Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zig Ziglar

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zig Ziglar

Article excerpt

IN 1972, I weighed well over 200 pounds and my career was moving ahead very, very slowly. I decided I needed to do something about my weight and my health, but, frankly, I didn't realize that career and family benefits would also come my way. I started jogging and eating sensibly, and although it took me about nine months to really get enthusiastic about my lifestyle change, results began to show within the first month. The weight started dropping, my endurance and energy levels increased, and, finally, after over nine months, the enjoyment breakthrough came.

I was in Portland, Ore., jogging at the Portland State University campus. It was "high noon," and I had a seminar to conduct later that day. As I was jogging, it suddenly occurred to me that I was actually enjoying myself. It was fun. I was breathing easily.

That day, I changed my vocabulary. …

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