Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Happiness is a State of Mind

Happiness is a State of Mind

Motivational Power Quote


Happiness is a State of Mind

“If Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on

the way we see them.”

Count Leo Tolstoy 1828 – 1910, Russian Writer


As I see it . . . . . . .

Happiness is a state of mind


You are about as happy or unhappy as you decide to be . . . .


The person that decides that they will be happy when they get a new car . . . . will find that the happiness fades quickly.  When the same person created a goal and a time line to buy a specific new car . . . . they will celebrate achieving the goals to buy the new car.


So the true happiness is not the new car . . . . it’s in the state of mind in the achievement of the goal and in reach a stepping stone on your success journey.


Happiness is living with yourself and enjoying your company and your success journey. Material things can become mile markers on your success journey.


Happiness is a state of mind . . . .  and enjoying who you are.   


©2013 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author





Comment balloon 11 commentsLou Ludwig • May 29 2013 06:16AM


And a lovely state of mind it is Lou................

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 6 years ago

Lou, I really like this one and have someone in mind I would like to scream this too LOL!  Thanks

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 6 years ago

Lou, I often smile on the inside and people tell me I am hard to read at times. That's okay, I like it that way!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) almost 6 years ago


Big fat WOW and huge like and in full agreement with you on this.  I'm saving this one and may even put this on the back of my business cards going forward!

Posted by Don Hintz (2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Hello Lou,  Good way at looking at the short term and the long term feeling that we have.  Thanks for all your great input.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 6 years ago

Lou, here I am for my daily dose of wisdom.  You are the only one that can decide to be happy.  It is a decision and we can be happy even in the stressful times. 

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) almost 6 years ago

Lou, love your motivational posts, and we usually have control over our happiness, and rarely has anything to do with material things.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 6 years ago

It is too bad that mind thinks and therefore is influenced by the things going on around it. No matter how happy you may be it is impossible 24 /7. pooey

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) almost 6 years ago

Good morning Lou, so true it is all about how we see things half full or half empty. How we look at things do matter.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) almost 6 years ago

The timeless wisdom of Lou - Happiness erupts from within and usually comes from a place of feeling content with what is.

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) 12 months ago

Very true. First,  we have to believe it, embrace it and become it. A definite process.  . .

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 months ago