Lou Ludwig Success Tips: It’s Not Your Speed, It’s Your Direction

It’s Not Your Speed, It’s Your Direction


Motivational Power Quote


It's Not Your Speed, It's Your Direction 


"It doesn't matter how fast

you run if you're not heading

toward the finish line."

Jeff Levy  


As I see it. . . . . . . .

It's not your speed, it's your direction.   

Getting to where you want to be is the objective.  

If you're heading in the wrong direction your speed becomes unimportant; your just moving away from your goals at a fast pace. 

Determine the direction you need to take to accomplish your objectives.  

Set your "Internal Guidance SystemTM" to keep you focused and going in the right direction to achieve those objectives.  

Your success journey is not about being the fastest; it's about maintaining your direction and continually moving in the direction of your goals.  

Success is not about being fast; it about maintaining your direction and obtaining your objective.  

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Executive Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 9 commentsLou Ludwig • July 29 2009 09:28PM


The ole GPS thing or the Geiger counter approach, I like it.  You did the thermo photo of your wife, right?  I think it was you.  Very original

Posted by Monika Depalo, REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager (GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC.) almost 11 years ago

I do like this quote, but I also think it is important to be pre-disposed to taking action.  Give the choice between action and inaction, I choose action.  It is a lot harder to get in motion than to stay in motion.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie almost 11 years ago

Lou - Great quote and reminder to stay on track, and to remember to keep checking to make certain that the goal hasn't moved.

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) almost 11 years ago


Thank you so much! "It is not your speed, its your direction."  It is a Great reminder for a lot people. Again, thanks!


Posted by Ervin Alston (EMA GRAPHICS) almost 11 years ago

 hi Lou and well said, especially "It's not your speed, it's your direction"... Not much point in getting to the wrong place more quickly. Thx for the inspiration.

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) almost 11 years ago

Hi Lou, This is a great thought, sometimes I think people move so fast these days they lose sight of the direction or the goal.   Focus on the goal and keep moving in that direction - good advice.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 11 years ago

You are right Lou, you can be the fastest human on Earth but if your going the wrong direction, what's the point!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 11 years ago


This is a great quote. I can just picture somone running all-out in wrong direction. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 11 years ago

The "internal guidance system" we possess should not be ignored.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 2 years ago