Life Is an Attitude

By Zig Ziglar

June 5, 2019 3 min read

Ron Heagy is an outstanding author, speaker and counselor who has his master's degree in social counseling. He is also paints using his mouth and has sold well over a thousand different pictures. He has been happily married since 1992 to a loving and beautiful wife.

To see Ron is an inspiration. To listen to him is an encouragement. To read him is educational. The most exciting thing is the fact that he developed all his skills and accomplished all these objectives after he broke his neck in a surfing accident that left him a quadriplegic. Today, his most outstanding characteristic is his tremendously good attitude. Meeting him and looking into his eyes, watching his video or reading his book, "Life Is An Attitude," are all inspiring experiences. As he expresses it: "Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?"

Before the accident, Ron was an outstanding high school athlete. He had a scholarship to play football at Oregon State University and was injured on the day before his 18th birthday. One day, he could bench press 300 pounds, but he couldn't lift his finger the next. When the accident first happened, Ron was heartbroken, angry and bitter, and he held more than a few "pity parties" as he grieved his losses.

Fortunately for Ron, his mother, an upbeat lady who loves him deeply, encouraged him to develop his other talents and abilities, and she suggested that he become a painter.

Eventually, he could lift his voice and his paintbrush with his mouth. Today, Ron travels the country encouraging people to use what they have to help others have a better life. Remember: If Ron can do what he's done with his life, you can do more with yours. Take Ron Heagy's approach and you will have something to smile about.

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

Photo credit: bodobe at Pixabay

Like it? Share it!

  • 0

Classic Zig Ziglar
About Zig Ziglar
Read More | RSS | Subscribe