I'm a success today because...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down!

Attributed to Abraham Lincoln

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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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Comments (17)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing this inspirational thought!

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down!

Attributed to Abraham Lincoln

Feb 26, 2022 04:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That friend should be ourself (ourselves?)


Feb 26, 2022 04:59 AM
Carol Williams

Gold star answer, Kat Palmiotti !

Feb 26, 2022 07:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Great thought about how all successful people had some help along the way! No man stands alone. Enjoy your day..

Feb 26, 2022 05:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

So very true.  We all need that motivating action.  Hope you have relaxing weekend.  Thanks again for the post.  Happy Saturday, bill

Feb 26, 2022 05:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That quote is one I could have written.  In my younger years I suffered from a lot of insecurity.  But, one special person had a way of making me believe I could do things I didn't think I could.  I began to have faith enough to get into real estate.

Feb 26, 2022 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wonderful quote,Paul. You never know how your encouragement can impact someone!

Feb 26, 2022 05:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Interesting idea, Paul. I'm just the opposite... I made a success of myself because no one believed in me and I was going to prove them wrong.

Feb 26, 2022 06:29 AM
Carol Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker 
This is exactly why I gave Kat's answer the Gold Star.

Feb 26, 2022 07:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I believe in you Nina Hollander, Broker 

Feb 26, 2022 07:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I think the photo you selected along with the quote are ideally matched.  

Feb 26, 2022 06:31 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

I love that, Paul.
And, Kat is so right.

Feb 26, 2022 07:13 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and Abe had a great quote that he shared with people.  Hope you are having a great weekend plan.


Feb 26, 2022 09:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I love your quote selection. 

Have an outstanding weekend.

Feb 26, 2022 09:22 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That's cool, I like the quote, and I believe it's new to me. Hope you're  having a great weekend with Boomer. I'm with ya, these dogs bring us so much joy and love Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Feb 26, 2022 10:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The quote reminds me that we need to be our own friend.  I am not sure it resonates with me...A

Feb 26, 2022 10:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I wholly agree with Kat Palmiotti comment.  We need to be our own friends, I have always felt that we have to inner directed and not depend on someone else.  

Feb 26, 2022 10:43 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I like many of Lincoln's quotes, but I don't remember this one Paul. It's one that I'm going to try and remember from now on!

Feb 26, 2022 03:36 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A wonderful thought.  If only more people felt that way life would be much more pleasant

Feb 26, 2022 04:01 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A very notable quote and thank you very much,  Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Always eerie how historic personalities continue to be relevant!


Feb 28, 2022 07:05 AM