Zig Ziglar died at age 86. A World War II veteran, Zig Ziglar became the top sales person in several organizations before striking out on his own as a motivational speaker and trainer. With a Southern charm and lessons grounded in Christianity, Ziglar wrote over two dozen books and amassed a following of millions who were encouraged by his lessons for success.
As we have mentioned in our proceeding posts that in order to acknowledge and recognise what he has done to us, we decided to run a series of 10 mini program to share out his 10 quotes that empower millions of people to completely change the direction of their lives, effectively from to the next 7 days. Please record down in your diary and follow up these posts accordingly. Thanks and hope that it too empower you the way it did to us.
1. “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend to do it daily.”
That's why it is safe to say that the best motivator in the world can't motivate you to achieve something if you do not give consent to it. Because motivation is an inside job and no one can crawl into your mind and make you move. The only people who can move you is Yourself.
Therefore, motivation can't last unless the people acquire it through conditioning and making it a habit of himself. It is a daily thing and more often misunderstood as one off thing. One good and sound analogy of it is drawn from bathing, which also cannot last. This is because our bodies will be exposed to dirt and duct from our corrupted environment; one way or the other. To keep clean, we need to take bath regularly, if not daily. So does motivation.
Let us be honest to ourselves - we are living in the society where tons of negative and ugly news from newspapers, radios and television day in and day out, how can we are not be impacted, or influenced by all these negative news one way or the other. Hence, these negative news TO A CERTAIN EXTENT will affect or drain out our energy, if left unchecked. This is because bad news travel much faster than good news. To balance their influence, we not only need to keep all these unhealthy stuff at bay, but at the same time build up good habits by reading healthy and positive news instead, such as positive blog like ours. Otherwise, the negative habits such as fear and worry will be creeping into our minds and making us their prisoners by forming our habits, knowingly or unknowingly. By then, you may need to unlearn what we have learned, and relearn what is unlimited belief to bring you up again.
Look around those successful men, you will realise the truth that they are surrounded by many like-minded people. You are your thoughts, stuff you read and the people you associate with. They are frequently, if not daily, feeding their minds and souls with daily healthy stuff, which enable them to strengthen their minds so as to keep their motivation momentum. To achieve success, you need these pillars to lean and support you especially when you are down. Bear in mind that life is like Roller coaster and we are able to see rainbow after rain. That's the universal law.
Again, it is safe to reaffirm the correctness of this statement. In life, we may either learn or gain from every event. We will reap what we sow. So always keep our motivation frequently, if not daily. Let us motivate one other. By then, the law of attraction or universe will apply and operate to keep us in such a right path of seeing things at their positive perspective at all times. This will then keep us from passing judgment, resisting certain circumstances and not having peace in our minds.
From our experience, when we help enough people to remain motivated, you will rewarded from above to stay positive as well so that you can help more people to achieve that effect.
To say that motivation does not last, is not only harsh, but inaccurate. To keep it, it is not an one off act, but rather an continuous act and habit per se. Similar like bathing. That’s the reason we encourage everyone to do it daily.
It is always more benefit to our minds and souls to cultivate good habit of sharing and caring. Always remember that good habits and attitudes are the cornerstones to success.
Stay tuned, we are going to share with you another powerful quotation from him tomorrow.