Where You Start Is Not Important

I was born in L.A. (that's Lower Alabama). Fortunately, I was raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi. I say "fortunately" because Yazoo City, Mississippi, is the geographical center of the world. Many people don't realize it, but you can start in Yazoo City and go anywhere in the world you want to go. The neat thing is, the maximum distance to any place you wish to go is only 12,000 miles.

John Johnson was born in a "shotgun" house with a tin roof in Arkansas City, Arkansas. Today he lives in a high-rise on Chicago's Gold Coast and in a beautiful home in Palm Springs, and among numerous other enterprises is the owner/publisher of Ebony magazine. He has been the guest of every president since Eisenhower and is one of the 400 wealthiest people in America. In 1996 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His personal wealth was once estimated to be over $150 million.

Message: You, too, live in the geographical center of the world, and you can get to wherever you want to go from there! The "place you want to go," hopefully, is "the top." There is plenty of room for you at the top, but not enough room to sit down. You must also understand that, as sales trainer John Hammond says, "The elevator to the top is out of order - you will have to take the stairs and you will have to take them one at a time." I won't promise you an easy trip, but I will guarantee you that the rewards make the climb worthwhile. So, start climbing the stairs today and I'll SEE YOU OVER THE TOP!


A talented author and speaker, Zig Ziglar has an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture, and occupation. Since 1970, he has traveled over five million miles across the world delivering powerful life improvement messages, cultivating the energy of change. Since 1970, an extensive array of Ziglar audio, video, books, and training manuals have been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Government agencies, churches, school districts, prisons, and non-profit associations...

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