October 10, 2010

Need a Lift?

Monday Morning Match is a short post - maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea - intended to spark some motivation inside of each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning

“Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours”

Sure, lots of people think they know better. Many of the 300+ million people in the United States have had a real estate license in the past or know someone who has. That doesn't mean they know what your goals and plans are. You know why you decided to get into a career in real estate (or stick with a career in real estate) so stay focused on what needs to get done to achieve your goals.

Just because someone went to a great college or took some high priced training course doesn't mean they can tell you how to live your life.

Someone attending church on a weekly basis doesn't necessarily have a better chance of success than someone who doesn't believe in a higher power.

“Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours”

Author John Maxwell says there are two types of people in life, Lifters and Leaners. Lifters are always picking people up, staying positive and supporting people while the Leaners are always holding people back, pulling them down or impeding their progress.

Watch the video clip below from The Pursuit of Happyness. Stuggling San Francisco saleman Chris Gardner, played by actor Will Smith, starts the scene as a "Leaner" and then transitions into a "Lifter."

I hope this week, you will avoid the Leaners and look for the Lifters.

I hope this week you will be the Lifter someone needs.