Dear Loan Officer: A Story About Success & Pushing Yourself

Pygmalion Effect: We are either rising or falling to the expectations of those around us. When the demands are high, we show up. When they are low, we settle.

You need an environment and situation forcing you to rise up to the level of your goals.     In order to do that, you need to increase the demand on yourself and others to produce the desired result.

Strong goals are a necessity to achieve strong results.

A young man buys a new pickup truck and wants to test it. He drove up into the snowy mountains and ended up getting stuck in deep snow.

Frustrated, and unsure what to do, he decided to get out, cut down a tree, and begin filling the pickup with wood. He expected someone would drive by and could help him. No one came.

Eventually, the back of the truck was completely full of wood. He got back in the truck, said a prayer, and tried backing out. Surprisingly, with the weight of the wood, the tires were able to get the needed traction to get out.

The moral of the story: You need to increase the demand on yourself to focus and succeed. You need an environment and situation forcing you to rise up to the level of your goals. In order to do that, you need to increase the demand on yourself and others to produce the desired result. Pressure can burst pipes or make a diamond.

If you’re with me, I do push you. I do this because I know that if I don’t, you might settle for less than what YOU are truly capable of!

Instead of playing someone else’s game, let’s keep designing our own! Booya!

#BorrowSmartTeam #TeamworkMakesTheDreamwork #AlwaysLearningAlwaysGrowing #SetBiggerGoals #WhoNotHow

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education (www.niofe.org). And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at www.aspiremortgagegroup.com or email Trevor directly: trevor.hammond@sierrapacificmortgage.com. Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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