When something is important enough...

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


When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor!

Attributed to Elon Musk

Happy 5th of July


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Tacoma Washington 

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Comments (15)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Wise words from Elon Musk, who has found the odds to be in his favor more often than naught!

Jul 05, 2022 12:16 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Those are my kind of odds Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jul 05, 2022 07:15 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Those words have a lot more meaning since Elon Musk said them.  I can remember thinking about investing in Tesla quite some time ago.  There was so much negative press and so many saying Tesla was going to go bankrupt that I stayed away.  When you beat the odds, you are rewarded handsomely.

Jul 05, 2022 04:18 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Hunches sometimes payoff better than rumors Ray Henson 

Jul 05, 2022 07:23 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Paul, great quote!!!

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor!

Attributed to Elon Musk

Jul 05, 2022 04:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you my friend Sham Reddy CRS 

Jul 05, 2022 07:25 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

"To you" should be added after "enough!"

Enjoy your day!

Jul 05, 2022 04:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I always appreciate your comments Kat Palmiotti 

Jul 05, 2022 07:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, even though it may not proceed immediate positive results, it could down the road!

Jul 05, 2022 05:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is an interesting thought Joan Cox 

Jul 05, 2022 07:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... if anyone understands this, it's Elon Musk! When someone drags their feet on something, it's clear they are not that interested or committed to something.

Jul 05, 2022 05:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I like your thought process Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jul 05, 2022 07:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. You can assure failure if you don't try. Elon Musk would rather face failure after trying. He chooses wisely! Enjoy your day.

Jul 05, 2022 05:43 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

try try again Wayne Martin 

Jul 05, 2022 07:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I was a bit surprised to not find a comment from Brian England who is the resident AR (and self-described) "Elon Fan Boy".   As many of us know, it's easy to miss things on ActiveRain as the blog roll is often full of things (like posts and such) that charge our batteries in different ways.  


Jul 05, 2022 07:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You constantly open my mind to several possibilities Michael Jacobs 

Jul 05, 2022 07:53 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - those like Musk likes the odds and believed in themselves and had breakthroughs.

Jul 05, 2022 08:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Kind of like the magic of positive thinking Grant Schneider 

Jul 05, 2022 07:56 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, this is so true. If we take a minute to think about it, we probably weren't that interested to begin with. 

Jul 05, 2022 08:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We can all learn from Elon's genius Beth Atalay 

Jul 05, 2022 08:10 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

If you want something bad enough you make it happen.  Love it!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Jul 05, 2022 09:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

you're on the right trail Norma J. Elkins 

Jul 05, 2022 08:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Very good quote, Paul- When you have passion and belief in something, then it is the best motivation you can have. 

Jul 05, 2022 09:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I agree whole heartily Kathy Streib 

Jul 05, 2022 09:05 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Michael Jacobs is correct, I am definitely a big fan of Elon Musk, he is doing great things for the world and isn't afraid to try things that seem impossible!

Jul 05, 2022 10:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am a big fan of his passion and vision Brian England 

Jul 05, 2022 09:08 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Paul my money is on Elon.  What a genius this guy is and always into such interesting things no matter who says what.  I love it!

Jul 05, 2022 04:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I wish I could have his focus Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Jul 05, 2022 09:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

That quote sounds like something Elon might say about buying Twitter.

Jul 05, 2022 06:17 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are on to something here Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jul 05, 2022 09:40 PM