John Elway is a Fool
A few days ago an email came in from a newbie named Chris that I talked about on the Wednesday Q&A call with the Investor Insights Elite members…
“Any tips for conquering the fear of getting started? I’ve wanted to invest in real estate for a few years now but have yet to take any action. What do you recommend? Please help!”
And here’s what I discovered.
Fear of getting started is really just fear of failure.
Fear of looking like a fool in front of buyers and sellers.
Fear of looking like a fool in front of your friends and family who will all say “I told you so” if it doesn’t work out.
Fear of stepping outside your comfort zone aka your cubicle and working without a net.
I’m a huge football fan and I’m in Denver so we have a big year coming up. We just got Peyton Manning thanks to the efforts of our front office big-wig and Hall of Fame former quarterback John Elway.
Speaking of fear and failure and not succeeding, let’s take a look at a prime example… John Elway.
He wasn’t awesome right out of the gate.
I remember watching him back in 1983 scramble around like a blind Tim Tebow thinking, “Lord help us.”
He threw 300 touchdowns in his career but he also threw 226 interceptions.
He won two Superbowls but he lost three. (One loss was 55-10. Ouch.)
He was sacked 516 times in his career – second highest in the record books.
During regular season play he only completed 56% of his passes. In playoffs only 54%.
He looked like a fool a lot.