Monday Motivation: The Choice is Yours
Monday Motivation, 10.30.17
Written by: Kevin Long
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.
The Choice is Yours.
“Life is a matter of making choices, where ever you are, good or bad, it is because of the choices you’ve made. Don’t blame anyone else, but if you get an education and you’re willing to work to overcome problems and difficulties, in this great country, you can amount to something. My parents taught me to take personal responsibility for the choices I make. When we talk about a commitment to excellence, that’s a choice you make.” -Lou Holtz
I am where I am today because of the choices I have made. It is up to me to make the choices that will get me to where I want to be. Sure, things happen; but at the end of the day, I am still the one in control of my thoughts, actions, and goals. In other parts of Lou’s speech, he talks about how he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was actually born at his family home in West Virginia. The “house” consisted of only a kitchen and a bedroom, where his parents and two other siblings slept. The “silver spoon” he is talking about is really referring to being born here, in America, and how he was given the ability to create his own path towards success.
I find it incredible to see people who come from very little and end up making it all the way to the top. I am sure Lou had friends growing up that may have never left that town. Lou didn’t have anything special. All he had was the desire and the work ethic to make something of himself. Nothing was handed to him and he set goals to make sure he was always improving himself.
Don’t let other people make choices for you. You have to live with those choices. Take ownership of your choices. If you don’t like the path you are headed down, make a choice to alter your path. The choices you make, will make you. The choice is yours.
Kevin Long, The Lead Buyer Specialist for The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he and Ben began The Rogers-Long Team, which produces $20,000,000+ in volume annually. In addition to selling hundreds of houses over the past 5 years, Kevin also serves as a mentor to less experienced agents on The RLT and in the company, and he spends most of the little free time he has working on his own personal home renovation project.