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


You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength! 

Attributed to Marcus Aurelius

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Comments (15)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wise words from the distant past.  Especially, when one considers  Marcus Aurelius ruled Rome in 161 - 180 AD

Jan 22, 2023 02:22 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks once again for sharing those motivational quotes on a regular basis Paul!!!

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength! 

Attributed to Marcus Aurelius


Jan 22, 2023 04:09 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the look of the scene you have pictured today.  I don't see that in my area but I can drive up north for an hour or so and see something similar.

Jan 22, 2023 04:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Indeed - we only have control over ourselves. Marcus was a smart man!

Jan 22, 2023 04:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Can't put it any better than that! It is the realization part that is difficult. Enjoy your day.

Jan 22, 2023 05:17 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Wise words, Great information.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite NFL Team! 



Jan 22, 2023 05:26 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

Paul, This reminds me of the annoying mother-in-law who tried to change her children's decision about a townhouse they really wanted. In front of us she told them it's not really the one they should buy. But, they had the power over their own minds and bought it!

Jan 22, 2023 05:52 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 wonder if I do at 2:30 am when my brain won't shut off so I can go back to sleep!

Jan 22, 2023 05:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - wise words.  The power of the mind can be lost without focus.  And your photo reinforces that for me.  Is it the forest?  Or the trees?    

Jan 22, 2023 06:53 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do like this quote.  Thank you for refreshing my memory of it.

Jan 22, 2023 06:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... so, so true! Everything starts from us. And that's all that we can control... ourselves and how we choose to respond to what the external forces bring to our doorstepl.

Jan 22, 2023 07:30 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Paul.  'Marcus' one of my favorites and always a head shaker and the timeless words.  Mark

Jan 22, 2023 09:12 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and this one is so true and thanks for sharing it with us.  Hope you are having a great day!

Jan 22, 2023 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I love the quote. Our mind is stronger than we give it credit for. 

Jan 22, 2023 12:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

I am still amazed at how well these quotes hold up over the centuries!  Have a wonderful week ahead. 

Jan 22, 2023 07:35 PM