Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Be Yourself

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

“To be nobody – but- yourself – in a world which is doing

it’s best night and day, to make you someone else –

means to flight the hardest battle which and

human being can flight; and

never stop fighting.”

 E.E. Cummings 1894 – 1962, American Poet        


As I see it . . . . . . .

Be yourself


Be yourself . . . . the best self that you can be.


There is always someone who wants to come into your life . . . . to make you over into their image for you. They won’t ask for your permission . . . . Or if you want a makeover they just zoom ahead . . . . and tell how you should look . . . . how you should act . . . . and who you should be.


It’s not about adjusting because you do that all of your life . . . . No it about someone who wants to take control over you . . . . and their image for you.


It’s hard enough being who you are . . . . then in trying to live your life through someone else’s eyes.


Be yourself . . . . and grow into the best person that you can be. You have to live in your body . . . . and when you get a little better each day you will become the best you that you can be.



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

Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • July 30 2015 02:45PM


I have been in those situations before Lou Ludwig where someone was trying to make me into something I wasn't.  They finally gave up.  I guess I am UN-Moldable.  

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 4 years ago

If you cant be yourself then you are lying to everyone... INCLUDING yourself


thats sad

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 4 years ago

Lou- it is so important to remember this and allow our children to be themselves. It's a shame that many of us don't figure this out until we're older.  It is so much easier to be who you are. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig great post! It's so important to just be yourself and be true to yourself. Thanks for the reminder. 

Posted by Jennifer Provencio, The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist (San Diego County and Central Valley) over 4 years ago


 It is like that song I gotta be me...I learned a toast when I 13 by reading a book that a grandma had made it up and I live by it

" To those who wish us well and those that don't can go to hell"

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 4 years ago

Lou, be true to yourself and you will come across as a genuine person.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 4 years ago

Their is a poem titled "Myself" written by Edgar Allen Guest a really long time ago. I memorized it in elementary school for the talent show.  Let's see if I still remember it.

Myself, by Edgar Allen Guest

I have to live with myself and so

I want to be fit, for myself to know

I want to be able as days go by

To look myself straight in the eye

I don't want to stand with the setting sun

and hate myself for the things I've done

I don't want to keep on a closet shelf

a lot of secrets about myself,

and fool myself as I come and go

into thinking that nobody will know

The kind of man I really am

I don't want to dress myself up in sham

I want to deserve all men's respect,

but here in this struggle for fame and pelf, 

I want to be able to like my self.

I don't want to think as I come and go

That I'm for bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me

I see what others may never see,

I know what others may never know,

I never can fool myself..and so,

Whatever happens, I want to be

Self respecting and conscience free.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

You need to be yourself or you will be caught in a lie

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

Like it or don't; I can only be what I am, myself Lou Ludwig 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 4 years ago

Lou Ludwig - and still we want to live the life others want us to live....why?

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

I am so old now that I can only be. I try to remember to try not to change people just let them be their best they can be.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Hi Lou -- I gotta be ME --- it's the only person I really know.   

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

You can only be the best you, you'll never be the best copycat or best someone else. IF you show your true self you can connect with clients a lot better and get more sales in the long run. Built a brand on you.

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