Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author, died on November 28 at the age of 86 an article in Forbes reported. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/11/28/zig-ziglar-10-quotes-that-can-change-your-life/)
Ziglar was born in 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama. Although he and his family lived in poverty, friends would remember that he never lost his Southern charm or his Christian faith.
Ziglar was a veteran, serving his country in the Navy during World War II. After leaving the Navy, he married his teenage sweetheart, Jean, and began his career as a salesman.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t a particularly good salesman. He had to struggle to learn the principles of good sales strategy, and eventually his sales picked up. Ziglar reasoned that if he could teach himself how to be a good salesperson, he could teach anybody.
This was the basis for his first book, “See You at the Top.” There would be many other such books, as well as many speeches in which Ziglar passionately encouraged people to follow their dreams.
Ziglar is survived by hiw wife of 66 years, Jean, a son, Tom Ziglar, and two daughters, Julie Ziglar Norman and Cindy Oates. Another daughter, Susan, died before him.
But rather than reading about Zig Ziglar’s amazing life, why don’t you read what he said about it instead? His words are much more eloquent than mine.
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”
“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
“You cannot climb the ladder of success in the costume of failure.”
“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out looking 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.”
“When you put faith, hope, and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
“You cannot tailor-make your situation in life, but you can tailor-make your attitudes.”
“Don’t become a wandering generality. Become a meaningful specific.”
“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”
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