Abilities Need Continuous Development

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Abilities Need Continuous Development

“Natural abilities are like natural plants

they need pruning by study.”

Francis Bacon 1561 - 1621, English Statesman,

Philosopher, Scientist, Orator, Author




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

Abilities need continuous development


Your abilities are like a garden.


A garden left to its own will become over ran with weeds . . . . Without attention . . . . pruning and nurturing will grow wild . . . . and out of control. The production coming from that garden will become minimal at best as a result of its lack of care.


A garden that’s cultivated pruned . . . . and nurtured will grow its full maturity . . . . and will reach its full potential for production.


Your abilities are a lot like a garden. When you want to maximize your abilities you have to continually cultivate . . . . prune  . . . . develop and nurture your abilities to a fine edge. It’s your reasonability to develop  your abilities . . . . to their full maturity.


The level of your abilities will determine the pace of your success journey . . . . and the height of success that you achieve.


Nurturing your abilities is not an event . . . . or a one-time occurrence. It’s making the commitment to continued incremental improvement . . . . and the commitment to your personal growth.


Your abilities need continuous development  . . . . and as you continue to sharpen your abilities you create a strategic business advantage.


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





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Patricia Feager
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

That quote is a prescription I believe in. Naturally, I think it's perfect and a great motivator for today!

Jan 08, 2017 07:31 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lou Ludwig,  My wife is the garden in the beginning of spring and I am the weed guy by August.  I will let her read this one.


Jan 08, 2017 07:34 AM #2
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

"the committment to continued growth".  So much meaning behind those few words Lou.  Much to be gained is understood.  Mark

Jan 08, 2017 08:24 AM #3
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown Denver - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor Advocate/Short Sale

As always Lou... you are spot on with this topic and analogy!!  When we stop "growing" in many aspects of our personal lives and business... we lose out!!

Jan 08, 2017 08:35 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Lou Ludwig natural abilities need to be fed and nurtured in order to develop.... talented people must continually use that talent and improve it...

Jan 08, 2017 11:00 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- this is so true. What talents we have need to be nurtured and developed.  We cannot leave them alone and expect them to always be there. 

Jan 08, 2017 11:51 AM #6
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Lou, talent usually does not grow on trees, it has to be cultivated.

Jan 08, 2017 12:34 PM #7
Rebecca Gaujot
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I wish talents did grow on trees :)  But as it is, we have to nurture our talents that we have.

Jan 08, 2017 05:25 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is a good reminder for all of us as we face the challenges of the new year.

Jan 08, 2017 05:33 PM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Lou. I think the title is terrific and your post nails it too.

Jan 10, 2017 06:41 AM #10
Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

No matter your talent or lack thereof nurturing ( I love that word) and practice will get you there, Lou.

Jan 10, 2017 05:02 PM #11
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

Dear Lou,

A neglected garden will probably grow semi-fine, but you will not really be able to see your results or benefit from them as you would with a little fussing. 

Jan 10, 2017 05:20 PM #12
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

Although manure may help the garden grow,
BS does not have the same effect on personal development. 

Jan 10, 2017 07:12 PM #13
Jan Green
RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Nurturing skills is very important. Couldn't agree more.

Jan 11, 2017 08:10 PM #14
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