By: Robert J. Pliska, CRE, CPA

Investment, residential, commercial real estate and business in general can be trying. Using quotes may improve your attitude and mental psych.   They can be used to keep your enthusiasm up, provide momentum to get through a crisis, add a little humor to a difficult situation, use to close the next deal, provide impetus for a good return on your investment and any other way you see appropriate. This has helped many as investment and commercial real estate associates and business owners. It is one way to be positive and have the will and perseverance to continue forward and eventually achieve success.

As many others do, I “tweet” on Twitter. My handle is http://twitter.com/rpliska. I am also on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/rpliska and Facebook. I use these quotes often to help my followers maintain a positive attitude and give them that little extra to proceed in difficult situations. Feel free to follow. This is Part VII of six similar blogs primarily taken from my recent tweets and LinkedIn posts (feel free to google “Robert Pliska – using quotes to achieve success part” for the other six blogs on quotes). They may assist you in maintaining a positive attitude and provide the will to continue forward for investment and sales success in business and investment, residential and commercial real estate. They all seem to have some relevance to business and real estate or success in some way. I am sure all of us can and will come up with many, many more.

“Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in.” ~ Unknown

“There is no security in life – only opportunity” ~ General Douglas MacArthur

“The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell” ~ Anonymous

“A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks” ~ Anonymous

“If plan ‘A’ fails – remember you have 25 letters left.” ~ Chris Guillebeau

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” ~ Winston Churchill

“When you cease to dream you cease to live” ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend” ~ Abe Lincoln

“Don’t be afraid of opposition.  Remember, a kite rises against-not with-the wind” ~ Hamilton Mabie

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.” ~ Woody Hayes

“There is a better way for everything.  Find it.” ~ Thomas Edison

“The secret is to work less as individuals & more as a team. As a coach, I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.” ~ Knute Rockne

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ~ John Wooden

“If there is hope in the future there is power in the present” ~ John Maxwell

“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail” ~ John Wooden

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” ~ Zig Ziglar

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Nobody ever listened himself out of a sale” ~ Unknown

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” ~ Confucius

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it” ~ Zig Ziglar

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up” ~ Vince Lombardi

“Creditors have better memories than debtors” ~ Ben Franklin

“The one who complains buys” ~ German Proverb

“Happiness is positive cash flow” ~ Fred Adler

Hope some of these quotes help you in your role in business, investment, residential and commercial real estate!

Wishing you continued success!