on November 28, one of my favorite guys in the world, that I have never met, passed away.
About 10 months ago, when I was just starting to get more into self-development reading and listening, when Jim Rohn was the only thing that played in my car and on my iPod, BFF gave me several Zig Ziglar audio recordings to add to my playlists.
For the next 6-7 months, I listened to Zig’s voice through my headphones as I drove to and from work, laid in my bed at 2AM, unable to sleep, and walked dog after dog after dog.
On my weekend dog walks, I went for longer than an hour just so I could get to my favorite parts of the recording. I would laugh along with him as he made joke after joke, get serious with him as he brought these jokes to a poignant point, and spoke along with him as he repeated his, and my, favorite phrases like –
“If you help other people get what they want, you will have everything you want.”
I cried a lot, especially when he said things like:
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
He made me think, he made me feel good, he made me excited about life. He is one of the main reasons I am writing this blog at all.
Wish I could have met him.