Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Focus on What You Have the Power to Change

Focus on What You Have the Power to Change



Motivational Power Quote


Focus on What You Have the Power to Change


"Smart business people focus

on the things they have the power to change,

not whining about the thing they don't ."

Seth Godin, author  


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

Focus on what you have the power to change  

Each day of our lives we have to make choices on what's important to us and how to invest our time.

Focus your time and energy on the things that you can control and the things you have the power to change.    

Don't waste your time on the things that are out of our control and that you have no power in changing. Do the best you can with whose things and move on.  But don't waste your time.  

When you control the things that you can change you control your energy, your time and your life.  

®2010, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author





Comment balloon 23 commentsLou Ludwig • January 04 2010 08:44AM


Boy, aint that the truth - the rear view mirror is important but solution focus fowrard direction is where it is at!  That is our core value - you hit the nail on the head.

Posted by Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team (Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams) about 10 years ago

That is so true, some just complain rather than focus, how counter productive is that Lou?
What more can you ask for on a Monday!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 10 years ago


That just makes sense to only focus on things you have control over.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) about 10 years ago

Lou, you always give me a lot to think about...especially a new year, a new week a new day!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 10 years ago

Lou, time management is an art that needs to be learned, focusing on those things that we have power over helps in that endeavor

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) about 10 years ago

Hi Lou, Terrific thoughts for the day- it makes no sense to waste energy and complain about the things we cannot change!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 10 years ago

Hey, Lou. I could not have said it better. Thanks and take care, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 10 years ago


Hi Lou:

This is so true.

As frustrating as it may be... you got to let go the situation you have no control over.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 10 years ago

Great advice Lou, I tell "people" (aka my wife) all the time to stop worrying about things that you have no control over.  Thanks for the post!!!

Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (CENTURY 21 Triangle Group) about 10 years ago

Lou ~ Sounds a bit like the serenity prayer. I received a serenity prayer bracelet from my daughter for Christmas.

Posted by Monique Combs, Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs (Royal Shell Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

Hello Lou,

Great advice!  Thank you for sharing!  Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!



Posted by Rita Minion (O'Brien Realty) about 10 years ago

Another wonderful post from Lou that is still on target even years later.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 3 months ago

The combination of the words of Lou Ludwig and Seth Godin is an excellent one.  A very good pairing.  

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