Does Perseverance Work?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - DTC

Does Perseverance Work? I read a great blog post this morning entitled: "I Don't Believe in Circumstances". This got me thinking about another ingredient in the achievement of success – perseverance. The dictionary defines perseverance as: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement.

In reality, we can't be beaten – unless we give up. This applies equally to success in building a real estate career, success in helping a homeowner sell their a home, success in helping a homeowner to avoid foreclosure, and success in getting a home buyer into their perfect home.

If your first approach doesn't work, take a look at it. What worked? What didn't work? Then use that information and start another approach. Believe in your ability to uncover the perfect solution. Seeing is believing, but believing is also seeing.

A Tree Perseveres

Nature gives us examples. In the photo above, if you only looked at the bottom two-thirds of this tree, you would think that the tree is dead. But when you look at the top third, you clearly see new growth – all due to the trees perseverance.

You may have to adjust your strategy or change the way you do things. You may have to try something new or get out of your comfort zone. But if you persist, if you persevere, you will get there – prove it to yourself.



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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Mike:  I'm "experienced" enough to have gotten "A's" in Perseverance on my grade school report card.  I am now hoping, beyond hope I get the same on my real estate report card!  Where, oh, where are those Buyers and serious Sellers?

Great post, thanks.

Jul 25, 2010 10:52 AM #1
Susan Laxson
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
A Naples Florida Real Estate Professional

Mike, awesome post and very inspirational video (the hugs at the end were so touching)!  I agree that perserverance does work! ~ Susan

Jul 25, 2010 10:56 AM #2
Mike Miguelez
Keller Williams Realty - DTC - Superior, CO

Tish: in our market we are seeing homes exchanging hands. One of the modifications our team had to make was becoming proficient with short sales, and trying to be a part of the solution - helping homeowners to avoid foreclosure. We're busy, but it did require a change in strategy, essentially identifying where there is a need.

Susan: I've watched that video several times and I can't avoid getting choked up. Vic is an amazing individual.

Jul 25, 2010 11:12 AM #3
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