The only thing you sometimes have...

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



The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it!


Attributed to Chris Pine (1980 ~)

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Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. At this time my perspective is the Chihuahua is out of control and it may be time for a hiatus! Enjoy your day.

Jun 09, 2023 04:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I hope this comes to a happy ending my friend, Wayne Martin 🙂

Jun 09, 2023 06:47 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... another good way of saying it's all about attitude. I learned that lesson early in life.

Jun 09, 2023 04:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I revisit this at least once a week 🙂 Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 09, 2023 06:48 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

And we have a choice on what to do next!

Jun 09, 2023 05:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

As free minded spirits, we certainly do Kat Palmiotti 

Jun 09, 2023 06:49 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There have been so many times in my life where I have been in a seemingly bad situation but keeping a positive attitude led to it being a lot better than I thought it would, haha.

Jun 09, 2023 05:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That a boy Brian England 

Jun 09, 2023 06:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - these words have been expressed differently.  Many times - maybe countless.  When they become a part of the process of combining thoughts and behavior things can evolve.  Yes, perspective remains important.  

Jun 09, 2023 05:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Your perspective has always been important to me Michael Jacobs 

Jun 09, 2023 06:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I've not heard this quote before but very practical tip jus said a little differently from other quotes. It all boils down to remember its your perspective of a given situation is what you can control not the situation! 

Jun 09, 2023 07:01 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Yes, Dorie Dillard Austin TX, your state of mind entering any situation can alter your perspective 🙂

Jun 09, 2023 06:53 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Friday Paul and this one makes so much sense and more people need to look at things.  Make it a great day!

Jun 09, 2023 08:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

May your days all be great Will Hamm 

Jun 09, 2023 06:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- We always have a choice as to how we are going to handle a situation. We may not like the choices we've been given but we still have a choice. 

Jun 09, 2023 12:05 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

The freedom of choice is a wonderful trait of the human condition Kathy Streib 🙂

Jun 09, 2023 06:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've seen those wise words in various forms, and attributed to different authors.  They allow us to contemplating where we can gain some semblance of control over the uncontrollable.

Jun 09, 2023 02:26 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank for sharing your wisdom and thought process Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 09, 2023 06:58 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’d always pick the Beach over all else ( lol)

Jun 10, 2023 12:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

😀 thank you  Michael J. Perry 

Jun 15, 2023 07:14 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

If people could or would understand the Chris Pine quote, their lives would become so much less complicated.  We do have a choice in those situations in life that have so many of us going off the rail.  Let go of the ego, change the attitude, because we do have a choice in how we respond and interreact. Whenever possible, reach up...UP...and take the higher road.  If you have enough love, it is very easy.
We have no control on how another acts or what they do.  However, we do have a choice in what we do, on how we react.  

Jun 11, 2023 08:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It is not life that is difficult it is what we make it Jane Chaulklin-Schott 

Jun 15, 2023 07:14 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Wise words for sure. What is allowed in between our ears is truly important.

Jun 15, 2023 01:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I try to build on it daily Dr. Paula McDonald 

Jun 15, 2023 07:12 PM