Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Don’t Waste Your Energy

Don’t Waste Your Energy


Motivational Power Quote


Don't Waste Your Energy


"Feeling sorry for yourself,

and your present condition,

is not only a waste of energy

but the worst habit you

could possibly have."

Dale Carnegie, author


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

Don't waste your energy. 

If things are not going the way you would like them to be; don't feel sorry for yourself find a way to change the condition.  

It's a waste of your time and energy to feel sorry about yourself and the way things are; take action and invest you energy in positive change.

Feeling sorry for yourself creates a habit that takes you away from your goals and objectives and will lead you down the path of being unhappiness; it becomes one of the worst habits you can form.  

If you recognize that you have formed habit of feeling sorry for yourself, it's the first step in correcting the habit.  

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



Comment balloon 9 commentsLou Ludwig • August 14 2009 06:48AM


I don't ever recall a time when self-pity ever lead to productivity.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie almost 11 years ago


Hi Lou:

Excellent quote...

Not only is it a waste of energy, it's a waste of time!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 11 years ago

Lou,thanks for that...sometimes we all need to be reminded nooone wants to hear whining..

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 11 years ago

Lou, There is a fine line between feeling sorry for yourself and depression. Make sure you know the difference!

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

Oh, but whining is so much fun!  Sorry...I couldn't resist!  A great reminder to take action instead of getting caught up in the  "poor me" trap.  Thanks, Lou!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 11 years ago

Hit the ground running.  Looking back...maybe for some memories but the future lies ahead.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 8 months ago

Search wizen from this man we all learn from so many times over and over again. Rest In Peace, Lou Ludwig! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

A great line to keep in mind:  take action and invest your energy in positive change

Posted by John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 8 months ago

RIP my friend! Someone reposted a link to this, and it reminds me of how much I miss your wisdom

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) 8 months ago