It is inevitable that you will encounter hurdles and pitfalls on your path to success as a real estate investor. Investing in real estate can be a roller coaster of a ride with many highs and many lows. It can be very difficult to stay motivated.
There are going to be times where it seems like you are not making any progress in your business. There will be a time where a deal will fall through at the last minute. There will be less than pleasant situations that present themselves and you have to be prepared to surpass these hurdles and keep moving forward.
You have to be able to pick yourself back up when you fall down, dust yourself off and keep moving forward to reach your goals and achieve your “Why”.
Run From the “Nay Sayers”
What are you going to do to keep pushing forward when “the going get’s tough?” How are you going to stay motivated? One way is to stay away from all the “Nay Sayers”.
I once heard this quote by an unknown source:
“Evil companions will corrupt your morals. Wise companions will increase your wisdom”.
This is so true. If you surround yourself with too many “Nay Sayer’s” their negativity will soon grab a hold and consume you like a plague. Keep these people at a distance and don’t let them get into your head.
Positive Circle of Influence
A great way to stay motivated and keep momentum, even when things get tough, is to become part of a Real Estate Investment Club. At these clubs you will meet all kinds of like-minded real estate investors. You want to seek out the veterans and befriend them.
These veterans are very familiar with the hurdles and pitfalls with investing. They will be able to relate to you and help you to stay motivated. It is very helpful to have a network of other professional real estate investors to network with.
Surrounding yourself with other like minded action takers is really the best way to keep that burning fire of passion lit within you.
Listen to the people who have successfully walked the same path you are heading down. Listen to the successful real estate investors.
Keep Your “Why” In Sight At All Times
We all have a reason for investing in real estate. This reason is what I call our “Why”. It is what motivates us to get out of bed each day and taken action towards our goals. What is your “Why”?
Do you have it written down? If not, I want you to take a moment and put a good deal of thought into why you want to or are currently investing in real estate, then write it down. Your “Why” should be on your desk and easily visible to you everyday.
Anytime you are feeling discouraged and on a low point of the real estate roller coaster, look at your “why” and remember the reason why you are going to push forward through the rough times to reach your goals.
It is important to have a significant “Why”. If your reason for investing in real estate is just to make more money, you must dig deeper. What is it that you want to do with that money? Are you looking to be able to afford to pay for a higher education for your children? Do you need more money to escape the 9 to 5 rat race and work for yourself full time?
It is important to get to the root of what your motivation stems from. Get to the core of your motivation and make that your “Why”. This is what is going to keep you motivated.
Mindfeed is nourishment for your mind. An excellent way to stay motivated is to constantly feed your mind with positive information. This information can come from numerous sources such as books, podcasts, blogs, magazines, quotes, seminars, motivation quotes, uplifting success stories, etc.
Make it a habit to continuously feed your mind with positive uplifting information and you will have a much greater chance at staying motivated during the tough times.
The next time you are feeling like you are losing the motivation to move forward towards your goals remember the 4 ways that I covered earlier:
Run from the “Nay Sayer’s”
Surround yourself with a positive Circle of Influence
Keep your “Why” in sight at all times
Nourish your mind with positive information and reinforcement
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Here’s to your success!!!
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