How often does the fear of failure hold us back in our lives?
For most of us in the Real Estate business, there is the constant fear of failure! Maybe it's the fear of picking up the phone to call a new buyer prospect who a friend referred you to. Maybe it's the fear of going to a sales meeting without having the best numbers. Maybe it's the fear of simply trying something new for you or your business, and failing.
President Abraham Lincoln is known by most as being one of the most popular and accomplished presidents of all time.
But did you know how often he experienced loss, failure, or setback in his life? For almost 30 years he experienced some MAJOR setbacks on his road to Presidency.
Let's take a look at some of his most notable "Failures"
1832- Lost his job (Defeated for State Legislature)
1833- Failed in Business
1835- His sweetheart died
1836- Had a nervous breakdown
1838- Defeated for speaker
1843- Defeated for nomination for Congress
1848- Rejected for land officer
1854- Defeated for U.S. Senate
1856- Defeated for nomination for Vice President
1858- Again, defeated for U.S Senate
1860- Elected President of the United States of America
Failure can serve as a detrimental setback or an influential catalyst to take your Real Estate business to the next level.
Maybe you've picked up the phone and the last few referrals haven't worked out. Maybe you've been told "No" so many times you forgot what "Yes" sounds like. Despite those obstacles, how you respond to failure in your business will make or break your success.
Imagine if President Lincoln hadn't kept running for office?
If you take just one idea away from this blog let it be this: Don't let the fear of failing at something keep you from trying it to begin with.
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