Lou Ludwig Success Tips: The Ability to Change Your Emotions

The Ability to Change Your Emotions

Motivational Power Quote


The Ability to Change Your Emotions   

“Too often we underestimate how quickly our feeling

are going to change because we underestimate our

ability to change them.”

David Gilbert, Author


As I see it . . . . . . .

The ability to change your emotions


Throughout your days you will experience an array of emotions  . . . .


Some will be intense and others flash through your life in a fleeting moment. While others will bring with them a sense of disruption and uncertainty to your life.


As conditions that enter your life they will affect your emotional state . . . . They have the capacity to throw you off your game plan and disrupt your forward momentum. Your emotions will rise to a high level reacting to the conditions.


Reactive emotions are problematic . . . .  they will destabilize your thinking . . . . cloud your decision making . . . . and they will create a misuse of your time and resources.


When things get off track you have . . . . the ability to change your emotions . . . . from one of being reactive . . .  to one of being proactive and remaining in control of the conditions and in finding the salutations.    


The ability to change your emotions . . . . stabilizes your thinking.


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




Comment balloon 15 commentsLou Ludwig • August 14 2013 05:51AM


Fire in your belly, desire, motivation to get things done is a good thing. Productive. But when the fire is fueled by anger, retaliation, jealousy, envy or some other horns sprouting out of your head reaching for a trident pitchfork caused, nothing good comes out of the cross fire. Scorched Earth policy of thinking. Good post L times two.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Great post thanks Lou, see you in Orlando.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (One World Realty Inc.) over 5 years ago

Deep breaths, a moment of silence and some reflection need to happen before a change in emotion takes place.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

Lou, it truly is the only way to get back on track. Changing them can often be difficult.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 5 years ago


Life is not what happens to us but how we reach to it right... emotions are a big part of that, keeping them in check can help make better decisions.

Posted by Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253) over 5 years ago

The cahnge of emotions is a good thing when we can control how far they swing from one side to the other.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago
Lou, there are many occasions when we would do well to control or change our emotions. Hope to see you at Florida Realtors.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

 how true.  sometimes you almost have to step out of your body and look at yourself objectively to realize you have to turn the current behavior off.

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 5 years ago
Pointing out the difference between reactive and proactive emotions is right on. Thank you!
Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 5 years ago

Lou- we need to keep this one in mind when we're having one of those days. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Lou, this is absolutely accurate.  Great advice as always.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 5 years ago

Yes, and the detachment to recognize the changes is precisely the key to managing the changes. Thank you.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) over 5 years ago

Sometimes easier said than done-while you are totally right Lou, being in the moment really requires a sense of self control so that you can think before you react-simple but not easy for sure!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 5 years ago

Without a doubt this is so true. I can be in the best mood, get in my car to drive home and pray I had a siwtch to flip my headlights to 50 cal machine gun turrets in them lol


Nice job

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

A very smart post. Definitely a quote worthy of revisiting on a regular basis.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 7 months ago