Lou Ludwig Success Tips: The Attitude of Self-Examination

The Attitude of Self-Examination

The Attitude of Self-Examination

“In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude

of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to

stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make

the same mistake twice, is not forgivable.”

 Dr. Dale E. Turner, Author, Minister        


As I see it . . . . . . .

The attitude of self-examination


Self-examination is the art of accessing yourself . . . . What you are doing . . . . how your doing it . . . . along with the people . . . . Things around you . . . . and your results.


It’s not beating yourself up . . . . Or it’s not letting things slide by. It’s an honest assessment . . . . of who you are . . .  .and the direction you’re your life is moving in.


The attitude of self-examination . . . . is a valuable personal . . . . and business resource. At any time you can review you forward progress . . . . and make the adjustment that are needed to keep you moving in the right direction and keeping you on track.


Have the courage to have the attitude of self-examination . . . . To act on the findings and you will have taken a giant step in the direction to achieve your goals.



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

Comment balloon 10 commentsLou Ludwig • July 29 2015 02:43PM


If we aren't examining ourselves each and every day we can get off on the wrong road very quickly! Constant self-reflection is good for the soul!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago


 Attitude is the only controlled by you! I hope you have a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 4 years ago

Many people do a self exam, but never see what is really the issues they should see.

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

Great post Lou. Yrs ago while at at Amex I worked for the best salesman I've ever met.  He did a self examination after every meeting or every half hr if in the office making calls.


His 3 question test is:

What did I do right?

What did I do wrong?

What would I do differently?


I still do this regularly  after initial client meetings. Guess I should do it as the aforementioned sales pro did.

Posted by John Ferrier, 20+ yrs as a consultative mortgage professional (Mortgage Network Solutions, LLC) over 4 years ago

To take this in another direction... one of my favorite scriptures is 2 Cor 13:5 - Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test?

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 4 years ago

It is so true Lou.  It helps us to learn from our own mistakes and overcome the stumbling block.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig 

another great post reminding us to take a long look in the mirror long enough to get a true picture of who we are and where we are going. 

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

you know yourself well is a true town of talents that can lead to wisdom and honesty.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

Alan, I guess sometimes it just takes understanding and quite a lot of patience. We could all could use a little more patience.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

Lou, a very tough task for many of us.  One of the reasons it does not hurt to have someone to be accountable to.  Not a best friend, but a mentor... 

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) over 4 years ago