I want to talk about the word “decide.”
Did you know that the root of the word decide is cide? And cide actually means death.
Think about it… homicide, suicide, pesticide. These are all terms we’re familiar with.
So, the word decide quite literally means no other options. It’s as if any other alternative is dead.
Interesting, isn’t it?
So, that’s what happens when you decide to take this business seriously. You have killed off every other course of action. That doesn’t mean everything will be perfect, but it means you have resolved to move forward. You have decided to take this seriously and that puts you in the top 1% of people out there.
Decide means no other course of action.
Stop messing around and start taking this business seriously. You need to decide to take massive action today.
You can’t be in it half-hearted. You can’t think, “I’m just going to try it out and see if it works. I’m going to send a few hundred postcards.”
No, you can’t do that. You’ve got to commit to making it work. Go all in.
Don’t let excuses stand in your way. Don’t let the fact that you might not have the money to buy the deals… or you don’t have buyers yet… or you don’t know which contracts to use… or you don’t know what to say.
Figure it out as you go.
Have you decided that you want to have success in real estate? Are you still chasing a bunch of shiny objects? Have you decided that you want to start seeing success? Are you going to make that decision?
What are you doing with your time? Where are you spending your attention and your resources? Are you farting around on Facebook all day? Are you doing silly things that you shouldn’t be doing that are just wasting your time… that are $5-an-hour activities, not the $500-an-hour activity that you should be focused on?
Well, I want to encourage you to decide today that you’re going to be a success… and then it’ll happen.