A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep an eye on the spot where the crack was. Anonymous Dr. Charles Allen mailed the following letter in a fund-raising effort under the pretense that somebody else had mailed it to him.
I hope you have enjoyed this series of Zignificance newsletters on habit. You, our readers, are amazing!
“The healthiest of all attitudes is the attitude of gratitude.” – Zig Ziglar
Make gratitude a habit!
This is the fourth Zignificance newsletter where I am sharing the habits that you, our readers, have sent in. Why so many parts instead of one long list? I have the habit of breaking things down into smaller steps and then taking the steps!
“The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits.” – Tom Ziglar
A couple of weeks ago, I asked our Zignificance readers to send in their very best habits. Over 100 of you replied!
This is the second newsletter covering the best of the best habits.
“True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.” John White
Several years ago, a study of seven to twelve-year-olds revealed that 39% of them had as their “hero” a movie or TV star; 19% had a singer as their hero; 11% idolized comedians and 11% athletes. You put those figures together and discover that 80% of that age group had celebrities as their heroes.
"Giving up reinforces a sense of incompetence. Going on gives
you a commitment to success." George Weinberg
According to Fortune magazine, "Today's standard of leadership - influencing human behavior in an environment of uncertainty - is dauntingly difficult to teach.
As the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctoral degrees, the author of three autobiographies and the co-editor of 30 books in 29 languages, Frances Hesselbein is considered one of the country’s greatest leaders. She is President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. She began sharing her leadership lessons while working with the Drucker Foundation. The organization started with donated office space, a tiny budget, and a big mission: to share with non-profit organizations the sort of first-rate thinking for which management guru Peter Drucker is known. It has been said the most compelling quality found in her is her ability to sense people’s needs on an emotional level and meet those needs. She has the capacity to link people with matching needs and skills and modestly calls it “brokering.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.