By PAWNEE ANNIE
Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar was born in 1926.
“Zig” was born the 10th of 12 children in a little town in Southeastern Alabama. He moved with his family to Yazoo City, Miss. when he was 5. It was there that at the age of seventeen, he met his future wife, Jean. They married in 1946 and they had four children.
A World War II veteran,”Zig” Ziglar became the top sales person in several organizations before striking out on his own as a motivational speaker and trainer.
Ziglar integrated Christianity into his motivational work. He wrote over two dozen books, among them, “See You at the Top”, “Success for Dummies”, and “Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World”.
On Nov. 28, 2012, Ziglar died from pneumonia at a hospital in Plano, Texas at the age of 86.
While reading his quotes, I felt uplifted and encouraged. I intend to pick up some of his books at the library as a result. I need to coach myself where I become weak and negative. Do any of you have that problem? Nah!
Here are SOME of my favorite quotes, and I have chosen to categorize them.
“Failure is an event, not a person”
Why do we label ourselves,” FAILURE”, when we fail AT something. One event does not a person make!
“For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.”
Never be ashamed to be enthusiastic! It is contagious. If you sell, don’t be flat.
“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
Adversity is still one of the best teachers. It teaches us how to avoid the same mistake again. Then onward and upward!
“When you do more than what you are paid for, you will soon be paid more for what you do.”
Always do more than is required. And if others tell you to slow down because they are dullards, go for it anyway and let them eat dust!
“People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”
Remember this one, sales people! We customers don’t necessarily buy because we NEED it. We buy it for the illusion one perceives. We WANT it! Just ask us women! We hold it, we nuzzle it, we imagine ourselves carrying or wearing it…on and on. Then we buy!
BUSINESS and LIFE
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
This sounds to me like the Golden Rule. Help others succeed and you will succeed as well!
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
This one takes a little thought.
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
We forget so quickly those things that we learn, don’t we? Review, review, review!
“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”
Confound it! Now I will never have a statue of me!
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
Figure out your advantage. Think. Think. Think.
“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”
Encourage, love, admire, and support your spouse. You are a team, not a competition.
Here are my two favorites for the honor of being on the refrigerator.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
While doing the limbo, the winner is “how low can you go.but in life, the success rests in “how high can you fly” with a great attitude.
And last, my FIRST choice is this quote.
“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”
Have a wonderful day!
“Woman’s View” is Judi Tabler’s reflection of her experiences and events. She is a wife, mother, writer, teacher, grandmother, and even a great grandmother.