Results MatterAt the end of the day, we cannot forget that results matter. In 1991, during my time in Air Force ROTC at Clemson University, I was given the message below by one of my cadet instructors and it has stuck with me ever since. I have kept this message on my desk for almost 20 years because I recognize that when all is said and done, results matter.
“Nobody ever said it would be easy, so don’t expect it to be. No one is immune from everyday problems. Sometimes, you have to perform at your best when you’re feeling your worst. Block the hurt, the pain, the sickness out of your head for the short time you must perform. Shape up, get it together because excuses don’t count. Nobody cares if you are hurt or sick; you either do the job or you don’t.
There are times you might rather be elsewhere, but face up to the challenge at hand. No matter what has happened, you must win the mental battle. You must force yourself to remain confident, enthusiastic and positive. You must force yourself to work harder even when you are sick, hurt, sad or troubled. That is mental toughness. Life is easy when the going is good. Mental toughness comes into play when the going gets bad. It is also the ability to keep after a goal, to look a year or two ahead and keep going full throttle after that goal, even in the face of adversity. “
Real Estate Development has its ups and downs, but if you keep a positive attitude, stay confident and true to your ideals, I cannot think of a better way to spend my time.
Founder and Managing Partner