The term “American Dream” is thought to be coined by a man named James Truslow Adams in 1931 in saying that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. By Adams’ definition, the dream is not defined by a style of home, size of a bank account, or a particular social status. The dream is about opportunity to follow one’s passion and create the life that an individual desires.
In today’s society, many believe that the dream is no longer available. That it has run its course. And in fact many believe that “equalization” necessitates that those who have achieved greatness should be stripped of their bounty. I would argue that the American Dream is calling out to any who would take hold and hang on until the coffers are full.
It used to be that to be highly successful in your vocation, you had to have a college degree and work in corporate America for 30 years. But times are a changin’ and there is a boat load of opportunity waiting for you if you are willing to work hard and master your craft, even without a degree in higher education. Part of the reason is that with the coming of the internet, aka World Wide Web, the possibilities are endless to create a business that can be marketed across the globe. People have made millions of dollars by developing apps, selling sought-after products, or marketing their services. Granted some of these people have acquired special skills but some are simple ideas that cause you to sit back and say “Why didn’t I think of that?”
So what’s my point? My point is that if you can find something that you really enjoy doing, then find a way to make money doing it and then give it all you’ve got. Our specialty at Pioneer is real estate. And here’s a dirty little secret that you won’t hear on the street…real estate sales is not rocket science. It’s important to know your stuff. But the stuff you need to know isn’t really that difficult to learn. It just takes time and effort to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make the fortune that many Americans long to acquire.
Now what’s your dream? Do you know what your dream is? Adams would want you to consider what would make your life better and richer and fuller. If you can identify just what your American Dream looks like then put a plan together and go for it. If you don’t know what your dream is, sit down in a quiet place and put some thought to it. I bet it won’t take long before it will be revealed to you. The opportunity is here. Seize it and move forward.