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Using Inspiring Quotes in Investment, Residential and Commercial Real Estate – Part I

By: Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA, MBA; Birmingham (Detroit), Michigan

Investment, residential and commercial real estate can be very trying. An area that may be helpful as a real estate owner, investor and/or broker/advisor is to improve your attitude and your mental psych. One way to do this is to latch on to a few quotes that you feel appropriate. This can keep your enthusiasm up, provide momentum to get through a crisis, add a little humor to a difficult situation, provide impetus for a good return on your investment and add in other ways you deem appropriate.

Here are few to start –
“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” ~ William Ward

“Spectacular achievements are always preceded by painstaking preparation” ~. Roger Staubach

“You find that you have peace of mind & can enjoy yourself…when you know that it was a 100% effort that you gave” ~ Gordie Howe

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” – from Forrest Gump

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Ward

“I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.” ~ Scotty Bowman

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” ~ Confucious

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.” ~ Colin Powell

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions”. ~ Anonymous

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age” ~ Colin Powell

“I am a soldier. I fight where I am told. And I win where I fight.” ~ General George Patton

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” B Disraeli

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

“A good player plays where the puck is. A great player plays where the puck is going to be” ~ Wayne Gretzky

“Focus & keep shooting. Eventually you will score!” ~ My own.

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory” ~ General George Patton

“The function of economics is to make astrology look respectable” John Kenneth Galbraith

“Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process” ~ B Graham, Father of Value Investing

“Buckle up, we’re headed to the bottom of the ninth” ~ Ernie Harwell

“You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time” Shelby Cullom Davis, Investor

“I don’t look to jump over seven foot bars; I look around for one foot bars that I can step over” ~ Warren Buffett

“I’ve learned… that opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.” ~ Andy Rooney

“Celebration of your achievement is as important as your achievement because success builds on success.” John Powers

“You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.” -Thomas Watson

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I’ve Never Worked a Day in My Life” – Bill Pulte of Pulte Homes on enjoying his life’s work

“You can’t change the wind, you can however adjust your sails” ~ Unknown

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take” – Wayne Gretzky

“To live without risk is to risk not living” – Pope Pius XII

“Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life.” – Lloyd John Ogilvie

“Many of life’s failures are people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

“The worst loans are made in the best of times. The best loans are made in the worst of times” ~ Unknown

“You can’t make a good deal with a bad person” ~ Zig Ziglar

“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.” ~ Gary Halbert

Hope some of these quotes help you in your role in investment, residential and commercial real estate! See you on svnpia.com or @rpliska on Twitter for more