Real Estate Agent and Trainer, Robert Rico, explains how you might using competition wrong, and how you can use it to grow as a Real Estate Agent. Do you want to see more video blogs? Subscribe here!

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The concept of competition has been distilled in our history since the inception of Capitalism. Competing with others to be the absolute best is in our blood – it’s survival of the fittest. This drive pushes us to become better than the people with whom we surround ourselves.

When it comes to being a successful Real Estate Agent, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with competition.

Competition isn’t just the drive to push us further, but a tool to measure our own success. However, we forget that competition isn’t always good. Being competitive is destructive to our own self worth.

The secret to being a successful real estate agent isn’t by competing with others, but rather it’s competing with yourself.

Why Defining Your Own Sense of Success is Important

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In real estate, you might consider yourself successful if you’re making $50,000 a year, but someone else might consider themselves successful when making $150,000 a year. Everyone has their own definition of success. This is because people have goals that are unique to their own ambition.

If earning $150,000 a year isn’t important to you, then you shouldn’t let the amount of yearly earnings define your success as a real estate agent.

Taking time to consider how you define success is important to your growth as a real estate agent. If you want to take your career in real estate seriously, then you need to be honest with how you measure your growth. Defining success for yourself is the first step in becoming the agent you’ve always wanted to be.

Everyone has their own level of success, therefore you can’t compare yourself to others.

Achieve Your Goals by Being Competitive… With Yourself

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Being competitive is the fuel that pushes yourself towards success. However, the idea of competing with others is fundamentally flawed. The reason why you shouldn’t compete with others is because you can’t race someone else when you both have different finish lines.

If you’re goal is to make $50,000 a year in real estate, you can’t compete with someone whose goal is to earn $150,000 a year. Competing with others for the sake of being the best is a losing battle. As a result, you will lower your self-worth, make yourself resentful of others, and have the never ending feeling of constantly craving more out of your life.

You will never be happy in your real estate career if you compete with others.

You are the only constant in your life. Therefore, your own progress is the only way to measure your success. Instead of competing with other people, compete with yourself. Real estate agents should not be pressured to be better than others – they should push themselves to be better than they were yesterday.

Improving yourself is the only true way of being successful.

Competing with yourself gives you the opportunity to grow as a real estate agent and person. When you’re not worried about other people, you’re free from the stress to outperform others in your field. Moreover, you will appreciate your career and the development you’ve made as a professional.

Start competing with yourself today by monitoring your progress then consistently make an effort to outperform that growth. Doing so will eliminate the thousands of competitors in your industry, because the only real competition is yourself.



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