Many years ago I read an outstanding book called, “See You At The Top” by a wonderful speaker named, Zig Ziglar. It’s a book I would highly recommend to ANYONE who aspires to be successful in ANY profession that involves the sale of ANY product or service, pitching ANY concept or idea, to ANY other human being. (Yes, I think it’s that good!)
I understand that Mr. Ziglar recently passed away. And while that undoubtedly brings sadness to his family and many friends, they can be very proud of the significant role he had in the SUCCESS of so many people. There are many people, likely millions, who benefitted from the wisdom that he shared over the years with people around the world. (And yes, I would be one of them too. Thank you Mr. Ziglar.)
The other day I came across a post that a friend wrote as a tribute to Mr. Ziglar, and with his permission I'm re-posting it here. I trust you’ll enjoy this as we wish you 'the BEST of Success' on your journey!
Here are some great thoughts from my friend, Bill Butler:
PINNACLE is the HEIGHT of SUCCESS.
Zig Ziglar REACHED the PINNACLE, in LIFE and BUSINESS.
He said, “The DEPTH of your SPIRIT determines the HEIGHT of your SUCCESS.”.
Today, I DEDICATE this post to the memory of Zig Ziglar, who started out as a little guy from a little town, who went on to MOTIVATE MILLIONS… and whose LEGACY LIVES on to INSPIRE people to MOVE from MEDIOCRITY to METEORITY.
Zig attributes P.C. Merrell of Charlotte, North Carolina, the President of a cookware company, for providing the EXHORTATION to EXCELLENCE.
“Zig, there is NO DOUBT in my mind if you REALLY went to WORK, and started BELIEVING in YOURSELF, you could go ALL THE WAY to the TOP.”.
Zig not only made it to the PINNACLE, he laid out the STEPPING STONES for all to PRACTICE PRINCIPLES OF PEAK PERFORMANCE and MEANINGFUL MEASURES that REALIZE RESULTS.
In short, they are to THINK, ACT, VIEW yourself, and PERFORM as a CHAMPION.
INCREMENTALLY INCREASING IMPROVEMENTS in these areas turns LIFE’S LEMONS into LEMONADE.
Here are a few of Zig’s famous quotations:
~ ABILITY can take you to the TOP but it takes CHARACTER to keep you there.”.
~ ATTITUDE determines your ALTITUDE.
~ CONFIDENCE is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.
~ EXPECT the best. PREPARE for the worst. CAPITALIZE on what comes.
~ FAILURE is a DETOUR, not a dead-end street.
~ There has NEVER been a statue erected to honor a CRITIC.
~ You have to BE before you can do, and do before you can have.
The PINNACLE of any career is ACHIEVED through DEDICATION, DESIRE, DETERMINATION, DILIGENCE, DISCIPLINE, DRIVE and DYNAMISM.
The PINNACLE is the CREAM OF THE CROP….
Here are some Zig Ziglar books I recommend:
~ Better Than Good: Creating A Life You Can’t Wait To Live.
~ Born To Win: Find Your Success Code.
~ Conversations With My Dog.
~ God’s Way Is Still The Best Way.
~ See You At The Top (orig. Biscuits, Fleas & Pump Handles).
~ Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs To Know.
~ Top Performance: How To Develop Excellence In Yourself and Others.
(My website has links to these books... www.williambutler.ca)
Zenith In GREATNESS (God Reflected EXCELLENT Attitude That Never Ever Stops Shining).
Personally I Nicely Negotiate All Challenging Life Experiences