The other aspect that I’ve been reflecting on this month through this challenge of lockdown, is the power of resilience and persistence. This month we’ve seen Richard Branson realise a childhood dream of flying into space – but it took his company 17 years to make it possible.
With property investment, the end goal is success, and resilience is required. Success comes to those who persist and don’t let setbacks get in the way. They might even see a setback as bringing them one step closer to their goal – due to the knowledge and experience they’ve gained from the setback.
Things happen, challenges arise, and a global pandemic is not something any of us expected to happen.
Some people have taken the pandemic from a pessimistic point of view – ‘oh well, may as well just live for the day, spend my money, doesn’t matter what I do.’ But I think, for investors, now is the time to plan for the next 10-20 years. A bigger home in lockdown could make a real difference. Less fear around job security would be great! If it’s something you have been planning to do, then don’t look for reasons why you shouldn’t.
Instead, having a plan in place to achieve this is the first step, and while short term currents can take people off course, resilience is the quality that will help you succeed.
Every day I feel grateful to live in this country, to do what I love to do. Over the last 12 months we’ve witnessed first hand how much the world can throw people’s lives around. With Ironfish, we hope to be able to support more people with their dreams, to look for the positive in the everyday and to enjoy a more prosperous life.
If you need some help with your investments, please reach out to us, we are here to support you.
Or if you are feeling ready – financially and mindset-wise – to start investing for your future, we’d love to help.