DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITIES IN FRONT OF YOU!
We can’t get our time back again. Even though we all know how true this statement is, most people let opportunities slip through their fingers due to fear of the unknown. It is time to let go of our comfort zones and grab a hold of the opportunities that each day brings – before it is too late.
OUR ATTITUDE CAN EITHER HELP US OR DESTROY US
In order to be successful, we first must have the right mind-set, says Nathan. He says, many people get stuck in analysis paralysis. Feeling overwhelmed by everything they have learned, they can’t reach out and pull the trigger on their investing. They feel stuck.
Before you can take action, he says, you must first be in a mental position where you want to take action.
It is no good saying, I won’t buy now, I’ll wait till prices go down, etc. etc.
This sort of reasoning is just excuse making. It is a waste of time, because, in reality, it will only hold you back from seeing the opportunities that are already in front of you.
BEING OPEN TO OPPORTUNITIES
There will always be opportunities in front of us, says Nathan. Although he can’t travel back in time, Nathan says he is regularly able to buy properties for the price at which they were selling five years earlier.
Most people would assume this is impossible, but, in reality, this is just a misguided belief.
STEPPING OUTSIDE OUR COMFORT ZONES
Instead of taking a risk to achieve their dreams, most people don’t dare to leave the security of their comfort zone. The strange thing is, most people don’t even enjoy the life that this offers them. They feel like something is missing and they want more.
Fear is what holds most of us back. We don’t know what the future holds, or what our bold decisions will bring upon our lives.
Something that has pushed Nathan to continuously move beyond his comfort zone, is the fear of getting nowhere in his financial life. He would rather take some educated risks in order to feel trapped in a job he hates for his entire working life.
HAVE A STRATEGY IN PLACE
Even if you aren’t in a position to buy just yet, there is always something you can do to bring yourself closer to pulling the trigger.
It is important to understand where you are now, where you want to be, and then figure out a plan to get you from here to there.
Every day that you do nothing is a wasted opportunity to move forwards.
THREE STEPS TO DEVELOP THE RIGHT MIND-SET
To develop the right attitude requires education, confidence and motivation.
1) Continuously educate yourself – know the market and different strategies and develop discrimination. Compare different ways to achieve your goals and have a strong understanding of your own situation.
2) Be open – stay open for the change that you want to come into your life. Keep looking, be ready to receive and keep pulling yourself closer to achieving it.
3) Don’t get stuck – avoid analysis paralysis and be willing to pull the trigger when a good opportunity comes your way. Having a mentor can help – just remember to choose someone whose success mirrors the type of success you would like to achieve.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in analysis paralysis? How did you overcome this in order to pull the trigger on your investing? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.