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

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead surround yourself with optimistic people!

Attributed to Zig Ziglar



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Comments (16)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sadly, those words are true.  I have tried to help many people in the past but have learned each and every time that you can't help someone that is not willing to help themselves.

Dec 28, 2021 03:53 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Tuesday Paul!!! I agree with this quote. Do what you can but don’t let it pull you down

Dec 28, 2021 04:08 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

You can choose to be a Debby Downer or NOT.  Thank you for posting, have a fabulous Taco Tuesday, and Happy New Year. bill 

Dec 28, 2021 04:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - don't you think we can make a difference by being the best we can be?  After all, don't we want to be better?  That's the message I am receiving from the Zig Ziglar quote today.  

Dec 28, 2021 04:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. So hard to argue with Zig Zigular. He had a way with words. Enjoy your day.

Dec 28, 2021 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed. Surrounding yourself with positive people makes a huge difference in the quality of life.

Dec 28, 2021 05:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That is so true, Paul. Maybe with enough exposure to a positive person a negative person might change a bit, but it's not something to count on.

Dec 28, 2021 05:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection. It is good advice to share.

Dec 28, 2021 06:35 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

One can only offer aid to someone willing to accept the lift. Otherwise, they pull you over the edge as well.

Dec 28, 2021 07:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yesterday our nephew called.  He is working for a new company, and one of the things he asked the CEO is if it was OK to not work with people he could not stand because of their negativity.  The CEO answered, if you cannot stand them, we would not want to work with them either...good answer!  A

Dec 28, 2021 07:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I started in Real Estate, I worked with Coldwell Banker and was assigned a very nice office space that was awesome. I soon found out why the more successful agents didn't want this office space. It was right next to the water cooler, coffee maker, and back door where the smokers were required to go. 

I have never witnessed  so many negative people in my life. I had to shut my door but could still hear the moaning and groaning. I was constantly interrupted by lonely people opening my door to complain when no one else was available.

I could see and hear why these people were not producing and at the time was their last stop before being asked to leave the company. 

It always comes to mind when I get a negative thought stuck in my head...

Dec 28, 2021 09:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, I could not agree more, and do surround myself with like-minded folks!   

Dec 28, 2021 01:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I agree 100% with those wise words from Zig Ziglar.  I hope you are having a great week, Paul.

Dec 28, 2021 08:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paul, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 28, 2021 08:44 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are, as always, too kind Myrl Jeffcoat 

Dec 28, 2021 10:02 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Way too short.

No time to waste.

Be happy!

Dec 29, 2021 07:08 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Pretty easy to tell who most of the negative people are wherever you may find them. Many times they are not successful and have a million reasons why. Guess what? It's never their fault. Be successful and be around those that are successful. 


Jan 01, 2022 07:29 AM