Success has a variety of characteristics. To some it may entail a complete suit, a confident smile and firm handshake. And to some it’s a hard hat, a pickup truck and someone who is not afraid to get their hands dirty. Although each may be different, the ultimate key to success is hard work.
Success looks a lot like our client, Ralph Larson. He has been in the real estate business since 1982 and currently owns and operates four apartment buildings across Central Denver. Ralph dedicates his success to the people who have supported and mentored him over the years.
Ralph’s office moves every day to wherever the work needs to be completed. Sometimes he is a one-man construction crew as he finishes renovating his apartments for future tenants. He truly understands that without determination, hard work and perseverance the job won’t get done. And Ralph is definitely not afraid of grinding away at a project.
He is a self-made man who began his real estate business with the idea to start small. Success isn’t dependent on your education or the neighborhood you grew up in. Success is a daily commitment; it’s a direct result of your consistent effort and the enthusiasm that you bring to your work every day.
Legendary basketball coach John Wooden defines success like this,
“Success is a peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
Everyone’s definition of success is different, whether it’s a traditional or untraditional view, you have the ability to create your own vision of success.