We all know there are two types of people: those who say, "My glass is half empty," and those who say, "Where did I put my glass?" I'm an "Where's my glass?" kind of person.
I have decide, on this Thanksgiving Eve, to really focus on what is right with the world and not even think about what is wrong... It actually is kind of fun! The Dow went down 200+ points, no new kitchen for me; Iran may or may not have nukes, not my problem...But , the trees are literally raining leaves and the colors are gorgeous, that I notice and think about! It doesn't change anything, but I sure feel better! After all, that is really all I have control over anyway. The real estate sales market is terrible in this area, but I am not blaming anyone for it, not the sub-primers, Bush, or even the monopolistic real estate agency that controls the gates to this neighborhood. Actually, it is what it is, no less, no more.
Blaming short circuits action. I am not the reason the housing market is so slow, but there are a few things that I can do to improve my listings' chances of getting sold. Whallowing is not one of them.
Movie producer Michael Todd once said, "Being broke is temporary; being poor is a state of mind." (I just watched Happyness) So it is with real estate. Whether I see opportunities or limitations is entirely within my control. How I view the world is a reflection of my attitude. If I focus on the markets' softness, I will fail, but if I focus on its strengths, I will succeed. Self-confidence can replace self-doubt only by planned effort. When I start to doubt my capabilities, I must remember any previous accomplishments, capitalize upon knowledge and drink from that half full glass, where ever it is!