“Practice sharpens, but overschooling blunts the edge. If your horse isn’t doing right, the first place to look is yourself.”
– Joe Heim, Quoted in the book “Cutting, One Run at a Time” by Barbara Schulte
I’m sure many of you heard the saying “practice makes perfect”. This is true, but to a point.
If you continuously practice, and things aren’t going right, don’t blame anyone or anything for it. Take a good look at yourself and what you are doing. What can you change? See what you can do to correct it.
For example, in real estate, I am hearing from so many that “because of the economy the real estate market is awful and properties are not selling”. Not so. Properties are selling, if the right factors are in place.
We need to take a look at ourselves and ask, “Why aren’t they selling? Is there something I can do? Is it priced too high? Can I change my marketing plan? What can I do to change this?”
Each agent should be pro-active and see what they can do to sell their listings. I don’t mean to force buyers to buy a home they are not interested in. What I mean is that the listing agent should take a look at what they can do to help their clients instead of sitting around and whining about how bad things are.
Most of all, we are to believe in ourselves and take a positive attitude. We have to keep at it and not give up.
Keep practicing. If it isn’t working, then make some changes, practice some more until you have found the right formula. Remember, there is no failure, but challenges. Overcome the challenges and you will succeed.