I wrote a post about winning after I watched the Nick Nolte movie Blue Chips. It was more than a basketball movie, and one that showed us the importance of how you play the game.
In his closing speech, Nolte's character looks back and recalls his favorite game. It wasn't the one they had just won with his star players... no it was the one they'd played the year before with average players. What was so memorable was that these players gave their all and played the best they could. This is what meant the most and was so memorable to Nolte's character...
Haven't we all been playing our game under tough conditions? Poor economy... fewer buyers.... falling home prices... short sales.... rising gas prices... businesses closing.
It's easy to win when optimal conditions exist, when its a no-brainer. But for the last few years, most of us have had to struggle to play a game we thought we knew. Many have had to play with new players- Short Sales and Foreclosures. We've had to learn new skills, find new resources for leads and clients, discover new avenues for revenue generation.
And yet, I hear daily of Realtors, Stagers, and others in the field of Real Estate who are flourishing. They've been proactive in addressing the market and taking control of it rather than the other way around. They've worked twice as hard and have not been afraid to put in the hours necessary to do their job better than well.
Sometimes the best game you play is not necessarily the one you win with all the advantages going your way... it's often the game you play when the universe seeks to act against you... when all you can do is play as hard as you can and give it 100+%.
How are you playing your game?