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I Dreamed a Dream

Susan Boyle

I attended a real estate class this past week and like many seminars, a good portion of the time was spent on motivational messages. I’ve helped clients buy and sell real estate for over 15 years, and in that time I’ve experienced my fair share of pep talks. Most of them seem superfluous to me.  I have always believed that motivation needs to come from within.

However, when the speaker played this youtube video, I was floored.

You can probably count on one hand the number of people in the U.S. who haven’t seen this video of Susan Boyle, myself included. I’ve heard her sing, but I had never seen this particular appearance in 2009. What struck me were the expressions on the faces of the audience and judges alike, and their candid responses after her song.

You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Let’s face it. Susan Boyle wouldn’t win any beauty contests.  But did it surprise anyone that the judges dismissed her at first glance? According to a quote by Susan, “I know what they were thinking but why should it matter as long as I can sing. It’s not a beauty contest”?

What I Learned

Watching the video taught me two things.

  1. I need to be more open to learning at all times because I never know when something insightful will pass my way (referring to my initial unwillingness to be externally motivated).
  2. Dreams can be achieved with will and determination.

This post doesn’t really relate to Real Estate but I felt it important to share with folks… This was kind of an “aha” moment for me… Now back to your regularly scheduled real estate stuff.

Do you have any “aha” moments that you’d like to share?

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