Recently I received the following email and it was so inspiring to me, I thought I'd share it with the rest of the world!Â Regardless of what you do as far as your profession is concerned this can be applicable.
One thing that has become ever-so-clear to me is that winners never whine, and whiners never win.
What if you made a new rule to â€œwhine no more!â€? What if you made that a rule from now on and actually stuck to it? That would mean that every time someone (including you) whines about anything, or blames anything or anyone, or comes up with an excuse for not â€œbeing ableâ€ to do/get/have what they want, you have to think of how you could use those excuses as leverage for success, rather than a reason for not succeeding. For the best in the business, the market doesnâ€™t determine their success; it determines their strategy. And so it should be for me and for you.
ManyÂ peopleÂ feel justified by blaming their lack of success on the challenges created by the market or state of the economy. Remember,Â thereâ€™s â€œno bottomâ€ and that people determine their own bottom. In other words, â€œWhy donâ€™t you decide that youâ€™ve hit your bottom, rather than waiting for everyone else to hit theirs?â€ The fact of the matter is that you have the power to move in any direction you choose. You can go with the flow or you can swim upstream. Waiting, like most everyone else, for the market to determine the bottom will get you the results that most everyone else getsâ€¦and those results are average at best. However, you can declare that youâ€™ve hit your bottom well before the market or the economy does, and you can get a head start on all of the people who are waiting for the weatherman to tell them what their forecast is. You can be rich in profit and poor in excuses or you can be rich in excuses and poor in profit. Itâ€™s your choice.
How committed do you think you are? If being committed to succeeding was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Itâ€™s an interesting question. Whatâ€™s interesting to me is how easy many people seem to think the road to success is supposed to be for them. â€œWell, sure I want to succeed, but I never thought it was going to be THIS hard!â€ The truth is that none of us know how hard it has to be. And while we want to hope for the best, preparing a strategy to avoid the worst better be more than just lip service. Mark Willis recently said, â€œIâ€™ve never been in a business where I didnâ€™t have to prove my level of commitment to succeed.â€
I've decided that I have hit my personal "bottom" and now there's no where to go but up.Â I'm going to work harder and smarter to be the best real estate agent in Atlanta!Â So, if you're thinking of buying or selling a house in Atlanta, work with Crystal Clark who is going to work hardest for YOU!