Every Thanksgiving is special, but this year is very special for the Ziglar family. One year ago today Zig Ziglar went home to be with the Lord. Yes, this Thanksgiving is very special. Just one more gift from Dad….almost as if he had planned it. Dad lived an amazing life, and on this day one year ago he achieved his ultimate goal, and that was to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Little things do matter. If you call your date for the evening a "kitten," you probably will score points; if you call her a "cat," you're in big trouble. Call your date a "vision," and you score again; call her a "sight," and it's all over! There is a lot of difference between a "wise guy" and a "wise man."
One of the "buzz-words" and popular subjects of conversation in our society today is "ethics" and the teaching of ethical behavior. I know intentions are good and there's no question that ethics are enormously important, but the emphasis should be on teaching integrity. People with integrity - which can be taught - behave in an ethical manner. It is true that on occasion they might stray from doing what is right, but I believe Dr. Joyce Brothers is right when she says that we cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way we see ourselves.
At the beginning of the next golf season, I will be playing golf on the PGA Tour. Those people who've played a round with me know that I am, on occasion, guilty of shooting in the 90s and am definitely in the 80s more than in the 70s, so it appears to be preposterous that I would make that statement - but here's why I'm confident I will make the Tour by going through Qualifying School.
It is often said that reputation is what others think you are, but character is what you really are. A person’s character is revealed in their conduct, and their integrity—or lack of integrity—influences the choices they make. It is impossible for a person to be dishonest and still have integrity.
It's been around for years, but the statement that you can eat an elephant one bite at a time is as true as ever. It's also true that you can benefit mankind and change the lives of countless others a little bit at a time.
On Saturday, October 7, 1995, Eddie Robinson (1919-2007), then head football coach of Grambling State University in Ruston, Louisiana, led his team to its 400th victory, a mark never reached before and probably never again. That's exciting. Even more exciting, however, is the approach "Coach Rob" - as his players called him with great affection and respect - used to see to it that his players got their degrees.