Hi All, Was just thinking what drives people to investing and what drives them to continue persisting and working hard to do better overtime with investing. Everybody is different, but for me and my family, I found that we wanted to have a strong foundation in Australia and having place to call home one day was a big driver to keep focused on investing. There was a lack of comfort and desire for a better life than experienced before. However, what I have found, for the lack of a better word, annoying is people around us who say they want to do real estate investing and they don't. We know somebody in the extended circle who saw us for input in 2013. They went away saying they will buy in Sydney and didn't take any action. Now they are back, this time willing to buy in Brisbane and have asked us to just point to the "right" property and they will buy with their eyes closed (and they wouldn't pay a buyers agent interstate to do the same). Well, it's hard to say to someone to buy X without them understanding. If they really really wanted it, they would have done it already...and it's not like these people don't have the funds or servicing. I've just realised that people won't do something unless they badly want to do it. And if they have a desire. If they are really comfortable with their life, more often than not, most would continue going down their existing comfortable path.... For that reason, I feel, that I'm happy to have slight discomfort as I'd rather go get the results than off load the responsibility for my decisions to somebody else. The above is my take. Your experience may be different...open to hearing how you handle these situations.