Monday, January 19, 2015

Have a Dream

In honor of today's Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, I will focus on the value of a dream.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? The world was full of possibilities then, and the idea of becoming an astronaut, an actor, astronomer, paleontologist, or president did not seem so far-fetched. It did not matter that you had absolutely no experience or training. It did not matter that there were parts of that dream in which you were not proficient. It did not matter that the road to get there would be long or challenging.

When you dream, you open yourself up to possibility. Your mind says "yes" instead of all the reasons it should say "no."

Most of us give up our dreams too soon. The reality of life steps in. Friends and family are not always supportive. Some people will even suggest that your dream is impossible, stupid or hopeless. Adulthood comes with responsibility, bills, jobs, family, mortgages, loans, etc etc etc. It is easy to get discouraged.

When did you stop dreaming? Why did you stop dreaming?

I would argue that when you stop dreaming, you stop growing. What dreams are you holding on to?

It is never too late to dream.

Successful people hold on to their dreams. They pursue them with vigor, despite the objections of others, despite the obstacles and barriers that are thrown in their path. They believe in the possible, and move forward with faith that it can and will be done. They find resources to make their dream a reality, and associate with others who also believe and can support them. And they will grow in their capacity to accomplish their dream.

What are your dreams? If you want to be successful in real estate, I assure you that you will have to work hard, that you will have setbacks, and that you will also have spectacular rewards if you stick with it.

If you want to own a business, I guarantee that others will doubt you - you may doubt yourself. But there are others who have been successful in your industry. Find them. Copy what they have done. Show up and be present every day.

And whatever you do, don't give up on your dreams....

Happy Investing!

1 comment:

Ahkenaten Kor said...

Great post. I've always been a big believer in going for what you want, rather than what people want for you. Had I done that, I would have retired already! Great post, Wendy...