Stop Waiting For Your Happiness

“Stop waiting for your happiness! Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose 10 pounds, until you gain 10 pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until the home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until the first or 15th, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until…. Decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy about life.”

We all have a dark side and a bright side. Do you know which one always comes out on top? It is the one that we feed! The one that we nourish survives. This is just another example of the echo principle. We are always moving in the direction of our thoughts.

During this period of reorganizing, rebuilding and redirecting your real estate career you need to create a peace of mind about where you are headed.

You need to focus on the truth about the future and how to get there. Fear is not your native soil. The only way we can attempt to predict the future is to see it in the light of history. For those of us who have the endured the past storms of real estate, we can say with certainty that it will pass quickly. There are those amongst us who succeeded when interest rates were over 20 per cent! We survived and thrived and so can you. It’s your choice!

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have.

Cliff Baird, MBA, PhD is a clinical psychologist and a former professor at Wilfrid Laurier. He has spent more than 35 years in real estate. He created a 32-office franchise, developed several online recruiting profiles, was the keynote speaker for every major real estate franchise in the USA and Canada and was a featured keynote speaker for 12 years in a row at the NAR convention.