Positive Thinking

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Hey friends, between the presidential election. competitive colleagues, and the nastiness of the online "negative nellies", are you overwhelmed by negativeness all around you?  Are you unfriending people right and left on your FB page?  Maybe we can each take a moment of self-reflection and THINK before speaking.

One way I do this is by LOOKING FOR THE GOOD in others.  Of course we all have downfalls and imperfections, but make it a habit to intentionally SEARCH for something nice about every person with whom you interact.  Reach out and recognize your similarities, give a compliment, or simply point out the positive.  Becoming a positive person is a STATE OF MIND developed through the habit of repetition.

Assume the best in people.  Don't be so quick to take offense.  Allow a measure of grace to everyone because that's what you would want others to do to you.  Give the benefit of the doubt and extend a hand of kindness.  In the end, "people won't remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (13)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Positive thinking will return someday! Right now hard to be positive about the political choices!

Oct 15, 2016 11:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Regina, great post, and a great reminder to steer clear of the negative nellies.

Oct 16, 2016 02:44 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I love the post, on the letters of THINK. It applies in our personal and professional lives that thinking positive is so healthy for our brains.

Oct 16, 2016 02:51 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I like the message Regina and I will LOOK for the good and positive!

Oct 16, 2016 06:33 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

My AR friends, thank you for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments.

Oct 16, 2016 11:12 AM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Thanks for the reminder to get rid of the negative in my life.

Oct 16, 2016 10:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Love this positive reflection, you are so right, if we look hard enough there is good in everyone.

Oct 18, 2016 03:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes I agree positivity is a state of mind but the jack-assess that post 12-15 posts on FB need to get a life, yes I consider defriending them, but what's the use, might as well just ignore them:))Endre

Oct 18, 2016 03:52 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Allow a measure of grace to others-that's a good thought.

Oct 18, 2016 04:05 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Anyone has good in her/him. Even if you do not like a person at first, give him/her a benefit of a doubt. Treat everyone with respect and kindness, regardless of their past and mistakes. 

Oct 20, 2016 04:22 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Regina - you words ring so true.  There is something good in everyone.  We should hold our tongue and not take offense.

Oct 28, 2016 08:45 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

This is a timely message!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let's all pray for a positive and better year for all. 

Dec 22, 2016 08:20 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I really enjoyed this post and love that graphic! Hope you resume posting soon, hope all is well?

Mar 29, 2017 10:13 PM