This is a slightly different article than the usual.
Instead of talking about the latest investing strategy
I would like to share with your something far more
valuable. An understanding about yourself, that could
help to make you truly successful (or not as you will
see later depending on your mindset attitude and beliefs).
On 6th May, 1954 Roger Banister
was the first person in history to run a mile in under
4 minutes. Prior to this nobody thought it was possible.
Doctors said that the human body could not move that
fast and yet one man proved that is was possible.
In the 12 months after Roger had broken this world
record, a number of other runners also achieved this
incredible feat. So what changed for those runners?
Was it a new running technique, improved diet, or
better shoes? No, quite simply, inspired by Roger
they changed their belief of what was possible.
The same is true in property.
Many investors approach me for advice on how to be
more successful. A common problem is when investors
say they are just not getting the results they want
despite them taking all the necessary action. Usually,
I find people are just not taking enough action. However,
sometimes it appears that they are actually doing
everything they need but they are still not getting
the results. This is due to one missing factor, which
is the belief that they can do it.
Your beliefs are incredibly
strong and are completely true for you. You beliefs
will shape the way you see the world. The reality
is whether you believe you can or can’t do something,
you are absolutely correct. Also you always will seek
evidence to support your belief. Your beliefs affect
your attitude and the actions that you take or don’t
I find it fascinating that
two people can be given the same information and come
away with totally different outcomes. Let me share
a personal experience to highlight what a difference
in attitudes and beliefs can make.
I first released my book “Property Magic”
the feedback was generally very good but I did get
the following negative review by one reader on Amazon:
“No Magic here....I keep hearing how great Simon
is. He might be, but this book hardly reveals anything
about profiting from property, except, "Come
on my course to find out". Glad I got it through
the library". A rather cynical view maybe but
still that was his belief.