Lou Ludwig Success Tips: How You Cope With It

How You Cope With It

Motivational Power Quote


How You Cope With It  

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The

way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

Virginia Satir 1916 – 1988, American Author,



As I see it . . . . . . .

How you cope with it


When life hands you a basket of lemons . . . . make lemonade.


When you encounter a setback . . . . find the positive in the condition and look for the life experience to create an opportunity.


At times your life is not what you want it to be . . . . how you cope with it makes all the difference. You can be in a state of denial about the condition . . . . you can face it . . . . and deal with it.


When you cope with the condition . . . . you take control of the condition as it is . . . . and you manage the process on how your going to handle it and change it.


Your coping skills can become an enormous resource to you on your success journey . . . . and gives you the ability to get through challenging conditions quicker and with more success.


How you cope with it . . . . will determine what you see . . . . and how you respond to it.


The next time you’re faced with a challenging condition . . . . mentally step back from the condition. Look at it from afar in your thinking and look for the solution . . . . and you will know  “how you cope with it” successful and you will be right.


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


Comment balloon 10 commentsLou Ludwig • September 17 2013 06:23AM


Lou, I sure need this one today! I  can sooo relate....thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 5 years ago

Lou, that is a great one thank you for sharing.

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

Different degrees of problems get different responses from me. .I find that, the harder the problem the most difficult to separate and elevate yourself  to find different perspectives. .

my responses now are mostly "trained intuitiveness" from years of progressive failures

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 5 years ago

Lou - I could not agree more, what a great quote.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 5 years ago


We can't change what's happening, we can only change how we react.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

Lou, This is, indeed, a great one! I am reading Joel Osteen's book, Everyday is Friday and it says exactly what your quote says, that life is not the way it's supposed to be.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 5 years ago

I am coping with life right now.

NOt easy and I lose my temper in private to blow the steam.  But, I forge on!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

Your associating coping with one's ability to "take control" is a great way of thinking about dealing with unexpected situations.

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 5 years ago

Inspirational advice is always needed. A great reminder that although we don't choose the situation, we do choose how we handle it.

Posted by Reuben Fine (Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com) over 5 years ago

Sometimes it means accepting a/the new normal depending on the situation. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 6 months ago