Winning Words 12/11/12
“A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they get a job.” (Zig Ziglar) Z.Z., the motivational speaker, died last week. He was known for nudging people to see the bright side of life. “They don’t build statues of negative people.” A writer for Forbes advises, “If you see a Ziglar book on the shelf, buy it. A nugget found in it might change your life.” I’ve discovered that even the motivators need to be motivated. ;-) Jack
FROM WALMART REV: Good thought...there's a treasure awaiting our discovery every morning... ////FROM JACK: You can find a Job by looking in the Bible. Many lessons to be learned there. ////REV: ..."It's a real job to figure Job in the Bible!"
FROM RI IN BOSTON: That quote is so amusing, and so true. As an example, often enough I'm in Home Depot and can't find what I need. I come across clerks standing around chatting when they could be familiarizing themselves about the store's merchandise. When asked where to find something, they don't have a clue and send me off to another clerk. ////FROM JACK: I've found that people tend to enjoy their job when it's more than work. It's that way for pastors, too.
FROM MICHIZONA RAY: This reminds me of the Zen quote: a man with no food is wise to choose hunger. Accepting our situations also includes accepting our gifts.////FROM JACK: I guess that when you're in the meditative state, the things of this world lose their attraction When you're absorbed in your work, it doesn't seen like a job.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: How very true! It's so easy to get caught up in the negative and yet, those negative times pass on too!////FROM JACK: I always liked the Johnny Mercer song, "You gotta accent-u-ate the positive, elim-i-nate the negative."
FROM MEDD-O-LANE: Years ago I had the pleasure of being at one of Ziglar's talks. He in is white suit and stage experience could make a fish fly. He was a human being so I am sure there were moments when he too needed emotional help, but he knew his power over others and made a living with it.////FROM JACK: White suit? Are you sure that wasn't Colonel Sanders?...or some evangelist? Zig was an evangelist for positive thinking..and action.
FROM CL VISITING IN CALIFORNIA: When I first started my career at KBC I heard a motivational speaker make the comment that success was based on ATTITUDE not APTITUDE. That made an impression on me and has been my motivation in both of my careers.////FROM JACK: A slogan that has motivated me is: "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."