The Second Half is When You Play to Win

The Second Half is When You Play to Win

If you’re ambitious, there’s a gap between where you are and where you want to be. How can you close that gap as fast as possible?

A lot of people make New Year’s Resolutions, yet most have given up by mid-January. Success is not really a result of one-time massive action; it’s the sum total of incremental steps taken day after day. Consistency is what matters.

The second half of the year begins now. It’s full of promise. Live a life by design, not by default. What if you were to take your 10-year goals and attempt to achieve them in only six months? What would life be like if you made huge progress before the end of this year? Realistically, even if you make a concerted effort to achieve your 10-year goals in six months, you won’t be able to pull it all off. Instead, think of how much progress you will have made. Imagine all the mistakes you’ll make, and more importantly, all you’ll learn from those mistakes. A ship is safe at harbor, but a ship was not built to stay in the harbor. Throw off the bow lines and set sail on the open ocean! It’s your life.

You’re always one decision away from a totally different life. If you’ve been aspiring to invest in real estate but haven’t taken the leap yet, just go for it. Buy a property. Make mistakes and learn from them.

If you’ve dreamed of owning 50 units and you own 10 properties, why not try to buy a 40-unit apartment building or a 40-house portfolio? What would it take for you to achieve that goal? Who would you have to partner with? Where would you have to go to find a deal of that size?

What would it take to make a quantum leap forward? What type of person would you have to be? Who would you have to attract? How would you need to act?

Get pumped up. Get focused. Take massive action today, and then build a habit. Your success is directly proportional to your habits. Make the second half of this year the best second half ever. Great sports teams step it up in the second half. It’s time for you to do what it takes to win, now.

Tai DeSa is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He became a full-time real estate investor in 2004 after serving in the U.S. Navy.  Tai made colossal mistakes in investing (and learned some things along the way).  Tai has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and real estate agents on how to increase their income and net worth. He has helped hundreds of homeowners avoid foreclosure through successful short sales. Check out Tai’s books on Tai may be available for coaching and speaking engagements on a variety of real estate topics.  Send an email to

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