We lost another beloved author in 2012. First, we lost 7 Habits' Stephen Covey; yesterday, we lost one of the greatest motivational speakers and authors in Zig Ziglar, who died yesterday at age 86.
I have two of his books at home, and I remember that my dad considered his greatest work, See you at the top, as life-changing.
I also remember parenting seminar that my church held one time was entitled "Raising Positive Kids in A Negative World," and that title was coined by Zig Ziglar's book of the same name.
The wonderful man has written over 30 excellent books, ranging from business excellence, to Christian faith, to surviving and living through tragedy (such as the death of his daughter and living through a life changing brain injury)
Indeed, the motivational authors and speakers of today stand on the shoulders of this great man. Very few have made the world a better place in the scope that he has done.
Thank you, Zig Ziglar. I can just see you entering the pearly gates of heaven and instead of St. Peter, God Himself greets you, saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!" (Matt. 25:23)
If you want to see a list of this great man's books, click here.