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Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Being successful at something usually requires commitment, courage, and consistent action. You have to be committed to achieving your goal, whatever that may be. You’ll inevitably run into hurdles and challenges along the way, and that commitment you’ve made to yourself to achieve success will be the driver in pushing yourself. Pushing yourself to achieve high levels of success will also require courage. You might find yourself taking the path less traveled, doing things others might not consider normal, and also taking risks. You’ll have to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and get used to being there. With commitment and courage, you will put yourself on your own path to success, but with consistent action, you’ll make sure to stay on that path. You’ll have to take consistent action towards your goals each and every day, constantly moving the needle. With commitment, courage, and consistent action, you’ll find your way on a path of success, however you define that.
So let’s take that philosophy and apply it towards our favorite subject – real estate investing. Investing in real estate can seem like a daunting challenge. From the large financial commitments to legal obligations, market cycles, and so many unknowns, it’s easy to let your self become intimidated. Each and every person has their own reservations. Perhaps that’s the uncertainty of the future, or the commitment to make a large purchase or a number of other things.
How to Find Success
When taking on a new adventure, there will always be challenges and hurdles. That’s part of the journey. But that doesn’t mean you have to find success alone. Let’s look at some different ways you can find success.
- Find someone who is doing or has done what you want to. This person could be a mentor, coach, or partner. This could even be someone you don’t necessarily know, but rather study. Luckily for us all, in today’s world, we are all connected. You can stand on the shoulders of giants, connect with people all over the world, and learn from some of the smartest and most successful people in your respective field. Reading books is a great introductory way to learn from other people. You would likely not be able to get the time to sit down and talk with, Ray Dalio, who founded and leads one of the world’s largest hedge funds and has been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of the world, to talk about his views on the economy. But you can read his book Principles, and understand how he has built a framework that guides his firm’s philosophy and success.
- Surround yourself with people who will help you become more successful. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Build a solid support group that you surround yourself with that encourages you to achieve success, pushes you to do more, and forces you to grow. Be intentional about who you spend your time with.
- Make success a commitment, rather than a short term goal. Success isn’t actually a destination, you’ll find, but rather a journey. You likely won’t experience what some call “overnight success”. What will look like an overnight success to outside people will be the result of thousands of hours of hard work, years of dedication, and a long-term commitment you have made to achieve your goals.
These are just a few things you can do to help you along your journey. Look to others for their experience, surround yourself with positive influences, and take consistent action.
Success can mean whatever you want. It can mean anything from having peace of mind and financial freedom, to having abundant time to spend with the people that matter most to you, or being able to afford traveling in comfort to your bucket list destinations, having a comfortable home, or anything else you can imagine.
Your success is totally up to you. You just have to decide what that is and make a plan to achieve that. Anything you can imagine in possible. With commitment, courage, and consistent action, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
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