Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Hard Work and Sweat is Associated with Success

Hard Work and Sweat is Associated with Success

Hard Work and Sweat is Associated with Success

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat,

the luckier you get.”

Ray Kroc 1902 - 1984, Businessman and

Founder of McDonald’s


As I see it. . . . . . . .


Hard work and sweat is associated with success


Many people say successful people are lucky . . . . I would like to think that successful people work harder . . . .and sweat more than the people standing on the sidelines watching them.


So what does hard work and sweat have in common?


They become the fuel for your success journey. The harder you’re willing to work the more you may sweat . . .  and with determined effort you will make forward progress. In your willingness . . . . to work hard and sweat. Your efforts becomes a driving force in successfully reaching achieving your goals . . . . and creating greater levels of success.


Your hard work will become fulfilling . . . . and the sweat will be forgotten. The rewards of your hard work will standout . . . . and be long lasting.


Hard work and sweat is associated with success . . . . If you want to reach a higher level of success you’re going to have to commit yourself to work hard and hard work involves sweat.


©2015 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author





Comment balloon 28 commentsLou Ludwig • September 29 2015 03:49AM


Lou, one of my favorite afirmations: "the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"!! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lou.  If only the general public knew how much work we put into our business maybe they would have a different opinion about us.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 3 years ago

I tell my daughters, "I won't wish you luck.  You have skill".   This supports that.  It's a GREAT quote and being added to "my board", Lou.  Thanks for sharing! 


Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 3 years ago

The only thing I know is to work hard and keep learning. I agree with Brenda about not needing luck if you have skill.

Posted by Carolyn Crispin, Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes) over 3 years ago

Well I know this is true when it comes to physical therapy.....lots of sweat and great results.  But it is so true in business too, nothing comes easy.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 3 years ago

Lou, if I am working in the yard, sweat is OK, showing homes and listing homes, would prefer not to. 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Very true Lou, nothing is easy, you have to work hard for your goals.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Well Lou, I always heard it as the harder I work, the luckier I get. Same idea.

It is all about attitude, isn't it?

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 3 years ago

So true, living in south Florida sweat is never a problem.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (One World Realty Inc.) over 3 years ago

I agree that there is a bit of luck involved in being successful, but at the same time, that luck is often generated by our hard work!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

True! The more chances you give yourself to succeed...the better you will do!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 3 years ago

This is so true...thanks for the push....most times, success just doesn't fall in your lap!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago


I have always been a big proponent of hard work and that is the old fashion method to make money. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Lou- hard work and sweat and when you make it, it feels so good!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

My Dad was a football coach so knew every positive affirmation known to man kind.  He always said "the harder you work the luckier you get" sounds similar to Ray Kroc's.  I'm with Joan up above - no thanks to sweat!

Posted by Ann Wilkins, Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont CA (Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Especially here in Arizona. If I'm sweating that usually means I'm out and about showing homes in the heat which means I'm servicing my clients. Servicing your clients will always lead to success. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 3 years ago

Working hard is most important.  Then working smart.  McDonald's is a great American Success story.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Good Attitude, desire and motivation are the keys to working hard.  Here in Hawaii, you sweat even you are not working hard.

Posted by Medy Eballar, Generating leads for agents in the Seattle area. E (Best Choice Realty ) over 3 years ago

Work hard or hardly working ... I choose work and with that comes success.

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) over 3 years ago

Hard work certainly has it's rewards - and soon the "work" becomes a "habit" and then there is no stress at all.

Posted by MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC) over 3 years ago

There are few successful people who didn't have to work hard for their success

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

Ray Kroc was a smart man and a great example for those who want to achieve success in life.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 3 years ago
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.- Vince Lombardi
Thanks for taking time to share. Great reminders here...


Posted by Robert Hicks (United Country River City Realty) over 3 years ago

Hard work is associated with success. It doesn't mean that hard work equals success.

Some of the hardest working people don't make that much money, for example, janitors, dishwashers, amusement park attendants, Walmart employees, personal home care aides, and on and on.

So that hard work equals success is a myth.

Most of what you have is luck.

But, yes, you should put effort into what you do, and strive to do it as best as possible. Agreed.

Success =  w x L squared

If you're working too hard then you're probably doing something wrong.


Posted by Ernest Villafranca, 3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443 (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ) over 3 years ago

An important quote many people like to ignore. They don't want the work just the success, that leads them down a sad road in life.

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 3 years ago

So very true in this profession.  I emphasize this to the newer, younger agents...get ready to not have a liveable wage for many months because it usually takes a long time before you have checks on a regular basis.

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) over 3 years ago

True...amazing how the words "sweat" and "get" seem to go together!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Consumers recognize when someone is exhibiting hard work and appreciate a  level of competence that suggests a good outcome!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 3 years ago