Excellence is not...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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


Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude!


Attributed to Mark Twain

Also Attributed to the following: H. L. Mencken, Dr. Seuss, William Arthur Ward, Kurt Vonnegut, Dale Carnegie, Elbert Hubbard, Denis Waitley,Ralph Marston




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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 (13)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - yes it most certainly is and attitudes are more important than skills.

May 18, 2022 03:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - this is a certainly an example where everyday practice can make a difference.   

May 18, 2022 04:07 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing your daily wisdom Paul.

Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude!

Attributed to Mark Twain

May 18, 2022 04:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Must say, trying to argue with the logic of Mark Twain may make you a fool. Enjoy your day.

May 18, 2022 04:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellence is a great thing to strive for!

May 18, 2022 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning and Happy Wednesday, Paul. What can I say except that Mark Twain nailed it!

May 18, 2022 05:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection. Some of us may need an attitude adjustment.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 18, 2022 05:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm sitting here smiling Paul.  I have enough narcissists in my life to know, that quote is true for them.

May 18, 2022 05:49 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, excellence does come from within, and is our attitude, Mark Twain nailed it.

May 18, 2022 06:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- you can always count on Mark Twain!!!  And proof again of the importance of our attitudes. 

May 18, 2022 10:12 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Attitude is something I've needed to work on lately. Great quote and I LOVE that photo!

May 18, 2022 04:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Mark Twain was certainly a wise man. Seems to me attitude is far more valuable than skill.

Have a terrific weekend!


May 20, 2022 05:07 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  That looks so refreshing 

May 21, 2022 05:36 PM