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“The privileges of ‘get to.’”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters (p. 192). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I love how Zig helps in showing us a great way to live our day.
Think of this.He says, “When you woke up this morning, were your thoughts on what you've ‘got to do’ or what you ‘get to do’? If your thoughts were on what you've ‘got to do,’ they can be either negative or positive.For example, if you've ‘got to go to work,’ that's positive because it means you have a job and are gainfully employed. Not only that, you have a means of getting to your place of employment and you have the health and energy to do exactly that. So your ‘got to’ is translated into positive steps toward performing what you ‘get to do’ because at the end of the work period you ‘get to’ cash your paycheck. Then you ‘get to’ use that money to pay bills. Some of it will go to buy food, clothing, and shelter…

“To get along well with people requires an elimination of prejudice…”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's LifeLifters (p. 190). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
How are you doing on this friendship thing?Also how are you doing on this prejudice thing? By the way, it is hard to get along with Jesus and be prejudice.
The whole thought of Zig is, “To get along well with people requires an elimination of prejudice, which, in virtually every case, is circumstantial, based either on ignorance or never having had any real relationship with those of a different race or culture.”
He goes on, “This does not mean that I'm suggesting or even mildly hinting that you have to agree with everybody on everything. To do so would be to invite disaster into your life. But it does mean that you can disagree without being disagreeable. You can disagree and yet respect the other person's right to believe as he or she believes. You can have a different opinion withou…

“You are the third person.”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life (p. 188). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Zig says, “Several years ago I heard the statement that ‘every third person is either remarkably handsome and unusually bright, or amazingly beautiful and absolutely brilliant.’”
He goes on to say, “From this moment on I encourage you to think of yourself as that ‘third person.’ As that third person, I want to share with you some important considerations about yourself. Several billion people have walked this earth, but there has never been, nor will there ever be, a person exactly like you. Your uniqueness gives you real value. Think about it like this: If man can take moldy bread and make penicillin out of it, think what an awesome God can make out of you. Listen to what St. Augustine said in A.D. 399 (and I paraphrase): Man travels hundreds of miles to gaze at the broad expanse of the ocean. He lo…

“A slow start is not an indictment.”

A thought by Zig Ziglar (2003-01-01) from his book, Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters (p. 181). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
There are so many excuses that we can use to not be able to make a difference.
Zig says, “Some of us arrive in this world with physical handicaps, others with emotional handicaps, and still others without the benefit of an intact family. All of these are critical to an individual's success. Even with all of those things going against us, we still have the ultimate responsibility for taking control and doing something with our lives.”
I love this quote by Frank Tyger, “Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them.”And excuses can be man-made barriers.
But Zig goes on to encourage parents and teachers. He says, “The difficult student, or the child who does not respond early on, might be a shining star in later years. That's one of the reason…