Did you watch the Super Bowl? What looked like a blowout for the first three quarters, turned into a thrilling display of effort and skill that drove the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.
So, why am I writing about football on a real estate blog? Because watching this event got me thinking about how we limit ourselves by accepting what has been done before as the highest possible standard.
For example, during the game, when the Patriots were trailing by 21 points, the announcer stated that the current Super Bowl record for a comeback victory was from a 10-point deficit.
In the fourth quarter when the tides started turning, a member of our viewing party (who was rooting for the Falcons) asked me if I thought the Patriots could win. I trotted out that previously stated stat as fact, as if to say, “No one has done it before, ergo, the Patriots won’t do it now.”
As we now know, the Patriots marched to a 34-28 victory, relegating the previous 10-point-deficit stat to ancient history. In fact, a whopping 24 records were broken in this Super Bowl, which supports my thesis that records are meant to be broken.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re too small.” —Richard Branson
Are there current stats or records that you have accepted as unbeatable? If so, you’ve created invisible barriers that unconsciously limit your efforts.
What if you believed in your own potential so strongly that you acted as if anything was possible? That’s what Tom Brady and crew had to do just to stay in the game. And it worked: they turned the impossible into victory.
What type of goals have you set for your real estate career? Maybe it involves achieving experience and personal growth. Perhaps it’s strictly financial. Or maybe a combination of both. Personally, I have set big, audacious goals for myself. I know it will take time, and I’m willing to go the distance.
Whether you set out to break your own records, or those of a top producer in your community, it’s essential to embrace the mindset that anything is possible. After all, someone’s going do it, so why shouldn’t that someone be you?
Yes, it will take time and determination. It will take skill, focus and dedication. And, as any champion will tell you, it’ll take practice, practice, practice.
But all that will surely be worth it once you finally enjoy the sweet thrill of success.
Nikolas Allen is a Realtor® in Mt. Shasta, California. He helps people through the complex process of buying and selling their homes. He was rooting for the Patriots, but wasn’t convinced they could pull off a win…until they did.