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

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Using Quotes to Achieve Success in Business, Investment, Residential and Commercial Real Estate – Part V


By: Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA


Investment, residential and commercial real estate and business in general has been 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 as we progress to the road to recovery.  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 have experienced 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 am also on LinkedIn and Facebook.  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.  This is Part V of four similar blogs primarily taken from tweets and LinkedIn posts recently posted (feel free to google “Robert Pliska quotes” for the other four blogs).  They 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.


“The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist the more likely your success,” ~ Jack Canfield


"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore" ~ William Faulkner


"You don't have to swing at every pitch. When you are ready, it looks like a fat slow moving ball." ~ Warren Buffett


“I've always made a total effort...I never quit trying" ~ Arnold Palmer


"When you confront a problem you begin to solve it" ~ Rudy Giuliani


"If we wait for the robins, spring will be over" ~ Warren Buffett


"If you expect greatness, greatness shouldn't surprise you" ~ Justin Verlander


“A leader must have integrity, be a ‘servant leader’ (have the best interests of their followers at heart), is willing to make tough decisions and leads by example” ~ Dan Akerson, CEO, GM


"I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it." ~ Gale Sayers


 “Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness and prosperity as often as possible; promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special that you value; promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best in yourself and others; promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own; promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind; promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future; promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile; promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others; promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.”  ~ John Wooden


“I definitely need to use my chances when they come because definitely there won't be many.” ~ Roger Federer


“You’d better be picking up snow as you go along, because you’re not going to be getting back up to the top of the hill again. That’s the way life works.” ~ Warren Buffett


“You must come from love—of yourself, others, justice and the planet. I teach people to come up with a purpose statement, to live life in love and joy and not be abusing people or destroying the planet.” ~ Jack Canfield


“As a leader, it is our job to take measured and appropriate risks” ~ Patrick Doyle, CEO


“Be true to yourself, make each day your masterpiece,  help others, drink deeply from good books, make friendship a fine art, build shelter against a rainy day , pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day” ~ John Wooden


“And for the team, I always try to do the right thing" ~ Steve Yzerman


 “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile" ~ Connie Stevens


 “Baseball is simple. If you have good players, keep them in the right frame of mind, then the manager is a success." ~ Sparky Anderson


The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.” ~ Mia Hamm


"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations" ~ Newt Gingrich


"Don't let yourself be beat by superman" ~ Sparky Anderson 


"Without labor nothing prospers" ~Sophocles


"I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes" ~ George W. Bush


 “I don't care about 3 yrs ago... 2 yrs ago....last year. The only thing I care about is this week.” ~ Tom Brady


"I am building a fire, & everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” ~ Mia Hamm


"Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant" ~ Unknown


"You know your talent. You know if you work hard, your hard work is going to pay off one day." ~Albert Pujols


“Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.” ~ Tom Brady


“If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won" ~ Mia Hamm


Hope some of these quotes help you in your role in business, investment, residential and commercial real estate!


Wishing you continued success!




Comments (1)

Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Good mornng Robert,  These quotes never seem to go out of date !  There is always something to amuse, motivate or inspire !

Dec 07, 2011 02:29 AM