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The Secret to Achieving Your Real Estate Goals
“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny shaped.” – Tony Robbins
Why are some people are successful while others are not?
Why do some people take swift action while others never get out of the gate?
Here is the secret to changing your life.
This is how you can achieve your real estate goals, or any major life goal you have.
It's so simple, you may not believe me at first.
The secret to your success is…
You must decide to do it.
That’s really all there is to it.
You have to decide that you want to change something in your life right now and that there is no other option.
You have to decide that enough is enough, that any alternative is completely unacceptable, that you cannot and will not be in the same spot this time next year.
If you ask people who have achieved financial freedom, especially with real estate, “Why did you decide to go on this journey?” Most of them will remember the exact moment it happened.
This is why I think the decision point is so unbelievably important.
My favorite Tony Robbins quote says that it is in your moments of decision that your destiny shaped. I have this quote on my wall. That’s how important it is that you recognize what you want.
Sometimes, we think we have decided when we actually have not. Sometimes we lie to ourselves and others about that. But the secret to truly making a decision is to burn the boats.
Burning the boats for you might mean quitting your job.
Some people quit their jobs before they’ve even done a single deal, while others have a whole bunch of deals under their belt yet continue to hang on to their W-2 job. It’s fascinating to see that spectrum of people I've observed, however, the people who quit their jobs upfront always succeed, because there is no choice but to succeed.
Once they quit their job, they're committed.
I remember when the restaurants were going really poorly for me in 2013. I was close to getting a job then I realized, I didn't get all the way into being a full time entrepreneur for years only to go back to a job. That option didn't seem right to me. I made the decision to continue to stay the course, and I really had no plan for generating income at the time.
So burning boats, literally by quitting a job, is super powerful.
Of course, that isn’t going to be right for everyone. You have to address living expenses. You need to have savings before you can quit.
But even if you can’t quit your job, you can figuratively burn your boats.
What I mean by that is, you have to convince yourself that your current situation is completely unacceptable to you. You have to create for yourself No Plan B.
I've observed that people who start this journey by thinking, “I have a pretty good job. I have my health, my family, a nice house. If I fail, Plan B isn’t so bad.”
And that's the problem.
Anytime you want anything meaningful life – to pursue a better health, better relationships, financial freedom with real estate – you can’t have a Plan B to fall back on.
That’s my advice for truly deciding.
But, how do you know if you have decided?
I've noticed that people who have made the decision naturally take action. It simply happens. When you decide, the universe opens up in a magical way.
You see things that were once hidden.
You do things over and over again, and that is how you step out in faith. This is how faith works. You take action based on what you believe is true and all of a sudden, things happen. Doors open.
It doesn't happen the other way around. You don’t wait for things to happen before you take action. You take the action first. You take that step in that direction all sudden, it's almost like you're stepping off the ledge and you can't see through the steps.
Here’s something I learned from my friend Hal Elrod…
In his book, The Miracle Equation, (which I highly recommend) he talks about a whole new way of approaching goals. He says, commit to the outcome, but not the timeframe.
Many people who have decided, have committed to the outcome, but not so much to a timeframe. They’re going to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
The secret to achieving your real estate goals really is this simple.
There can be no other option.