Do not let the ants get in the way of the elephant. This means keep your eyes on the big goal (elephants-new listings and sold properties). Don’t let minor distractions (ants) become impediments to your big goals. Distractions come in many forms. Often agents focus on what is going wrong rather than holding the vision.
Here are some common examples of distractions that take your eyes off target.
Ranting and raving
Hard to please clientsLenders and inspectors
These are just the ants getting in the way of the elephant. Focusing your energy on these moments is a waste of your precious time.Another time waster is writing blog posts about these ants and having your readers sympathize with you. It hooks them in and gets them distracted too. Recounting their ant stories adds fuel to the fire and fortifies your position of suffering as the victim of the ants. The trouble with continuously focusing on these minutiae is that you wind up attracting ants deal after deal. It becomes the norm in your transactions.