What’s the difference between smart people who work full time day in and day out for a measly pension and 20-something year old millionaires? MINDSET.

One thing nobody tells you about being super successful is: it becomes an obsession to do more all the time. And, of course, you are so consumed with your passion and drive it’s easy to forget that not everyone else is on that wavelength. I get asked just about everything under the sun (on a regular basis) about being successful. And one of the most re-occurring questions is how I’m so successful in U.S. real estate.

Funny thing is, I actually open-source a lot of my best-performance investment strategies for free online. One thing I know about achievements is, if you want to grow, you can’t hoard information. The more knowledge you share, the more space you make for new ideas. Most people don’t realize that the actual process you use to make more money and achieve success is not the hard part. In fact, when I work with others to implement profit based systems U.S. real estate, I find there is one common issue that is head above shoulders the most challenging obstacle on the path to success.

Mental roadblocks.

Getting yourself past mental roadblocks is usually the most difficult aspect. Most people will start off new projects gun-ho and then slowly it fizzles out.

Not because they don’t want to achieve or because they can’t achieve – but because they haven’t figured out how to outsmart themselves.

Call it growing pains but when we push ourselves past ‘normal’ limits, we have to battle that lazy part of the brain. You know, the one that seems to have an endless array of reasons (excuses) why you’re not going to follow-through on your plans.

Personally, I love challenges. I thrive on challenge and I enjoy going above the norm. I’m not a superhuman – I’ve developed ways to outsmart myself to consistently reach new heights of success in U.S. real estate.

1) Clearly Defined Goals

Success begins with knowledge – you have to know yourself and know what you want before you can achieve it. If you want to achieve, you need to have clearly defined goals…(like, to own 4 U.S. properties by the end of the year…that would be a totally attainable goals you can implement).

I do the same thing and it makes me work harder and with more focus. Hell, I make goals way down the line (K, Stalin gave 5 year plans a bad name but it’s been a pillar of great leaders long before it was dragged through the mud).

2) Surround Yourself with “Giants”

If you are constantly around people who challenge you to be better with their own level of commitment and dedication, you will learn how to emulate traits of success. It’s important to surround yourself with highly successful people to get the first-hand experience of what it takes and how it can be done.

3) Schedule Your Time

You have to actually schedule time to work. If you don’t schedule time, you’ll either overwork yourself initially or you’ll never get around to it (most likely). When you schedule time to do it – make sure you take it seriously and realistic. I would start somewhere small at first, say 30-45 minutes every day. Don’t go over, don’t go under and really push yourself to get that time in. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish with just a regular routine.

And lastly…

Don’t Give Up, EVER!

I’m not talking out of my @ss here – I do these things. It’s an uphill battle at first, but it gets easier once you have it as a regular routine. Just keep at it. If you have an off-day, shake it off (make up the time the next day) and stay the course. Of course, if one off day turns into two, then three then four – well, then you’ve got to apply some of your self-knowledge and discipline on yourself. No one’s going to do it for you.

Steve Martel is a serial 8-figures/yr business magnet, real estate mogul, millionaire philanthropist, author, educator, public figure & happily married father of 4 little munchkins under 10. His teachings and concepts have revolutionized the lives of over 100,000 entrepreneurs around the world and he has consulted 428 clients who’ve collectively created businesses worth over $560 million in the last 5 years alone.