In Honor of Zig Ziglar
For the Record, I am a Zig Ziglar Wannabe
And I’m so proud to claim it.
Today, I learned that Mr. Ziglar passed away. What a glorious song the angels must have sang to welcome this great man home.
One Life, One Word-Can Make All the Difference
Zig always spoke about the guiding principles in his life; and as I sit here crying for the loss of a man that I only really know through his great influence in my life, I’m so grateful for his guiding principles that I adopted as a young woman and have applied to my own daily walk.
Zig said many things that “stuck” with me. However, the impact of thought that “when you help enough other people get what they want then you’ll get what you want” has been something that has helped me in my saleswomanship, and even the ability to be the kind of friend, sister, wife, mother, and leader that I think I’m destined to be. Maybe it sounds grandiose but I believe that we are all here for a reason. I think Zig Ziglar captured his gift and spent his life spreading his motivational upbeat spirit.
For me, he is a model human being and the impact of his life on others is profound. I’m so glad that in my early 20’s I was exposed to this man’s style of teaching and to the never ending positive spin he placed on his approach to life.
Zig Ziglar is that beautiful example of what happens when you toss a pebble into the middle of a lake. If you watch long enough you can track the ripple of the wave that the little rock creates all the way back to the shore. That’s how he is for me. Every day something that Zig Ziglar said touches my life.
He was gifted with enthusiasm and humor. If you’ve never listened to this great speaker or read a word from this great author then I encourage you today to go to youtube and pick ANY clip, sign on to his website and buy ANY book and your life will be enriched forever. Currently I am re-reading See you at the Top.
Mr. Ziglar, Tom, “The Beautiful Red Head”, I’m just one woman that lives across town from you; and I want you to know that your dad and your husband means so much to me. I honor you, and I’ll always honor and be grateful to him for the influence he has had in my life.
For those of you that are my dear friends who took the time to check on me-I thank you. I can’t even express how much I appreciate your love.