I was reading a quote from Sam Parker
about how we not only need to enthrall, but we also need to disenthrall. Here’s the quote:
“disenthrall: to liberate from
enthrall: to captivate the fascinated attention of
I find it interesting that we need to do both … disenthrall ourselves from the clichés of our experience and what we’ve always done, while allowing ourselves to be enthralled with the challenges and opportunities we face.”
When you’ve been in a career for 13+ years, it’s easy to get sucked into believing the way you’ve always done things is the right way time and time again. I’ve had the pleasure of guiding a few new, very energetic agents lately, and their fresh look at the real estate industry has been inspiring. And exhausting. I love how they question everything and want to know why something can’t be done the way they want to do it. Sometimes I’ve had a true answer, other times I just laugh and say, ‘well, you should go ahead and try that’. I’m having to disenthrall just as Sam Parker
mentioned. The old way, the old experiences aren’t going to be washed away. It is nice, however, to be able to set them aside and let the new waves of ideas come through. Trust me, you’ll be surprised at what happens when you begin to open your mind and say yes a little more often. Stop being scared about new things, new situations and new experiences and allow yourself to grow.
To be enthralled by new challenges is a reason to get up in the morning and look forward to the day ahead.
Are you allowing yourself to do so?