Wishful Thinking

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Wishful Thinking

 

Pondering Wishful Thinking

 

Wishful Thinking

We don't necessarily need to look too far or go too deep to find examples of wishful thinking.  Examples are seemingly all around us.  Maybe it's more noticeable at the beginning of the year with resolutions of getting in better shape, being less this/more that or eliminating bad habits. It exists in many other circumstances too. 

 

 

for example:  the student who doesn't study throughout the school term who wants to achieve a passing grade. Yeah, that's wishful thinking.  For sure.  Maybe it's the unrealistic seller who has visions of a lofty price when the current market suggests otherwise.  To my knowledge the real life stories of frogs and members of royalty are quite rare.  You can likely cite your own experiences.  Personal and professional. They are certainly plentiful.  Wishful thinking was on my mind. And as I pondered the words of others reminded me that yes, wishful thinking is actively "at work".   

 

 

Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase

                                                                                                                 Joseph Pilates     

 

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes 

                                                                                                                 Mary Martin 

 

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Wishful thinking is not sound public policy

                                                                                                                   Bjorn Lomborg

 

The image in this post is from www.canstockphoto.com 

 

 

Wishful Thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Michael.

Like Bob "RealMan" Timm said.  I've already got you tagged for a future post in about 70-80 years from now.

May 08, 2019 01:31 AM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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The only way to turn wishful thinking into reality is to take action! 

May 08, 2019 03:06 AM #19
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There is a lot of wishful thinking in the world, but success comes from people acting upon those wishes!

May 08, 2019 07:07 AM #20
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I remember driving thru FFlorida and having to stop so many time to wash the window for sure.

 

May 08, 2019 09:01 AM #21
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Wishful thinking. I wish people were kinder. 

While sitting at the airport waiting for my flight to board, a lady asked me to watch her bags so that she could use the restroom. I was glad to do so and told her so too. When she came back, she had a cup of coffee in hand and a bag of apple fritters. She presented one to me in appreciation, not just for minding her things, but because of how I said it and that is why she told me, she couldn't come back empty handed. Then, she offered to give me her coffee too, which of course, I didn't except. But wishful thinking paid off without expectations. 

I'm back home and wishing the rain would stop. It rained before I left and continues to pour. Life is full of wishful thinking, much of which is either outside of our control or a surprise and a happy ending. 

Have a wonderful day! I am WISHING that for you!

May 08, 2019 09:08 AM #22
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Michael Jacobs
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Dan Hopper - hopes, wishes, must haves and that darn reality.  So much of it combines to create that final solution.

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- - and thank you for reading it and commenting. I appreciate it.  

Kathy Streib - and how far it can take you is sometimes quite amazing.

May 08, 2019 09:33 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Nina Hollander - short and to the point often work,  You're right, kinda like the quote from Mary Martin.  

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI - positive thoughts, good results and the stock market. Now that is an interesting combination. 

Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel - yes, driving here often involves at least a modicum of wishful thinking.  I mean, it helps, right?

May 08, 2019 09:40 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - it can unfortunately lead us to a path not expected but there are upsides at times.  It's especially good when used with other methods.

Myrl Jeffcoat - action plans can provide measuring standards.

Endre Barath, Jr. - there may be overlap at times between dreaming and wishful thinking but I think they are unique.  

May 08, 2019 09:45 AM #25
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - thank you in advance.

Kat Palmiotti - action certainly has its place and can often help.  We have many examples to show us.

Brian England - often true.  

 

May 08, 2019 09:50 AM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Will Hamm - a clear front window helps us as we move forward.  Hmm - is a cloudy rear view mirror giving us another message?

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - kindness is around us and sometimes when we don't expect it.  Not always a fritter of a moment either.  Although the gesture of an apple fritter was nice, a smile and acknowledgment can be equally nice.  

May 08, 2019 09:57 AM #27
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Michael Jacobs,  there are definitely many things I am working on -- currently, the last chapter in a book I am writing -  the Kundaline and Chakras, a higher vibratory energy, Synchronicity and Enlightenment, for starters.  There are many things that stop me from achieving some goals -- yep, myself, mainly.  I am aware the areas I am working on, however, 'wishful thinking' does not happen to be a problem I am aware of.   I seem to go after what I want in life, rather than wish for it or daydream.  I love the image you chose for the post.

May 08, 2019 10:03 AM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - good luck with your book and keep us posted when it becomes available.  "Going for it" is obviously working out well for you.  

May 08, 2019 03:29 PM #29
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Writing a book sounds like such a big undertaking but authors are inspired and compelled!  Positive thinking is good, not to be confushed with wishfull!

May 09, 2019 07:33 AM #30
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Michael Jacobs
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR -although positive thinking and being wishful may go hand-in-hand but certainly are better when not confused with each other.

May 09, 2019 09:22 AM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Michael. I am starting to get you I think. This one is true and poignant as well.

May 09, 2019 10:56 AM #32
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheila Anderson - LOL.  "Getting me" can be a challenge.  

May 09, 2019 10:59 AM #33
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Agree with Kat Palmiotti!

May 10, 2019 03:20 AM #34
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Michael Jacobs
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Ricardo Mello - and her plan is quite solid.

May 10, 2019 04:26 AM #35
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Dreams + Actions = Results!

But, darn it, I was hoping if I wishfully thought about being in great physical condition, that it would miraculously happen! 

May 18, 2019 04:35 PM #36
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - just like "overnight sensations".  Well kinda.  

May 18, 2019 05:24 PM #37
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