Are You Afraid of Your Success?

By Billy Ekofo on Jun 13, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Does success scare you? It scares me.

Most of us operate in two distinct realities: on one end, we view success as the result of hard work, extreme discipline and a mélange of talents and training that propels us to reach our full potential. The stories of people who have gone through an inconceivable amount of hardships to finally rise and achieve either wealth or fame inspire us to do the same. If they can do it under the life’s worse possible conditions, the thought goes, there is hope for the rest of us.

Other agents' successes have always inspired me. Especially those who, much like me, came from out of town and found themselves in the real estate business through a series of circumstances or challenges. They hustled and worked tirelessly to achieve their goals. When I see them now and watch them enjoy the fruits of many years of labor, I feel inspired. I don't view their constant success as something to be feared or to feel threatened by. Instead, it serves as a reminder that with the proper discipline and a will to succeed, I could achieve the same results.

However, then something else entered my mind and created a second reality.

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