Posted tagged ‘gratitude’

The Link Between Attitude and Gratitude

November 20, 2009

This question came in from a Success 2.0 Webcast

“What is the best way to teach teens how to be more positive in this “me-me” society we live in?” Nick


I have a 15 year old daughter, so I know exactly what you mean!  The key is teaching kids gratitude, which is the healthiest of all human emotions.  The best way to learn gratitude is by serving others.  Here is the kicker — you can’t learn gratitude by watching others serve; you yourself have to serve.  Serving your kids and not requiring them to serve others will not do anything more than create for them the expectation that the world exists to make them happy.  Find a service project you can do with your teenager that requires them to sacrifice and serve those far less fortunate than themselves, and then talk about how grateful you are for the things that you do have.  Just talking about this is not enough – you must serve others to truly appreciate everything that you have.

Thank You, Zig!

March 13, 2009

Every single day now, because of this blog, twitter, our newsletter, and email, I hear from someone new about how their life was impacted by Dad. Hearing these stories never gets old! Dad loves them, I love them, you who write them love them, and most importantly, those searching for HOPE love them, because it tells them that they can, too.

It would mean a lot to me, and to Dad, if you would take a few minutes and write your “Zig” story. Just tell Dad when you first encountered him or his material and how what you listened to or read changed your life. However long you want to make it is great. And since this is going to be posted on the blog, be sure to give some advice to anyone who may be in need of hope. What would you encourage them to do, read, or listen to?

A promise – by the time you finish writing your “Zig” story your gratitude bucket will be overflowing and you will be prepared for your best day all year! Plus, you will realize that what you learned from Zig can never be impacted by the economy! Now that is recession-proof!

One last thing – your “Zig” story may be the inspiration someone looking for hope uses to start their own journey. This would make you a Difference Maker – and an honorary member of the Ziglar family. Now start writing!

Something to Think About

October 21, 2008


I heard this in Church yesterday.


“We have value because God loves us.  Not, God loves us because we have value.” 


This thought humbles me and at the same time overflows my gratitude bucket.