May 5, 2009...
Zig Ziglar is one of my all-time favorite motivational speakers and writers. His motivational footprints are no doubt permanently tattooed in the minds of hundreds of thousands of readers and audience members around the world.
Two of my favorite "Zig-isms are:
"Get rid of stinkin' thinkin'" and "Give yourself a check-up...from the neck-up."
I love them both.
On days when everything seems to be collapsing under the imagined weight of my own excessive self-imposed drama, I return to the words I first heard Zig say over twenty years ago. In moments that feature the harsh realization that I temporarily do carry "stinkin' thinkin," I immediately begin to remedy my own diagnosis by giving myself a quick "check-up...from the neck-up!"
And it helps.
Make a note to remember to write down thoughts that strike you as super positive or inspiring when you hear them. I certainly do...and in doing so...I now have tens of quick accountability tools to guide me through a rough day like a flashlight on a dark night.
And as you start your new list...here's one more little reminder for tomorrow when you wake up...and every morning thereafter:
"Create a great day!"