CHOCOLATE! VANILLA! STRAWBERRY! Choices? Doing the right thing? Choices? From the earliest stages of life we encounter choices each day that shape our future and our life. In life we are faced with these many decisions. Some of these decisions are large and some are small. Some just guide us through are day while others can be life changing.
However, some small decisions can lead to large impacts on life. Each day we are living life and we face many challenges. Depending on how we conduct ourselves each day has an impact on who we are and how others see us to be.
I believe as a person and as a real estate investor you should strive to be the best person you can be doing the right thing and success will follow. In the 1940 Disney classic Pinoccio, Jiminy Cricket can be quoted as stating: "Always let your conscious be your guide." These are good words of wisdom to live by!
These are wise words to live by as you continue on this journey of real estate investing. Each day you are faced with decisions of how you allocate your time. Are you being productive? If not what do you need to change? Do you treat people the way you want to be treated? Are you doing the right thing even if it causes you to lose money or not make money? Always remember you want to do the right thing.
It comes down to your reputation as a real estate investor and a person. It shows integrity and Jiminy would tell you it shows CHARACTER!
Quotes can be very powerful words to guide us. Let's take a look at a few quotes:
"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." -- Douglas Adams
"Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist." -- Mary Kay Ash
"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." -- Oprah Winfrey
"The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it". - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The highest compact we can make with our fellow is, - 'Let there be truth between us two forever more". -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom". -- Thomas Jefferson
"In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity". -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage." -- Charles Simmons
Each day you will be faced with a decision as a real estate investor. You decision impact the reputation and the type of investor you will become. Good luck on all your future real estate deals. Go make it a great day. Believe and Achieve! Joe