Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep
moving forward.Albert Einstein

Balance and Forward Progress—two key factors in the lives of healthy people, strong businesses, and relevant organizations.

Both of those qualities are at the very core of Texas REALTORS®. Both are important as we conclude 2021 and transition into 2022. And yet, sometimes balance and forward progress can be challenging to achieve.

How do we achieve balance? When riding a bike, you make small, minor, equilibrium-gaining adjustments in multiple directions while leveraging momentum. Texas REALTORS® listens to members who have input and feedback in order to best adapt and meet the goal. Balance is made easier by forward progress.

Forward progress is a product of aiming in the desired direction, application of the right amount of energy, and doing the hard work over time to see the results happen. At Texas REALTORS®, forward progress originates with the strategic planning process, continues with budgeting, and goes to work through the leadership election and committee-member selection process. As we often say, the plan drives the budget, the budget drives the resources, and the people make it happen.

The balance we have experienced will continue with forward progress into 2022 under the watch of some great new leaders and strong committee members.

On a personal level, if your life or your business feels like it may be lacking balance, start with forward progress. As we prepare for a new year, focus on starting strong. Create some forward progress. The balance will happen. As Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start in order to be great.”