See You At The Top – Zig Ziglar

Book – See You At The Top

Author – Zig Ziglar

Publisher – Pelican Publishing , Gretna 2005

Rating – 5

 I believe you can have everything in life you want

if you will just help enough other people get what they want – ZZ 

This book is powerful and inspiring, and at the same time easy to read.  The book deals with the main areas that when we focus on them and commit to excellence we live a successful life.  These areas are our:

  • Self-image
  • Relationship with others
  • Goals
  • Attitude
  • Work
  • Desire

The personal values that support realising this are character, faith, integrity, loyalty, honesty and love.

The key theme through the book is that it takes effort to make the changes that lead to a fulfilling, balanced and successful life – there is not fast track.  Its a bit like having to take the stairs, rather than the elevator.  The philosophy of the book is best summed up by Zig Ziglar’s words on the back cover:

We believe the deepest ocean – the tallest mountain, the most powerful animal cannot believe.  Only man can believe.  The height of man’s success is determined by the depth of his belief.

We believe the immutable laws of the universe positively state that man reaps what he sows.  That opportunity carries responsibility, example is the best teacher and fair play seeks what is right – not who is right.

We believe sweat on the brow from honest labour is one of life’s glorious sights and to show your fellow man the dignity and value of work is to increase his stature and self-worth.  That real satisfaction comes from total effort fully expended in quest of a worthy ideal.

We believe self-acceptance and personal growth combined with honesty and loyalty give man an inner sense of peace and strength necessary for success and happiness.  That character, faith, and integrity are the foundations for greatness and the man who doesn’t stand for something will fall for anything.

We believe Jesus Christ was speaking to you and to me when he said, What I have done – ye can do also – and more. That man was created in God’s own image and is designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness.  Believing these things, we neither look down – nor up- to any man.

We believe unconditional love – giving and forgiving – is the vital ingredient in man’s search for meaning.  That to live is to love, to love is to help, and to help is to understand the difference between a hand and a handout.  You can have everything in life oyu want if you just help enough other people get what they want.

Because we believe – and love – our purpose in life is to help you – help yourself.  Zig Ziglar

I highly recommend this book.  It is educational;, informative and inspiring.  Ziglar has solid and irrefutable learning wisdom for the reader, delivered in a humorous and no-nonsense manner.  It was first published in 1975, so some of the language is a little dated – the message though, is timeless.  A great read.

You are the only person in existence who can

use your potential.  It is an awesome responsibility.

Every choice you make has an end result. ZZ

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