One of my favorite speakers and authors over the years has been Zig Ziglar. I have had the privilege to hear him speak on numerous occasions over the years. Nearly twenty years ago I had the great opportunity to be a member of his Sunday School class for several years at First Baptist Church Dallas, TX. He is also a wonderful student and teacher of the Bible.
He is an author of numerous books includingSee You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition. My favorite two books of his are the autobiography, Zig: The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar
and Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime The autobiography tells the wonderful story of his life and what he overcame to get where he is today. There are some great lessons about life, family, faith and perseverance. Courtship provides some great lessons on having a great marriage for a lifetime.
I have learned a lot from him over the years and here are some of my favorite quotes.
Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.
One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word "tolerance" as a great virtue.
Possibly the greatest waste in life is the gap between what you are and what you could become.
If you found any of these inspirational pick up one of his many books and follow his son on twitter @tomziglar to see more of Zig's wisdom and insight into great leadership.