Being a life-long, die-hard Chicago Cubs fan I am use to having great expectations as the year begins and then over the course of the year, things may not turn out as planned. I still remain positive but as a true Cubs fan I often am heard saying “wait ‘til next year!” When it comes to our goals and New Year resolutions it is a clean slate, a fresh start, and a new beginning each and every year!
January 1st is our opportunity to begin again. The key to it all, is do not dwell on the past, just learn from the past! There will even be some people that want to remind you of the past, that remind you of all the obstacles, that remind you the avalanche of real estate investing is something you should run away from not towards. But you know better. You know now is the time to take action. Now is the time to run as fast as you can to get in the game and learn as much as you can about real estate.
This New Year is a time to try not to make the same mistakes you may have made in the past because the past is the past! This year you will do things better, do things that make a difference and do things that get you closer to where you might want to be! By better, I mean better time management, better decisions of how you spend your time and a dedication of time to change your future. Should you spend an hour a day or 10 hours a week? The choice is up to you! However, I believe if you spend at least 1 hour per day on real estate investing you will see your tremendous growth of knowledge after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
Just make the commitment and stick to it. If you do not like where you are then make the plan to get to where you want to be! If you do one thing each day that gives you a better shot at that next deal, than congratulations you are succeeding with your goals! Do not feel pressured to do it faster or gauge your progress by the success of others. What works for you may not work for others. So follow the trail of knowledge that is presented to you in Dean’s books, programs and on the DG website; but, blaze your own “fresh trail” for your own niche!
You can create your own niche and succeed no matter what your obstacles may be.
I often get inspired by Greg Murphy’s story. I had the pleasure of meeting Greg Murphy on several occasions. Greg is truly a success and his story is that of the American Dream. Through Greg's hard work and determination, he has accomplished tremendous things with no money and bad credit. Greg has perfected sandwich lease options and has created his own niche. You can do it too!
As Dean often has told us, we need to know our “WHY” and nothing else will matter. Find that why and create that passion and that burning desire and nothing or no one will ever hold you back from getting to where you want to be! You can do it and the other DG Members want to be inspired by your progress and real estate deals in 2010. After all, 2010 is “the Year of the DG Student Investor”! Believe and Achieve! HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Joe
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