06th May, 2022
“You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind.
You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.” Zig Ziglar
You gotta Be before you can Do, and you gotta Do before you can Have.
The Be part starts with what you put into your mind. Until you BEcome the right kind of person, Doing the right things consistently will be very difficult, and HAVING any type of consistent, long-term success will be nearly impossible.
Whatever you want to accomplish starts with what you put into your mind.
In other words, what you put into your mind impacts everything you do! The chain of events works like this:
What goes into your mind determines your thoughts.
Your thoughts determine the words that you speak.
The words that you speak determine your actions.
Your actions determine your habits.
Your habits determine your character.
Your character determines your destiny.
Just to illustrate the above philosophy,
Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar decided to go on a diet and reduce his weight from 202 pounds to 165 pounds.
At the same time, he was writing his book ‘See You At The Top.’
In the book, Ziglar included a statement that he got his weight down to 165 pounds. This was 10 months before the book went to press. And then he placed an order with the printer for 25,000 copies!
Now, remember, at the time he wrote these words, Ziglar actually weighed 202.
He put his credibility on the line with 25,000 people!
By including a statement that he weighed 165 pounds, Ziglar knew that he had to lose 37 pounds before the book was printed.
And, he did!
Use this strategy selectively. Limit it to those goals that are very important to you — and where you’re committed to go the distance.
The strategy may be risky but it’s a tremendous motivator!
Adopt the ‘The Be, Do, and Have philosophy’ and Stay blessed forever.