“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
That’s a quote directly from Lance Armstrong, the greatest American road racing cyclist of all time.
I make it a practice to study incredibly successful people and you should make it a habit as well.
As you know, Lance came out of retirement last year and is on his quest for an 8th Tour de France victory this month. But on the way, bad luck hit him this week – untimely flat tires and awful crashes on consecutive days. His hopes and dreams of tour victory gone up in smoke…just like that. Poof! All those months of preparation gone. Lances investment of time, money, and people…all for nothing.
You’ve probably been where Lance is right now too. You’re broken. Beaten up by life. Tired of the same ol’ problems. Can’t seem to get ahead no matter how hard you try. Every day…nothing changes. Are you with me? Sound familiar?
In the game and life of real estate investing, this is where a lot of people that I know are too today. Some of us who’ve been there in the past, have two choices…give up or keep on going. Please make the choice to not give up. You may be three feet from gold!!
Lance has no chance of winning this particular race this month, but he’s not giving up. He’ll finish the race and ride proudly to the end. He knows there will be another day soon to compete. That must be your attitude too. A day is coming soon, if you don’t give up, where you’ll be able to create your own comeback. Yes, you’re down right now, but this is not how it’s going to end…No Way! You may be three feet from gold!
I’m asking you to not give up YOUR race. You can win if you don’t give up. I want you to take a break from your day (or night) and meditate on 6 things that will give you a boost in maintaining your race:
#1 – In your comeback, reject rejection.
#2 – In your comeback, see failure as temporary.
#3 – In your comeback, see your failure as an isolated incident.
#4 – In your comeback, see your upcoming success as a process.
#5 – In your comeback, be willing to try a new approach.
#6 – In your comeback, know that ALL successful people have had to bounce back at some point. You must also.
Lastly, I want to encourage you with a true statement of life…your setback is just a setup for your comeback.