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Motivational Monday #44Motivational Monday #44
You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar was one of the giants of the personal development field. Internationally read and listened to his work has helped transform the lives of millions of people.
A humble man he never took on airs and graces but spoke from the heart with humility, compassion and an understanding that we all want to be more than we are and that in all of us there is a child who wants their dreams to come true.
Ziglar might have passed away last week but his work, wit and wisdom are still with us. The quote above summed up his philosophy and was in many ways his tag line.
I was first introduced to it eight years ago at the start of my full time training career when I was listening to Ziglar's sales training material to add to my personal experience and knowledge. I remember initially thinking that it was a quote that worked well for a trainer or personal developm
Motivational Monday 43What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Sai Baba of Shivdi
When I first read the above quote I thought it was contradictory. It seemed to be first saying that you create your future by your current actions and then saying that your future path already exists.
I’m very happy to agree with the first thought but I’d argue against the second point until the end of days. Then I realised that Sai Baba was being subtle and that I was being too single minded.
Taking his second point first it's true that what happens next in your life has probably been set in motion by your previous actions.
As an easy example take a look around you right now and consider that how the people around you will react to you when you approach them next will be strongly influenced by how you have interacted with the
Motivational Monday 42Power is the ability to do good things for other people.
There comes a point in my management training course when I present the five areas of power that we all have. These are:
I present the areas of power and then the delegates discuss and work through a series of exercises relating to both their personal power points and those of their colleagues.
It's a very powerful section of the training and I think one of the things that makes it so powerful is that the principles that are presented and studied are as applicable outside work as they are inside.
So when I train I break power down into different aspects and attributes but Brooke Astor gives us a nice summary of what its ultimate use should be - to do good things.
It is typical to think of power as a domineering force that only has a place in business yet that misses out so much.
Everyone of us, every day, has the power to make the
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