Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Success Can Take You to a Fork In the Road

Success Can Take You to a Fork In the Road

Success Can Take You to a Fork In the Road

“Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make

you a prima donna or it can smooth the edges,

take away the insecurities and let the

nice things come out.”

Barbara Walters, Author, Journalist, Television Personality      


As I see it . . . . . . .

Success can take you to a fork in the road


And the path you choose to follow . . . . will have a major impact on your future and your future success.


Success is not a single event . . . . It’s the result of consistent effort over time to achieve your goals.


As you climb the mountain of success you will reach a plateau where you can rest . . . . and regroup before you resume your journey. The plateau can become a comfort zone . . . . and you can decide that the comfort zone is safer then getting back on the mountain . . . . to continuing your journey.


As you resume your climb up the mountain . . . . there may be more than one path to the top. One that you will leave your footprints on . . . . that those who follow you would want to follow in. On the other path it appears that with a few short cuts you could appear to get to the top a little quicker.  


Success can take you to a fork in the road. It’s not the fastest route to the top . . . . that’s as important as who you are when you reach the top . . . . and in how you have treated people on your climb to the top.  



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

Comment balloon 8 commentsLou Ludwig • July 28 2015 07:04AM


Lou Ludwig I can not get past the "Yogi-ism" of "When you come to a fork in the road... take it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) almost 5 years ago

I have a seen a lot of people that choose the wrong route after they have acheived success and they don't seem as happy as one would think they should be.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 5 years ago

Lou, It is so important to treat folks the way you want to be treated on the way up and on the way down. I do like the Barbara Walters quote and she makes an excellent point. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 5 years ago

I have found that success for me has provided peace of mind!  I also agree with Robert Gilbert's #3 comment.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

I take it from the point that point we have the choice to make in this life to do with a life what will make it the best it can be.

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

I think that is why it is so important to think both now, but also long term. Make all decisions based on how it will look on you years from now and weeks from now.

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) almost 5 years ago

Lou Ludwig people believe that Success is destination - and forget that it's a journey....one step at a time...

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 5 years ago

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 4 years ago