Is winning the money game really about waiting for that big “eureka” moment, or is it far easier and within closer grasp than that?
Everyone wants to get ahead financially. Most aspire to finally cracking the code to their big moment and solving all their financial worries and goals. But when we sit and wait for that lottery ticket to pay off, are we simply stalling, delaying, and minimizing potential for success?
The 20 Best Books for Aspiring Real Estate Investors!
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Don’t Wait on a Masterpiece to Get Started
Take a look at Neil Armstrong’s famous quote: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
That small step made Armstrong a historical legend. But in reality, it was just one small step for him. In fact, it was a step probably made a lot easier thanks to less gravity. Was landing on the moon a big accomplishment? Sure. But did Armstrong build the rocket? Was it his brainchild? Did he do it all by himself? No.
It’s great to aspire to be the next Buffett, Zell, Winn, or Winfrey. But let’s not forget the uber-wealthy individuals, as well as those who are simply financially set for retirement who have reached their lifestyle goals by investing in the designs and businesses of these innovators. If this second group was still waiting on the sidelines to create their own masterpiece, they may still be broke. That doesn’t mean they won’t have their 15 minutes of fame. In fact, they now have much better odds thanks to having the extra funds and slack to create and pursue their passions.
Follow Existing Paths to Success
So when it comes to investing today (and investing in real estate), maybe you do need to find a new path to help you leap over to a new solution — one where someone else has already done the rocket science and fueled the ship. They call it “standing on the shoulders of giants.” Tony Robbins did it with his mentor Jim Rohn. Elon Musk has done it with Tesla. Trump does it with real estate projects (and vice versa). Once you have gained more knowledge as well as capital, you can pursue other ventures if you choose to. But it’s a lot easier to get going and make some wins piggybacking on the success of those who have already carved the trail.
The key to success is to leap on the opportunities. Start with what you have, one small step at a time. Keep stepping, invest what you can, let it grow, do more, snowball those small successes, and build on it.
Don’t wait, move.
What small steps are you taking NOW to build your business?
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