Thoughts are Things - Use Them Wisely




Years ago I was involved in a year long Leadership Development Course. I was first a student and then staffer for many years after-wards. The course was a powerful leaders training course in many, many ways  and my goal is to share with all of you some of powerful ideas of the course, along our journey together. My now husband was also a student and staffer of the course. We were friends for many years before we married. Because of this powerful teaching course, our mindset is very similar as is our way of seeing life and situations and simply 'knowing' what is right for us as a couple and individuals.  We both know that 'To Think Is To Create'.  I ran across the below words of wisdom today...... and it rings true to this day.


"The trouble is not in changing thought but in keeping thoughts changed."

                                                                               Thomas D Willhite





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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, so true, love the quote! 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 11 months ago

Anna never looked at it the way it is phrased in the quote, but it does ring with truth.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

Hi Anna,
My husband and I met in a 2-year leadership program.  Change is going to happen whether we want it to or not.  We can either make the dust or get left in the dust. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 11 months ago

Great quote.  Change will happen if we like it or not.   Sadly not all change is great

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 11 months ago

Great post, Anna.... at the end of the day, we are what we think and our thoughts can totally determine the course of our lives and decisions.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 11 months ago

"The trouble is not in changing thought but in keeping thoughts changed."

I love that quote, Anna!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

Keeping you mind open to new ideas is the key to growth.  Great quote.  So many people are rigid and that prevents them from embracing new things.  Thanks for the reminder today!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 11 months ago

I am always amazed at the power of thoughts Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 11 months ago

Oh, I love this and I love you and Mr. Banana! Together, you guys are such an amazing couple, Anna. I totally 'get' the thinking and re-thinking together thing. It's much like Ray & I.


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 11 months ago

Anna loved this quote and post as well, clearly Thoughts matter and wow I had no idea about you and Mr Banana:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

Thoughts are so powerful...both positive and negative. Learning to use them to your benefit is key!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 11 months ago

If there's one industry where this mindset is vitally important ... it's real estate, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886.  Be incapable or unwilling to change or think beyond the norm and you kill or stifle your success.  You provide excellent food for thought ... and much wisdom!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 11 months ago

I so love this post, Anna. Bernie and I support one another in this mindset - and we "gently" remind each other if we notice some thoughts forming that might not be helpful in creating what we actually want at the moment, or for life in general. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 11 months ago

Hello Anna --- excellent quote.  A pause to remember so to speak. For me.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 11 months ago

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