A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you that it was quite exhilarating.
In late 2020, I was reminded that I would be turning 59 years old this year. And then it dawned on me, I would be turning 60 in 2022. Simple math right. Where has the time gone — I mean sometimes it feels like I went from 0 to 59 years old in 3 seconds too. And then I remembered a famous quote by Michael Altshuler,
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”Michael Altshuler
When I realized that I had 60 weeks to go until I turned 60, I knew I could no longer be a passenger, I had to get into the cockpit and take control over what happens next. With that inspiration, I wrote out my “60 to 60 Success Plan for Life.” The plan was built around one primary question,
“How do I want to arrive to the party when I turn 60?”
I will share with you that as I developed my plan, I solicited feedback from family members, friends and advisers. And although my personal plan was a “60 weeks to 60 years old” plan, I had people ask me to help them with their “30 weeks to turning 30 years old” plan, “42 days to turning 42 years old,” and someone who wanted help with a “30, 60, 90-day success” plan that had nothing to do with reaching an age milestone, and everything to do with making changes in their life that would help them to succeed personally and professionally.
Here are the elements of my 60 to 60 plan that I shared with others. You will recognize activities, concepts, and attitudinal adjustments around the things that I either wanted to change and would commit to change, or new strategies that would help me execute against my plan and reach my desired goals…
What do we tend to enjoy more, remembering our greatest hits, our “best of” moments, or our bloopers? It seems like most of the people I asked preferred to reflect on their greatest hits and most significant accomplishments. However, there were also many people who shared that they love to laugh, even when it means laughing at themselves. They completely enjoy their flashbacks of mistakes, gaffs, and harmless miscues of life.
We all have a replay button for our lives. It’s what we choose to rewind and replay, and what we want to repeat, or perhaps, avoid repeating in the future.
I think it is a fantastic idea to look back on past successes, especially as a way of reminding ourselves of the good things we have accomplished and what we are still capable of achieving. I also am a big believer of looking back in laughter. Those times where we innocently tried to say something and used the wrong words, made a silly analogy, or know that we uttered something outrageously wrong. Others laughed with us, and we still laugh at ourselves today…
Winning Happens When We Choose to Win
When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices for us, or when we allow circumstances or even prior habits to dictate our path that we find ourselves living a life that is vastly different than the one we dreamed of or had envisioned for ourselves.
Are you ready to Choose to Win?
It’s a choice to create a winning life and a better experience for ourselves. We are the ones who get to ultimately choose what we act upon, what we respond to, and the direction we choose to pursue. It’s a choice, and if you are reading this blog right now, you still have time to make new choices. You can choose to follow the rewarding path you may be currently on and enjoying or choose a new and different way forward. A path forward that will help you to achieve your goals and dreams while living a life of purpose
Success in life is a choice, are you ready to choose to win?
One of my favorite personal development books of all time came out earlier this year. It is titled Choose to Win by Tom Ziglar, the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of the Zig Ziglar Corporation. The subtitle contains the magic and power of the book, “Transform Your Life One Simple Step at a Time.”
Norton’s Main Scoop is offering a 9-week program to teach the proven strategies and tactics contained within the book that are helping people who want to win, make the choice to win. Proven strategies and tactics that work in both our personal lives as well as our professional lives.
Tom Ziglar’s secret to success? “The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits.”
Sounds kind of easy right? If it is, why aren’t we all already doing it? It’s because we haven’t yet made the choice to intentionally choose to win. We may have made bad decisions in the past, we may have chosen poorly, but we can start turning that all around with the choices we make today and in all the tomorrows yet to come.
This tremendously amazing 9-week program will take place once a week, virtually. Each week will be a 90-minute session focusing on:
Our Desire, Hope, and Grit
The 7 Choices Plan: Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Family, Financial, Personal, and Career
The Perfect Start
Choosing to Live a Life of purpose
The teachings of Zig Ziglar continue to positively impact millions of people. His body of work when it comes to developing excellence in ourselves and in others has contributed to the success of many CEO’s, business owners, parents, students, athletes, salespeople, managers, and people from all walks of life. This new book by his son Tom Ziglar, Choose to Win, and the 9-week Choose to Win program will change your life and contribute to your success.
It really will, but only if you first choose that you want to win and desire a change in your own path or journey.
How about you? Is it time to replace a bad habit with a good one? Is it time to make new choices? We would love to have you choose to join us and participate in the program. There is limited availability and seating so if you are Choosing to Win, email us at email@example.com or register at tramazing.com.
Michael and Kim Norton are the owners of Norton’s Main Scoop and the Co-Founders of tramazing, www.tramazing.com, where training is made amazing. Michael is the former President of the Zig Ziglar organization and has held various executive positions throughout his career. In addition to making delicious homemade ice cream, Kim is a Professional in Human Resources and has created and delivered training programs around the world. Together, they will be your facilitators when you Choose to Win and join the program.
Other tramazing programs offered:
Sales Management Training
Top Performance Management: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others
Strategies for Success
You can also get a copy of “Choose to Win” or visit Ziglar’s site to read more about the book and the Ziglar legacy at https://www.ziglar.com/choose/