Monday Motivation: Are you dangerous?
Monday Motivation, 3.12.18
Written by: Ben Rogers
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
Are you dangerous, or do you tell stories?
A quick google search will tell you that integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.”
Okay, got it. I’m honest. You’re probably honest too. I believe I have strong moral principles, and I bet you do too. But I argue that integrity is not a quality, it’s an action. Let me explain…
I prefer to define integrity differently, and it’s simple: having integrity means you do what you say you’re going to do. Sounds pretty straightforward. But the problem is, most people tell stories – they don’t tell you what actually happened. A story is usually an excuse for what actually happened. Do you face the facts of what actually happened and act accordingly, or do you tell stories?
The people that tell you what actually happens – they are dangerous. Those are the people that act on what they say they’re going to do. They’re not just honest with their customers, their co-workers, those around them; they’re honest with themselves. And those are the people that are usually at the top of their game. Those are men and women of integrity.
One of my favorite quotes goes as follows: “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible”.
So this week as you approach your next task, chase your next goal, and attack the next opportunity presented to you with all your might – just ask yourself the question: am I dangerous?
Ben Rogers, The Team Leader of The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he began The Rogers-Long Team with Kevin Long, which produced over $25,000,000 in volume production in 2017. In addition to selling homes and leading the team, Ben hosts a podcast show called the “The Bottom Line”, which can be found by clicking here. The Bottom Line is a Podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is targeted at those who are striving for excellence, while ‘Average Sits on the Bench’.