The first step toward success is taken...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself!

Attributed to Mark Caine (American Writer)

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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)

Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Wow the quote is so true.  Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.


Mar 20, 2023 03:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. The journey towards success begins with the first step and every step after that gets you closer. Enjoy your day.

Mar 20, 2023 03:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - your mention of author Mark Caine started me down on another rabbit hole.  Happy Spring.  Keep hopping.  🐇🐰🐇

Mar 20, 2023 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... somehow it all always comes down to that first step and the courage to take it! Happy First Day of Spring!

Mar 20, 2023 05:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, yes, yes, take that step to get yourself into a new environment!

Mar 20, 2023 05:28 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, The first step to achieve success is to reject being limited by the surrounds you currently find yourself in.

Mar 20, 2023 05:32 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Paul for sharing these beautiful quotes Paul...

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself!

Attributed to Mark Caine (American Writer)

Mar 20, 2023 05:34 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an amazing photo you shared with us today!  I love the scene peeking through the trees!

Mar 20, 2023 05:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I love the spectacular photo you shared this always have the perfect photo to match your message. Happy First Day of Spring!

Mar 20, 2023 07:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I agree with Dorie Dillard Austin TX your photos always go so well with the quote. And today's quote reminds us that it is up to take that first step. 

Mar 20, 2023 09:07 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is so tough to step out of your environment.  Change can be scary, but it sure can be rewarding, too.

Mar 20, 2023 01:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The message of that quote is, "Don't fence me in."  I agree with the others that complimented you on the photo.

Mar 20, 2023 04:27 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

The first step equates to "Today is the first day of the rest of my life" ... and I will be sure to keep my eyes on the goal!  Thank you for this encouraging blog!

Apr 15, 2023 08:37 AM