Living Intentionally Personal Growth

I miss Zig Ziglar

April 11, 2014


When you are doing something different, it is so very encouraging to know and connect with other people who are doing different things as well. In fact, it is quite necessary if you intend to continue doing what you set out to do!

When we first set out to change our lives and start our own business, one of our greatest inspirations was Zig Ziglar. We listened to his audiobooks like crazy. This man had enthusiasm that was as contagious as the flu! You couldn’t help but smile while listening to his voice.

I would often find myself thinking, “Well, if Zig can keep doing what he is doing, than I can keep doing what I am doing!”

Right? We all seek out those people who are able to speak encouragement straight to that empty spot in our hearts. We can’t get enough of them! If they can keep going, then we can too!

Zig Ziglar died in 2012. And even though I had never met this amazing man, his death left an aching in my heart. His life altered the course of my own life forever. He gave me the gift of a new perspective. And I (along with countless others) am grateful that he lived.

The most wonderful part of Zig Ziglar’s story though is that he DID choose to live. He didn’t just sit on the couch and watch endless episodes of his favorite show on Netflix and wait for someone else to get out there and help people. He used his own life lessons to alter the lives of millions.

We all have this same opportunity.

How very tempting it can be to live vicariously through other people, or to sit back and wait till someone else steps out before you do. But it is not nearly as thrilling or fun as using your own life to help change the lives of others!

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

What will you do with your life?

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  • Reply Bruce R. Cross April 11, 2014 at 6:14 am

    ONE life can make a difference! This will be my legacy…..sounds like it will be yours as well!

  • Reply Ann Musico April 11, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I agree – I miss him too. He was a great motivator and encouragement to me as well. I can honestly say you encourage, uplift and motivate me too – keep it up!!

    • Reply Claudia Good April 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Oh how wonderful to hear Ann! The feeling is mutual! 😉 Zig was one amazing man wasn’t he?!

  • Reply Dan Miller April 11, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Claudia – I miss Zig too. He was such a gracious, compassionate man. He inspired me, my children and even now is having a major effect on my grandchildren as they hear the stories and his favorite phrases. What a great example of leaving a legacy.

    • Reply Claudia Good April 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

      I tear up when I think of listening to that amazing voice and how it changed my outlook on life. Actually we first heard about Zig from your podcast! I remember you telling stories of how you used to listen to his tapes over and over during some really challenging times in your life. Gracious and compassionate are wonderful words to describe him! I smile when I think of him joking with people in heaven, I have no doubt he has everyone around him laughing… but sheesh I sure do miss him here!

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