Lou Ludwig Success Tips: A Positive Thinker

A Positive Thinker

A Positive Thinker

“There are those who believe that . . . . I can’t  . . . . and there

are those who they can. The difference is in the “T.”

drop the “T” and you have I can.”

Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,

Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


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

A positive thinker


The difference between I can’t and I can . . . . is the “T.”


A person at is a positive thinkers will drop the “T” . . . . and learns to concentrate on the . . . I . . . .can.


A person with a positive attitude will move pass the “T” . . . . and focus on . . . . I . . . .can . . . . and the . . . . I . . . . will.


Dropping the “T” from I can’t makes a world of difference . . . . and that one little letter can change your life . . . . for the better.


A positive thinker . . . . learns to drop the “T” . . . . and you will change your thinking . . . . your actions . . . . and your results.


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

Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • November 02 2015 08:37PM


Indeed Lou if you drop the' T' you are in business for a long time vs. if you keep it you are out of business soon, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago

Very good point about dropping the T. I had never thought of that before. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

Posted by Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel (Harry Norman Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Lou. I don't usually use the word can't, but would rather use the word won't.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

 Good Tuesday morning Lou. I remember writing down all of the things that I could not do, putting them in a box and burying them in the backyard. I walked away from the gravesite with; I can, I will and I will try.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Lou. Dropping the "T" is a big undertaking. Getting out from under the yoke, a necessity. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing, it sure can be that easy as long as you put in the work.

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

Nothing wrong with giving oneself a "boost" when dealing with other people.  Rejections and NOs will come you way... it's part of sorting out to reach the Yes answer!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE) almost 5 years ago

The T has been banished from this word in our famly for a very long time.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 5 years ago

As my daddy said, "The "T" stands for "Terminal", as in a disease".

Keep the "T" and your chances of success die Lou Ludwig .   

Posted by DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia (Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lou -- as Joe Petrowsky commented --- it's usually "won't" instead of "can't" that stops people  -- so take "can't" out of your vocabulary and see how things change.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

And the funny thing is that when someone tells me that I can't do something, I think of all the ways I can. It's a challenge. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

My preferred "T" is with ice and a slice of lemon on the side.  "Can't" is a word kids should be taught very carefully.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Lou - The "T" is such a small insignificant thing when you look at the spelling difference between can and can't, but boy does it make a huge difference. It just goes to show how one small change can really change the meaning of things, and have an impact on ones success. 

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 5 years ago