Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Rule #1 . . . . Stay Composed When Under Pressure

Rule #1 . . . . Stay Composed When Under Pressure

Rule #1 . . . . Stay Composed When Under Pressure

“Pressure makes diamonds.”

General George Patton 1885 – 1945, U.S. Army General



As I see it . . . . . . .

Rule #1 . . . . Stay composed when under pressure 


You are very much like a diamond . . . .  your true self will be molded . . . . and formed under the pressures that you experience in your life.


At one time or another you will come under some form of pressure something in your life some being very intense while other will just pass by you and will soon be forgotten.


Your life will be formed . . . . under intense pressure.


How you handle the intense pressures in your life . . . . and how you work your way through those intense pressures. Will determine who you become . . . . and how high we soar.


Staying composed in any situation creates a strategic advantage in your personal life . . . . and in your business endeavors.


Rule #1 . . . . Stay composed when under pressure . . . . You will remain in control of your emotions . . . . and the conditions you encounter. You will also be able to make far better decisions in controlling the outcome.


©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consulting, Success Coach, Speaker, Training and Author









Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • November 15 2017 07:56PM


Lou hello.

Great words of wisdom.

Great post.

Have a good week.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) almost 2 years ago

Lou, I did plenty of the pressure thing in my Navy days and then following in manufacturing production.  Most of this real estate stuff in comparison is a walk in the park.  Stay calm, take care of clients, rinse lather repeat.  Bill

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 2 years ago

Hi Lou- Well since I love diamonds, I will remember to keep my cool under pressure!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago


 That is not always easy to do! It takes pratice and a lot of deep breathing! But one must master this art! I hope you have a good day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 2 years ago

Lou, that is so true, but not always an easy thing! 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 2 years ago

And take deep breaths. That always helps me.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Lou, I just knew this was a Gen George S Patton comment, keep in mind when I was at USMA I used one of his quotes in my yearbook, not this one:) He was a brilliant mind and a brilliant military strategist, Endre

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

This is excellent advice to share with all of your readers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Great advice Lou.  It's sad to see how many people just panic whenever something unexpected or difficult comes there way.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Not everybody can stay composed, but it’s the key to everything during those times.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 2 years ago

The only pressure I get from real estate is about commission credit back. These days I just ignore them. What? What kick back?

Can you split wage with you too?

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 1 year ago

we have plenty of practice improving this consistent state of pressure in our business... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

This post points to the hardest thing for sales people to do especially the Type A ones.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago