Zig Ziglar on Failure
“Failure is an event, not a person.” Zig Ziglar
This is one of my favorite quotes from Dad. Today, Seth Godin wrote this article Failure as an event . Great lessons for all of us.
My favorite take away from the article – “Being the dumbest partner in a room of smart people is exactly where you want to be.”
Seth has written a great new book called Tribes. It sells the usual way, but he has done something very interesting. You can pay the normal book store price for the paper version, or you can get it at iTunes in the audio version for less than half the print version. Or you can get it at Audible for free. Hmm, I wonder if he is thinking his fans will tell everyone they know about it?
So, in this time of economic “failure,” what are you doing? Two things I recommend that will give you huge returns:
- Invest in yourself. Develop your mind.
- Study the Gretzky Principle.
When asked why he was such a great hockey player, Wayne Gretzky simply said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is.” In your business, where is the puck going? Get there first.