“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the great twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt. Winners thrive when competing. Winners are risk takers! Winners consider a loss as an opportunity to learn and improve, not a defeat. And winners understand their biggest competitor is the person they were yesterday. Coldwell Banker Select Agents are WINNERS! Bryan, Bonnie and I are here to help you get your unfair share of business this year. “What can we do to help!
#4 Courage: “… and yours is not less noble because no drum beats when you go out to your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout your coming when you return from your daily victory and defeat.” Robert Louis Stevenson.Our chosen profession requires an inner resolution to go forward in spite of obstacles. To find courage each one of us must look to his own soul. Being courageous does not mean there is an absence of fear. We are all afraid at times, Courage means you act regardless of fear. Most of us feel anxiety when we are picking up the phone to call a for Sale by Owner or when we are in a competitive listing appointment but we push through. We have decided the gain is with worth the pain and we will not be deterred. That’s what makes you a winner and Yes, that makes you courageous.
Next week we will take a look at the 5th reason why winner’s win, Competition
From my Blog Ken's Korner
Published on December 18, 2018
One of the earliest writings on Attitudes is by the Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus (55-135 C.E.) Epictetus states on his treatise, WHAT IS IN OUR POWER, “… Our opinions are up to us, and our impulses, desires, aversions- in short, whatever is our own doing.”
In psychology, an attitude refers to a set of emotions, beliefs, and behaviors. Attitude is a learned tendency to evaluate things in a certain way. While attitudes are enduring, they can also change.
In business, attitude is deemed more important than aptitude. Attitude is the control center of your business. In controlling our attitudes we all must realize we have a choice. We have the power to control our inner dialogues. We can be self-encouraging and Self-Motivating, or we can choose an attitude of Self-Defeat. Another great philosopher Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Paul states Jesus attitude was one of: selflessness, humility, and service
To maintain a positive attitude do the following, 1. Focus on the positive, 2. Be aware of your thoughts, 3. Be careful who you associate with, 4. Keep your business goals at the forefront of your mind, 5. Smile a lot, 6. Be aware of your posture, 7. Get plenty of rest and sleep. 8. Count your blessings daily!
“External thinks are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.” – Marcus Aurelius
From my weekly Blog: 'Ken's Korner' Ken Rutherford, Broker, Coldwell Banker Select