While growing up, I had the biggest dreams and ambition to become a famous actor. I left home at 18 years old and moved to New York City in order to chase after my dream of becoming an actor. My ambition and dream chasing took a big hit when I found out I was mentally unprepared to fight and grind in order to fulfill my dreams. Simply put, I left New York City to return to what was comfortable and predictable. This is when I decided; although not realizing what I was doing, that I was comfortable with life being good enough. There I stayed, living everyday for a few years and being just good enough.
I eventually served in the Navy for 26 years and began to learn day by day that good enough IS NOT good enough. Understanding that it’s very easy to be average, and knowing the world is full of people who do very well at being average, there is a great opportunity to not be satisfied with Good Enough!
I eventually met with Jeff, another sailor in my command, and Mike who was a former Naval Officer. They both had a similar mindset of chasing after their dream of doing tremendously well with something other than their typical “bill paying job”. At this time, I realized that I am fully capable of running after a dream and being successful while doing it.
I had surrounded myself with likeminded people. I understood that most people would continue to run through life with a “good enough attitude”, meanwhile dreaming of being able to do more with their lives. I also realized that these are not the people I need to have in my inner circle of influence if I desired to chase a dream and excel.
This all brings me to now. Through investing time and money into education, mentorship and beneficial relationship building, I have been able to capture some of my dreams of being an apartment complex owner. It took building the right team, finding out how I could bring value to others and to do it all with integrity, while having an attitude of putting others before myself. This life-changing mindset continues to motivate and prepare me mentally in preparation for whatever comes my way.
Good enough should never be good enough for any of us anymore. If you want to do more and you’re not quite sure how to get started? Reach out to us and we can help.
If you are reading this, it’s never too late to chase after your dreams and be great at whatever you want to do!