“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” ― Dr. Seuss
The rules of setting goals are that they should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). I can say my first year in real estate was a success because I reached one SMART goal for the year (yes, I had one overarching objective for the entire year, lol). The effective skill in setting SMART goals daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually, is scientifically proven to result in success. However, success is so much more than the outcome of a tedious step-by-step formula.
Thirteen closings in eleven months (more precisely, seven months because I had nothing in the first four) produced invaluable experience (oh yeah, and all the rejected, withdrawn, defaulted deals, aka “the school of hard knocks”, provided much wisdom too). Thankfully, success is a process that includes setbacks and failures. I am very thankful to have found purpose in the vocation of real estate. I love the work, the industry, the people in it, and the relationships that are formed through each transaction. It is so much more than I imagined it would be.
Real estate is also much harder, too, than I imagined. The challenge is stimulating though because it causes me to dream greater (and yes, SMART-er) goals, and to contest this idea of what is “achievable”. Let’s just say my brain cells are waking up! And while fear says, “nonsense”, and “stop fantasizing!” and likes to take the reins and say, “whoa, slow down girl,” I am so ready to giddy up and buck fear off. So, “yeeha” for getting an award after my first year, and “yeeha” for learning to live fantastically! May you also find your “yeeha” in life and wake up more brain cells, and purpose to dream bigger and have faith when setting your SMART goals. [insert Creamer GIF “giddy up!”]