Having a positive attitude is extremely important to becoming successful in real estate investing, as it is in any successful endeavor in life. Negative speech and thoughts can be debilitating and keep a person from accomplishing their goals. Learn to change the way you talk to yourself and others and you will change the outcome of your life’s journey.
For example, let’s look at the subject of attempting to get into better and healthier physical shape. If your thoughts and speech follow the lines of, “I can never lose weight,” or “I can’t stop eating sweets,” or “No matter how much a work out, I never get more muscular,” you will create a mind-set that causes you to lose faith in the fact that with proper eating and exercise you can lose weight, get stronger, be healthier and look better. It is important to start have the right self-talk. Try changing the phrases you repeat over and over again to, “I know I can lose weight if I eat healthy foods and exercise regularly,” “I will gain muscle if I work out 3-4 times a week consistently,” and “I enjoy eating healthy protein, vegetables and fruit, and I feel better when I do.”
This same technique works when it comes to investing in real estate. If you keep making statements to yourself and others such as, “I can’t ever find the time to do this business,” “There are no deals to be found in this area,” “There are too many other investors in my area to compete with,” or “People will know I’m not very knowledgeable in investing when I talk to them” then stop. Change your self-talk to, “If I use proper time management I will find the time to be successful at this business,” “The more offers I make, the more deals I will create for myself,” “By being persistent, I will be the one to find the deals in my area,” and “The more times I talk with people, the more confident and knowledgeable I will become.”
Every endeavor and business adventure is a learning experience. With faith and confidence in yourself, you can be successful at the things you work hard for. Talking in a positive manner can help build confidence and faith with which you can succeed, especially as your experience starts to prove your statements true. Whatever you say and think will become your reality. Change the way you talk to yourself and others and you will change the direction of your life. Now, go out and make it happen!