Using Quotes to Achieve Success in Investment, Residential and Commercial Real Estate - Part II

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Using Quotes to Achieve Success in Investment, Residential and Commercial Real Estate - Part II

Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA Birmingham (Detroit), Michigan

Investment, residential and commercial real estate has been very trying in the last few years. An area that may help you as a real estate owner, investor and/or broker/advisor is to improve your attitude and your mental psych. A way to do this is to latch on to a few quotes that you feel appropriate to keep your enthusiasm up, provide momentum to get through a crisis, add a little humor to a difficult situation, use to close the next deal, provide impetus for a good return on your investment and any other way you see appropriate.. This has helped many as investment and commercial real estate advisors and owners.  After all, history has shown that many have gone through worse battles than we are experiencing and they found a way to be positive and have the will and perseverance to continue forward and eventually achieve success.

As many others do, I "tweet" on Twitter. My handle is I use these quotes often to help my followers maintain a positive attitude and give them the will to proceed in difficult situations. Feel free to follow. A few months ago I wrote a similar blog. This is Part II. Attached are a few recent additional quotes noted on Twitter that may assist you in maintaining a positive attitude and provide the will to continue forward for investment and sales success in investment, residential and commercial real estate. They all seem to have some relevance to real estate or success in some way. I am sure all of us can and will come up with many, many more.

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." ~ Babe Ruth
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination" ~ Tommy Lasorda
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." ~ Michael Jordan
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." ~ Mario Andretti
"It ain't over till its over" ~ Yogi Berra
"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there." ~ Venus Williams
"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." ~ Arthur Ashe
"We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back" ~ Lee Iaccoca
"I just try to concentrate on concentrating." ~ Martina Navratilova
"Just go out there and do what you've got to do" ~ Martina Navratilova
"I have learnt to be even more patient." ~ Roger Federer
"A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems" ~ Ana Ivanovic
"A champion does not settle for that day's practice, competition, performance. They are always striving to be better." Briana Scurry
"I think it's the mark of a good player to be confident in tough situations." ~ John McEnroe
"I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried" ~ G. Steinbrenner
"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." ~ Yogi Berra
"The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win." ~ Phil Mickelson
"Resolve never to quit, never give up, no matter what the situation." ~ Jack Nicklaus
"You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want" ~ Zig Ziglar
"Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise." ~ Kobe Bryant
"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground" ~ Author Unknown
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You just set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach
"Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles" ~ Bob Richards
"Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it" ~ Lee Iacocca
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" ~ John Quincy Adams
"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians." Warren Buffett
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden
"Pessimism never won any battle" ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
"In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable" ~ Dwight Eisenhower
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming" ~ John Wooden
"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." ~ John Wooden
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~ Walt Disney
"I failed my way to success" ~ Thomas Edison
"Swipe from the best, then adapt" ~ Tom Peters
"There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear" ~ George S. Patton
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." ~ General Douglas MacArthur
"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash." ~ General George Patton
"It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes." ~ Louis Pasteur
"Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship." ~ General Omar Bradley
"Better to fight for something than live for nothing." ~ General George S. Patton
"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible & inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win" ~ John Paul Jones
"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death" ~ Omar Bradley
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly...the only thing to do was keep swinging."~ Hank Aaron
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right" ~ Henry Ford
"The only security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience & ability" ~ Henry Ford
"I had to pick myself up & get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time."~ Sam Walton
"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down" ~ Sam Walton
"High expectations are the key to everything" ~ Sam Walton
Success connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but don't quit - Conrad.Hilton
"Paralyze resistance with persistence" ~ Woody Hayes
"I've always made a total effort...I never quit trying. I never felt that that I didn't have a chance to win" ~ Arnold Palmer
"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." ~ William Ward

Hope some of these quotes help you in your role in investment, residential and commercial real estate. Wishing you continued success!

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