Deciding that insanity is not the best option

Reblogger Valeria Mola
Real Estate Agent with SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach
Original content by Barry Owen TN #251071

Doing the same thing and expecting different results creates perfect conditions for a classic case of insanity.

This is the time of year when many of us are reviewing our performance in 2018.

This time last year, what were your goals for 2018?

How did you arrive at those goals?

Were those goals wishes or commitments?

There’s a HUGE difference between “I want to do . . . ” and “I WILL do . . . ”

Those who grab their goals with aspirational wants dive into the new year with rigor and enthusiasm until – well – they settle back into those comfortable ways which got them through the year at which point they develop amnesia about the new goals for the year . . . resulting in having the same year over again and again and again.

The crazy part about this is that these are the folks who say: “Setting goals doesn’t work!”

I have a recommendation that might just break this cycle of insanity.

When you set your goals for 2019, think them through enough that they pass the “SMART goal test”.






Do this “exercise” with a few (or many) of your peers/colleagues and pledge all to each other to hold others accountable to doing whatever it might take to achieve these goals.

Commit to a weekly accountability meeting (In person, on telephone, or Video) – Every Monday morning.

Focus on strategies for growth and stability by developing relationships with the right people . . . creating systems around repetitive tasks, and investing in appropriate tools to leverage your time, energy, and money.

As your right “leverage” (People, Systems, Tools) evolve, you’ll gradually feel less pressure . . . You’ll begin to enjoy more results with less effort . . . Likely, you’ll find yourself with more free time.

So . . . what could you do with more free time?

I have an idea . . . Use some of that free time to “sharpen your saw” (Education, reading) and use the remainder doing human to human LEAD GENERATION.

After all . . . realization of your goals relies mostly on having enough of the right leads  to fuel the machine you’ve created.

. . . and so goes the cycle of  Goals – Accountability – Leverage – Lead Generation.

Simple – YES?

Go forth and prosper!



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Valeria. Barry provides great food for thought at this time of year. Then it should be followed all year. Enjoy your day!

Dec 18, 2018 04:07 AM #1
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Good choice for a reblog and thoughts to share about setting and reaching your goals. Wishing you great success in 2019. Personally I am looking forward to a banner year. 

Dec 18, 2018 05:23 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Valeria Mola - This is the time of the year, we should be thinking about next year. 

Dec 18, 2018 05:56 AM #3
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Valeria...great re-blog. For years I always dated the same kind of girl and WOW did that cost me  :):):)

Dec 18, 2018 08:04 AM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Valeria it is amazing how many people keep on doing the same thing and expecting different results.  You would thing the light would come on at some point

Dec 19, 2018 09:06 AM #5
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