Success Sucks?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Advantage

Or does it? It is a matter of perspective. To the Achieved, success is sweet. To those who have yet to taste, it may suck. Why? It's all the stuff in between the initial desire to be a success and the achievement of that goal or desire. It's hard, not fun, and can just plain suck.

>>Do you think Michael Jordan enjoyed shooting the hours of free throws he did?
>>Does Tiger Woods enjoy taking 1000 swings of his driver to change his drive direction by one or two degrees?
>>Does a doctor like the cadavers, long hours as in intern, and residency, in order to start their practice?
>>Did Marion Jones (without the Juice) love to run wind sprint after wind sprint for months to compete in the Olympics?

The answer is NO. But people at the top of their game understand "stuff". "Stuff" is the less than fun things champions do on a day to day basis in order to achieve their goals. There is no glory in the "stuff" they do day to day, but "stuff" produces glory as an end result.

Here is success to me in a nutshell. Success begins with a decision "to be". Success is achieved by engaging massive action that leads to a progressive realization of goal.

Massive action is the "stuff". Gaining advanced knowledge are the free throws in our business. Meeting new people with real estate needs every day are the 1000 swings. Working on building relationships with those we already know are our wind sprints.

The road to success is littered with "stuff" that must be done to achieve goals. A lot of this "stuff" sucks. Most people stop short because they hate the "stuff". So, does Success suck? No. But the road to it sure can. Be determined to reach the end.


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Scott Cowan
RE/MAX Professionals - Olympia, WA



Excellent post! It is the attention to detail that makes one successful. The "stuff" is not fun but it does lead to the end result of success!


Keep blogging! 

Oct 11, 2007 09:59 AM #1
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
Tim - Great to see you on here and I hope you are doing fantastic.  I like your blog because it hints that success does require effort and that needs to be said much more often.  So many are looking for the magic pill or the magic website or the magic franchise or the magic smart phone...when in reality they just need to invest into their knowledge and their skills and put some serious effort into their business and into their actions.  I hope to see you in November!
Oct 11, 2007 10:00 AM #2
Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe - Birmingham, AL
Tim, interesting perspective.... This pretty much sums up the difference between those who are actively successful and those who are not. It is going the extra mile in preparation. Thanks for the reminder
Oct 11, 2007 02:48 PM #3
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