We See What We Are Looking For

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty 8431215

Most of us know this.  Practicing this is another story.

We see what we are looking for, typically.  If we are in a rotten mood and expect to see and find rotten things, typically that is what we see.

Conversely, when happy and grateful, we usually see the good in things, in people and in the circumstances surrounding us. That is where you are pointing your subconscious brain !

So, very simply, the outcome of any particular day has to do with your mindset.

What are you grateful for?  Expand on that!

As my friend Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  recently said-- "If you seek negativity, you will find it.  So why not focus on something positive?"


Posted by

Michael Elliott


Burlington, New Jersey Real Estate 

Broker / Salesperson

Fathom Realty

cell (609) 864-8164   office (888) 455-6040


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Being thankful and grateful is also essential.  I cannot start my day without thanks for the beautiful day and the great people in the world with me.

Jun 13, 2024 04:19 AM
Michael Elliott

Amen !

Jun 13, 2024 04:52 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Michael!!!

When happy and grateful, we usually see the good in things, in people and in the circumstances surrounding us. That is where you are pointing your subconscious brain!

Jun 13, 2024 04:27 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Our attitude towards our day does have a huge impact on how the day actually goes. I hope yours is a wonderful one.

Jun 13, 2024 04:51 AM
Michael Elliott


Jun 13, 2024 04:53 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

One of the many reasons that I opt for positivity or negativity and Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 is definitely a wise man!

Jun 13, 2024 05:39 AM
Michael Elliott

Indeed!  And a good man.

Jun 13, 2024 05:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good point and good reminder, Michael. I've always believed that what we put out in the universe is what we get back from the universe.

Jun 13, 2024 06:17 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

When. I was about 11 , my Step Mother told me there is no such thing as a Bad Mood .

Meaning you can’t catch a Bad Mood ( like a common cold). You place yourself in this Mood and rationalize that this is what is happening ( and it’s not MY fault !) 

Jun 13, 2024 06:56 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am a glass half-full kind of person. I like to look for solutions so that I will not be overwhelmed by a problem.

Jun 13, 2024 02:05 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Preach it, Michael!

Jun 13, 2024 04:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- it boils down to our attitude. It will impact how we view things or people. 

Jun 13, 2024 06:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael Elliott I agree.  Our mind set determines what we see and how we react.

Jun 14, 2024 04:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I almost always wake with a positive attitude, and prefer to keep it that way ALL DAY!

Jun 15, 2024 05:42 PM