One of the most important lessons I have learned in my life is this:
If you seek you will find.
Not very profound at all. But most people never seek.
I have talked about the magic of the seek before. The seek is the most important part of this statement. Because if you are actively seeking you will start to be exposed to what you ultimately are looking to find.
And sometimes during this process, you may actually identify that what you thought you were originally looking for is not the thing you should have been looking for. You may actually find something more significant.
My personal example is this.
When I was a young leader I made it a point and my mission to study and learn all I could about leadership. I became a seeker of knowledge around leadership and exposure to some of the best leaders on the planet. My goal was to become the best leader, n my mind and my teams mind, ever.
While seeking knowledge and experience around leadership. I actually found something more important that was not actually part of the original goal. What I actually found was my thirst and hunger for personal development.
Some may think leadership development and self development are the same thing. And my retort would be that leadership development is a component of self development. Self development is much bigger and includes a lot more than leadership development.
Seeking is a full-time job. It isn’t something you do casually. It is something that you are doing intentionally and deliberately on a daily basis. Seeking is not a casual event.
As a real estate investor looking to grow my wealth and financial independence I look at real estate on a daily basis. Sometimes multiple times a day. I am seeking opportunities that can help get me to my ultimate goal.
One of the questions I have had and have been seeking is how to buy bigger properties and get access to bigger deals. Bigger deals means more doors and requires a lot more money to buy those deals.
When I started seeking how to do this. I mean really seeking. Which means finding people and resources that can help me do this. I not only found out how to buy bigger deals, but I am actually learning that buying the bigger properties is not really the end goal. More importantly I am learning how to create a business that provides my partners and myself more money and financial independence.
I am still on the path of learning this, but I am intentionally seeking new and better information everyday.
Lastly, the seek requires action and most likely money. Until you are willing to put money into what you are seeking, you will never actually get to the goal.
Become a full-time seeker. What is a goal that you want to accomplish? What is something you have always wanted or wanted to do? Whatever that is become an intentional seeker of knowledge and resources that can help you achieve what you are seeking.
To your success and your future.