Re: getting thru another day… - Posted by RichardWA
Posted by RichardWA on March 21, 2000 at 14:52:30:
I know how that can be. You are looking at a guy who has had a LOT of ups and downs in his life.
There’s a lot you can do to improve things. You just need to be out there actively looking. Looking at properties–AND looking for ways to make yourself and your husband feel better.
One thing you can do is to make some special times for your husband–take him out for a walk in a park, do simething romantic together, go dancing or out to a comedy club–something fun. That will at least show him that there’s still good things in life. The sunshine, and the butterflies, and the rainbows won’t go away. They’ll always be there. Sounds like he needs to know that.
I’d also say, do something active with real estate each day–scan the newspaper ads, call up realtors, go for drives in the neighborhoods–and at the same time have some patience with yourself. If you can’t be all gung ho right now like you used to, don’t worry about it. Just get your feet wet, push yourself a little more each day. Before you know it, you’ll hav efound out about some great deal, from a seller desperate to sell for a fire-sale price, and you both will be all excited and enthusiastic again!
It takes time to heal from a blow like you’ve had. It’s something all successful investors have gone through–I’ve never met a single one who DIDN’T. It sucks, but this recent failure can truly be the seeds of future success and greatness, if you can see the hidden blessing in it, take to heart the lessons life is trying to teach you. A setback like this isn’t a failure–it’s just a learning experience.
Plant the seeds for future success.