I heard something years ago that made no sense to me because I thought I was just going to go out and buy houses. I was too busy to stop and think about the profound aspects that would have a huge impact on my success down the road. The gurus that charged me three to five thousand dollars for their seminar got me very excited to work hard at being a real estate investor. The problem is I went home with no more knowledge than I went in with, even though I had an appetite to learn. With not knowing everything I need to, I was in a constant struggle to learn.