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Have you killed your passion?

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Are you letting your comfort zones kill your passion?

We all love to be comfortable. Don't we? 

When we are in our comfort zones, we feel completely secure and are not afraid of challenges - for they don't exist. At the apex of familiar surroundings, we are the rulers. We want and get what we want without much effort. We can predict what tomorrow portends by just cutting and pasting today.

In our comfort zones, nothing moves, nothing shakes. All is quite and seemingly peaceful. No competition, no challenge, no need to exert ourselves! In a word, everything is 'cool', 'calm' and 'collected' - just the way we like it!

But we all know that life, especially in the real estate business of today, is far from being 'cool', 'calm' and 'collected'. With the fast-changing technologies and the daily "problems" that characterize real estate today, it would be suicidal for a real estate sales professional to sit on their laurels as though without a care in the world. To think, even for a moment, that we can sustain success by just 'sitting there' is, to say the least, a fallacy.

What worked yesterday may not necessarily work today. The fact that you have in the past employed certain strategies with tremendous success does not guarantee that the same strategies will yield similar results in the future. You should never be 'satisfied' with your achievements to the extent that you stop seeking ways to achieve an even better performance.

Do you want to live a full life? Extend your boundaries a little further from the 'comfortable'. And when you reach there, stretch them a little further still. In so doing, you will not only reinvent yourself and your business, but you will also contribute to making the world a better place for all!

You will also realize that you've got much more stuff in you than you thought you had. With this realization, you can now venture beyond the outer limits of 'convenience' and 'easy-go-lucky’, attitude and you will rise to a new level and move yet another mountain!

Thought for today: Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, NOT absence of fear.

Have a productive day.


Comments (4)

Cheryl Eskridge
Eskridge Real Estate - Eagle River, WI
ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX

Word to live by and I will definitely take to heart. Thanks for reminding us of the fact that we need to keep the stars in funnel of sales.

Sep 25, 2012 09:56 PM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Bill - "Cutting and pasting" yesterday allows my reptilian brain to take control. Leads to life being dead, dull and boring. I need curiosity and challenges to function safely. Also helps defer aging. Thanks for the great read.

Sep 25, 2012 10:13 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Bill, things change so fast sometimes it's tempting to hide my head in the sand! But nothing worthwhile is easy, is it?

Sep 25, 2012 10:32 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Love this Bill. .

My main focus for the day. .is to make myself as uncomfortable as possible. . doing the things I don't like to do . .things that must be done and  will determine my faith!

Sep 26, 2012 12:51 AM