Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration Monday

Scouts Honor
© Norman Rockwell

I subscribe to Zig Ziglar's newsletter and last week's writing really moved me so I wanted to share it with you.

Zig On…The Boy Scout Oath

The Scout Oath in its entirety says, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” Let’s look at the final portion of that Oath.

“Physically strong”
When we take care of our bodies, we’re energized to do more in our personal, family and business lives. One study of top-level executives revealed that 93% of them have a high energy level. Less than 10% of them smoke, 90% of them exercise regularly, and virtually all of them can give you their cholesterol level. The benefits of physical fitness are great.

“Mentally awake”
This is obviously important. In our day of change at a pace unheard of in our history, mental alertness is certainly important. Mental preparation through reading, attending seminars, listening to or viewing educational audio and video tapes as well as studying are certainly part of a young lad’s life. In addition, the things they learn in Scouting about being mentally alert include the shunning of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs which are mind and body destroyers.

“Morally straight”
The morally straight portion is perhaps the most significant. One study of the CEOs of the Fortune 500 Companies revealed that their number one asset was their integrity. The Harvard Business School Graduating Class of 1949, which is recognized as being the most outstanding class in their history, almost unanimously stated that their ethics, values and commitment to being morally sound with their families was a prime reason for their success.

When you put all of those things together, it validates that the Scout Oath, followed in its entirety, will produce a disproportionate share of the winners in our society today. Think about it. Make the Scout Oath part of your own life and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s motivator. He is the author of 29 books and numerous audio and video recordings. He brings his message of hope to thousands on the stages at the Get Motivated Seminars. See him in action!

When I discipline myself to eat properly, live morally, exercise regularly, grow mentally and spiritually, and not put any drugs or alcohol in my body, I have given myself the freedom to be at my best, perform at my best, and reap all the rewards that go along with it. ~Zig Ziglar

1 comment:

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