Don’t Give Up on the One Yard line

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Don’t Give Up on the One Yard line

 “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve

success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up

at the last minute of the game one foot a

winning touchdown.”

Ross Perot American Businessman and Former





As I see it . . . . . . .

Don’t give up on the one yard line


It’s never over until you win . . . . or someone gives up.


Focus on winning . . . . let others think about giving up.


When giving up is an option . . . . it becomes the easy way out of challenging conditions when your back is to the wall.


When you hit rough conditions on your success journey . . . . it’s not a time to give up. It’s a time to reach into your determination to succeed . . . .  and to keep going until you achieve your goal.


Don’t give up on the one yard line . . . . keep going until you get into the end zone.


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









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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Lou... funny you should put it that way. So often I see agents doing something to generate business and because the response isn't quick enough for them they quit just before a payoff would begin.

Oct 21, 2017 07:15 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lou Ludwig - Many throw the spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks and sometimes nothing sticks.  SO, at least throw some more spaghetti until something sticks (and again and again!!! LOL!

Oct 21, 2017 07:21 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great advice Lou!  I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead too!

Oct 21, 2017 07:24 AM #3
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

"When you hit rough conditions on your success journey . . . . it’s not a time to give up. It’s a time to reach into your determination to succeed . . . .  and to keep going until you achieve your goal."
Thank you for the words of wisdom - So true!

Oct 21, 2017 07:42 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If you work hard enough to get to the one yard line, you might as well punch it into the end zone!

Oct 21, 2017 07:44 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Happy Saturday, Lou. Thanks for the reminder to have patience. We live in an instant gratification world. The payoff often takes time. D 

Oct 21, 2017 08:24 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lou,  Reminds me of the miner that had a silver mine and the ore quit.  He gave up and sold the rights for $10,  some guy started digging to yards in a difference direction and found the main vain again and was rich.


Oct 21, 2017 08:26 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection and your motivational message.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Oct 21, 2017 08:45 AM #8
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Having a husband so invested in football and coaching it, I am filled to the brim with football motivators. I agree that giving up on the one yard line is no way to win

Oct 21, 2017 04:19 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- because I love all things football, this is an apt analogy. Too often I see players seem to slow down or lose their focus as they approach the goal. 

Oct 21, 2017 04:22 PM #10
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

This is great advice - don't quit! Keep going!

Oct 22, 2017 05:29 AM #11
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thanks for the motivation early this morning!  Sometimes it is hard to know where the one yard line is though in life! So instead, we just have to keep going because quitting is unacceptable in life. 

Oct 23, 2017 04:09 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I used to think that is was OK just to imagine the success but now I have to live the success.

Jan 04, 2018 06:12 AM #13
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