|My 13 year old daughter, Rebecca, got into soccer a few years back. When she started, she had zero experience.|
Back when I was a kid, that was no big deal. Nowadays, it seems like parents are grooming their kids to become pros as soon as they are able to walk.
But she was excited and we love to have our kids try new things so she gave it a go.
She has an unrestrained tenacity and a willingness to learn.
Over the past two years, she has endured bumps, bruises, ankle sprains, shin splints, and even got nailed hard in the face with the ball a couple of times.
Through all of the adversity and setbacks, she has learned from her mistakes to become a better player and has forged ahead. And now after two years of hard work she is being recruited to become part of an elite All-Star team.
After one of her games earlier this week, I told her how excited I always was to watch her play and how amazed I am at her talent.
I was blown away by her response and I think we can all learn from my humble 13 year old phenom. She said that she knows she is nowhere near her potential and has a long way to go to develop into the athlete she knows she can be.
Words of amazing wisdom from a 13 year old!
So we got to work studying the legends of the sport to help her reach her potential.
I’ve been on both sides of the soccer field as both a player and a coach, just as I’ve been on both sides of real estate investing as both an investor and a coach.
In real estate, both I and my students have endured our share of figurative bumps, bruises, and much worse.
Ordinary investors allow these setbacks and misfortunes to stop them from achieving their full potential. Real success always seems just outside their reach, destined for someone else who has more skill or secret knowledge.
What ordinary investors are lacking is the realization that the success they so deeply desire is their’s for the taking. It’s waiting for them.
But you can’t let a “soccer ball to the face” stop you. You might feel emotionally crushed, but don’t let it define you. Learn from your mistakes and forge ahead.
Even at my level in this business, I’ll get one of those proverbial balls to the face. It happened to me a while back when someone went behind my back to manipulate a seller and steal a heck of a deal right from under me.
But I didn’t throw in the towel and give up. And neither should you when adversity strikes.
I have been a soccer coach and I have also played the sport and I have also been a coach in probate and I myself have been involved in the sport of real estate.
There is always room for growth and there’s always opportunity whether you are just getting started or you’ve been in the game for a long time.
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Committed to your success,
Ernie “In It To Win It” Vargas | The Probate Fox
Real Estate Lesson From a 13 Year Old Soccer Phenom