Your big dreams are impossible. Don't let that stop you.

Real Estate Agent

Whether your plan is to become a world class cellist, the #1 Realtor in your city, or to build the first worldwide chain of espresso shops, when you first embark on your journey the path always includes some irrational and impossible steps. Don't let the fact that what you are planning to accomplish is logically impossible discourage you. A big dream is the first of four ingredients it takes to make magic. 

Usually, a unique idea is what propels someone on a journey. But somewhere along the way you realize that maybe the idea isn't all that unique, and the reason that no one has done what you are seeking to do is that it is really hard and everyone else has quit along the way. Even though you always plan on it being harder than you expect, it is always 100 times harder than that. In order to make magic, having the will to succeed is the second ingredient. The first real glimpse of success only happens after every rational person would have already quit. 


The third ingredient it takes to make magic is necessity, or put in another way, desperation. Magic rarely happens until all rational methods have been exhausted. Use absolutely every resource and method at your disposal to help make your dream a reality.



After you've dreamed the impossible dream and toiled for countless hours, you'll invariably find yourself at the end of the road – the edge of the cliff. Eschew discouragement and make magic by taking a leap of faith. Only by believing against all odds will you be able to make a dent in the universe and accomplish the unthinkable.



Image provided via Creative Commons by Vramak at Flickr

Comments (115)

James Brooks
KNZ BROKERS, INC. - Lake Worth, FL

great post.thanks for sharing.

Mar 17, 2011 04:34 PM
Ronnie Shumake
Town Residential - New York, NY

Thanks Jon, I have been through a rough couple of years. In this city, to make it past one year in the business is a major accomplishment. I am pressing on to my dreams no matter what road blocks are in the path!

Mar 17, 2011 08:13 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

We often here that dreams are not impossible, just harder to achieve.

Mar 19, 2011 04:15 PM
Raiza Schwartz
West USA Realty - Ahwatukee, AZ

Sounds like you read Gary Kellers book; The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.

Mar 20, 2011 11:43 AM
Dinny Evans
Dickson Realty - Truckee, CA
Radical Real Estate

Focus, Focus, Focus...I like it!  Thanks for a great post!

Mar 21, 2011 05:18 PM
Tina Maraj
RE/MAX One - Fullerton, CA
Celebrating 30 Years of Real Estate Sales

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for sharing that very motivation passage with us. I was feeling "blech" and now I feel energized!

Happy Spring,


Mar 22, 2011 05:36 AM
Janet Rand
Janard Properties, LLC - Welcome, TX

I had a talk to  dear friend of mine who have just got married, I ask him about his plan on their house. My eyes widen big when he said he would make it like a mansion, he and her wife would live like King and Queen. He mentioned enormously big things. Then he said and look to my eyes, " Do you think it's impossible?". To my thoughts, its really that impossible because he doesn't have a good job yet. "Why are you going to dream, a dream that would easy and just at your gasp, where is the challenge there?"That is what exactly what he said, for that I admire his thought. I remember him after reading your post Jon. I think it would be summarize into three words, DREAM, BELIEVE, SURVIVE.


Thank you for sharing this thoughts.

Mar 25, 2011 12:12 PM
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Great encouragement. Thanks.

Mar 25, 2011 01:05 PM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike RealtorsĀ® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike RealtorsĀ®

Good thoughts, aim high and even if you end up short you will be higher than you are now.

Mar 31, 2011 01:34 AM
Caroline DeVore, Stowe Vermont Lodging, VT Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vacation Homes
Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT Romantic and Luxurious Inn - Stowe, VT
Caroline DeVore | Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT

Very inspirational and oh so true.  Thanks for reminding us that, sometimes, the greatest reward comes from the most difficult struggle.  Children come to mind!

Apr 05, 2011 11:21 AM
Mindy Kannon
Chew Your Rope, LLC - Wilton, CT
Personal Chef and Nutrition Coach

Nice post and great picture.  I am a firm believer that if seem possible then it is going to bore the tar out of you.  Reach for the thing that seems like it is too much and you will live excited and motivated.  Oh and also eat really good food - but the again I am a nutrition coach and personal chef.

Apr 06, 2011 09:46 AM
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants


I am listening to Napoleon Hills CD's "Your Right To Be Rich" which supports your post.

Apr 07, 2011 02:26 AM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

If you don't aim high, you'll stay with the rest of the pack.  Thanks for the inspiration to set higher goals and go for it.

Apr 11, 2011 04:30 PM
Greg McCown
Century 21 1st American - Tucson, AZ

Beautifully written and very motivational.  Great photo as well.

Apr 12, 2011 12:07 PM
Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

Thank you for sharing these words of inspiration. And by the way, Nice Photo!

Apr 18, 2011 05:19 AM
Nicole Perry
Sothebys International Realty Osterville - Barnstable, MA

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the inspiration and motivation! Four great points!


Apr 18, 2011 08:36 AM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Hi, Jon

Best wishes on your new venture.  There is so much spoken here...and unspoken.  Lovely.

May 18, 2011 02:46 PM
Sharon Lancaster
Sage Executive Group Real Estate - Kelowna, BC
SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan

Life has a way of unfolding into this psychedelic, kaleidoscope of beauty - some call them dreams!

Nov 02, 2011 06:53 PM
Cooper Jacobs
Looking For A Seattle Realtor? COOPERJACOBS.COM - Seattle, WA
Real Estate Brokers - Seattle

An insightful look at magic and what helps to be motivated and suceed with ideas. Magic, one does not need to be the smartest person in the room to make it work but be truly inspiring. Thanks Jon for being that person.

Nov 16, 2012 11:37 PM
Veronika Wells
Barren River Realty and Auction llc - Scottsville, KY

Coming from someone full of impossible dreams.. I love it!

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