Lesson To Self: Attitude Still Is Everything

“I’m super good, but I’ll get better”

Zig Ziglar

Just over 30 years ago, I had the privilege of taking a 3-mile run with Zig Ziglar (just the two of us) and had cell phones been invented, I’d have a few selfies to memorialize the event.

One of the many things I learned (and often forgot) from Zig over the years is that your attitude is as important as anything else you may know.

Historically, if you ask me how I am, more often than not the answer would be “Outstanding, but getting better”    This is an intentional derivative of the above quote.

If you keep being positive, it will help guide you through some of the rough chapters of life. Easier said than done though, right?

Over the last few days, two people have asked me to repeat the greeting  and one of them actually wrote it down to remember it.

So, it is worth mentioning again on these pages.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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10 Responses to Lesson To Self: Attitude Still Is Everything

  1. josiesvoice says:

    Your blog post reminded me of my father’s friend (a business owner) who could tolerate a dense-minded yet polite employee than the cocky know-it-all employee. He told my father that teaching the business ropes is doable but changing bad attitudes is almost impossible.He said that there is no cure-all pill for personality problems.

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  2. Jim Borden says:

    how did you manage a one-on-one run with Zig? that must have been quite memorable!

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  3. I may have to borrow this Ray.

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  4. I never had the pleasure of meeting Zig in person. I did, however, get to go through some Zig training with a company I used to work for. I still have my book and workbook somewhere around here. Love his outlook on life.

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  5. Margy says:

    Often people will say, “Oh, not bad” when I ask them how they are doing. I might then ask them how ‘not bad’ ranks on the scale of ‘pretty good’ to ‘tremendous.’ It seems like people don’t really expect that you asked the question because you are interested in their answer.

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