Do I make mistakes? Absolutely. Every single day. In fact, it’s usually multiple times a day. I am sure, if you’re being honest with yourself, you will absolutely agree that you do too.
It’s never my intention to make a mistake. However, I do firmly believe that if you’re not making mistakes you’re not learning, pushing your limits, growing and evolving into the person you could be. I believe we’re all human and it’s a part of the process. However, I was taken aback recently when an individual whom I thought was somewhat of a mentor to me indicated that he thought I was “going too fast.”
There have been times in building my real estate brokerage and investing business that I wanted to avoid mistakes like the plague. To go slow and to be as careful as possible. What I learned is that mistakes were still made going slow and being overly cautious, simply because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. It was the process for which I gained wisdom and experience to not re-create that mistake again in the future, to create principles and develop systems. I’ve recognized that most mistakes could be rectified in some way, through honesty, diligence and attention. I also recognize that serious mistakes can be extremely costly, whether it is an emotional burden or financial loss, so care and vigilance should be demonstrated throughout the process.
However, over the course of my trajectory thus far, I’ve decided that most mistakes won’t be fatal, so I could move at a more swift pace, again, with diligence. The primary intention remains to do the right thing, offer value to others, and bring my talents and expertise to a larger audience. I believe it is my duty to do so and anything less would be an absolute tragedy. To me, this is an invigorating growth process that has given substantial purpose to my life!
As more time has passed in building my business, I have gained more confidence due to the experience I had gained and the information I have collected along the way. I’ve decided it is in my best interest to enhance the speed at which I grow my business, and in all directions. I learned from many of my role models, including Grant Cardone, that unless you expand your mindset, your actions, and your effort by at least 10 times, you will get crushed in our world and especially in this business. Those in the middle get squeezed, as I have experienced in my life already, and I have no interest in being in an average position. Everyone has to make decisions for their lives, their family and what circumstances they are willing to accept. I am 100% certain in what outcome I am willing to accept.
Which is precisely why I am decisively, brutally and powerfully unapologetic for the “speed” at which I live my life and build my business. I also believe that no one should judge someone else for how they govern their life. We all have different goals and destinies in our life. Yours in undoubtedly different than mine, which is different from everyone else who is reading this article.
Please enjoy a few quotes that I believe speak to this rationale below, excerpts from “The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure,” by Grant Cardone:
“I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you wanted.”
“Weak and overwhelmed individuals respond to others' success by attacking it.”
“One of the major differences between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.”
“Average is a failing plan! Average doesn't work in any area of life. Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist.”
These thoughts very much speak to me and the way I govern my life, and run my business. They may not speak to you, but I am sure you can appreciate the fact that we all have our own path and direction for our lives. I honor and acknowledge each of our unique life stories, which all have a distinct purpose.
I know for certain that my actions will lead to great things not only for my family and my colleagues, but for the millions of people that I will impact with my work. I steadfastly reject a slow down mindset. I reject anything less than greatness, because there are people counting on me to help them. I have been blessed with many things in my life and I believe I have been called to help others in a massive way. By the way, it’s important to me to reiterate the fact that I will never compromise my commitment to doing the right things along the way - my promise is to serve others with conviction, be honest, and avoid cutting any corners. It’s all about the long game, and I want the long game to be as pure of a victory as possible.
As always, I appreciate you reading my blog, and for the relationship that we either already have, are growing or may have the opportunity to begin in the near future. I am wishing you an abundant Holiday season and a Happy New Year!
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