Monday Morning Coffee | February 15, 2010


"There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be,
and you keep and hold that picture there long enough,
you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking." 
- William James (1842-1910)



Walk into a totally dark room. What do you see? "Absolutely nothing," you say. Now, turn on the light. Where did the darkness go? Really - where is it now? Hopefully you will agree that darkness cannot exist in the face of light.

During a lifetime, we experience many types of "darkness." It may appear in the form of discouragement, fear, hopelessness, grief, ignorance, or poverty. Yet, in every case, there is a "light" in which such darkness cannot exist.

Fear, for example, cannot exist in the face of courage. Education denies ignorance any chance of survival. Grief disappears in the presence of peace-of-mind. Discouragement ceases when hope prevails. Wealth denies poverty its chance.

No matter what form darkness takes, it cannot exist when faced with its opposite. That also means we have the ability to send darkness on its way at any point in time. No matter how overwhelming the darkness appears, it is our thoughts and our minds that ultimately control the outcome. How powerful is that?

In the words of several favorite authors: "Think you can, think you can't, either way you're right." "Your life is what your thoughts make of it." "We are what we think about all day long." Finally, in the words of Tom Bodett, from one of his Motel 6 commercials: "We'll leave the light on for you!"


#1 By kate at 9/9/2016 11:19 PM

how much selling do you do in waterford of the carolinas. We have a townhome on the market now but its not going anywhere and we barely ever have it shown. Pretty dissapointing since we paid so much for it. The HOA's here are out of control which is one of the reasons we want out.

#2 By Buddy Blake at 9/9/2016 11:19 PM

Hey Kate... we do work the Leland / Belville area neighborhoods.. the market is pretty tough in Waterford right now, especially with their multi-family products... you really have to be priced extremely well and THE best value in the hood... I wish you success soon with your current agent, as I would never solicit another agent or company's listing.

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