The Scary (But Needed) Real Estate Roller Coaster Ahead

Mindset4 min read

Problems—we all have them. But it’s how we handle these problems that separates ultra-successful people from the not-so-successful ones. So let’s talk about how we should be dealing with these…

Justin Wilmot
Justin Wilmot
The Scary Real Estate Roller Coaster Ahead
Justin Wilmot

Hey, something I gotta share real quick—a sudden insight I just had after a call with a guy I’m mentoring

Contrary to public opinion sometimes, I have challenges. Just like anyone else. Difficulties, hardships, sucker punches, or whatever you want to call them. I got ’em.

A hard fact of life:

Just because someone has reached a lifestyle you desire does not mean they don’t have obstacles and problems anymore. Heck, they only get bigger!

But the other (very shiny) side of that coin:

Solving bigger problems and fighting bigger battles means you’re playing at a bigger level.

So honestly, I don’t want to fight small battles and make small decisions—I want big decisions and problems to fix.

Everyone has problems—champions embrace them

We all know life can be a roller coaster of ups and downs, and crushing it big in your real estate ventures is no exception. But—and here’s the real kicker—ultimately it’s how we handle the ‘downs’ that reveals who we really are.

Personally, I have rarely (if ever) enjoyed a big, fat win in my business or personal life that hasn’t been shortly followed with (or even accompanied by) an equally big, fat challenge.

But it never fails: Each and every time I go through something like this… when I finally emerge on the other side of whatever challenge I’m facing, the growth is simply undeniable. I have a new understanding and can now 10x that specific part of my life.

Every. Single. Time.

I get stronger after pushing through to the other side.

So why be an angry elf?

angry elf

These days, so many people seem to enjoy shaking their angry fists up in the air, and shouting on Facebook or wherever else, “Argh! Why me!?! What did I do to deserve this? This just makes me so mad!?”

Here’s the missing link: These mistakes… the gaffes and blunders… even straight-up sucker punches of your life… Each and every time they happen, you’ve been given a rare opportunity.

When something bad happens seemingly out of nowhere, you have 3 basic choices, either:

  1. Let it destroy you,
  2. Let it define you, or
  3. Let it sharpen you.

Think about that for a second—you get to choose. You can let misfortune (i) soil your attitude and suck the wind from your sails, or (ii) you can extract value, learn lessons, sharpen yourself more, and become a better you afterward.

“Those things that hurt, instruct.”

Ben Franklin

“Problems” have made me who I am!

You can choose the same.

So here’s the deal: Ultimately it comes down to recovery, stamina, and growth—your ability to pick back up, and press on through inevitable obstacles, setbacks, and BS I guarantee is waiting for you, and most importantly be sharpened by them.

This may very well be the most important common thread between the bulk of successful high-performers that I have studied and had the privilege to be mentored by.

If you’re going through a challenge right now, I hope this finds you well.

To life,


PS. Another favorite quote of mine:

“A ship is safe in harbor, but it’s not what ships are made for.”

Be the captain of your ship. And when storms come, embrace it as part of the adventure you signed up for, and become an even better captain through the experience.

It starts with paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, as these are what dictate your actions.

Talk to me…

How does this apply to your own struggle? Ever faced a sudden storm, unseen pitfall, or got sucker-punched in your real estate adventures? Did it crush you, or make you better? Let’s hear yours…


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