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Thoughtful Thursdays…Behavior

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Industry Observer with Retired

"If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior."  William Glasser 


Original content by Kathy Streib

Thoughtful Thursdays…Behavior


Yesterday, I read Richie Alan Naggar’s post about change…our changes and the changes that occur around us. People and things around us change. We can’t escape it and sooner or later it causes a change in our behavior.


When I was doing my practicum in grad school, I had a young patient who was acting out.  The first session included the young patient and his parents.

Our plan involved weekly sessions involving the whole family and a weekly session with the young boy. His parents, however, did not think the group family sessions were necessary but agreed to weekly sessions for their son. 


I was frustrated because I wasn’t sure how to proceed without the participation of the parents. 

My Advisor gave me advice that has stayed with me…


Focus on changing the behavior of the young boy. Changes in his behavior may affect the parents, how they interact with him, and their family dynamics.


(This was when I became a behaviorist)


We can try to change others but the only behavior we have control over is our own. So make use of that knowledge. 


Change your behavior.

The agent who constantly enlists your help but is “too busy’ to help you? Change your behavior towards them. Say NO.


Whatever they do or say is not up to you. The change in how you behave just might impact their future behavior.


The friend who is always late for dinner? You fume and stay until they show up.  They never show remorse even after you express your displeasure. Your behavior next time? Leave after (you choose) minutes. 


To change behavior in the world around you… begin with your own. 

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Oprah Winfrey


If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.  William Glasser

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Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thank you Roy Kelley for sharing this lovely post. Very worthwhile advice and good information!  

May 23, 2024 01:24 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing and resharing this beautiful message, Kathy & Roy!!!

"If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior."  William Glasser 


May 23, 2024 04:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog post by Kathy Streib

May 23, 2024 05:36 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Changing our own behavior often times leads to tremendous changes around us.  M

May 23, 2024 10:27 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Roy- thank you for reblogging my post. I appreciate your support. 

May 23, 2024 07:45 PM