Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Know When to Adjust . . . . Your Action Steps

Know When to Adjust . . . . Your Action Steps

Know When to Adjust . . . . Your Action Steps

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,

don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

Confucius 551 BC – 475 BC, Chinese Teacher,

Editor, Politician, Philosopher



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

Know when to adjust . . . . your action steps


There will be times on your success journey that it becomes clear that you’re not going to reach your goals . . . .  doing what your doing.


This is not a time . . . . to quit on yourself . . . . or on your goals.


It becomes a time that you have to adjust. Take a realistic look at your strategies . . . . the actions steps that you have been taking to achieve your goals. Make sure both your strategies . . . . and your action steps . . . . are pointing you into the direction of your goals. 


When you’re committed to your goals . . . . and you have the passion to achieve them . . . . don’t quit. Focus on what you have to do to achieve your goals. Make the positive adjustments that are required to get you back on track . . . . and to regain the forward momentum to achieve your goals.


Success and achieving your goals . . . . is not sprint to a finish line. It’s far more like a marathon  . . . . to where the winner has to have the endurance to not only finish . . . The winner has to adjust along the way to the conditions that they find themselves in.


Stays focused on the big picture and Know when to adjust . . . . your action steps to achieve your goals. Your adjustments will make a big difference on the direction of your success journey . . . . and the results you achieve.


©2016 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 7 commentsLou Ludwig • August 29 2016 08:13PM


Good evening Lou Ludwig ,  As usual, your blog makes a lot of sense.  Thanks for direction.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 2 years ago

Lou I am a fan of always adjusting the game plan...why I find it interesting Politicians do not do that.... if something does not work why stick to that???Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 years ago

Good morning Lou -  I like the differentiation between goals and action steps.  If you have passion you will achieve them but you might need to make modifications along the way.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

I love your quote selection. Some of us need to make some adjustments.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago

Adjust is a must for any type of success! Success isn't as easy as it looks but when you don't give up, that's when it matters the most. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 2 years ago

"Make sure both your strategies . . . . and your action steps . . . . are pointing you into the direction of your goals."  
Thank you for another great post Lou Ludwig !! 


Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) about 2 years ago

I am adjusting my steps all the time.  Life changes all the time and I try to keep up.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 2 years ago