Why You Should Just Keep Pushing Forward

Mud N Bud 2008 - Dave and I heading to the finish line

Mud N Bud 2008 - Dave and I heading to the finish line

As I was leaning forward on my bike, pushing my way up a trail filled with loose rocks on the side of Seymour Mountain (in North Vancouver), all I could think about was how good this would feel when I was done. Little did I know that the long and painful climb we were doing was just the start of my adventure. My husband Dave was about to introduce me to a trail called Team Pangor which is mostly a black diamond biking trail … Black diamond to me simply means that there are plenty of places to break every bone in your body. Team Pangor did not disappoint in that regard.

Anyway, as I was gingerly trying to find safe passage down this nasty trail, I was thinking that real estate investing is often like training for a big race.

There are plenty of days where it’s hard work and you’ll wonder why you are doing it. There are definitely days where you are on a path that is new terrain and you aren’t yet skilled enough to navigate down easily so you have ask for help from those around you with experience (in my case, I had to ask Dave to carry my bike so I could safely wiggle down the giant rock faces and crawl across the tiny bridges that were 6 feet in the air – GULP!).

There will also be some bruises and scratches – because nothing ever goes perfectly.

But, when it’s all done – it feels amazing. The rewards are so plentiful that you forget the fear, the sweat, and the pain of getting to the finish line.

If you’re struggling right now … just know that it’s worth it to push through! Reach out for help if you need it or try a different approach if what you’ve been doing isn’t working. Whatever you do – just keep moving forward because you will be so glad you did!

When we cross the finish line at this year’s MOMAR race (http://www.mindovermountain.com/momar/) I promise you I’ll be smiling and feeling great! The sensation I get when I accomplish something that was a challenge is nothing short of brilliant … and it’s not unlike the sense of pride and accomplishment I feel when I think of the properties we own, the rent we collect, and the wealth we’ve built up … simply by pushing through the tough stuff to get to the finish line.

So … if you’re not pushing yourself to reach your goals … start today. And if you are pushing, but you’re feeling the pain … keep going!! It’s going to be worth it!

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  1. Pingback: Real Estate Investing Lessons from Mountain Biking « Life as Real Estate Investors

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