If only.

Two very dangerous words.
These words enslave.
They paralyze.
They justify inaction.
They are the lullaby of laziness.
In spite of.

Healthy fear

Woodrow Wilson once said, "Fear God and you need not be afraid of anyone else.”

There really is "healthy fear." For example, it's very healthy to fear drinking before you drive. However, fear should not be allowed to run rampant through our lives so that it becomes such a devastating factor that it produces failure.

Character Makes the Difference

“More people fail because of flaws in their character than for any other reason.” Dr. D. James Kennedy

One philosopher made the observation that if the immoral but knew the value of honesty, thieves and knaves, for their own self-interests, would become honest men.

Show # 451: Q&A with Tom and Kevin

We opened the door for questions and the Ziglar audience poured them in. In this show we cover questions on establishing new habits, how to take personal retreats, dealing with unmotivated spouses, and, if it’s possible, to pursue one’s dreams while having young kids! Thanks to Constant Contact and Pro Flowers for supporting this episode.

The lesson of the pineapple

When I was a about eight years old, I went on a trip with Dad. We were staying at a nice hotel and were enjoying a nice meal at the hotel buffet.

I brought back some round pineapple slices to the table. This was the first time I had ever seen pineapple prepared this way.

Legislating Morality

Every time issues such as gambling, pornography, prostitution, sleazy television programming, etc., are discussed, there are those who say we cannot "legislate morality." The reality is we can, we have and we must. It's immoral to kill, and therefore we have laws against murder.

You are not stuck

Are you unhappy with where you are in life?

Do you feel stuck?

Are you dissatisfied with who you are?

Don’t worry! You are not stuck with who you are and where you are!

If Zig Can

Have you ever heard the statement, “If I can do it, so can you”?

It gives you hope, doesn’t it? But it’s not the complete story.

It should say, “If I can do it, so can you, IF you do what I did.”

Dad was raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The C Word

Commitment. Yep, that is the C word I am talking about.

“Most people who fail in their dreams fail not from a lack of ability but from lack of commitment.” Zig Ziglar

What dream do you really want to achieve?

Here is the good news – chances are really good you have the ability to make your dreams come true.

Patience and Kindness

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Lawrence L. Fargher and written by Jim Gillon.

"It was cold and blustery, as it had been for a month now. The weather had been good for our business in the grocery store, but some of the customers were getting on our nerves.