BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SUCCESS FOLLOWS FAILURE PART ONE
The real estate industry has agents that are highly successful and many more that are not so successful. It is estimated that 70% of the people who go through the lengthy process and monetary expense to get their real estate license, just quit within their first year!
Real estate can be tough and many people are drawn to the business because they falsely believe it is quick and easy money. Other people understand that going into real estate requires hard work but they just can’t seem to get going. Eventually, they quit. Why do so many people seem to choose the path to faiure? Well, maybe it wasn’t really a dream but a get rich quick scheme that quickly fell apart. But, for those that truly do dream of being a success, this series is written for you - and me!
Understand that being successful shouldn’t be tied to wealth - Some of the wealthiest people in the world are not happy. Take the focus off of money. Realize that being truly successful means finding a balance in life that allows you to live the life of YOUR dreams and is not determined by a dollar amount.
My dream life is simple. I want to wake up every morning feeling happy, joyous and free! Where I live, what I drive, and how much money I make doesn’t determine those things. As a dear friend told me, “it’s okay to have shiny stuff as long as you are willing to give it up if.” Never tie your happiness or the feeling of being a success to your possessions! However, I have also found that once you get this concept and live your life by those principles, the money worries disappear!
Accept Success Only Comes With Failure - If you study some of the most successful people in the world you will quickly realize that these people achieved success beyond their wildest dreams; but only after experiencing huge failures. Part II will discuss some of my favorite success stories!
Live your life with purpose! My daughter gave me the book, The Purpose Driven Life and I highly recommend it! Wake up every day knowing what your purpose for being on this earth truly is and live each day to the fullest!
Accept responsibility for your life! Stop sitting around blaming your past, your family, or thinking you’re the victim of special circumstances that cause you to fail. Accept that it is up to YOU to change your life. You can continue to live the life of your memories or decide to live the life of your dreams.
Understand that dreams aren’t always free! Be willing to pay the price to make your dream life your reality. We don’t just close our eyes, dream it, and wake up to a perfect life. You may have to sacrifice for a while, work long hours, do things you don’t necessarily enjoy, give up some shiny possessions, and maybe even miss a few fun events. Nothing worth achieving comes easy.
LEARN, LEARN, AND LEARN SOME MORE! The real estate market changes daily. Always have a thirst to learn more and keep an open mind about finding better ways to do business. Become an expert in your area and your confidence will bring you business.
Write Down Your Goals! You can think about your goals, and talk about your goals...but you need to WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS! Be specific and give yourself a timeframe in which to achieve these goals. Use this list to inspire you as you place a big star next to the goals that you have achieved! Read your written goals at least once a week - or start off every day reviewing your list! This will keep you focused!
Accept You Are Not Perfect! Being a perfectionist is costly. Look at your mistakes as a blessing and a spring board to catapult you to a higher level of success. Review the list of highly successful people in Part II that overcame their mistakes and failures. Use their success as inspiration to reach your goals!
Visualize & Believe In Your Dream - Dream it, Believe it, SEE IT! Spend time meditating every day. Visualize yourself living your dream life. Believe You DESERVE to be happy! Believe you DESERVE to be successful.
Help Others - There are many people that have given or tithed their way to success. When you take the focus off of yourself and help others with your time and money, you become more grateful for what you have! If you sit around and wait for things to get better before you start to give, you will never give. The more you give, the less you want for yourself. Giving truly is a blessing!
Never EVER Give Up! Spend time reading or watching motivational material every day! Remember that our thoughts become our reality. The more positive things you read or view, the more positive and motivated you will become!
I hope you enjoy this video from one of the individuals that I find the most inspiring. Watch it and realize that it's up to you to BE HAPPY & NEVER GIVE UP!
See you at the top...or maybe I should say at the bottom of Part II.