One of the things I learned...

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

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself!

Attributed to Lucille Ball



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Comments (17)

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

Good morning Paul. Lucille Ball was 100% correct. Spend your time being optimistic. There is not enough time, so don’t waste any being discouraged. Enjoy your day 

Jan 17, 2022 04:43 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

I have always been a "Glass half full" guy.  We made it through the weekend and ready to start the new week.  Thanks for posting and have a productive Monday. bill

Jan 17, 2022 05:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, being optimistic and active can certainly help move life in the right direction!

Enjoy your Monday!

Jan 17, 2022 05:16 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Getting discouraged doesn't help us at all and when we do, we need to get over it quickly and get back to being optimistic.

Jan 17, 2022 05:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - it doesn't pay to become discouraged but Lucille Ball obviously discovered that there is a valuable lesson learned when following the optimistic path.  

Jan 17, 2022 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lucille Ball was a very smart and wise lady, Paul. I've learned that when "bad" things happen to give myself 15 minutes to be unhappy and then I move on.

Jan 17, 2022 06:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Can't see an opportunity coming your way with your head down

Jan 17, 2022 06:10 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

Nothing good has ever come from negative thinking!

Jan 17, 2022 06:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent quote to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week. We have more snowy weather in Maryland.

Jan 17, 2022 07:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Paul,

We agree with Lucy, and perfect timing on your part as Amazon has made movie about Lucy and Desi.  A

Jan 17, 2022 07:26 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Negativity east asway at our soul.  Lucy had it right. Be positive.  Give yourself a few minutes to digest bad news and then move on with positivity.

Jan 17, 2022 08:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul,  I guess I love to work and have something always to do.  I would be bore if I retired

Jan 17, 2022 11:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I too give myself a little Pity Party then that's is. I move on. 

Jan 17, 2022 12:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ah, the wisdom of Lucille Ball.  It's a great quote to begin the week with, Paul.

Jan 17, 2022 01:20 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh now that is a tough one....hard sometimes to not let discouragement get the best of you. Great quote!

Jan 17, 2022 01:26 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

That's my happy thought at a time Paul!

Jan 17, 2022 02:38 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Lucille Ball was a smart lady!  She had a lot of optimism and liked to spread it around.

Jan 19, 2022 01:41 AM