This coming weekend we will be spending some time at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. One of our granddaughters will be competing. This is a big event for Allegra and her pony, Snickers. Neither one has competed in a show of this caliber. Allegra is enthusiastic and does not seem to be the least bit intimidated by the competition. It is really not that unusual. Most young people do not wear themselves out saying:
- I have never done that before
- I don't know how to do that and can't learn
- I don't want to try
- I'm afraid I can't
- I tried and failed once before
- Everyone else knows more than I do
- It's too difficult for me
- Everyone else is more successful than I am
You do not have to be young to feel young and confident. Remember that as a REALTOR you know more than you think you do. Remember that there is no way to get every listing you strive for nor to find the perfect home for each and every buyer. If you have prepared yourself well, you have much to offer clients and other agents.
The wonderful thing about real estate is that it is so fluid. There are constant changes, lots of do's and don'ts, the Code of Ethics, new rules and regulations, updated forms and contracts, never ending competition, and a market that goes up and down. These are precisely the reasons it is always a challenge. Embrace the challenge. Be Brave. Compete. Enjoy!