Have you smiled today? I mean, have you really smiled in the way you smile when you find money?
Margaret Bonnano said, "It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis." Funny and Poignant!!!
For many of us, reality seems oppressive, mundane, boring, stressful, or bleak. We may feel compelled to seek out fantasy or escape as a means of coping with a reality over which we feel little or no control.
Given the state of the housing market and the overall economy, many are feeling despair and mild depression. Where did all those easy closings go? Where are all the buyers? Why is no one listing?
There are two ways of living life: 1. Internal Locus of Control or 2. External Locus of Control. If we have an external locus of control, we feel that life dominates us, that we have little or no control over circumstances, thoughts, or emotions. Those with a external locus of control are highly dependent on the opinions and actions of others. They seek to please and placate other.
If we have an internal locus of control, we feel that we have sufficient power to choose our thoughts and feelings. Those with internal locus of control are not overwhelmed with fear or anxiety, feel stable, act as though they are worth something and are in control. An internal locus of control gives one an empowered mindset that leads to self-determination and progress.
The market does not have the power to determine your mood, unless you allow it. Only you control your thoughts and feelings and actions. If the market is down, respond!! Work smarter and harder in order to achieve the results you need.
If you have to take a temporary part-time job in this process, why not do it? If you have to re-invest in marketing, why not do it? If you need to write articles or meet more people or dress more professionally, why not do it?
You have the power!