Moby Dick

I’m so optimistic I’d go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me.

Remaining optimistic is a crucial part of your success journey, especially when you feel discouraged. Often, we can feel helpless with our familial relationships, or, more specifically, our relationships with our kids. Zig Ziglar tells parents how to adopt an optimistic and practical parenting style:

It’s How You Handle It

It’s not what happens to you that matters. It’s how you respond to what happens to you that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar states that every choice has an end result. We can’t choose what happens to us, but we can choose how to respond—and that makes all the difference. Discover insightful wisdom on choices by Zig Ziglar’s daughter, Julie Ziglar Norman:


End the day with gratitude. There is someone, somewhere that has less than you.

Ziglar Inc. has something called a “Wall of Gratitude” in its office. This wall includes pictures of the heroes who impacted Zig Ziglar and his journey to success. Zig Ziglar teaches you how to have your own wall of gratitude:

Go as Far as You Can See

The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.

Even with paramount success, there is always room for improvement. At first this might seem discouraging, but it’s the opposite. Knowing our life is finite gives us an end goal and a purpose to fervently strive after our dreams. There is a deadline for how much we can improve, and that deadline is what drives us to fulfill our passion:

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