“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”
Zig Ziglar, famous motivational speaker and leader, died recently, at the age of 86. No matter what position or industry you work in, Mr. Ziglar’s teachings have created a legacy that we can all benefit from. His message of positive motivation revolutionary for its time, and has endured to enrich our lives today. It was his life’s mission to spread positive motivation to everyone who came into contact with him.
His message was not a claim that thoughts and attitude alone can change the world, build a company, or even help any of us through hard times. Instead, he was grounded in reality, and knew that the point of positive thinking was to provide the motivation for doing hard work.
Mr. Ziglar knew that motivation was just one component to success, working in conjunction with humor and hard work. As he said, “People often say motivation doesn’t last, but neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”
We take our hats off to Zig Ziglar, and to the rest of you who embrace and carry out his legacy every day in offices, training facilities, and board rooms.
1926 – 2012