Two Underrated Traits of Success

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In a society where we have technology at our fingertips, the concept of patience is diminishing.

We want things quickly and are upset if we don’t see immediate results. We are obsessed with a quick fix or a band aid solution.

To commit to results, consistent habits will ensure progress over the long term.

One mindset shift we need to make is focusing on the long term. Understand that good things come with time. The overnight success is not an overnight success. The overnight success is a product of daily productive habits which lead to victories over time.

Short term goals are great to have, but being patient with long term goals and a focus on executing on a daily basis will lead to long term goals. Consistency is critical in business, relationships, life, or real estate.

Some days will be more difficult than others. We need to trust and enjoy the process. We need to reflect on a daily basis to see what is working and remove the negative outcomes from our days.

Showing up on a daily basis can be half the battle. Taking extended time off may lead to instant gratification, but long term will hurt you. Every day can we build on small wins to get us closer to our goals. Without patience, we will never reach our long term goals.

When you think you are not making progress with your goals, a track record of consistent daily actions will lead you to your big goals or moments. Habits take time to build. The benefit is you are creating a process when you are consistently taking steps to your goals on a daily basis.

A steady pace may get you to your goals. Understand it will take time. Motivation gets you started, but consistency and patience will bring you to your goals. Your daily habits will win over time. The focus should be on consistency and patience.

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Steve Bracero is a Real Estate Agent in Worcester County, Massachusetts and Real Estate Investor. Blog Topics include: Investing in Real Estate, Helpful Tips on House Hunting and Selling Homes. Areas of service include: Ashland, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millbury, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sutton, Westboro, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge.


Steve Bracero
Real Estate Agent, Heisler & Mattson
774-232-2526 | | | 182 Turnpike Rd #209, Westborough, MA 01581



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Mary Jo Quay
Remax Results - Edina, MN
I Move You Home

When you hear about over night success stories, know that that they have been busting chops for 10-12 years.  There is no EASY button.  

Jul 05, 2017 07:39 PM #20
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

You are so right. Stay focused, be consistant. Stay on the path, enjoy the journey and continue to be open to learning. 

Jul 05, 2017 08:03 PM #21
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Steve,

That is so right. Without breath for a marathon, you may run out of steam in a year or two.

Jul 05, 2017 09:22 PM #22
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Great post, Steve. I couldn't agree more. We must sow to reap.

Jul 06, 2017 04:16 AM #23
Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
Your Morris County Specialist!

In this day and age of instant gratification, patience and perservence couldn't be more important.  Great post Steve!

Jul 06, 2017 05:26 AM #24
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Patience and Long Term goals are an important combination.

I see so many agents that really do not have either and they are always flitting from one thing to the next. The result is they are spent out and then give up.

Great reminder.

Jul 06, 2017 06:01 AM #25
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I always admired the elephant for its slow and steady lifestyle that involved up to a 60 miles a day of traveling. Food, water, exercise and the company of its like kind plus others, bothering no one with what appeared to be very little effort

Jul 06, 2017 06:37 AM #26
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

An emphasis on the long term is extremely helpful when decisions are right in front of you.

Jul 06, 2017 06:56 AM #27
Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

Slow and steady with patience, I like this blog Steve! Congrats on being featured and best of luck to you with your business!

Jul 06, 2017 07:58 AM #28
Enrico & Monica Roselli
Canvas Real Estate - Weston, FL
16 Years of Experience

Thank-you for posting! Lack of patience / focus on small details is an unfortunate product of today`s technology. We keep checking our facebook page and see everyone smiling and enjoying a life of leisure!

Jul 06, 2017 08:56 AM #29
Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

Good wisdom!   Slow and steady wins the race.  I would like to take a look at your business in 5 years, I bet it will be amazing.

Jul 06, 2017 09:47 AM #30
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I'm thinking there are a great many of my (potential) mortgage clients that would benefit from reading this post, Steve Bracero ... not only while in the processing of their future loan ... but during their preparation for financing as well.  Spot on .. and well done!


Jul 06, 2017 10:54 AM #31
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post!  I love your consistent message. That is so key in remaining top of mind. 

Jul 06, 2017 11:18 AM #32
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

Very valid points and a great post!

Jul 06, 2017 06:05 PM #33
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

Great feature! Consistency yields long-term success. Yes, it takes patience and repetition. However, those who achieve quick success are here today and gone tomorrow. Personally, I would love quick success, but prefer long-term success. 

Jul 06, 2017 07:29 PM #34
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Great tips and they fit nicely with the article recently written by Jeff Dowler . Congratulations on the feature!

Jul 07, 2017 05:32 AM #35
MikenMarie Edwards
The FoCoHomes Group with - Fort Collins, CO
"We Bring You Home To Colorado"

This is so true and what we try to tell the new brokers in our office that it's important to have consistency. Thank you for the great post!

Jul 07, 2017 08:33 AM #36
Nancy Middleton
Counselor Realty, Inc. - Excelsior, MN
Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN

Steve: Great thinking and sharing in your post.  As an 84 year old Realtor, I firmly believe in patience, positivity, focus, aways open to more learning, consistency, and gratefulness every day. With 39 years as a Realtor and 49 years as a Certified Professional Alpine Ski Instructor, I am still working in both those roles.  I am proud that I've been able to share my knowledge and experience with others every day, as you have done in your post,  Thank you so much. Keep your patience and focus active one day at a time forever.

Jul 07, 2017 05:55 PM #37
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for posting!!!

Some days will be more difficult than others. We need to trust and enjoy the process. We need to reflect on a daily basis to see what is working and remove the negative outcomes from our days.

Jul 10, 2017 05:21 AM #38
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I believe, for moving towards success in our profession,  you have to be very specific of what you are about to achieve: know your client, know your strength, connect with your audience via social networks or personally, keep your word and quality of your service, and always protect your client interests. 

Dec 06, 2017 07:54 PM #39
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