtor - Cherise's Blog: Keep Shooting for the Stars at Work

Keep Shooting for the Stars at Work

Regardless of your vocational trek, in all likelihood, you’re going to experience painful labor with what you do. Nowadays the anomalous hardships seem to follow everyone, ranging from the jobless to the big-time corporate executive. Needless to say, the central tasks of human living are fraught with overloaded stress and adversity. Sometimes it’s hard to extract the meaning of work as you robotically try to persevere further than ever before, forgetting why you’re even doing what you’re really supposed to be doing.

Anyone else relate to the ill-effects of excessive, rigorous workloads? If you’re not careful, overworking can literally suck the life right out of you, stealing your identity and leaving you wondering about your real purpose for living.

Since being connected to Colorado Springs Real Estate (1997), I’ve heard of many Colorado Springs Realtors who have fully experienced the depressive outcomes of being “burnt-out.” And the issues of being “burnt-out” are not based on part-time work. The ones affected are those Realtors who have worked long and hard for several years on behalf of their clients. Without doubt, there is such a fine line between doing this business with excellence versus excessiveness – the latter bitterly cutting short the careers of even the best of this profession.

Admittedly so, Cherise has undergone various stages of vocational metamorphosis since becoming a Colorado Springs Realtor. Yet the same struggles exist about how to do this business more effectively without eventually burning out before her time is up. Indeed, she and I have an understanding about hard work ethic, dispensing of any romantic thoughts about leadership; nevertheless, we struggle with what it takes to work a reasonable schedule and how it relates to economic justice for our standard of living – something that seems to be shrinking the longer we live. During this season of work, we feel like we’re literally dying to ourselves within the workplace construct – which is okay.

We shoot for the stars at work because we believe it is our expression of the divine image of God. While we’re in this world, we believe it is required of us to cultivate our creativity toward the original meaning about work, bringing redemption to others through the active truth of God.

So what does this mean practically-speaking? It means we must not compare ourselves with others if we dare to fully live out what we believe. It means work within itself and onto itself is not fully satisfying, even when material wealth is gained. It means regardless of where we are, it doesn’t really matter because as our creativity of work becomes productive so does its meaning and influence. In closing, it means that we must go beyond the idea stage about faith into the mysteries about the divine work of God to see who we are and to discover what we’re supposed to really be doing.

I know this article is a bit philosophical, yet I believe this blog underscores some truthful meanings about hard work against the harsh voice of adversity in the marketplace.

Feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:

2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comment balloon 10 commentsCherise Selley • May 17 2010 06:29PM


Thoughtful and thought-provoking post.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 10 years ago

You can admire and emulate others, but you have to run your own race.   It's too easy to get caught up in another person's stats.

Posted by Jewel Swinton (Wilkinson & Associates, ERA Greenville) over 10 years ago

Thanks Li... I think people need firm beliefs and convictions about the workplace today.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago


I agree.  We're all designed uniquely and differently to our vocational call.  Our lives can't be cookie cut-outs with all of us looking and doing the same.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

I am finding the challenge of living with balance to be a great one. Thanks for your thoughtful post. I am loving what I am doing and still finding it to be very challenging.


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 10 years ago


Thanks for you input.  I'm not sure marginalizing or balance really exists.  Of course, this is quite different than rest.  gordon

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Trivia question: Who is that in the picture? (Answer: Maestro Herbert von Karajan)

Good post, You have real strength of purpose.


Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago


Very good.  Glad you and Gordon communicated yesterday.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Very deep and thought provoking and beautifully written.  I enjoyed this very much.

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


I appreciate your beautiful comment.  Your opinion means a lot to me.  gordon

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago