You know that major financial calamities happen. Your son needs rehab or your daughter's college financial aid is withdrawn or your business partner wants out. Ok, you have property you can refinance or sell. Figure out how to solve the problem ASAP and get back to your plan.
You know that your brother-in-law is going to give you endless reasons why he'd never invest in real estate. Figure out what you're going to say to him or not say to him.
You know your family is going to say that you work too many hours and that you should relax more and that being average is okay. Figure out your response.
You know that it's going to take a lot of extra hard work to earn the money to buy your first few properties. Figure out what you can and will do.
You know you're going to have to establish a good credit rating to qualify for a mortgage. Figure out what needs to change.
You know that it's going to take contrarian thinking to break from the average majority, to stay with a long-term plan and achieve extraordinary success. Figure out how you are going to keep yourself motivated and on course.
Before you need it, you've got to anticipate and figure out your plan of attack.