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Zig Ziglar ~ What It’s Like at the Top ~

At the Top

At the Top

Hi Folks,

Recently recalled what had heard about Zig Ziglar describing what it’s like to be at the top.

I remember his powerful words as he spoke his “Words of Wisdom”.

His words still echo in my mind.

Ziglar had a way with words, as he painted a very vivid picture of what life can be like when you focus on success from the inside out.

As the story goes, Zig Ziglar was visiting his wife’s sister who had MS.  he likes to fix problems, but this was a problem that simply could not be fixed, and he struggled with that.

On this particular visit, Ziglar was really feeling down and out.  Then, in a moment of inspiration, one that Ziglar described as one of his most creative moments, he wrote what it’s like to be at the top.

And, he wrote his words on the back of a motel bill, which was the only paper he had available at the time.

You are at the Top When …

Here is how Zig Ziglar described what it’s like at the top …

You are at the top when:

You clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is a brand-new day.

You have made friends with your past, are focused on the present and areoptimistic about your future.

You know that success doesn’t make you, and failure doesn’t break you.

You are filled with faith, hope and love; and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.

You are mature enough to delay gratification and shift your focus from your rights to your responsibilities.

You know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

You are secure in who you are, so you are at peace with God and in fellowship with man.

You have made friends of your adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know you best.

You understand that others can give you pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when you do things for others.

You are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude and generous to the needy.

You love the unlovable, and give hope to the helpless, friendship to the friendless and encouragement to the discouraged.

You can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude.

You know that “he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all.”

You recognize, confess, develop and use your God-given physical, mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind.

You stand in front of the Creator of the universe, and He says to you, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

By painting a picture of what life is like when you are at the top, Zig Ziglar also painted a picture of what life is like when you are at the bottom.

Here’s to Living your BEST Boundryless LIfe !!

Don’t Give Up ~ Get Up to Reach Goals !

Never Give up on Your Dreams !

Never Give up on Your Dreams !

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to share about how hatted with a buddy had not seen in ages.

We talked about how he persevered to achieve the goal of owning his own business.

He shared that  sometimes it feels so easy to give up…but giving up in life won’t enable you to achieve your goals.

That’s where the power of perseverance comes in.

Because everyone from Olympic athletes to billionaire business tycoons to successful everyday people know one thing …

They know that without the ability to truly persevere, they simply would not have made it to where they are today

They would not have achieved their goals and dreams.

He went on to say that without perseverance, neither can you.

So, whether you’re aiming for the stars or want to reach a “smaller” goal that’s important to you, you’re going to need to know how to persevere – because there will inevitably be times when things just don’t seem to be going your way…when you’re so down or stressed that giving up seems the best option.

I then asked him what tips he would give someone to persevere in their work, love, even Life so that you Never Give Up !

As the saying goes he started….”When the going gets Tough … The Tough Get Going !”

So Move !!

Here’s more …

1- Stay Rationally Optimistic… Be your OWN source of Positive energy folks ! 

Okay so maybe things don’t always go exactly as you planned. Maybe you sometimes face unanticipated challenges or things just don’t happen as fast or as easily as you’d like them to. That’s OK. Because the more you live life, the more you’ll see that things usually happen differently than we expected…But they do happen for the best and usually they turn out quite well :) . So take it easy and stay rationally optimistic.

No Excuses ~ Just Persevere to your Goals

No Excuses ~ Just Persevere to your Goals

2- Embrace Your Setbacks.

You’ll find that most rich and amazingly successful people in general say that some of their greatest “setbacks” were actually indispensable components of their success. Often, without these so-called “setbacks” they would not have learned what was necessary to achieve their success. So be sure to embrace your so-called setbacks as opportunities to learn more…it’s very likely that these frustrations are indeed vital elements to your ultimate happiness and success.

3- Take Breaks.

Really…Don’t work yourself to death as you try to reach your goals! Take breaks. Meditate. Read. Sip some tea. Live a little. Sometimes our greatest insights and creative solutions come during those moments when we give ourselves a break. We now know that Einstein achieved many of his ground-breaking creative insights during his “down time,” when he wasn’t in the lab hard at work.

…And the most mechanical fundamentals of your brain work the same way as Einstein’s did (we humans are all fundamentally built the same way). So, next time you’re in need of a truly creative solution or “ground-breaking idea” for your goal, do the counter-intuitive thing: take a relaxing break.

4- Realize You’re Always Right Where You Need To Be. 

No matter how close you are to your next goal, chances are you already have another one in place don’t you? That’s how life IS! So don’t beat yourself up about not being “there” yet, because the truth is that right now at this very moment you are exactly where you should be on your journey toward success.

Ahhhh… at last… you can finally persevere in stress-free happiness.. Yeah !!. :)

So next time you feel like giving up, or even if you just need a motivational pick-me-up, look over these four tips. You’ll be back on your feet in no time…and you’ll arrive at your next goal in both happiness and success.

What do YOU do to persevere when the going gets tough? Have additional tips for attaining your goals and achieving success? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

So live a Boundrylessly Happy Life and Persevere to the End to enjoy the sweet reward of your Goals everyone !!  😉