What is your greatest fear?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Really think about what your greatest fear is...

I studied the issue in depth in 1998, asking myself when I first started real estate what I was a afraid of? Was it the fear of a new career? Was it the fear of failure? Was I intimidated by my new peer group? Or was it that I was afraid of success? I found my answer in a book by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992

Again in a speech from Nelson Mandela in 2000

And, Again in the Movie "Coach Carter" and I found it three times enlightening:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do.

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.    ~Marianne Williamson

From this I am determined to spread the light to my friends, coworkers, clients and associates to let them know there is more than just what appears. Because if you believe you can archive it!

What does that mean?

Basically if you believe that the market is down it will be. You have the power to effect change so use it.

Even with a 45% removal of the buyers from our local market we are still moving strong. I believe that you too can make a difference there where you are.

Never give up. If you have a vision of what you want to do, to be, or to have, write it down. Make it part of your lifestyle goals. Make your goal visible so that others can read them, you never know what source will provide you with that next step in attaining them.

Believe in yourself and you will make them

I do.

 

Comments (7)

Jennifer Jennings-Tidwell
Uptown Management Group and Real Estate Services - Murfreesboro, TN
Jennifer Jennings, BEST Realtor in Nashville, TN
Awesome! I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for your words of wisdom today.
Oct 19, 2007 03:37 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP

Charles,

The power of positive thought.....always a plus.....I too believe in me!  If I don't who will?

Have a great weekend!

Oct 19, 2007 03:39 AM
Charles Pecka
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN
CRS, ABR

Jennifer and Dan,

Thanks for your comments

Oct 19, 2007 08:34 AM
Jim Smouse
Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman - Clarksville, TN
ABR
I will print it out and read it everyday!!!
Oct 19, 2007 09:55 AM
Edith " Edi " Davenport
Coldwell Banker, Conroy, Marable & Holleman - Clarksville, TN
Your Realtor For Life
thank you for your words of encouragement and wisdom :-)
Oct 21, 2007 05:06 AM
Paul Slaybaugh
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate
My greatest fear?  Mimes.  They freak me out.
Nov 10, 2007 07:31 AM
Charles Pecka
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN
CRS, ABR
Mimes do bother me too, but they are just back ground clutter in the world today :)
Nov 10, 2007 10:32 PM