Daily Nugget of Gold 775
In Loving Memory of Zig Ziglar (1926-2012)
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Zig Ziglar from this world on November 28, 2012. It is with great joy that we share in his wisdom.
“You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar
Zig was a salesman at heart, but he graduated from demonstrating and selling pots and pans to homemakers to selling the concepts of succeeding through effective goal setting and constant self-improvement- not to mention the importance of faith. He was a charming man with a friendly disposition on and off the stage. An accomplished best-selling author, Mister Ziglar penned 30 books on various topics related to success and his faith-based approach to life in general.
“It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there’s always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.” – Zig Ziglar
We’ve had the pleasure of seeing Zig Ziglar on stage more than once and the distinct pleasure of meeting him as well. A small personal note from him hangs in our kitchen. Zig was a ball of energy even as an elderly gentleman, and up until 5 years ago spent his time running from one side of the stage to the other as he delighted large gatherings with his folksy, down home, humor filled messages of positive brilliance. Even though a fall in 2007 rendered him too unstable to do all that running about, Zig continued speaking with a little gentle guidance. His message of love and faith was not diminished in the least, however.
On going the extra mile, Ziglar keenly observed: “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”
On child rearing: “When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
On Starting where you are right now: “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly–until you can learn to do it well.”
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves:
(We’ll step aside and Give Zig Ziglar the last word today)
“Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?” – Zig Ziglar
Copyright 2012 Kevin Littleton, all rights reserved.