Who are Your Heroes in Life?

Zig Ziglar – 1926 – 2012, Amazing Motivational Speaker/Writer

I have a number of heroes in this life, and I think heroes are good for all of us. We all need others who inspire us and give us something to keep us going when the going gets tough. One of Zig Ziglar’s quotes I always remember is “Get a checkup from the neck up and avoid stinkin’ thinkin’ and hardening of the attitudes.”

In these times, we all can benefit from our heroes. The daily news is often dismal, the sign of a dysfunctional society for sure. It is easy to get down when we read nothing but the worst of the worst in human behaviors throughout the world.

Zig Ziglar was not born a privileged man. His father died when he was young, and a younger sister died a couple of days later. His mother kept the family together, and he worked hard all his live after that, serving in the military and then working in sales. But he took what he had in life and made it work for him and his family, and he is today remembered as one of the greats in inspiration. His first book went through some 30 publishers who thought it was a waste, and then a publisher picked it up and it sold half a million copies right away.

No matter where we have come from or what we have been through, we CAN make our lives better. But it doesn’t happen if we sit there and wait for someone else to do it for us. And remember that no matter how difficult our lives may be or how challenged, there is always someone who would feel wealthy if they had what we do.

I have many heroes in all sizes, shapes and colors that I follow. I will ultimately reveal all of them over time, and some I have already mentioned. Who are your heroes in this life and why?


8 thoughts on “Who are Your Heroes in Life?

  1. My true hero has to be my mum… She’s been there for me whenever I’ve needed her, she’s shielded, she guided me, she’s taught me to battle on, her strength has given me hope… ❤💕

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    1. Thank you so kindly. This means a lot. I know how much it means to me to read the inspirational writing of others regularly. We all face daily challenges, and when we can read something that lifts our spirits, it sure is great! Thank you again.;


  2. Thank you for asking, Anne; it’s a thoughtful post and a thoughtful question. Hands down, my hero was my Dad. Poems came pouring out of me after his death, and here’s one that describes him (many of them are more about how I feel about him!). Thanks again for the question and I look forward to hearing more about your heroes.

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  3. This is lovely, Kim. I wish I could have had a father like that. He did provide for us, but there were so many things that overrode that. I am glad for you though. How wonderful to have such great memories.


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