Zig Ziglar was a great motivational speaker, known worldwide as a mentor and teacher of great minds and people. Though born in Gary, Indiana, in the United States of America, he was not as famous for his place of birth as Michael Jackson, The King of Pop. However, without pulling a string on the guitar or beating a drum, Ziglar also became known all over the world. His death was reported recently.
The outburst of the internet and online activities has transferred a lot of marketing activities to cogent and spurious applications on the web, leading to the emergence of fully baked, half-trained, ill-experienced as well as in-experienced operators, all scrambling to make instant profit and success online inflicting great pains and occasional successes. For forty years, Ziglar maintained an excellent and very successful record in this field. How come?
The Age of Enlightenment and Reason seemed to have dealt serious blows to religion through scientific discoveries and reports. Technological advancement and new findings has drawn man far away from his maker. Human beings chose to praise self rather than glorify God with his progress and inventions. The creature suddenly evolves into his own creator from the days of John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jeanne Jacque Rousseau.
The theory of evolution by Charles Darwin and his collaborators further confused the circumstances, leading many to throw out the idea of God. Religion along with Christianity and the Bible were relegated into the background. Freedom of expression and worship was further stretched to block public prayers and the mention of the name of God. Rather than serve as a good guide, the gentle Voice of Truth and Reason, the Bible was cast out of all categories of rational thinking by scientists, atheists and agnostics. The failings of the Papacy and Papal Bulls deceived scientists to reject Christ and His teachings. Christianity is a way of life, according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Nevertheless, the basis of scientific search, hypotheses and theories has never been resolved, and may never be resolved till Jesus comes. You certainly must have heard of the Big Bang Theory, and the Black Hole – that celestial body in Universe. The gravitational field of a Black Hole is so strong that, if the body is large enough, nothing, including electromagnetic radiation, can escape from its vicinity. Their gravity would consume whatever comes within their vicinity, stars, planets, matter, energy, or light. Recently, a Super-Giant Black Hole, extremely bigger than the imagination of any scientist, was discovered in galaxy NGC 1277 by astrophysicists. Why did the Creator place our Earth at the right place far away from this looming calamity?
People who refuse to worship God eventually turn over to serve gods, demons and spirits. The crave for wealth without Divine guide has led man into all sorts of psychic and spirits followings, looking less on God and more on the self. They seek for riches at all cost without God and morals, just to satisfy their selfish urges and inner whims.
For about four decades, Zig Ziglar emerged as one of the biggest names in Motivational Speaking, self-help teaching, writing and mentoring using the Bible and the life and teachings of Christ..
Coming from a humble background, Ziglar picked up the gauntlet as the family breadwinner upon the death of his father and a sister at close intervals, selling peanuts for little gains. His gift was noticed as he often spoke to urge colleagues at work. Picking up the good advice of his boss, he launched out into his career and never looked back ever since.
A World War II Navy veteran, Ziglar became a Christian soon after meeting his wife, got married in 1946, and remained dedicated to Christianity up to the point of death. He was devotedly married to his wife for 65 years and had three adorable children. Ziglar passed on to glory recently with a very firm hope of reigning with Christ at the last resurrection. He hope to see you and I at “The Top” and “on the Other Side”. That is the hope of an all-round success with the Zig Ziglar code.
Below is the code that must have informed his gallant success and tall achievements in life.
1. The Man and the Message
According to a Philippe Mathews interview, Zig Ziglar taught Sunday school more than forty five times per year at the Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. Zig told Philippe: “It’s my favorite thing to do. A lot of people need encouragement and the name of our class is the Encourager Class, and a lot of people don’t know how to apply biblical principles to everyday life. I made my commitment to Christ July 4, 1972, and my life totally, revolutionary changed in every way. Everything is enriched because biblical principles work in all areas of life. I enjoy teaching the bible so much. I spend most of Saturday getting ready for my lesson on Sunday; so it’s good for me also.”
“The first thing on applying biblical principles is you’ve got to know what those biblical principles are and the way you learn that is simply read the bible. The New Living Translation is in everyday English, and for the average reader of today that makes a huge difference. Incidentally, in 1992, the Associated Press had a segment that examined all of the motivational books and there was not one that was as good as the bible, which I thought, was fascinating.” Zig Ziglar
Tips for Achievement
Build your personal brand, and make it known to you and the world as your signature whatever your product or service may be.
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.” Zig Ziglar
“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” Zig Ziglar
Start with a purpose. Define your purpose and take adequate steps needed to fulfill it.
Have a Goal
Have a Plan:
The Final Analysis
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
“Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” Zig Ziglar
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