What Can Go Wrong? Be Careful What You're Thinking!

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What Can Go Wrong?

Have you ever gone into a situation and asked yourself "What can go wrong?"  And sure enough your mind comes up with several scenarios.  Not that you necessarily wanted to create any problems for yourself or your client but you just seemed to sense that there could be some issues arising.  And then it happens.  What you thought about actually comes to pass.  Is it magic or is it coincidence?  There are many who believe, as does this author, that what your mind conceives and believes it achieves and that goes for things that seem to be out of your control.  There is the belief that thought is energy and energy impacts other energy.  Hence it is possible that what you think may have the a affect of creating the very thing in which your mind is entertaining.

Ever say, "I'll never find a parking spot." or "I wonder if anyone is going to show up at the open house today."  How about, "I know I'm going to find a parking spot right away." or, "I'm going to sell this house today."  As I once was told, "be careful what you wish for because you most certainly will get it."

Maybe the question should be "What can go right?"

What do you thing about that?  Be careful!

Frank Castaldini

Leading San Francisco Realtor and Trusted Advisor



Comments (31)

Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

This theory is called "self full filling prophecy" from basic psychology 101.  I'd also call it negative energy.  It is very true in Real Estate or anything else.

Sep 08, 2012 01:40 AM
Beth Paterson
Reverse Mortgages SIDAC, LLC, NMLS #1790592 - Saint Paul, MN
CRMP, NMLS #342859

Frank, this is so true!  I try to focus on the positive outcomes and when those negative thoughts come to mind, replace them with positives.  Yesterday was a challenge for me so this reminder is much appreciated! Thanks for sharing.

Sep 08, 2012 01:42 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

You are right..

Attitude is everything..

Sep 08, 2012 01:57 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

I believe we get more of what we focus on and it seems so much easier at times to focus on the negative.

Sep 08, 2012 02:06 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That's going to be my new state of mind.  What can possibly go RIGHT?  Love it.

Sep 08, 2012 02:49 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Frank: I admire your positive attitude. In real estate, I'm very optimistic however I know that things happen. They key is to move around the hurdles and continue going forward.
Sep 08, 2012 02:51 AM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Frank... what we talk about, comes about.  I'm all for the postive way of speaking so the outcome is positive. Right on!!

Sep 08, 2012 04:13 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

It's odd, because I really never think what can go wrong.  If it does, it does . . . and sometimes it does.  The power of positive thinking!! 

Sep 08, 2012 04:28 AM
Judith Abbott
Coldwell Banker Residential - Dallas, TX

Are you familiar with the expression "whether you believe you can or you can't, you are right....."  Attitude is everything.  E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Thanks for the post!

Sep 08, 2012 05:00 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Frank, I'm an avid believer of the power of positive thinking. Good post.

Sep 08, 2012 05:02 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Good job.  The Power of Positive Thinking goes a long way...and being prepared takes up the other 1 percent.

Sep 08, 2012 06:14 AM
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Frank, you are the "poster man" for positive thinking.

Sep 08, 2012 07:38 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Definitely  I agree.  I used to tend to the more negative, but over the years have developed a more positive aspect and can say - I always get that great parking space when I need one!

Sep 08, 2012 07:56 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach
There is definitely a power to positive thinking. Thanks for the very positive post. I'm going to try and think about ten positive things I would like to see happen and see if it works. I'll keep you posted.
Sep 08, 2012 09:24 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

We definitely attract what we are thinking about - that's why we are warned to stay away from the 'negative Nelly's' at the office.



Sep 08, 2012 01:23 PM
Stacy Vogel

Thanks for the post Frank! There is a power for good in the universe and we can use it if we choose to. It really is done unto you as you believe. Namaste' Check out a great book-The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes-Life Changer!

Sep 08, 2012 02:21 PM
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Frank, you say: "What you thought about actually comes to pass.  Is it magic or is it coincidence?"  It's neither magic nor coincidence.  I say it's 'experience'.  Eventually everything possible happens irrespective of our positive thoughts.  Sometimes anticipating the bad stuff prepares us to fix it when it happens.  Experience teaches us how to avoid the pitfalls that happen even with the most positive thinking.

Sep 08, 2012 03:14 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I am a positive person, so I don't usually approach life with the attitude that thing will go wrong.  But if they do go wrong, I immediately try and rectify them.

Sep 08, 2012 03:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I discovered something about myself many years ago that amazed me and still does...Every time I start to doubt, I learned that is a sign that I was on the right track. For instance, just when I thought I was traveling correctly, I would state..I am lost only to find I nailed it. My systems work that way. Figuring out your self is the way to go

Sep 09, 2012 12:28 AM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Being positive and prepared go hand in hand. It can be hard to avoid a negative, but I agree - be careful what you wish for!


Sep 10, 2012 07:44 AM