You have succeeded in life when...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need!

Vernon Howard

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Tacoma Washington 

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Fathom Realty WA LLC


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Comments (16)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Paul.

While there are things I would like to have, I'm happy with what I got.  

Jul 23, 2021 12:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That is so true, Paul... and increasingly I find I actually "need" less and less. The real secret, I believe, is to be happy with and grateful for what one does have.

Jul 23, 2021 04:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Vernon Howard summed it up well. Took years to learn and still learning more. Enjoy your day.

Jul 23, 2021 05:10 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, it seems that the older I get the less I feel I need, so perhaps I am on the right path to success!

Jul 23, 2021 05:11 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I can not agree with this more and the older I get the more I realize this.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Jul 23, 2021 05:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - the learning curve definitely varies by individual.  Some understand this concept quickly.  Others not so much.  

Jul 23, 2021 05:23 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We are at that age right? Experiences pretty much become the objects of our desire. 

Jul 23, 2021 06:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Paul,

The photo is lovely and we wish you a lovely weekend.  Happy Friday!  A

Jul 23, 2021 06:48 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Already twice this morning I have seen this same message.  Must be something I should be taking note of, especially right now it seems.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Jul 23, 2021 06:50 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Paul! Yes, that definition can be a huge key to success

Jul 23, 2021 07:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Geeod Point Paul,  I really do not want more but back to good health again with my back.


Jul 23, 2021 10:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul-like Nina Hollander, Broker the older I get the less I "crave."  My wants? Good health, family, friends, and chocolate. 

Jul 23, 2021 10:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy...  a regular mani/pedi, haircut, and the occasional new handbag will probably stay on my list till I kick the bucket!

Jul 23, 2021 10:54 AM
Carol Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker 
Your comment made me laugh, especially about the handbag.  😄

Jul 25, 2021 08:12 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well now that's an interesting quote Paul.  I've had everything I've needed for years....and what I enjoy is change and am in the process of several big changes around our home.  Love it!

Jul 23, 2021 02:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul:

Those are some wise words to keep in mind. I am finding I am wanting and needing less over time.


Jul 23, 2021 04:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are really true words, Paul.  I have ventured away from thinking I need everything that comes into vogue and is fashionable.  I have tripped over generations of the latest things, and then given them away.  Sometimes you just gotta simplify, simplify, simplify.

Jul 24, 2021 03:31 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I definitely have everything I need and am content. There are still things I plan to do, though. As for collecting "things", I'm pretty well done with that.

Jul 25, 2021 08:13 AM