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Look for Support, Not Disapproval

By Guest Author On September 6, 2011 Under Improve Your Life, Self Help Tips, Setting Goals, Success Secrets

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person’s brow.” −CHARLES BROWER

Note: Whether you may want to run a marathon, write a book, start an internet dental marketing business or travel to a new country, your ideas are sound and good, regardless of the disapproval of someone else.  

I was living in the US for two years when I attended a real estate seminar and bought my first house because of it. I told nobody about it, but when I did close on it, I was happy and told a few friends.

Many told me that the closure might fall through as I had no job, no working history and no established credit. Nevermind that I already owned the house as I was hearing the negative things that people were telling me. Others cautioned me about buying a house that was too expensive and that could never be used as rental property.

I was actually worried to death. I wanted to give the house back but, of course, couldn’t.

So I fixed it up as planned and without asking, my banker offered me a $35,000 second mortgage one month later when I finished fixing it up. The total initial profit was $54,000, which was great timing as I needed to schedule a dental consulting appointment for some cosmetic work.

From then on, I purchased a house nearly every month for almost two years. Some I made money on, and some houses didn’t reap much of a profit.

With the dire state of the economy, this is certainly not a promotion for flipping real estate properties for money. My point is to show how others who have tried have not been as fortunate and I have because they told someone about their plans before they started implementing them.

Look at how many ideas you have dropped because some other person did not approve of them .

I don’t believe it necessary to tell the entire world about your goals, just the people who would help and support your endeavors.

Be your own judge. Take risks and be happy! Your original ideas usually are not as bad as someone else might want you to believe. Be ready to lose. It is only a game anyhow. You only have to be slightly more right than wrong − only slightly which leaves lots of room for failure, so you can succeed!

Did you know that the founders of Fedex, Microsoft and Disneyland, all have been told in no uncertain terms that their plans would never work?

Of course you did. Did you know Walt Disney went broke a few times? Of course you did. So why, why are you listening to anyone, I mean anyone, if and when you have a dream, goal, idea, etc.?

What about the chance of failing? Bigger than succeeding, probably, but so what?

Consider Olympic athletes.  Did the parents of some of those young athletes know that their kids would make it to the Olympics? Surely not. Was their chance better than 50%? Definitely not. Do the athletes know that many doors will open for them if they win, or  if they fail to medal, will they have to look for a less fulfilling occupation once the Olympics are over? No, in their Olympic moment, they do the very best they can do, and if they do their best, then they have already won whether they have medaled or not.

And as Mr. Franklin Roosevelt would say, “Their soul shall never be amongst the poor souls who never even tried.”   

 

Helmut G. Flasch
Dental Practice Management Consultant, Doctor Relations, Inc.
Author of Doubling Your Business But Not Your Troubles

 

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