Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Play to Win

Play to Win


Motivational Power Quote

Play to Win

"Each player must accept the cards that life deals him or her.

But once in hand one must decide how to play

the cards in order to win the game."



As I see it . . . . . . .

Play to win  

We have the cards of life in our hand . . . . now what do we do?   

We play to win.  

Some people go through life trying not to lose and they will not play the cards of life that they were dealt. Rather then risking the card they have they just don't use them or play them. They go through life defensively and won't mount an offence to push forward, to success or to win.  

They're in their comfort zone and in their safety of not trying.  

There is another group of people that don't know where their cards are and will stand on the sidelines without ever engaging or becoming part of the game. They will continually lose ground and will fall so far behind they won't even be in the game.    

There is a small and very effective group of people that are the winner in life. They play the cards that they were dealt without complaining about the cards.

You where dealt a hand of cards, you didn't ask for them but now they're your cards and you own them. The choice is now yours on what you do with your cards. You can complain about the cards which will take you eye off your objection or you can play the cards to win.  

Make the best uses of the cards you have and take the cards that you were dealt and play them to win.  

To play to win is in the choice of your attitude if you can't change the way you look at your cards and change the way you play the cards. But play to win.     

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


Comment balloon 6 commentsLou Ludwig • July 07 2011 09:54PM


Great points. I am making changes right now in my professional life to better reflect an aggressively played hand rather than a defensively played one.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Lou- one of your best!  Play to win ... be proactive in your approach to life!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Hi Lou, see the opportunities in the cards that we were dealt and enjoy and win.  Have a great evening and thanks for the words of wisdom.

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 7 years ago

You must play with the cards you are dealt, but how you play them is up to you! While you might not always be dealt a winning hand, playing wisely with a weak hand may not lead to a loss!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 7 years ago

Lou, It really is up to us to decide how to play that hand of cards we are given.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 7 years ago

Lou, how does one win if the cards dealt to him/her is 2-3-5? Does that mean there is a 'luck' factor in success? May be...

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 7 years ago