Staying At The Top.
Now do not get us wrong. We are not blaming you for this regrettable state of affairs. After all, no one knowingly wants to remain at a point while others are stepping up. If you knew how to rise up and walk, you certainly would not be there mourning your fate today. Your ignorance kept you down. But up, you must move. Down there will always be too hot for you to exist.
To move up however, you need knowledge. To say you need knowledge, is to say you need power for knowledge is power; Power to walk when others are crawling. Power to stand up when others are sitting down. Power to be distinguished when others are extinguished.
These thought are ours. But they also click with Zig Ziglar?s. And as you ponder these words, you literally see Ziglar walking into you, reengineering your seat of power. This author of marvelous understanding is not coming your way just empty. He approaches with unmistakable thoughts of anti-ignorance wisdom.
The way he starts the 384-page book- spread excellently across 26 chapters ? even hits you up; it does not hit you down. It attracts your fancy to no end. Just in page 11, you see it in bold capitals: THE END.? You have never seen it this way, we guess. Besides telling you this justifies our view of the worth of the book, we believe you will gain more if the author is allowed to say what he means himself.
Right from segment one of the book, the author demonstrates in good measure what pictorial representation could do in communicating great ideas. Talk about language, Ziglar is happily guilty of being too simple and talking to too many people. Yet we our world would have long moved up to the top were we fortunate to have many more people as guilty as the author. The way he even laces serious points with apt stories of other people?s experience tells a lot about the author?s goal which is getting people to climb the staircase to the top whatever be their learning mode.
Look at as a whole; Ziglar?s success formula forms an image of a six step strategy for reaching the top. While step 1 is devoted to one?s self-image as a factor in how far one climbs in life, step 2 looks at how one?s relationship with others could either be a bar to one?s greatness or a branch to seize upon in striving for the top. Step 3 is an insightful look at goals, while step 4 is devoted to the attitudinal challenges that line the path to success. The author as a realist would not stop unless he makes us face the truth of life. So, he discusses work and desire in step 5 and 6 respectively.
What have self impression got to do with climbing to the top? According to the author, poor self image steals one?s productivity. A case of stealing from one?s self, really. Ziglar underscores the seriousness of this matter. He quotes Milfred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, authors of How to Be Your Own Best Friend: ?if we cannot love ourselves, where will we draw our love for anyone else??
He also looks up to Dorothy Jangeward and Muriel James, authors of Born to Win, who insists that winning was the birthright of man, but that on the journey of life, as a result of negative society, man is conditioned to lose. He adds the view of Dr. Joyce Brothers, a renowned psychologist, who submits: ?An individual?s self concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behaviour: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change, the choice of friends, mates, and careers. It?s no exaggeration to say that a strong positive self image is the best possible preparation to success in life.? She should know- a s a trader in how the inner man affects the outer person.
Now you feel like rushing to the top right away. But you can?t without others. Life is never a lone walk. To make it where Ziglar want you to be, you must redefine your relationship with people. He puts it this way: ?life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you give you get. What you see in other exists in you?if you are looking for the best way to reap the most reward in oooallooo areas in life, you should look for the good in every person and in every situation?? Whether we go along with the author on this score or not goes to no issue. What seems important here is the fact that we are reading the many stories the author uses to illustrate his thoughts here, you find his position irresistible.