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The Importance Of Remaining Resilient In The Face Of Challenges

Persistence Pays off!

Making a big move like buying or selling a house requires hard work, preparation and perseverance. It can create mental and physical stress and may require a few failed attempts before finally achieving your goal. 

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. — Roy T. Bennett

We work with many downsizing households and first time home buyers as they struggle to get the needed confidence and all of the pieces in place to make their moves.

Moving after many years (the average homeownership tenure is now at 13-years) may require parting with cherished possessions and a lot of “excess baggage”. It probably also means a substantial change in lifestyle and revisiting memories of both good and bad times. In the end, when the work is done, we find people we work with are elated with the results.

Buying your first home requires planning and sacrifice to save money for down payments while chasing what seems like ever-increasing housing prices. Finding and purchasing your first home requires lots of resolve and determination. In a competitive market, you may get outbid several times before landing a house. And, after pulling the trigger there may be a good dose of buyer’s remorse – “did we pay too much?”  “what if the market falls?”.

So, how can we stay on track during the dark times, or when things are not going as we expected?

  1. By making a clear plan with the help of loved ones and trained professionals.
  2. By sticking to the plan we set forth. Stay focused.
  3. And by finding the inspiration to get back up when we fall.

The Piper Partners real estate team starts every day by “getting our heads on straight”.  This means we show up at our office and take a moment to clear and reset our thinking so that we are positive and resilient in the face of challenges. Each morning we share what we are grateful for and what we need to do now so we can be our best selves and best serve our clients.

Inspiration For Tough Times

Below is a list of inspirational stories and quotes we hope you will find helpful when you are facing a big lifestyle change such as:

On a professional level:

  • Making a big move
  • Finding a career you love
  • Establishing yourself in a profession or industry
  • Hitting lofty sales and other professional goals
  • Building a business team or launching a product

On a personal level:

  • Finding a partner and/or developing a personal relationship 
  • Raising a family 
  • Achieving a high score or time in a sports competition
  • Getting in shape (losing or gaining weight/inches)
  • Learning or mastering any skill or habit at a high level

Stories of Perseverance:

  • It took Thomas Edison more than a thousand failed attempts (by his estimates) to find the correct filament for the light bulb.
  • Henry Ford went bankrupt five times before making it big with the Ford Motor Company.
  • Walt Disney was fired from his first job at the Kansas City Star because his cartoons “weren’t creative enough”.
  • Steven Spielberg was denied admission to the Southern California School of Theater, Film, and Television three times.
  • WD40 gets its name from the number of attempts it took to get the water displacement formula correct.
  • Post-It notes were invented to replace bookmarks. Their idea was deemed a “failure”.

Perseverance Quotes:

  1. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener
  2. The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts. – Roopleen
  3. Persistence is the key to solving most mysteries. – Christopher Pike
  4. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti
  5. When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire. – Richelle E. Goodrich
  6. Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it. – T. Scott McLeod
  7. Those who win never give up. Those who give up never win. – Roy T. Bennett
  8. No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God. – Orson F. Whitney
  9. Giving up is the only sure way to fail. – Gena Showalter
  10. This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time. – Haruki Murakami
  11. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ―Thomas Edison
  12. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
  13. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford
  14. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie
  15. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth
  16. Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur
  17. Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. –  Erica Jong
  18. Never give up. Never give in. Never become hostile… Hate is too big a burden to bear. – John Lewis
  19. I know from experience that you should never give up on yourself or others, no matter what. – George Foreman
  20. Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. – Roy T. Bennett
  21. A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.  John Maxwell
  22. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. – William James
  23. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
  24. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. – Henry Ford

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