Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Take Charge of Your Circumstances

Take Charge of Your Circumstances

Take Charge of Your Circumstances

“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take

charge and rule our lives from within.”

Earl Nightingale 1921 - 1989, Self-Help Author,

Motivational Speaker     


As I see it . . . . . . .

Take charge of your circumstances


You will seem to be living your life in continued state of changing circumstances . . . . Just as you seem to have one under control . . . . a new circumstance pops into your life.


Nothing is forever . . . . and everything is subject to change.


The person that can master their circumstances . . . . and put them into prospective will master their future.


In order to master your circumstances you have to look at them with an open mind . . . . Look at the circumstances from a prospective of how you can maximize the circumstances into positive conditions.


Approach your circumstances . . . . look for your best course of action . . . . Make a decision to change them . . .  to adapt . . . . to adjust . . . . or to eliminate the circumstances.


To take change of your circumstances . . . . will take flexibility in your thinking . . . . and an attitude of possibilities thinking. Each circumstance can offer unique opportunities . . . . It can also create challenges . . . . Your approach to the circumstance will be the key to unlocking its potential . . . .  or being overwhelmed by the circumstances. 



©2015 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 18 commentsLou Ludwig • July 27 2015 08:02PM


I saw a realtor at burial site look around and hand several his business cards.

He got a listing from the family.

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 4 years ago

you must take control of your life...letting other run your life is a recepe for failure.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

Excellent thoughts Lou. Your destiny is in your hands. Write your own history.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

It drives me nuts when folks blame their circumstances for the destination. So not true. they are roadblocks to see how bad you want your goals

Posted by Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa (Maricopa Real Estate Co) over 4 years ago

good post lou... i am considering just letting you control my life :)

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) over 4 years ago

Tomorrow I will be putting my ability to deal with difficult circumstances to the test. I know I will get through it, and probably retain my good disposition...at least it will appear that way on the outside. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig much needed post for me today...really needed to focus on right things!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago

You'll pass that test Debbie Laity.  You'll crush it and act as though it was no big deal.

Posted by Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA (Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto) over 4 years ago

Good morning Lou. I was definitely an Earl Nightingale fan. Pretty smart guy that I learned from on a pretty regular basis.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

  So many people in the divorce part of our practice want someone else to figure things out...give them direction...take over...it is a strengthening process to rebuild a life.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

Hi Lou: The only constant in this world is change. We either adapt, resist, or change with it.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 4 years ago

Lou, if you can't figure it out for yourself don't look to others for clues! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

I like your quote selection. This is good advice for all of us.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Lou, just had to sever a contract that never got accepted by the seller, and buyers are so much happier! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Knowing how to maximize your circumstances is like having super powers!  

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig 

Really good quote so true we can let the circumstances take control or we can take control. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 4 years ago

Lou, I have a "bumper sticker" if you will that Ron and Alexandra Seigel sent me long ago, it says, Things are Always Working Out for Me. 

I have it on my dash and read it often as it reflects back to me while driving. 

Believe and you will Receive...so accept, go with the flow, know that if you stay pliant, you won't be ridged and unchangeable and it will come more easily! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

Goes without saying, Lou Ludwig - love the quote in your post -- 

"Each circumstance can offer unique opportunities"

and one needs to grab it!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago