Zig Ziglar is a legendary motivational speaker, author and expert. This episode is on Zig’s work on Mindset and Motivation and Goal setting. Zig has reached and influenced an estimated 250 million people with his 33 books, innumerable videos and recordings, and many live presentations to auditoriums filled with tens of thousands. His best selling book, See You at the Top, has sold over 1,707,000 copies and is a mainstay for anyone desiring personal success.
ATTITUDE AND MINDSET
Zig really believed in balanced success, character and integrity, family and faith. He was not a huge fan of religion, but a believer in the important relationships and values.
Twins father alcoholic – explain failure and success
Want to not lose vs Want to Win
Positive Thinking will not let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking
Power of the spoken word
Declaration of Independence, Lords of Prayer, songs
Good, Fair, Faith, Responsibility, Honour… avoid bad language or profanity
Negative labels and statements when we are kids
Responsible for yourself… change yourself
Norman Vincent Peale Book ‘The power of positive thinking’
Input determines Outlook determines output
Conscious of what goes into your mind
Stop lights when they are really Go lights
The importance of a glimmer of hope
Quotes a friend of his who said you have to ‘Start to be great not great to start’
P.R.I.D.E: Personal Responsibility In Daily Endeavour
Blame other people for past…. get serious about doing something about our future and our lives
Only need a few resources what you do with it that matters
New Years resolution day a confession about what you aren’t doing. It can be step one
Do hardest thing first
Day before vacation or holiday you are more focused n energetic
Enthusiasm… blind enthusiasm no good but with a plan of action great
Discipline, persistence, Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) all useful
New age thinking positive thinking: anything possible not true
I know three things. There is a god. Ain’t me. Ain’t you either.
immigrants 5 times more likely to be successful
Oh Gosh amazing when they get to America.
Racism and sexism impacted by golden rule:
“If you can just help enough other people get what they want, you can have anything you want”
When you change hearts you change lives.
Get people to like you… 7 seconds first impression.. how people treat you determines how you treat you.
The wrong goals
idolised boss most successful… overall life not really successful
Happy healthy secure friends peace of mind family
Precise records make you better.
Where you are in life because that is where you want to be OR because you’ve followed wrong direction
Get confused between attitude and self-image, self-image means how you view your own self, but attitude talks about how you approach the rest of the world.
“THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE PROBLEM, THE PROBLEM IS YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT THE PROBLEM.”
Setbacks are temporary.. winners respond, not react
Do you respond to life or react to life?
Doctor example. Responding or reacting to medication.
Some people can’t wait to tell you bad news.
You can cancel a flight but not cancel a day or lifetime
Curse other driver and he’s in control of your mind
Cannot tailor mate situation but can tailor make attitude to it
I know it’s tough to respond when awful stuff happens.
Understand where you are and recognise we can all grow in adversity
People have every reason to be negative but once you understand where you are then you can change your thinking
Change what goes into your mind
Write a letter to person you’re furious with and burn it afterward each page by page I forgive you for this
Forgiveness important because you then take the responsibility for your own life
Learn to laugh at a lot of things
Strong and wise know they have weaknesses
The crowd now is tv and that’s an income suppressant. Encourages the wrong kind of things
Never make a decision when he’s exhausted
Failure is an event not a person
Can’t change others change you
People go to grave with music in them
Honest intelligent goal directed person organized self starter highly motivated disciplined persistent team player magnificent
Motivation is the key Bathing isn’t permanent. You need to do it every day.
Motivation gets you going. Habit gets you there.
How much more did you know about your job the day before your vacation than 24 hours? How much more would you get done? Answer is motivation. Maximizes and maintains momentum.
Run the Day by the clock and life by a vision
If give 100% every day what kind results would you get
Perform for company not work for them
Commitments kept, punctual, goals set and achieved, productivity
We deny talents n abilities because we’d be committed to using them
What you say to you more important than what I say to you
Suggests listen to tapes early in the morning
Give something to someone
Wait till this happens or that happens… then I’ll really get going!!!
Sight vs Vision. Importance of having a vision. What isn’t there but could be.
Quality of life before standard of living.
Old or Young… fresh in body or mind or feeling
Choices we make… are we taking care of psychology physical and spiritual
3 types of motivation…
FEAR temporarily works with some, INCENTIVE motivation and GROWTH motivation
Self talk negative vs positive… which will help you to be more effective
Motivation creates energy and energy creates time
Change the ‘got to’s’ to the ‘Get to’s’
Motivation has all sorts of great benefits
Fall in love with the way you do the job
Do more for what your paid to do, you will get paid more
Relationship motivation..;.if getting on well with the people you love, overall your happy camper
The tougher you are on yourself the easier life will be on you
What you put in will be what you will get
Success is measured by what you do compared to what you are capable of doing
Not competing with anyone else
Health and Sleep needed. Workaholic fear and greed
Peak Performer works for love of what they do and for family
All great failures are character failures
When you get the call, will you be ready?
Develop qualities you need.
Motivation someone do something benefit them. Manipulation… someone to do something because benefit you
Leadership… both of you.
How you deal with people… who you know and how you treat them matters
People change when they have a plan of action and believe they can change
More gratitude you express the more you will have to feel gratitude for
Put other people first… not what you get, what you become by reaching these goals
People won’t believe everything you say but will believe everything you do
Do it and you’ll feel like doing it. Don’t wait to feel motivated.
Hard work: Not comfort zone
Will trumps natural talent
Famous people wanna change who they are because we’re not valuing character qualities
Told as children: You can’t. You’re dumb
Larger family lower grades kids
Parents read to kids better grades
Reinforced culture n be proud improve grades
Parents and teachers worked together better grades
How you treat people has a bearing on their image.
1% wealthy celebrities and success but we’re the 99%
Media treatment today is a cause
Signs Low self image
- People who can’t Accept compliments
- People who always pick up the Cheques
- Fail to ask for order in sales
- Over promise n under deliver
- Saying too little
- Filthy mouth
Self Image not dependant on life circumstances and has a huge impact on life
Influenced by what we see in the media
Steps to a healthy self-image
Finish the job
Quit things that are bad for you
List of victories
Learn a new skill or hobby
Never mistake… instead an experience n training with intelligence
Get in physical shape
Know how to communicate built on confidence
Study public speaking
- talk to each person individually
- Only three people ever were killed when speaking
Recognize no one looks like magazine people
Make the right choices
Can’t make a good deal with a bad guy
Be a person of your word
Vote for you
Have a Positive picture of yourself
Qualities and Skills
They are ALL SKILLS so you can learn them
Parenting… Teachers… Business world reinforce qualities
They need to develop qualities themselves
They are values and you can teach them
What are we feeding people mentally?
One thing worse than training people and losing them… not training and keeping them.
Wanting to be a Dream husband to his wife ‘The redhead’
Spiritually sound, Faithful, integrity, respect her, sense of humour, good listener, affectionate, sober, wise
Put on a card… DID I DO IT TODAY?
We need to think ourselves the way we want to become, nor the way we are.
Steps to improve communication:
Take inventory, look good, read, watch speakers, break down, compliment and smile, do something for others, associate with good people, good qualities, past successes, learn failures of others, speak, look yourself in the eye, work on your looks
Be before do do before have
- Keep records where are you
- Make a list on paper.. daily basis
- Specific with goals
- Set big goals which you think is achievable
- Make a goal long range etc.
- List obstacle
- Imagine reach goal before achieve
Everyone wants to be: happy healthy prosperous and have hope
If you want those things did you write them down
Did you list benefits?
Do you have skills?
Have you identified challenges?
Organizations that can help?
Plan of action?
Happiness is result of what you do
Too many people want something to be happy
Can’t be happy all the time. Happiness is a conscious choice and an attitude
It makes no difference where you go, there you are.
Happiness is not fun and pleasure. Things that lead to happiness are often hard
Happiness is a victory over things that are tough
Real happiness from other people’s success
What stops people setting goals
- FEAR: False evidence appearing real
- Poor self image
- Never been sold
- Don’t know how
How to set goals
You can do what you want and be who you want.
- Sheet of Paper… print everything you wanna to be or do or have. Will take you an hour. Programme left brain that releases the right brain.
- Leave it 24-48 hours wait and keep list with you
- Ask question WHY do I wanna be or do or have it… answer in one question
- Main objective is to shorten the list. Can’t do everything.
- Need Big goals and need long term goals help you to overcome short term frustrations
- Make them specific
- Is it a well balanced goals program?
- Is this really my goal? – Is it morally right? – Will reaching this goal help me get closer to my major objective in life? Can I see myself reaching the goal? Is this realistic? (if outside of field of interest or expertise then negative goal)
Share give up goals with everyone… everyone will support you. Grow up goals share them carefully.
Work the goals through the process
- Identify the goal and write it down?
- Write down thee benefits?
- Obstacles that will stop you from achieving it?
- What skill or knowledge is needed to achieve?
- What groups and organisations do we need support from to achieve a goal?
- What is the plan of action to achieve the goal?
Choose goals that you can work on every single day
Discipline yourself to what you need to do when you need to do them so you can do the things you want to do when you’ve done them.
Going to involve change. Without change there’s not going to be progress
Willingness to change. Have a vision. Have the image.
Make a commitment. Look for solution. If not committed then excuse
Repetition important… most important what you say to yourself
Daily Disciplined accountability
Extensions will kill you.
Stay in shape physically
Change your Vocabulary
Build a solid foundation on integrity.
Persistence enthusiasm and desire
Hard successful when things are too easy
Winners don’t always finish first. Winners do give the best effort
Someone else is gonna drop the ball. How we deal with it.
Motivation plus information is inspiration
David’s struggle story: If we had a easier time, would have struggled more
Character gets you through tough times
Had he been given more would have ended up with less
Spend one hour a day every day on character
Everyone needs to be told I love you
Hug your son
Hamburger flipping teaches discipline n responsibility n values
Hope in future. Power in present
Get water flowing then steady effort gets things going
Discipline character persistence
Nothing will take the place of persistence
Family values most important to successful people
Clear goals developed
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