Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leave a Legacy

This is what I learned from Tom Ziglar, son of a man who has left a priceless legacy, Zig Ziglar.

 The true legacy of a person is the cumulative positive impact that they have had on the lives of others. A life well lived is measured by what was accomplished compared to what could have been accomplished. Because of this, every life has incredible potential to have impact and to be well lived, regardless of circumstances.

I have noticed that those whose lives have been truly impactful and well lived rarely criticize the thoughts and beliefs of others. They may disagree, but almost universally they will tell you what they believe and why without attacking or belittling the beliefs of others. I have also noticed that those who are quick to criticize the beliefs of others can rarely demonstrate a life well lived or a legacy of positive impact.

Another way of understanding this is that truly great people elevate those around them, and those who are not truly great simply try to bring others down to their own small size. Attacking someone’s beliefs almost always suggests that you are trying to cut a great person down to your own small size.

Stating what you believe, and explaining why, in love, is the best way to elevate others to your position. People will always disagree on some things, but as Zig Ziglar says, “You can disagree without being disagreeable.”

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach – President

Brooke Transportation Training Solutions
Phone 214-206-1169
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