Don't Believe Everything You Think

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

You ThinkingOften we hear in news print don't believe everything you read. With blowhard speakers at every soapbox on TV and in meetings we attend, we think don't believe everything you hear. With the Internet it is almost the NORM that what you see is not true.

BUT our biggest obstacle to sifting through things in our life is between our ears...

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU "THINK"

We need to try to put in an opposite thought and shake it around awhile. In business, ways of prospecting, meeting people, systems, time management etc. In the world, climate change, evolution, politics, religion, businesses to work in or stay away from, technology dos and dont's, all sorts of things. Challenging YOUR OWN BRAIN, many times keeps you sharp. Don't have a dull brain. Don't believe everything you think.

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I sometimes think our brains have become modems for receiving signals from multiple agendas.  The information we get that formulates ideas in our heads, needs to be reviewed and periodically challenged!

Aug 22, 2015 12:54 PM #8
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Gary Woltal ,

Just caught your post from Kathy Streib's "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Yours was an excellent choice! We do need to hold an open mind and remember to review what our mind is thinking to see if it is really true!

Aug 22, 2015 10:28 PM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Gary. I love this and the cartoon is soooooo funny. Only you. Thanks.

Aug 22, 2015 11:24 PM #10
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Good morning Gary, our very own minds can certainly play tricks on us and if not careful, get us in trouble..great..great post!

Aug 23, 2015 12:04 AM #11
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Marte Cliff
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We especially shouldn't believe what we think when we're thinking "I can't do that; I'm not good enough; I'm not smart enough." We also shouldn't believe ourselves if we start saying things like "It's not fair." 

Aug 23, 2015 12:24 AM #12
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great information....I am glad Kathy chose to feature your post this week!

Aug 23, 2015 12:29 AM #13
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John McCormack, CRS
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Nailed it 

 

Aug 23, 2015 01:23 AM #14
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Sharon Tara
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Our minds are very powerful and can lead us in the wrong direction if we are not careful.  It's using that power for the positive that creates greatness!

Aug 23, 2015 01:37 AM #15
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That's so true. Remember when those hidden pictures were so popular? You really had to let go of what you thought you were seeing to see the true picture. 

Aug 23, 2015 04:11 AM #16
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Evelyn Johnston
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Think things through and delete the junk when you find it. Great post!

Aug 23, 2015 11:38 AM #17
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Praful Thakkar
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Gary Woltal - isn't it so true? Chellenge your brain - and see what you can do! 

Very powerful post.

Aug 23, 2015 02:50 PM #18
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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That is pretty insightful.  The mind is a powerful tool as well as a potentially dangerous obstacle!

Aug 23, 2015 11:56 PM #19
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
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Gary, I think your words are wasted. Almost everybody REFUSES to think. We see it everyday, even here on ActiveRain.

Bill Roberts

Aug 24, 2015 01:06 AM #20
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Gary Woltal 

I think we often are not really aware of what we are thinking, the truth of that thought, and how it impacts our behavior.

Jeff

Aug 24, 2015 07:09 AM #21
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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We love to practice our critical thinking skills. Almost never believe anything we think or told! 

Aug 24, 2015 08:52 AM #22
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 Gary - There is nothing wrong with challenging you mind and thinking outside of the norm.

Aug 24, 2015 02:22 PM #23
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Lisa Friedman
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This is so true. Like I think I am not a great dancer and tonight the instructor pulled me out in front of the class for a demonstration. I was shocked. Guess I'm not as bad as I thought I am. Maybe old dogs can learn new tricks. :)

Aug 26, 2015 01:30 PM #24
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Yikes! The cartoon says it all Gary! Don't wait until it's too late to rethink a situation.

Aug 26, 2015 11:40 PM #25
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Michael Dagner
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for the reality check.

Aug 27, 2015 03:53 PM #26
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Grant Schneider
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Gary - I totally agree.  There are so many people saying follow this and the result will be..   Use your own thought process and the answers lie within.

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