How quickly can I reach my goals – Property Rant 026

The answer is actually refreshing… ‘Not as long as you think…’ but you need to adopt this simple 3 step process that allows you to achieve any goal in record time.

This question was supposed to be property based, but I hijacked it to apply to anything in life after all the success principles that apply to life also apply to property investment.

So start your first step after watching this video.



Video Transcription 

Hey, guys. Property search… Think Gladfish. I’m Brett Alegre-Wood, and this is Property Rant.

So question today, how quickly can I reach my goals?

It’s a really good question actually, because I’m amazed how quickly I can achieve things, and people I speak to who really go about it in the right way can achieve things. I’m also astounded at how long people can take to achieve things that I see as so simple.

And here’s my definition of a goal, or if you like, the journey that you take to achieve a goal. And to answer the question, how quickly you get there depends on the amount of clarity and, if you like, the motivation, the energy you put, the emotion you put behind achieving that goal. So let’s have a look.

So first of all, starting point, you’re going to start from a certain point, and that’s the goal where you want to get to, and that’s how you get there. So there’s three distinct things that you need to cover. All right, now, most people, what they do, when I say, well, what do you want to achieve?

So they, first of all, don’t know what they really want. What they can tell me is what they don’t want. Don’t fall for that trap. Ignore what you don’t want. Go for what you do want and build up such emotion and such conviction to whatever that is. And I can’t remember the quote, but it’s something like, you know, they’re prepared to stake their very existence on the attainment of the goal. That’s kind of the level of passion and the level of energy you want to get behind achieving a goal. And when you do that, you’ll find things are a lot quicker.

The other side is this: most people start off, and when they do this, they start off, well, this is where I’m starting from. I’ve got this much money. I’m in this. I’m single. I’m whatever. I’m starting here. And the problem is this gets them so negative and so restricted that they cannot see how they can possibly achieve there. Or what ends up happening is this gets smaller and smaller and smaller and further back here. This should be a big audacious goal. This should scare the crap out of you. And unless it does, don’t even go there.

Put some time and effort into this. And my suggestion is start here. Dream big. Set these goals as big as you possibly can. Go out there and say,”In 10 years, this is where I will be. This is the person I will have become.” Because it’s not just about the attainment of a physical goal. It’s about the journey that you take through the process which is going to change you as a person, because before you get the goal here, you have to become the person that is that goal. and that’s one of the key distinctions, too.

So start with a goal. Go big. Then come back to reality and then map out the journey along the way. Now, I’ve drawn a straight line there. That would be awesome if you could do that. I’ve never achieved a goal in a straight line. Mine look something like this all over the shop and around and I’m consistently bringing myself back to center and getting brought off track and bringing it back and bringing it back. And part of my role is to consistently do this. And what I want is I want to draw two walls along here that I call these as systems or disciplines, things that once I step outside that, I’m not prepared to do that and I have to get back on track.

So how quickly do you want to do it? Well, it all depends on, obviously, what it is. And look, I can tell you, it is not about this in the end. It’s about this. The journey is the thing. And the thing is if you just focus on this and this is all you want…and people say “I’m driven by money. I’m driven by fast cars,” and all that. No, you’re not. That’s rubbish. What you were driven by is this. It doesn’t matter what you are. This is where the passion comes in life. This is where the energy…this is where the energy means you can get up every single morning before everyone else and go out for a run, and not eat that whatever it is, and achieve this or not spend that much money, or whatever it is that you want.

So how quickly can you do this? I mean, if we’re talking specifically about property, which I think this question was about, I think you can achieve it, for me, three months to get on track because once you’re on track, actually attainment of the goal will come. The key here is the journey and when you start thinking as if you’ve already achieved this, act as if, all of a sudden, you become a different person. When you become a different person, you start moving quicker towards this goal. And I can guarantee you this: in 99% of the cases, the goal you set out when you were here, you’ll look back when you achieve this and think, “Jeez, that was small thinking.”

And by the time you get to here, you want to have another goal way out there. And as you get better at it, it gets bigger and bigger and bigger and more momentum builds on that, and you achieve more and that’s what you want to be doing. And occasionally, you’ll jump back, two steps forwards, you know, one step back sort of thing. That will happen, but you know what?
That’s just life giving you a tap on the shoulder. And if you don’t listen to the tap on the shoulder then it’ll give you a little slap on the head. And if you don’t listen to slap on the head, then it’s gonna grab a piece of four by two and whack you across the back of the head. So listen for the taps on the shoulder while you’re going through the journey to say, “Hey, you’re getting off track from your goal. Get back on.”

All right, guys, have a great day. Live with passion.

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Gladfish. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids.

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