Doc's Prescription for Life

Zig Ziglar on

Financial adviser Neil Gallagher, Ph.D., from Hurst, Texas, offers some sound advice with this list of things to do for a healthy, productive life:

1. Unexpected help comes from unpredictable sources to the person who remains positive, enthusiastic and cheerful.

2. Work is wonderful therapy.

3. If you're not following your own goals, you're following someone else's.

4. We cannot predict the future, but we do create it by our moment-to-moment actions.

5. Two kinds of people: those who resent what they don't have, and those who thank God for what they do have.

6. You change who you are, what you are and where you are ... by changing what goes into your mind.

7. In every adversity, there is the seed of an equal or greater opportunity.

8. Love is a decision to do what's right ... whether you feel like it or not.

9. Depression is a luxury that winners can't afford.

10. We cannot control others' actions, but we do control our reactions.

11. What you've got and where you are is plenty good enough to build again.

12. Goals fire up the imagination and give you the energy to go on.

13. Two kinds of people: those who believe they can't and those who believe they can ... and they're both right.

14. Tomorrow will be better.

In addition to these, he also gives us some prescriptions for money:

1. There is no such thing as a free lunch, and there are no exceptions.

2. Wealth comes through patience and discipline.

3. Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.

He advises us every day to:

1. Touch each family member with a hug, kiss or pat on the back.

2. Do something good for another -- whether I feel like it or not.

3. Look mate, parent or each child in the eye, and say, "I love you."

Good advice, Doc. If all of us would follow these prescriptions, I could safely say I'll see you at the top!


To find out more about Zig Ziglar and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at Subscribe to Zig Ziglar's free email newsletter through



blog comments powered by Disqus

Social Connections


Flo & Friends Pickles Jerry King Cartoons Crankshaft Mike Du Jour Dog Eat Doug