Being Positive or Negative is a Choice

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Being Positive or Negative is a Choice 

“When you wake up every day you have two choices. You

can either be positive or negative; an optimist

or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist.

It’s all a matter of perspective.”

Harvey Mackey Businessman, Author, Syndicated Columnist




As I see it . . . . . . .

Being positive or negative is a choice


It can be said . . . . That things turn out about. . . .  the way we think they will. In other words, how you think will have a big impact on the way things turn out in your life.


An optimist believes that things will turn out the way they want them to be . . . . They will do everything they can do to create the outcome they want to achieve.


On the other hand, the pessimist believes that things are not going to turn out very good. And through negative thinking . . . . and less them the required actions to create successful results. They will think their way to poor results . . . . and their lack of efforts ensure a negative outcome.


Being positive or negative is a choice . . . .  and the choice you make will greatly impact your results.


©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author










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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lou

We always have choices about our attitude, and it makes such a difference, not only in our own behavior but in how others perceive us, and feel.


Aug 02, 2017 08:44 PM #17
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lou Ludwig - you are so right, We have to decide our future - just saw the video clip from Darren Hardy (Success Magazine) which said - these choices are important.

Aug 02, 2017 09:03 PM #18
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Being positive or negative is a choice . . . .  and the choice you make will greatly impact your results.  This is so true. Mindset is everything. Great post. 


Aug 02, 2017 10:34 PM #19
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Lou Ludwig ,

Congratulations on a well deserved featured post! One always has choices and results will be impacted which ever one you make a deciion. I love the comment by Nancy Golliday true!!

Aug 03, 2017 04:04 AM #21
Dan Jasmer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Changing the way you look at real estate

With all the negativity that surrounds us each day, it's easy to fall in the same trap.  ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!  Congrats on the featured post Lou.

Aug 03, 2017 05:59 AM #22
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Life can be like a waltz when we let joy and gladness be our dancing partners

Aug 03, 2017 06:21 AM #23
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Yes!  This is the very same decision that I make each day before I get out of bed and my feet hit the floor.  My choice is always to be optimistic and positive.


Aug 03, 2017 06:23 AM #24
David Nicholson
Coldwell Banker Select - Saint John, NB
Work Together... Achieve Together!

Thanks for the reminder Lou... choosing is correct, but making that choice is sometimes more difficult. As salespeople, we all face trials which leave us feeling betrayed and in pain. It is best in those moments to acknowledge it and then make the determined choice not to dwell on it. All the best in your efforts to be positive and confident as your day goes along!

Aug 03, 2017 07:17 AM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder for all of us. I hope you are enjoying an outstanding week.

Aug 03, 2017 09:00 AM #26
Wayne L. Brown
Franklin Advantage Inc. - Alpine, CA


Oustanding words to remember.

Thanks for the reminder and post.

What you wrote is so true.

We become what we think and believe.

Aug 03, 2017 09:51 AM #27
Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

Perpetually negative folks are hard to be around. That said, not everyday can be a dream, we have to forge on regardless and try to help others.

Aug 03, 2017 10:52 AM #28
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Every day and everything is a Choice. Not making a choice is a choice.

Thanks for your consistent positive reminders.

Aug 03, 2017 11:01 AM #29
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My wife and I express gratitude every morning to start the day. Leave yesterday behind, express gratitude first to your mate, then spread it around.

Aug 03, 2017 02:05 PM #30
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations on the well deserved Feature Lou! A great quote and a great way to live!

Aug 03, 2017 04:07 PM #31
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Lou,

Some negative thoughts need to be worked through until you can see the positive. One of my old classmates died this week. Still trying to find the positive in that.

Aug 03, 2017 05:26 PM #32
Pam Guthrie
Seaside Realty Company - Myrtle Beach, SC
Seaside Realty Co. Owner/Broker In Charge, REALTOR

Smiling  before speaking, can help with that positive attitude toward others. 

Aug 03, 2017 07:21 PM #33
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

We should be thankful and grateful that we have the choice to be as optimistic and cheerful or pessimistic and glum because there are many who unfortunately don't have that choice. 

Aug 03, 2017 11:25 PM #34
Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Very true. It's so hardc to stay positive in this cut-throat world. I agree that positivity has a huge effect on our success!

Aug 04, 2017 05:05 AM #35
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

I believe that optimism is energizing. Why let pessimism drag you down, when your outlook can get you through obstacles?

Aug 04, 2017 11:44 AM #36
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Thanks for the positivity and attitude adjustment.  What a great way to start my week.

Aug 07, 2017 05:38 AM #37
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