If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right

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A new post by John Schemm reminded me that we create our own reality.

I'm particularly guilty of negative thinking.  In my private lending business, it's part of what I do - look at the worst case scenarios and try to arrange circumstances such that we are protected from that worst case scenario.  So it's an occupational hazard. 

So let's pick the subject apart for a minute.  If you think you can't, you probably don't try.  If you don't try, it ain't happenin.  End of story.

But if you think you can, you start the steps to make it happen.  You assume success.  If you come to a bump in the road, you drive around it, and eventually, you achieve what you set out to do.  You have created the reality.

Even the graphic here focuses on negativity - better to go with the positive.

In fact, the reason I'm writing this is to remind myself that of course I can.   Negative thoughts in my mind are crippling.  They center emotional energy on a negative outcome and create the reality.  I'm clearing out the negativity and taking a deep breath and tackling the day. 

Make it a great one!

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Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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Another quote I read this morning along similar lines.  And, my response?  You are what you think about.  Make it a great day!

Mar 22, 2011 07:27 AM #1
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Kimberly F. McCanna
Prudential Homesale Services Group - Elizabethtown, PA

Agreed.  I took a broker class and one of the chapters in the book talks about your "inner manager".  It protects you from getting hurt & therefore often leading to negative thinking so you can't be subjected to rejection.  As a new agent I do often feel the negativity & it's a daily challenge to turn the thought process & actions around!  Thanks for the inspirational quote.

Mar 22, 2011 07:38 AM #2
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Jim Ed Brown
Brown Land & Timber Company - Wilmar, AR

You are absolutley right! Plan for the very best and be prepared for the worst but think positively all the time.  Great reminder!

Mar 22, 2011 07:40 AM #3
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Kim Delia
Remax Professional Associates - Charlton, MA
Realty Delia Group

I couldn't agree more!  I'm a positive thinker with goals, without that I don't know where I'd be.

Mar 22, 2011 07:46 AM #4
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Victoria Lorusso
Illustrated Properties - North Palm Beach, FL
Florida and CT Real Estate

It takes effort to stay positive especially if you tend to the negative.  Try strapping on a rubber band on your wrist and snap it every time negative wanders into your mind.

 

Mar 22, 2011 08:21 AM #5
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Ann Bellamy
Hard money lending for investors in NH and MA - Tyngsboro, MA

Good idea, Victoria.  

Mar 22, 2011 11:27 AM #6
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Tony Morganti
RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow

Ann - it is human nature to have negative thoughts.  I don't understand why that is, but as long as we can catch ourselves and correct ourselves that is the key.  Stay positive.

Mar 23, 2011 10:04 PM #7
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Cherie L. Gottshall
Ramus Realty Group - Frackville, PA
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Negative thoughts are zapping of our energy and make us non productive.  Not to mention I think we can pass that on to people we come in contact with ............I spreads like wild fire.

 

Apr 12, 2011 07:29 AM #8
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