Editorial: Motivation recommended every day
Finding and developing team players challenges us daily.
The challenge can be collectively as well as individually. In the collective sense, we may be in a group leadership position. How we assemble or inherit our team, and our response, determines what happens with our message or product.
If assessing with a goal of enhancement individually, what we bring in our skill set, or our toolbox of life, will determine what role we have, and if there are to be limitations.
Zig Ziglar didn’t believe in limitations, only those we placed on ourselves. He died last week at the age of 86, but his wisdom will last for decades.
He would not have been defined by writing books, but that his first was rejected by 30 publishers before coming to us is testament to all that Ziglar shared through motivational techniques.
First known for his impact on salesmen, Ziglar saw his audience broaden dramatically over time. By his death, he was influencing countless numbers of spouses, parents and people in general on simply being a better person in their respective role.
He worked from a core belief founded in a person’s integrity and faith. His techniques for salesmanship were integral, but his evolving knowledge found success was rooted more in reputation and character than even his techniques.
Ziglar wrote more than two dozen books after “See You At The Top” in 1975.
He had many wise instructions, but among our favorites:
• “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
• “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”
• “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
• “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
Ziglar helped so many and gained so much in return. He believed in a person not speaking negatively about themselves; but rather, seeing themselves positively, just as should others.
He walked, talked and lived a belief of dreaming it, and achieving it. We should all be so fortunate.