Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Your Thinking Becomes the Basis For the Outcome

Your Thinking Becomes the Basis For the Outcome

Your Thinking Becomes the Basis For the Outcome

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude

towards it, for that determines our success or

failure. The way you think about a fact

may defeat you before you ever do

anything about it. You are

overcome by the fact

because you


you are.”

Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993, Author, Minister      


As I see it . . . . . . .

Your thinking becomes the basis for the outcome


As you think . . . . you do . . . . and become.


A positive attitude will create positive thinking . . . . From that positive thinking you form the way you look at things . . . . and how you will respond to the conditions that you encounter.


A person that’s a positive thinker is a solution orientated person. They will invest their time in finding the best solution to a condition . . . . and not in the muddied waters of the problem.


By having a positive attitude the conditions will not freeze you into inaction. You will find a way to overcome the condition . . . . and to continue to move forward.


Your thinking becomes the basis for the outcome. That thinking will put you in a position to successfully complete the endeavors you’re pursuing. Or your thinking can create procrastination putting you on a road to a negative outcome.  


So when it comes right down to it . . . . your thinking becomes the basis for the outcome . . . .  


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

Comment balloon 20 commentsLou Ludwig • July 30 2015 04:39AM


Good morning Lou Ludwig ,

Norman Vincent Peale certainly had many words of wisdom for us to ponder. The tapes we play in our heads will certainly become the bias for how things are likely to play out. We are what we think..we become what we think!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 4 years ago

Lou - as a person thinks so is he.  Thinking positive yields positive results.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou. This is so true and for many who are not positive thinking by nature, it's a daily struggle.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Lou -- the words of Norman Vincent Peale are a beacon of positive light.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Lou, our thoughts and attitude determine the course of action we take when confronted with challenges, and Norman Vincent Peale is spot on!  What great thoughts to carry us through the rest of the week!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 4 years ago

Lou Good Morning, Positive thinking is the only way to go. My cup is always half full. I once had an Agent in my office tell me that her Seller would be crazy to accept the My Personal Offer. The Seller accepted without counter. The agent is now out of our business. I sold the 4 PLex a few years later. Looking Forward! Have a Great Day. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 4 years ago

I like this quote selection.

Thanks for your inspirational blogs.

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

Lou, My favorite saying is "Attitude Is Everything."

And it really is everything.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Always love to read the encouragment you blog! Lou Ludwig 

Posted by James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com (Cortiers Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Thanks Lou..omg do I need the motivation and push today...so much to do!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 4 years ago

If our minds can think it, then it can usually be done, as long as we put the effort in!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 4 years ago

Great blog, the problems are, and I am sure you see this in your line of work Lou Ludwig, when there has been years and years of negativity which is the basis of a person's thinking. It is difficult to combat this entrenched sense of negative thoughts and a negative thought process. This is why it is such a journey for those who truly need it. Positivity is great, but for some it come with enormous work. Keep inspiring Lou!      

Posted by Chris Webb, Tucson's Social Media Expert (Nova Home Loans) over 4 years ago

This is very true.  Positive energy and thoughts are key.

I suggest Jon Gordon's books:  "The Energy Bus" and "Training Camp".

Posted by David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty) over 4 years ago

Lou, sometimes over thinking a situation is not good either.   Your first thoughts are the best.

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

Always have to think positive even of a negative situtation, see the lesson in it. Thanks for sharing & have a great week!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) over 4 years ago

Lou you've heard me say this before....To Think is To Create!  Think wisely, positively and les voila! Good things happen all the time!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 4 years ago

Positive thinking brings about positive results!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

lou, I like this quote from mr. Peale. We all need to stay positive and not let ourselves get buried with negative thoughts and images.  

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 4 years ago

your thinking leads to your actions and thus to the end result

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

Lou Ludwig - isn't it so true? What you become is what you have thought of for yourself!

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