After a speech one day, Zig Ziglar was approached by someone in the audience who said: “Zig, it was a great speech, but motivation doesn’t last.” Zig said, “Bathing doesn’t either. That’s why I recommend it daily.”
–from Wrinkles Don’t Hurt, by Ruth Fishel
Coffee for Two – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor
Well… I’ve been working on another building portrait with a lot of detail, so I had to dip into the archives again. This painting is actually framed and sitting in my lobby right now. Main Street Studio brought it back to me with some others, to make room for a large solo exhibition someone was having.
Motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, died last week at the age of 86. He will be missed, but he left a legacy of pithy wisdom and good advice in the form of books, tapes and videos.
Zig Ziglar was a motivational teacher and trainer who has traveled the world over, delivering his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement. As a talented author and speaker, his international appeal has transcended every color, culture, and career. Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar’s unique delivery style and powerful messages have earned him many honors, and today he is considered one of the most versatile authorities on the science of human potential. Ten of his twenty-eight books have been on the best-seller lists, and his titles have been translated into more than thirty-eight languages and dialects. He was a committed family man, a dedicated patriot, and an active church member. Zig lived in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Jean.