Funny as it sounds, I actually hesitated before writing this post. Just as in speech, I often write before thinking and later wonder if I should have refrained.
My mind started flooding with doubts and fear such as "Will I sound like Polly Anna?", "Will I sound arrogant?" etc....
Thankfully, my natural impulsive behavior won. No, I am not Polly Anna. I am a positive person, slightly naive at times, and sometimes down right annoying. At least I know it, right?
In this difficult time of foreclosures, short sales, job losses, and a collective fear of the unknown, I had a good day.
Forgive me if I sound brash or brazen, it isn't intentional. I have been in the despair closet. I have had nights where my chosen career has caused miniature heart attacks.
I also have soaked in the self pity tub enough to know the only thing it accomplishes is shriveled, raisin- like skin.
I made a commitment to myself and my business. I will survive. I will thrive. I will NOT be consumed with fear.
The energy I spent cluttering myself in the despair closet has been directed at positive change in my profession. I opened myself up to success and now it is chasing me.
Now, success means different things to different people. I haven't closed a million dollar deal this year nor have I broken any average dollar record.
I have survived.
I have built a niche, fostered sincere relationships, and blogged like there was no tomorrow, to me, that is success.
Today I was handed, literally, 30 new listings. I have also been offered a Broker in Charge position for a new company focusing on the military.
I stopped running from failure and it has made all the difference.
I am not wealthy.
I am healthy, happy, and paying my bills on time. Wealth will come again, I know it.
If you find yourself in the despair closet, please, turn on the light. The mind is a powerful thing.
Give success a chance, brush the chip off the shoulders, put on your helmet and tackle the day.