Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Be Green and Grow

Be Green and Grow


Motivational Power Quote


Be Green and Grow

"Life is growth.

If we stop growing,

technically and spiritually

we are as good as dead."

 Monihei Ueshiba, martial artist


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

Be green and grow  

When we are green we are growing.  

Like the mighty oak tree that starts's its life cycle as a small acorn. The tree takes root and through out its life continues grows.  

A mature oak tree can grow to reach 100 feet or more in height and it all started with acorn.  

Our live in many respects is like an oak tree.   

Once we take root there is a need to continue to grow and mature through out our life to reach our potential. Our growth involves our personal, our profession and our spiritual growth.   

As we grow we become a stronger person and we put down deep roots to withstand the storms in our life. The strength of our roots supports our growth and provides the fuel for our success journey.    

The person that elects not to grow has made a choice. Much like an oak tree without a strong root system they won't be able to withstand the storms in their lives.  In time they will wittier and die without ever reaching their maturity.  

Make the choice to be green and continue to grow.  

©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • February 26 2011 10:17PM


It is important for all of us to continue to grow as we experience our individual journey.   I intend to keep growing day by day...

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 8 years ago

Lou, you are so right! If we aren't growing, we're dying. Plant your tree (of knowledge) by the water where the roots will grow more!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID) almost 8 years ago

Lou. so true. If you stop growing, you are 'dead' - what a thought!

The growth can be in any form - relationship, knowledge, education or spiritual - but one must GROW.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 8 years ago

Lou - you have become a regular read for me ... and each day is enhanced as a result.  Thank you for your consistent and thoughtful energies ...

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton (The Nines Team At Keller Williams) almost 8 years ago

I like that Lou - be green and grow.  I have a sign hanging in my office that says, Bloom where you are planted. It's a great reminder to keep moving forward.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Life = growth!  (At least we hope it does!)  Thought provoking, Lou!  Have a great Sunday...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 8 years ago

Hi Lou-be Green and grow-so true in today's world

Posted by Tim Peterson, Realtor Safety Training Classes (Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes) almost 8 years ago

His name is, "Morihei."

Good blog post Lou. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted by Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com) almost 8 years ago


I loved how you tied in personal, professional and spiritual growth. It's so true.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago


I always strive for being "GREEN with GROWTH"!

Have a super Sunday!

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

Someone else once said "if you are not growing, you are dying." Never stop growing!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 8 years ago

Lou, isn't this the truth!  Great motivation today and that reminds me I am going to sign up for my ce soon!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 8 years ago

Lou-thanks for the morning "coach-up", great metaphors very motivating.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) almost 8 years ago