We look at the concept of how we stay up and positive instead of low and negative. Zig Ziglar gives us a short message, telling us of how often people told him, “Zig, I was feeling so down, I was so low, then I read your books or listened to your messages again and got back up!” While that is great, Zig asks, “Wouldn’t it be better to be continually working to stay up and not get so low to begin with?” He states, “It’s easier to stay up, than to get up!” Before you question whether this is realistic, have you heard this quote from Zig? “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Truly, think about it. Do you take a shower and then wait multiple days until your hair is greasy and you have really rank b.o. Before you shower again? Or do you kind of…keep on top of it? If you go to a place of employment every day, or…if you’re married, I’ll bet you tend to personal hygiene daily. Well, Zig is calling us to tend to our motivational hygiene, daily. Before our attitude gets greasy and rank.
So…from his message I asked this question, “What do you do, consistently, to strengthen and prepare yourself 1) Physically, 2) Mentally and 3) Emotionally to be well and better withstand life’s challenges?” Then, if you’d also state 4) which area you struggle with most. We got loads of responses, and Tom Ziglar and I talked through them. You’ll be very interested to hear what all was shared…got us both inspired.