Will Fear Stop The American Dream ?

Real Estate Agent with KW Elite

    America has always been a Land of Opportunity . From its' beginning you had no

 guarantees and had to take risk to live here . Those who boarded ships to sail here ,

 knew that 10-20% would not survive the trip . But they came . Once they arrived,

 many decided to settle in some of the most dangerous parts of the Western territories.

 They slept with their guns , knowing they could be subject to hostile attack at any 

 moment . But still they came ! 

     They came for opportunity , and greater freedoms than they had experienced in 

 Europe (and other parts of the world ) . Clearly they knew that they were risking 

 their lives and of their families to pursue settlement in America . But they came !

 At any time did they have Fear ? Of course they did ! But many also had Faith .

 They had vision and purpose . All throughout American History , our Country

 was shaped by people of great Courage . Who would risk much to successfully

 experience the American Dream  . This is the Foundation that we evolved from ... 



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Comments (32)

Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. This year, 2020, is the 400th anniversary of their arrival aboard the Mayflower.  I hope by Thanksgiving the pandemic situation will be much improved and we will give thanks for what we have and for what we have learned.

The website for the anniversary is at https://www.plymouth400inc.org/ 

Apr 27, 2020 06:59 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

The sheer grit and determination of those who have immigrated to the US is inspiring!  We truly offer the land of opportunity, despite setbacks.

Apr 28, 2020 08:59 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Fearless people learn to adapt to their challenges because they are confident, persistent and willing to make sacrifices to achieve their goals and objectives. Fearless people are self reliant and driven by their accomplishments, one step at a time.

It's a fact that 90% of all millionaires achieved their wealth from real estate, so, it takes courage to buy real estate, therefore, IMO,  there will always be a market for real estate. 

May 04, 2020 12:57 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Lvoe this post!  Thank you for the reminder of what this country was made of and still stands for!  

May 05, 2020 01:23 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Fear often replaces common sense and it is sad to see.  When I hear people talk these days it is easier to believe they are lying than telling the truth, haha.

May 11, 2020 05:41 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thanks for posting a good reminder for all Americans. "All throughout American History, our Country was shaped by people of great Courage"... we should all keep the FAITH!

May 20, 2020 06:09 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

This message is very importabnt.  Opportunity with risk is what makes us not security,

May 20, 2020 11:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I think many more people are understanding this more than ever. America is still the Land of Opportunity and will always be!

May 25, 2020 01:11 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Michael,

I honor, respect, and love this Land of Opportunity for being the Greatest Nation on the face of the earth.

Thank you for this blog.

May 27, 2020 05:56 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I am not fearful. We live in the greatest country on the earth, and I know who is really in charge! I believe God will continue to bless our great nation. 

May 30, 2020 06:22 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael J. Perry - the dream has been achieved by those who overcame fear and pushed forward.

Jun 03, 2020 09:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, our Country cannot be based on fear, we all need to forge forward and if buying or selling a home is in the future, do it! 

Jun 08, 2020 10:16 AM
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

In the majority of cases, I don't see fear being the driving force behind potential buyers not seeking homeownership, Michael J. Perry ... unless it's the fear of hearing "no" ... either to their having the capability/credit to buy ... or "no" to the price of home they wish they could afford.  It still typically boils down to a financial decision, ability to buy, paired with reality.  

Jun 18, 2020 11:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a very special weekend.

Jun 20, 2020 09:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, great post, and I believe there will always be those out there that believe owning is a better decision than renting.

Jun 20, 2020 09:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you. Dolores and I are still at home in the social distancing mode.

Have an outstanding summer.

Jun 30, 2020 04:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Michael J. Perry - I really wish people would talk cautious but positive about things now.  Fear is destructive.

Sep 30, 2020 03:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying a very productive year.

Take care and be safe.

Oct 05, 2020 06:41 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Michael,   Yes, Faith over Fear!  The unstoppable American spirit!  "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me" is what I think about when I think of Faith over Fear.

Oct 24, 2020 09:04 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist


Jan 10, 2021 11:39 AM