By Jill DeWit
January 14, 2022
Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022.
Whew. We made it through another eventful year and it’s now January, so it seems fitting to talk about resolutions. Specifically, land investors’ resolutions.
There is no better time to reset and think about what you want to get out of this year. Do you want to quit your full-time job and focus solely on land? Are you hoping to pay off debt? Are you ready to hire someone to help with your land business?
Whatever it is, you’ve got to set the goal first and then consider what resolutions you need to make to achieve that goal. You need a real, tangible goal. Not just “I want to be rich”. If you don’t know what you’re working for, you can’t gauge your progress and readjust if needed. Take a deep breath, step back and ask yourself what reasonable goals you can set for 2022.
Once you’ve set reasonable goals it is time to make a plan so that you can meet your goals. What things do you have to change? What things do you have to start doing? How much harder are you going to have to work to meet your expectations?
Now that you have your goals set and a plan developed, it is time to act. Your resolutions should help you achieve your goals. You cannot move forward if you do not take action. Your first movements may not be perfect, but you must start somewhere.
You must learn to forgive, forget, and forge forward.
EVERYONE messes up. I don’t care who you are or what your goal is, you are going to fall. There are going to be hard days. There will be times when you feel like you are moving backwards. You’ve got to be able to forgive yourself.
You need to determine now, how you are going to handle the bad days and how you will bounce back. If you expect there will be a few bumps in the road, it might not hurt as much when you actually hit them. Make room for failure in your plan and don’t beat yourself up if you do fail at something. Fix it and forget it.
Then, forge forward. You might have to work overtime to make up for your mistakes, but you can’t just stop. You must move on.
I can’t wait to see what 2022 is going to look like for you. Remember, you’ve got to set the goal first, then determine what resolutions you need to make to achieve the goal(s), then act. And always, forgive, forget, and forge forward.