I was talking to one of our mentorship clients this week and reminding him of the importance of taking control of your circumstances rather than circumstances taking control of you. What do I mean by taking control of your circumstances? Let me give you an example of a situation just recently where we were due to complete on two properties within two days of each other. The first property completed without a problem and the second property for some unknown reason, the same mortgage lender who lent on the first property withdrew at the very last minute which caused us a slight challenge.
Neither the solicitor or the mortgage broker were able to establish quickly what the problem was and the result we had to go through a procedure to find out why the case was pulled. Important message here is that we, as investors and Wealth builders cannot allow circumstances to stop us in our tracks. You have to be prepared to act beyond your circumstances. Success favours those who act in spite of their challenges, who refuse to allow set-backs to control their outlook and mood. This applies to every area of your life.
When it comes to property and investments, the market conditions are changing all the time and it is my belief that it is unlikely that things will get better in global economy in the very short term. We have a long journey ahead of us.
What this means is that each of us, no matter what our circumstance in our career, relationship, finances and family must take control of our world and not live in fear of what might happen. Grow from the inside out. Learn. Study. Ask questions. Have a bigger view of the world and be prepared to adapt. The world is ready for new leaders, people who have faith, courage and a commitment to a greater good.