“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” -Zig Zigler
So today’s morning latte is a evening latte. What can I say, it’s been one of those days. Sorry for the delay.
A great man passed away this last week, Zig Zigler. He chose to use his life to inspire and change millions of peoples lives. He was a man who walked his talk. People like him are rare in this day in age. Although Mr. Zigler is gone from this beautiful sphere on which we live our lives, he will continue to inspire those who choose to listen. He left behind a legacy, (something that I inspire to do for my children). So Mr. Zigler, I raise my morning latte to you. Thank you for being one of those who made a difference in our lives, your legacy will continue. You will be missed.
Being a Difference Maker
By Zig Zigler
Most people are familiar with the fact that on October 8, 1871, a fire broke out in Chicago and claimed more than 200 lives and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings. But many people do not realize that on the same day, fire also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. That blaze claimed an estimated 1,500 lives and scorched 1.28 million acres of timberland. The news media of the day were centered in and around Chicago, whereas Peshtigo was small and off the beaten path. Consequently, the attention was minimal. But I think all of us would agree that the Peshtigo fire was significant. Because it didn’t get the publicity, however, very few people are aware of it today.
That’s the way it frequently is in life. Literally thousands of people are doing significant things every day to help a neighbor, a homeless individual, or those who do not have fuel to heat their homes or food for their tables. These silent angels of mercy do these things because they want to do them and because they believe they are their brothers’ keepers. The joy and satisfaction of doing something with no thought of recognition, reward, or return are all the pay these unsung heroes want. They do their good deeds for unselfish reasons. Without them, who knows what state of affairs our world would be in? I certainly don’t, but I can guarantee you one thing–it would be much worse than it is today. Be a difference maker for others and it will make a difference in your life.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” -Zig Zigler