No, I don’t mean giving up. And I don’t mean not having goals either. But it might be time to change your hopeful mindset to something more aggressive.
If you’re starting out in real estate investing, you might have a lot of hope for the future. You might “hope” to be a wholesaler, “hope” to change marketing targets, “hope” to be a successful flipper. But it’s this attitude that might be holding you back in the first place.
Real estate investing has no place for empty optimism. Passively waiting for success to come to you isn’t an option. What others might gain through sheer luck isn’t guaranteed for everyone, and you’ll have to work hard to get where you want to go.
And it all begins with how you frame your investment plans. That means no more hoping and more doing. You have to tell yourself that you will reach your goals, your investments will pay off, you will succeed.
With this proactive perspective now framing your future, it’ll change the way you envision them. Now you’re accountable for your own actions. You’re no longer waiting for success to find you; you’re already on your way. And more than just waiting around, you’ll need to continue to take the steps necessary to reach the end yourself, because it won’t just come to you.
And this change isn’t just an inward one either but will also affect how others see you in the real estate business. The ones who find success have already realized they need to ditch hope to take charge themselves, and they’ll want to work with like-minded enthusiastic individuals.
Despite losing “hope” that success will find you, this simple change in how you carry yourself will allow it to come to you anyway. It’s that simple.
So stop hoping and start doing. Commit to progress instead of waiting for lightning to strike. You’ll be a better real estate investor for it, and your wallet will thank you.