Tag: Zig Ziglar

Fighting Fear

Zig Ziglar once said, “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”

How do we channel fear in ways that harness its power to move us to rise instead of run?

1. Recognize what we fear. Are we afraid of failure or success, rejection or acceptance?
2. Have the right expectations. Expectations can create a fear of falling short or being overwhelmed.
3. Seek healthy communication. Talk with someone who can help guide us in overcoming it.
4. Remember God is our ally. Knowing who God is and that He fights for us, minimizes fear.

Don’t Change the Decision

There is no doubt we all face obstacles in this journey through life. The difference is made in how we choose to deal with those obstacles.

I appreciate Zig Ziglar’s thought, “When obstacles arise you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.”

At times, obstacles arise and create situations that cause us to feel as though we have no choice but to quit, and many do.

The greatest challenge, however, is realizing that the direction can be changed and still reach the goal without changing the decision to get there.

Leadership and Failure…

How many times have people referred to themselves as a failure? When they do not succeed at a specific task or achieve something else desired they tend to see themselves as a failure. 

Zig Ziglar reminds us that “failure is an event, not a person.”

Sadly, we can view other people the same way. When they do not live up to our expectations or desires, we see them as a failure.

Leaders take note of the opportunity to learn from their failures in life and build their own character and the character of someone else to ultimately succeed.