Have you ever been listening to the radio on your way to a showing, and a favorite song from years ago starts playing? Perhaps a sense of sentimentality overcomes you. The song evokes fond memories of the past. The same sensation can come from a familiar smell sensation, or even from a favorite childhood film being found while channel surfing. The feeling may be bittersweet, ultimately it is pleasant. Sound familiar? You’ve experienced nostalgia.
Nostalgia is frequently associated with melancholy or depressive behavior. Perhaps the person feeling nostalgic has longing for the days when they their tools of the trade were a rolodex and newspaper advertisements instead of smart phones and social media. Maybe it is a longing for what is comfortable or for youthful exuberance. Nostalgia in this view may be misconstrued as a negative emotional experience. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Nostalgia is not an indictment of the present. Consider it as a realization of how far you come as an individual. These feelings represent how your life has matured. You have evolved from when you first had those experiences. You now have a foundation to build upon, where you can continue to develop and grow from. It should be interpreted that you have done so well to accomplish so much to date, there’s no worry for what the future might present. With perseverance and your innate skills, you can conquer any and all challenges- whether it is personal or real estate related.
Consider nostalgia as affirmation. These feelings should make you feel good about yourself and the relationships you have developed. Nostalgia provides quality to your life and can give you strength to move forward.When people speak wistfully of the past, they typically become more positive and inspired about what they can accomplish in the future.