You have probably heard it from the naysayers… now get it from a yea-sayer. You Do Have What It Takes To Be a Successful Real Estate Investor!If you have ever read a book or listened to real estate investing guru, you have heard them begin by telling you how they got started. The overwhelming majority of them had no experience, no special business talent, and not much (if any) money. The one common denominator is that they had circumstances in their lives that they wanted to be different and an enormous desire to change those circumstances. Many people would like their lives to be different… some keep doing the same things and getting the same unsatisfactory results. Some feebly try for a short while and then quit when they experience the first little bit of discomfort. Only a few keep pushing through the discomfort and keep going with the vision of their goal firmly in view. They keep on, taking notice of the small changes and improvements that keep piling up with their persistent quest to change their circumstances. What is the difference between just wanting something different and actually getting it? Pick your goal, set a plan, act on your plan, then keep on acting on it, making small adjustments as you go along.Desire: It is more than a wish which could happen one day, if every thing just happened to work out right; more than a want… desire is a yearning or longing for something. It is a thing craved strongly for and likely will or has required an effort above and beyond to achieve. When you have a strong desire, you will do both rational and irrational acts to achieve the thing, status or state that is longed for. So, for most people on a quest for something desired, the rational thoughts, plans, steps, actions necessary to move them in the direction of their goal are taken. When all apparent logical, sensible steps are just not enough, then irrational steps are called into play. I am talking about doing things in a different way than you had previously thought of. A real estate investor might be thought of as an entrepreneur. By most definitions, it includes acceptance of a relative degree of risk or the taking of a calculated risk. So you will probably have to take some risk. It makes sense then, to take whatever measures possible to reduce the risk as much as you can. Educate yourself about others that have done what you would like to do. Talk to them if possible or listen to them speak about their experiences. Some find it surprising that many successful real estate investors had obstacles, challenges, disappointments, and outright failures in their journey. They just did not quit when those problems arose. In many cases, they just stumbled forward, trying different approaches to get over a hurdle. Many times they got advice from someone that had already faced that problem and overcome it. You can do the same. If it is your desire to become a successful (check cashing) real estate investor, you will face many of the same challenges that others have faced. Listen to what they have to say about it. There are many courses, books, e-books available… countless articles written to give you help. Try some of them. They will give you many good ideas about overcoming the normal obstacles.Education/System: When they started, they encountered challenges, problems, road blocks and barriers. Everyone does. They either learn by trial and error (the expensive way) or developed or learned systems from others that had already been down those roads before. Believe me; a little money spent on education to avoid big mistakes can save you Big Time and Big Money!Action: If you need to know where most folks start slipping off the path of success, not acting quickly or not at all is the slipping point. Decide where you want to go and start heading in that direction. No matter what type of vehicle you are using, you have a good chance of getting there if you just make a start. When I recently retired from a regular job with a challenging schedule, I decided I would actually do something about my weight and physical condition. I decided to walk for an hour three to four days a week. I have done that for six months now… Result: Forty pounds lighter, lower blood pressure, much better physical condition, I feel much better! I stayed at it and got a little bit better each week. Keep at your goal and you will be better at it.Make corrections as you go: You’ve probably heard that when they went to the moon, they were slightly off course most of the time. They just made slight corrections regularly to get back on course. Any trip of significance is like that. Think about the last time you took a long vacation drive. You started out heading right for your destination but had to stop along the way for food, fuel, lodging… may be a detour or two… all of these put you slightly off the intended route, but you just made a simple minor adjustment and were right back on you journey. When you finally arrived, you probably did not think much about the obstacles, you were just glad to have arrived! Real estate investing is the same… when you first start out you may not be too sure of the directions… just keep moving forward toward your destination and make small changes when necessary. Before you know it, you are there!The Most Important Part – Fuel: What is the missing ingredient… the secret component that can get you to your desired destination? Belief! Belief in your dream. Believe that it can happen for you. Believe that your life can be different. Believe that magic does exist if you just have faith enough to act on your plan and make some corrections as you go along. People and circumstances may arise at critical points when you thought your were almost there. Don’t be the one that just throws in the towel and quits. That is what many people do.There comes a time when you have to decide if you really want it, are willing to fight for your dream or was it just a wish? When you decide you are willing to fight to get it done, suddenly things start to change in your favor. What really changed? It was your BELIEF in your self… That is what gets you through the hard parts. Belief that it can happen, faith to keep on acting on your plan even when it seems crazy and making changes and acting on those changes instead of giving up. Trust me…. This works…. It will work for you!