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Conceive it, Believe it, Achieve it

Many of you read a recent blog I wrote "Adversity - One Lady's Incredible Story of Conquering it"  In that post I referenced Maryland Realtor Elaine Northrop which was interviewed by Howard Brinton back in 1998.  In that interview Elaine openly talks about the adversity in her life and what she did to overcome very difficult times to eventually become the #1 producer worldwide for the Coldwell Banker real estate company.

Elaine explained in her interview that many people in life accept the fact that this is the way life is and this is what I have and will always have.  Her favorite quote at the end of the interview with Howard was:

"Conceive it, Believe it, Achieve it"

Conceive that it can be done

Believe that your are capable of doing it

Achieve it

Elaine goes on to explain that when she started opening up her mind and visually seeing what she wanted her world started to change.  She says when she started giving herself "permission" to have more than what she had settled for in the past huge doors started to open for her.  She says that when we limit ourselves because we think "We Can't" the result will be that we will stay in the same world that we have created for ourselves.

When I think about it every super star Realtor I have ever met didn't think that he or she couldn't sell 20 million dollars in real estate. They just went out and did it and gave themselves permission to do it.  They did whatever they had to do to get there and no one was going to stop them.

Children are so incredible to watch as they grow.  They start with a crawl, then a walk, then they start to ask hundreds of questions in their quest to learn and find out more about their world.  What if they never tried to crawl, walk or asked hundreds of questions?

Let's let the child in us out. Lets asked hundreds of questions of people that intrigue us in our daily lives including members of Active Rain to help get us to our destination.  Start visualizing what it is in life you see yourself having.  Is it more time with your family, more production, or taking up playing a musical instrument you always wanted to learn but told yourself you didn't have the talent for? Sometimes we can get so confused with all the information we hear and see.  Sometimes we just need to clear out minds and look at what it is we want in life and go after it. It will amaze you that when you set your mind on a goal with a passion in your heart you will come up with ways to get there you never thought you were capable of doing.

Give yourself permission to have it and go get it.

Conceive it, Believe it, Achieve it!


 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent- Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 15 commentsGeorge Tallabas • March 13 2007 12:22PM


Interesting and well said George.  Thank you.
Posted by Caleb Mardini over 12 years ago
Thank you Caleb....Envision what it is you want and go out and get it my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago


This was such a well written post.  I certainly believe what you said.  That doesn't mean that it will always be easy but if you keep on keeping on you will get there.  Remember not only to stop and smell the roses but to thank those that have helped us along the way for surely there have been many.  All to many times we like to think we got there by ourselves. :)  Just one lady's opinion. :)

Thank you for sharing this with us I know it will help many.

Posted by Roberta Lee, Norco Corona Riversid Homes For Sale (Century 21 Olde Tyme) over 12 years ago
Thank you Roberta - you always have such great comments and support.  Elaine is one in a million and just an amazing woman.  I finally got to talk to her on the phone over a week ago and we both shed tears of joy and have become friends. She is just an amazing example of positive attitude.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago
Excellent post -- it reminds me of the classic book, "Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  I am re reading it again --its that GOOD!
Thank you for the post!

Posted by Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop (RE/MAX Rewards) over 12 years ago
Thank very much Aziz...Keep up the great attitude!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 12 years ago
This post didn't seem to get a lot of response, but it sure is important in our current market and always.
Posted by Ava Anderson, Selling Atlanta from A-Z! (A-Z Atlanta Realty ) almost 12 years ago
Ava, thank you very much. I appreciate your comment. Have a great evening.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
George - I believe that we all need this reminder from time to time as we start to do these things and then let our current life get in the way of achieving the life that we dream of.  Thank you for my morning inspiration!
Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) almost 12 years ago
I agree with that philosophy to life and love hearing others that do to. Thanks!
Posted by Jeffrey Malburg (RE/MAX Acclaim) almost 12 years ago

Adam - Thank you my friend.  It is something I use often

Jeffrey - You are very welcome.  Have a great day

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago


Just found this, and I love it!  Thanks for posting and making my day.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike - You are very welcome my friend. I hope all is well for you and have a great weekend. I appreciate your comment.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Very inspiring! Definitely gives us all a boost to go after our dreams. : )

Posted by Julia Miller (Reality on Realty) over 10 years ago

Julia - Thank you and I hope all your dreams come true.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago