Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
By Gino Blefari
President & CEO
Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.
Laugh at perfection. "Tom, what did you say?" I'll say it again…laugh at perfection. Unfortunately, for most of us the “school mind” still kicks our butt in adulthood…in a big way.
“Mom, Dad, I got an A on my test." We grew up in an environment where shooting for perfection, an A, was always the goal (personally, I didn’t get many of them). It is such a big deal today that even an A isn’t good enough for most people. For most people it was the goal of our teachers and parents. Many people have their self-approval wrapped up in the illusionary concept called “perfection”. However, when we do that, here's what happens…we get in the real world. We make the shift from being a student…to being an employee…to becoming an entrepreneur and we bring the “school mind” with us…Perfection…Perfection…Perfection. What garbage!!!!! It locks our feet in quicksand and takes us down. We lose time, we lose energy, we lose support…we lose self-esteem. "I'll start this idea/project when everything is just right" (This is the self-talk of most new entrepreneurs). Unfortunately, somehow the right time never happens.
I have several friends who are incredibly successful. They have big houses, vacation homes, drive nice cars, have fat bank accounts and I have never seen ANY of them be perfect in ANYTHING…Never. Let me sell you on a philosophy that changed my life…not only myself, but thousands of others who have bought into it. You don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going. Let me say it again…you don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going. Imagine NOW picking up this idea called perfection and throwing it out the window. Stop stealing your greatness from the world because you're waiting for everything to be just right…it's not necessary. Stop seeking approval and acceptance from everyone around you…give it to yourself. Now, allow yourself to take action…allow yourself to make mistakes. Who cares if people laugh at you? Even those close to you…Big deal. You'll be laughing at them someday living the life of your dreams.
You and I have greatness inside of us. We have the seed of success waiting to be ignited, shared, and profited from. I know sometimes it's tough. You're kind of alone with your goals and plans. People around you might think you're wasting your time. Well…we can do it. We don't have to get it right, we just have to get it going.
What have you been putting off…what have you been waiting for everything to be just right for, that you think you can take ONE action on today? Start…NOW!!!!!!
Make it a Powerful week and Go For It Full Out!!!!!!!