An excerpt from
Create a Life You Can't Wait to Live
by Zig Ziglar You are about to experience the life you can't wait to live—one filled with passion, peak performance and purpose.
I don't care what the field of endeavor is—sports, business, science, medicine, education, ministry, public service—I don't believe that anyone will perform at his or her peak without passion. Life's too tough to get to the top without passion. You're going to fail, be taken advantage of, be disappointed by people you trust, disappoint yourself, run out of resources—almost every day you're going to encounter a good, solid, logical reason why you ought to give up. And without passion, you just might. That's why passion is the prerequisite for peak performance.
Peak performance is dependent on passion, grit, determination, and a willingness to do something poorly until you can do it well. True peak performance is influenced by the condition of your physical, spiritual, business and family life.
The third part of the equation&mdashurpose—is something I have come to believe is a key to the whole dynamic of motivation.
I've met people all through my life who had passion of a sort. But because their passion wasn't fueled by purpose, it would come and go in bits and pieces. They were trying to generate their passion out of their own energy day after day, something that's ultimately unsustainable. Scientists have yet to invent the world's first perpetual-motion machine—everything runs down or runs out of gas eventually, including human beings trying to maximize their peak performance day after day.
I believe this book can help motivate you to connect the dots in life, little by little. The end result will be a picture of beauty, purpose and fulfillment—a life you can't wait to live.