To help yourself, you must be you...

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

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on!

Attributed to Dave Pelzer (1960~)

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Comments (11)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - once again, I am unfamiliar with this quote and its author.  Thank you for sharing this one as well as many others that are new-to-me.  

I admit when such quotes are shown to me, I often refer back to one that is more familiar.  However, there are also times when something strikes a chord.  The mind is a mixture of "stuff" - isn't it?   Pulling it together can be a mystery.  

Mar 25, 2023 03:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I consider each quote a different perspective on life. I try to see through my comments how many my ActiveRain followers can add to my thoughts Michael Jacobs 

Mar 25, 2023 01:44 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Be who you are and you ave less to remember about what others see. Enjoy your day.

Mar 25, 2023 03:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I first heard that thought from my great uncle, who also was a very wise man Wayne Martin 

Mar 25, 2023 01:45 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Paul for sharing another motivational message!!!

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on!

Attributed to Dave Pelzer (1960~)

Mar 25, 2023 03:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS for dropping in 🙂.

Mar 25, 2023 01:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Be the best us we can be! Love that thought!

Mar 25, 2023 04:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I concur totally Kat Palmiotti 

Mar 25, 2023 01:47 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... learn from your mistakes and move on! And since everyone else is "taken," just be yourself.

Mar 25, 2023 05:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for your perspective which you know I always respect Nina Hollander, Broker 

Mar 25, 2023 01:48 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I could just stare up into those clouds for a very long time and be quite content, haha.

Mar 25, 2023 05:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I often stir up into those clouds for a very long time, and try to stay content my friend Brian England 🙂

Mar 25, 2023 01:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I have never heard of this author or this quote but its a thoughtful one. Always learn from our mistakes, store it in our memory banks for future reference and move on!

Mar 25, 2023 06:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Spoken like a true professional, that you are my friend Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Mar 25, 2023 01:51 PM
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

Yes Paul, people should be themselves. I dislike when individuals have to be dishonest and make believe they are someone they are not...

Mar 25, 2023 06:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I agree with you 100%. I can’t stand phonies Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Mar 25, 2023 01:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- what a wonderful quote. One of the best days any of us can have is when we finally decide to be happy with the person we are. 

Mar 25, 2023 11:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some people pay thousands of dollars to come to that conclusion Kathy Streib 

Mar 25, 2023 03:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

Great words of advice from Dave Pelzer!  I always liked the added phrase of "dust yourself off". Have a great weekend.

Mar 25, 2023 05:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is a great point Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Mar 26, 2023 12:21 AM