“Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without the loss of enthusiasm.” This quote is from Sir Winston Churchill. I chose it because as a real estate investor, I think it speaks volumes about our business.
We all chose real estate investing for different reasons. Some of us do it as our sole source of income. Others do it as a part-time business as we hang on to our “normal” jobs and until we finally make the decision to go “all in.” One thing we all have in common is that we all did it because we want to make more money. Easier said than done, huh?
Every business is going to experience some type of lull or slow down. Most of you have already been through this at one time or the other, myself included.
So, how do you stay motivated through these times?
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
What are some of the things that we did early on that made us successful? Do you remember going through your first Rich Dad Education Elite Training Course? Do you remember how motivated you felt after that class?
How about the first real estate investor’s meeting you went to? If you can get through the memories of all the awful blow hards that you ran into, focus on the good contacts you made there. Did you keep up with your contacts? Did you make a valid effort to network?
Where’s your level of determination and persistence? How about your follow-up that I wrote about in my last blog? It’s easy to get distracted by life, kids, families, your “other” job, bills, school, et cetera, et cetera. Anyone can make excuses for themselves, it’s human nature. Here’s a reality check: what does your bank account say? Is it, after all, a true reflection of your persistence and determination, is it not?
What other things have you done or more importantly, failed to do to keep yourself motivated? Have you read anything lately pertaining to real estate investing? Have you gone back and read some of the notes you took at the last real estate investor’s class? Have you even been through any additional Rich Dad Education Elite Training Courses? Hmmmm…
Sticking with my theme of famous quotes, here’s one from a rather obscure person named Maria Robinson and it is quite profound, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but, anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Start today. Make that offer. Make that follow-up phone call; send out that follow-up letter or e-mail, or both! Go ahead and bite the bullet and go to that real estate investor’s meeting. Better yet, go to a new one and make some new contacts and networking prospects. Remember, the worst thing that can happen is that they say no. You response is, “Next.”
Rich Dad Education Elite Trainer