Lou Ludwig Success Tips: One Sign of Maturity

One Sign of Maturity

One Sign of Maturity

 “One sign of maturity is the ability to be comfortable

 with people who are not  like us.”

Virgil A. Kraft 1910 -1988, American Reverend, Author,




As I see it . . . . . . .

One sign of maturity


Not everybody we meet will be like us . . . . There are many ways we can differ . . .  and in that difference we are unique.


In business and in life we have to find a way to . . . . find common ground  . . . . and to get along with people for who they are . . . . not for who we are.


So when it comes right down to it . . . . When we meet someone who is difference them us . . . . the other person may be experiencing the same emotion.


Embrace the person for who they are . . . . and make the person feel important. When we do the differences fade away . . . . and we find out how we are the same.


One sign of maturity . . . . is to have an open mind about the people we meet . . . . and to find the common ground on how we are the same.


©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author








Comment balloon 17 commentsLou Ludwig • July 27 2017 09:55PM


Very true. I guess I still have a lot of maturing to do. Just yesterday, I mingled with top producers who were closing over 100 deals a year and grossing over 100k. I have no idea how I ended up meeting with that group. Boy, did I feel like a fish out of water?  However, I did find common ground...we all have the heart to serve.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 3 years ago

Lou- you could not have spoken truer words. We have to get away from judging others based on our own biases and who we are but look at every person as exactly that...a person. 

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

This is very true, Lou. It takes all kinds to make the world go round and make it interesting.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 3 years ago

Lou I guess finally I am starting to Mature:) clearly after this divisive election I am able to "mature", Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Being one of a "mature" age, myself, Lou... I had to see what this post was all about. Accepting others who are not like us or don't think like us is definitely a sign of maturity. And yet, I've come across many people who I would have believed to be mature both in age and their thinking who clearly are not mature in this regard.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago

Good Morning Lou - very good points.  A sign of maturity is gaining emotional intelligence.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Lou Ludwig not everyone is same - and we need to survive together so finding a common ground is the best answer.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

                              Thank you Lou Ludwig 

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

Very true.  Maturity is often an elusive thing for many of us....

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

I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post this week...great stuff!

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

We are in a service industry and don't have to be "liked" as much as respected. Yes, everyone is different and it helps not to focus on their personalities but their goals. We don't have to become bosom buddies.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea over 3 years ago

Hi Lou

I really like this perspective on maturity. We are all different in a variety of ways and being able to respect those differences is important, in our business and in life!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 3 years ago

I was actually thinking about this last night while I catching up on a CD of The Expanse. Some weird SciFi series my husband discovered. It's set in the future, space travel; diversification is extremely evident in this show, and it's such a breath of fresh air.

I'd like to believe we can all work, live and enjoy life with people of different cultures and backgrounds. It lends itself to such rich experiences.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 3 years ago

This is great advice for living a happy life.  Getting to know different folks and accepting people for what they are is so rewarding.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

When I was a kid I had a deluxe Winky Dink set. I would put the platic piece to draw on when the show was on Winky would be needing to have us make a bridge by drawing it between to mountains so he could cross. i still feel like that I am drawing that bridge like on the TV set to bridge the difference between people unlike me.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 3 years ago

Rather than push back at someone who is diametrically opposed to you, I say, just let them go aside, engage, but let their energy go to the side if they are giving negative energy. I call it the Kung Fu way of fighting....you take that force that's coming at you and gently move it to the side, so it passes right by you without pushing back. They move on and you are back to a state of balance! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 3 years ago

These are good points. Being open to new people and their differences from us, can teach us a lot about ourselves and others.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 3 years ago