Show #428: Never start over and dance with fear

Show #428: Never start over and dance with fear

In show 424, we heard from Zig Ziglar and discussed the health of responding vs. reacting. I invited questions. We got some on that topic, but it also just generated a bunch of great questions on the real life issues we cover here on The Ziglar Show regarding How do I really…inspire my true performance? Me, in my life?

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One of the guys I most enjoy doing these candid, literal discussions of real world issues with is Dan Miller, my dad. We just hit it hot and fast. Here we go…

So, we are here to address questions sent in by Ziglar Show listeners that range from personal development success…to business success. But, Dad, I want to first ask, what is an area of personal development you’ve recently been pursuing?

[Me – emotional health and peace, daily habits, spiritual disciplines -- not for any devout points, but for my own strength and wellness and equipping.]

>>Listen to Dan’s responses on the show.

From our listeners…

Thank you for the positive show!

In regards to the react vs. respond, how do I learn to not become so emotionally involved in any situation so as to respond and not react?

Thanks kindly,

Matthew T Kimball

Question for you:

I struggle with this mightily.

I tend to be emotional and react due to being a perfectionist, and it can be damaging to my family (after hours).

What are some tools to become more responsive for a sales perfectionist?

How can I make lemonade when dealt lemons?

How can I avoid holding onto negativity?

Love the show. It's a game-changer.

John Corsten, IL

Very basic, elementary and…foundationally relevant question!


>> Hear Dan’s comments on the program.

At first, I almost deleted this one but then thought further, as, in truth, it’s a relevant issue in regards to Ziglar’s message of “positive thinking.”

So, the definition of stoicism is:
- the quality or behavior of a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion
- indifference to pain, OR pleasure

I’m taking this in the light of Zig Ziglar’s perspective of…always being positive. Always looking on the bright side. Always seeking the optimistic, faithful approach to everything in life.