The very best HABITS (Part 4)

“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 very best HABITS (Part 3)

“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.” – Zig Ziglar

Following is the third Zignificance newsletter on the very best habits sent in by our readers.

The very best HABITS (Part 2)

“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.

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

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.

The very best HABITS

Dear Lou,

A few weeks ago, I asked you what your top two best habits were. Over 100 of you replied!

I got so many great responses it is going to take several Zignificance newsletters to cover them all. Many of them were similar, and a few were truly unique and outstanding.

What problem do you solve?

What problem do you solve? The answer to this question will bring you joy, satisfaction, and purpose.

I learned this simple concept from Rabbi Daniel Lapin: “God is never happier with His children than when they are solving the problems of His other children.”

The Stairway to the Top

Way back in 1974, Dad published the concept of the Stairway to the Top in the book, See You At The Top.

What a simple concept that is even more true today. In order to get to the top you have to take the stairs! There is no “free ride” on the elevator to success. Getting to the top requires action – you have to step up the stairs – and you have to do it yourself.

Gratitude Creates Integrity

“The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

Turns out this quote is not just a nice saying!

A recent podcast episode of Freakonomics Radio, Why is my life so hard?, discussed the relationship between integrity and gratitude and entitlement.

Teaching Leadership

"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.”