Mistakes Are Your Dues to Succeed

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Mistakes Are Your Dues to Succeed

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”

Sophia Loren, Italian actress    




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

Mistakes are your dues to succeed


There are no free passes on your success journey. When your goal is to succeed you have to be willing to pay your dues . . . . to achieve your desired outcome.


When you have the expectations . . . . and the determination to succeed . . . .  you will have to backup your expectations. You will  have to make the commitment to pay your dues . . . . as you go to reach your destination . . . . and to achieve your goals.


The effective use of your time becomes an essential element on your success journey. You have to be committed to invest the time that’s required to become successful . . . . and to use your time productively on your success journey.


Even with the best of intention your success journey may not always be on a smooth road. You will face obstacles and challenges . . . . as you peruse your goals.


There will be times that you will make mistakes . . . . in those times you will be tested. You will have to have the courage not to put your heads in the sand . . . . and denial the mistake. But step up and admit your mistakes . . . . and to focus on the best way to correct them.


You have to pay your dues to succeed . . . . Have the courage to work through your obstacles . . . . and mistakes without taking your eye off your goals.


Mistakes are your dues to succeed.


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


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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

My father loved Sophia Loren and I do too, have one of her cookbooks:) what a great message...Lou on a side note I have really paid my dues over the years:))Endre

Dec 21, 2016 10:04 PM #1
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

As long as you learn from them, they are mis-steps rather than mistakes.

Dec 21, 2016 10:50 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thank Lou!

Dues yes, and the evidence that we are trying, without mistakes progress would never happen.


Dec 21, 2016 11:32 PM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Mistakes and what we learn from them....ahhhh....or as my Dad used to say...Look at every knock as a boost !

Dec 22, 2016 02:25 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying anything new, and if you're not trying anything new, you're stagnant. For me, that's simply not an acceptable way to live.

Dec 22, 2016 04:45 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We all make mistakes and it is very important that we learn from them and grow towards success!

Dec 22, 2016 05:45 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Lou --- I've never seen this quote before but I certainly agree with Sophia Loren who like the father of Endre Barath, Jr. remains a favorite of my Dad too.  

Dec 22, 2016 06:33 AM #7
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post you are right we learn from our mistakes I always tell my children this. Thanks for sharing I hope you have Happy Holiday's.

Dec 22, 2016 09:42 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I like your quote selection. I have certainly made more than my share of mistakes.

Dec 22, 2016 04:44 PM #9
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