Hard Work Builds Character.

Real Estate Agent with RR and Company Realty, LLC / www.rrandcompany.com


My father has always told me, "Hard work builds character."

He called me yesterday, from the beach, to ask me what I was doing.  I told him I was working my butt off and he chuckled aloud. He then told me about the weather, the sand, and closed saying that I should work smarter, not harder.  LOL.  Thanks Pops.

Anyways, it got me thinking:

I'm in the middle of a deal (actually nearing the end) that has been a challenge from the get go.  Our list of road blocks and impediments to the sale is at least a mile long.  All through the process, my buyers have asked me "Is this something you usually have to do?"  My answer, most of the time, has been "No", "Never", or something to the effect of "I'll do whatever it takes to make this deal happen."

So as I reflect on this transaction, and many others, a recurring theme has surfaced.  Not surprisingly, it is like a sound track to my real estate career...

Hard work.

The concept is simple, but the actual implications are quite grandiose:  When a human being sets his or her mind to achieving something, and simply will not back down, success is inevitable.  

I tell some people this, and they try to come up with scenarios where it is impossible to succeed.  I remind these people that throughout history mankind has regularly made the "impossible" possible.  Advancement ensues, and everyone is better for it.  But, the vast majority of said growth is the result of hard work.

I truly believe that for every problem, there is a solution.  You just might have to work harder to find it.

How hard?  Don't bother to ask that... just keep working at it until you find out, that's what I do.


Comments (4)

Mark Schweller
A. Meadows Real Estate - Oakley, CA
Building Communities; One Home at a Time

Great blog Roger!  Thanks for sharing!

Jun 16, 2011 07:41 AM
Christie Lane Craven
Blackwell Real Estate - Odenton, MD
Your Anne Arundel County Agent

Roger-  I completely agree!  Nothing wrong at all with a little (or a lot of) hard work! Of course try and convince MY son of that...

Jun 16, 2011 08:23 AM
Roger Roberge
RR and Company Realty, LLC / www.rrandcompany.com - Wilbraham, MA
MA/CT Broker, e-Pro

Thanks for the comments folks!  There's nothing wrong with rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty, or just putting in the overtime on a project when it needs it.  The real trick is finding something that you LIKE to work hard at (which I have.)

Jun 21, 2011 09:53 AM