Zig Ziglar – “You Were Born To Win”

Zig-born to win

Zig Ziglar was one of the best and most popular motivational speakers. After watching a documentary on Amazon Prime called “Zig: You Were Born to WIN” I have a renewed interest and respect for one of my all-time favorites, Zig Ziglar.

Plan to WIN

Make a plan to win. “Planning has to be based on getting a clear vision of what you want because without a vision you don’t know which goals to set. Without goals, you have no targets, and without targets, you have nothing to measure how you’re doing”.

Zig was great at talking about goal setting. Zig’s goal-setting covered 7 major areas which are called “The Wheel of Life”, it has seven spokes, and each spoke a core area of life; Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Family, Financial, Personal, and Career.

The 7 steps of goal planning:

Step 1: State the Goal
Step 2: Set a Deadline
Step 3: Identify the Obstacles
Step 4: Identify the People, Groups, and Organizations that Can Assist
Step 5: List the Benefits of Achieving the Goal
Step 6: List the Skills You Need to Acquire to Attain the Goal
Step 7: Develop a Plan

Prepare to WIN

Automobile University

Preparing to win takes time and knowledge. With all the things competing for your time, who has the time to read or watch videos? There is another way…  Zig coined the phrase “Automobile University”. He quoted a study by the University of Southern California, “if you live in a metropolitan area and drive 12,000 miles a year you can acquire the equivalent of two years of college education in three years’ time by listening to educational information in your car”.  If you don’t drive much, then maximize your time and get educated while exercising.

Expect to Win

If you have planned to win and prepared to win, then you should EXPECT to win. You put in the work, you should expect the reward. Successful athletes plan and prepare for their wins, they go to their event and expect to win. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner” (Zig Ziglar)

Take action today and be the winner you were born to be. Remember, plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.




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