When I think of how incredible is was when the US Women's Gymnastic Team took the Silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I am amazed. Not many experts gave this group of girls (Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Alicia Sacramone, Chellsie Memmel, Samantha Peszek, and Bridget Sloan) much chance to compete well, much less win a medal.
Think about it. If you would focus on your lead generation, listing appointments, or leverage skills in your real estate business with the same skill level as these champions, what would you business look like? Or to put it another way, if Nastia Liukin treated her conditioning and practices with the kind of focus you give to your business, how would she have faired in Jeijing? Would she have made the team? Would she still be in gymnastics, or complaigning to their friends about how "it is so hard to be a gymnist nowadays!"
Hey, I am in the boat too. One reason why I have looked at much of the Olympics is I want to see what extreme dedication and focus looks like. And what is accomplishes. I am humbled by what I see from these women and the way they handle themselves in adversity.
So, let's buck up, buckle up, and drive our real estate careers full speed ahead. As Ricky Bobby says so well in "Taladega Nights," if you ain't first, your last.