The Life We Lead is Our Choice

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The Life We Lead is Our Choice 

"Life is a grindstone.

But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up

depends on us."

L. Thomas Holdcraft, author   


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

The Life We Lead is Our Choice  

When we encounter a fork in the road we reach a point of choice we can take the fork to the right or we can take the fork to the left. Both will move up forward but we have to make the choice of which path to follow and to step outside of our comfort zone. Both paths have an element of risk and both paths would contribute to our success.   

But at the same time there is a third choice, the path of no choice or procrastination. The third choice initially seem to the safest because there seems to be no element of risk and we feel comfortable in what we been doing.   

Traveling on the first two path has both risk and uncertainly. But as we make the choice to take the paths we move in the direction of goals and grow as a person. As we travel on the paths our uncertainly will melt away and we minimize our risks as a result of our actions.   

The person that decides to take the third option of not making a choice or to procrastinate, has made there choice, the choice of inaction.   

That person will not go further then where they stand today and in all likelihood will begin to drift backwards and further away from achieving there goals   

The life we lead is our choice and the path we decide to follow is of our choosing. Be willing to follow your dreams and take the calculated risks that will put into the winners circle of life.    

©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Eddie Brown
Eddie Brown ~ FM Realty a Long & Foster Company/ Raleigh NC - Raleigh, NC


My Dad told me many times...If you are standing still in business you are going in reverse.


Oct 14, 2010 03:56 AM #1
Kim McMahon
Executive Realty Group - Skokie, IL

Lou~  Words to live by. Thanks for sharing

Oct 14, 2010 04:01 AM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Lou, this applies to those 33 miners in Chile!  It was great to see such polish after their ordeal.

Oct 14, 2010 05:25 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- I think the important thing to remember is you do have a choice; it falls on us personally to make our life what it will be. 

Oct 14, 2010 05:51 AM #4
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Lou, Risk and uncertainty can be quite scary for so many. Many take the path of least resistence. Love this quote - life can polish us up or grind us down.

Oct 14, 2010 07:20 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is an interesting perspective. I guess we have to watch where we stand on certain subjects...

Oct 14, 2010 07:36 AM #6
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Lou, So important to choose the path and move if you have a goal.  Deciding to do nothing reeps nothing.  Good thoughts for today Lou.

Oct 14, 2010 12:07 PM #7
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source

Great post Lou,  We do choose our paths in life, hopefully we make the right choice. Thanks for a great word for the day!

Oct 15, 2010 01:57 AM #8
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