Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?


Are You Ready?

“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events.

Success is readiness for the instant actions when

the opportune moment arrives.”

Newell D. Hillis 1858 – 1929, Congregationalist,

Minister, Writer and Philosopher


As I see it . . . . . . .


Are you ready?


Events come and go.


When an opportunity presents itself . . . . are you ready to take advantage of the opportunity? Or will you let the opportunity slip by you.


To take advantage of an opportunity you have to put yourself into that position to do so.


You put yourself in the positive to take advantage of an opportunity . . . . It’s in your preparation and when the opportunity presents itself to you. Your in a position to jump on it and to maximize the opportunity.


You will never know when the next opportunity will be there for you. The question becomes are your ready? And in the answer to that question is what you will do with that opportunity.


©2014 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author




Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • April 29 2014 05:59AM


Great thought provoking question. Thank you for encouraging me to look inward for the answer.

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) about 5 years ago

Today I am READY. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 5 years ago

My comment didn't go though. So here's a bit more love and light. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 5 years ago

Lou, I have recently had some wonderful listing opportunities, and when they come around I am completely prepared.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 5 years ago

Lou - You wrote this for me and you did not know it! Today I am embarking a new project. I am shooting my first video. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. Watch for it, I plan to post about it!  Thank you for reminding me take a hold of my opportunities. I see it, I am ready for it and I beleieve it will make a positive impact.

Posted by Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent about 5 years ago

Lou, I am certainly ready....thanks for the push and I hope to keep that up this week

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

Lou, I preach this to my agents almost daily.  If you are not ready, 100% completely prepared, you can easily lose the next opportunity and lose the income associated with the opportunity.  Get ready now because the next oportunity will be coming around the corner hopefully sooner than later.

Posted by Tommy Miles, Builder/Realtor® (Miles Realty Group) about 5 years ago

I make sure I am ready for anything when I get up. Have a great day Lou!

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

Oppurtunity knocks but once and you need to be ready to take the bull by the horn

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

Lou~ I see this everyday and am amazed how some people, when they succeed, can't handle it...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 5 years ago

Lou- another good motivational, be ready when opportunity comes a knockin'

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

Came here from a link about shooting videos and the stage fright involved.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) about 5 years ago

Lou~ That's a tough one. Am I ready? Sometimes I am and sometimes, clearly, I'm not. 

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 5 years ago