Delete That Old Outdated Thinking

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Delete That Old Outdated Thinking

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative

thoughts into your mind, but how to

get old one’s out.”

Dee Hock, Founder and Former CEO of the Visa Credit

Card Association   



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

Delete that old outdated thinking


We all do it . . . . we are carrying the baggage of old outdated thinking with us. The weight of that baggage becomes an anchor that’s a weight on your shoulders . . . . and creates a drag on your careers . . . . and is hindering your future success.


You have to delete that old outdated thinking . . . .  and replace it with new relevant thinking that will become a booster to your career.


Thinking is a habit . . . . and old unproductive thinking has become an ingrained habit that pulls you in the wrong direction in your career . . . . and further away from successfully achieving your goals.


The best way to delete an old habit . . . . is to replace it with a new productive habit.


Indentify the old thinking that you want to delete . . . . and create new and productive thinking pattern to replace the old thinking with.   


An example of old thinking is the market doesn’t have enough listing available to sell . . . . The new thinking is homes are in demand . . . . and there are buyers wanting to buy them.  With that thinking the question to ask yourself is . . . . How will I list more homes to sell to the buyers? Next question is who in my sphere of influence should I contract first to help me in finding people who may be interested in selling . . . . to buy . . . . or invest in real estate.


How you look at things determine what you see. Delete that old outdates thinking . . . . and replace the thinking . . . . with new productive thought patterns that is in harmony with your goals . . . .and that will take you to the next level of your success journey.


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











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

Lou this is a hard one to do...: Indentify the old thinking that you want to delete . . . . and create new and productive thinking pattern to replace the old thinking with.   


Aug 15, 2017 10:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Boy, is that quote true!  There are some thoughts that seem moored in cement. Chiseling them out of our minds, so new thoughts can find a pathway in, can be a process.

Aug 16, 2017 02:44 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lou Ludwig remove the old thinking that is no longer valid and replace it with new fresh thoughts....

Aug 16, 2017 03:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection. This is good advice to share.

Aug 16, 2017 03:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lou Ludwig ,

What a great quote! We do have to remember not to let those outdated ideas to float around in our  heads!

Aug 16, 2017 05:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lou. It is difficult to drop old ideas in favor of new ones but it must be done if progress is to be made! Enjoy your day!

Aug 16, 2017 05:15 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Good suggestions, I remember reading somewhere every problem you encounter is an opportunity, because if you see it as a problem so do others and if you can provide the answer then you have a business. Just a different way to look at problems....

Aug 16, 2017 05:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Lou - you need to get those old ideas out to make room for the new ideas.

Aug 16, 2017 06:17 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

How you look at things determines what you see - exactly!  Good one Lou.

Aug 16, 2017 07:32 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that out of date is different than old fashioned. Old fashioned means tradition and values and out od date means time to dump the mind's RAM.

Aug 16, 2017 10:33 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

My first thought after reading your blog was related to real estate commissions.  The real estate industry is fighting tooth and nail to maintain a legacy commission compensation model.  Then angry and furious with Zillow, Redfin, etc.... entering the market/industry with potential game changing services.  Perhaps the real estate industry should be deleting the old outdated thinking and leading the change by listening to the consumer desires/needs.

Aug 16, 2017 11:09 AM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

It is a continual work in progress.

Sep 14, 2017 07:35 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Will reblog your post today. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Jan 19, 2024 09:32 AM