Move on, change the subject!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kolsky Realty & Management 01311273

Long Beach Ca

Move on, Change the subject!

Don't sweat the small stuff

This sooner a person understands the philosophy, (don't sweat the small stuff) the better!.... Sometimes trying to prove you're right can actually be harmful, a good rule might be, ending the conversation nicely after making your point, when your point gets overstated, it loses value and creates animosity , you need to cut your losses and move on, change the subject.

Jon Kolsky - Real Estate Professional


Prudential California Realty

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Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

I know that a lot of people say that same thing, it can be more harm than good. Think on human nature for a moment. We like being right and proving our point. Yes, it would make the world better if we didnt sweat the small stuff and moved on with our lives. It starts with a few people at a time and grows. I guess we will see if the person will go ahead and argue the fact or use some of those inhibitory neurons to stop and move on.

Sep 10, 2011 05:38 AM #1
Teresa Tedder
Carolina Realty of Wilkes Inc - Wilkesboro, NC

Thats a great point.  I completely agree with you and need to work on that myself!  Thanks for the reminder!

Sep 10, 2011 05:39 AM #2
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

You are so right.   Trying to prove you are right can be a total disaster, especially if you actually turn out to be right.  If we all learn to eliminate  sweating  the small stuff in our lives we will be much happier.


Sep 10, 2011 05:45 AM #3
Irene Bilinski
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa - Ottawa, ON
Real Estate… It's All About You

Being right is not always required.  Point made and then as you said move on.  I once was asked by someone "Do you want to be right or be happy".  That has stayed with me.  Lets all enjoy life.

Sep 10, 2011 05:48 AM #4
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Right on.  The longer I talk, the more likely I am to put my foot (feet) in my mouth.  We need to choose our battles.  Good point.

Sep 10, 2011 05:50 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Oh Jon folks who need to work so hard to prove they're right - are so much work!  If it appears somebody is going down this road with me and they start going over and over and over their 'rightness' I usually will say something like ' let's agree to disagree on this one' or everyone is entitle to their opinion as are you - and me.  If they keep going - well - exit stage left. Let them find somebody else to be so right with!

Sep 10, 2011 06:25 AM #6
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Bud & Beth, thank you for replying to my blog, it seems the more I use this rule, the happier I am. Hope everything's great out in Raliegh, have a great day – Jon

Teresa-I keep working on it as well, I feel the more I can apply the rule better I am, thanks for the reply have a great day – Jon

Team Honeycutt-I agree it can be a disaster if you need to prove you right, thanks for replying,

hope everything is going well, have a great day – Jon

Irene-I like being happy, caring about being right or wrong= wrong in my opinion. And I say that, because I feel in the general way, it's not about the right or wrong, it's about the fix. Thanks for replying have a great day – Jon

Mary-I try so hard to stop talking once I've made my point, and then really listen after that, and wait till all thoughts are presented before speaking again. Another great thing to be mindful of have, a great day – Jon

Anna-hope things are well in Arizona, yes that's a good thing/way to end that type of the conversation, I also like to just sort of say okay, and try to change the subject in a nice and tactful meaningful way... Hope everything's going well, have a great day – Jon

Sep 12, 2011 05:33 AM #7
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