Zig Ziglar is a bestselling author and one of the most well-loved motivational speakers in the world.
Yet he grew in poverty. Zig was number 10 of 12 children. And to make things worse, his father died when he was 6 years old.
And life was very hard.
As a small child, he had to work. He worked in a grocery store from 4:30 in the morning to 11:00 near midnight everyday. In case you can’t do the math, that’s an 18-hour workday. For a kid!
Fast forward a few years later, poverty still followed him.
When Zig got married, he applied as a salesman.
But for the first two years, he couldn’t sell his products.
So he had to sell his furniture just so he and his wife could eat. When his daughter was born, the hospital bill was $64. He didn’t even have $64—and had to go out and sell something so he could take his family home.
It was these hardships that fueled his desire to succeed in life.
And succeed, he did. In one year, he became the number one salesman of his company. And later on, he set up his own company and became very successful in life.