Ziglar was a relative unknown until his mid 40's when someone inspired him by making him realize that he had so much hidden talent. And the current Zig Ziglar was wasting it all. He got inspired, became the second best salesman in fleet of 7,000 and then he went on to encourage others through books, cassettes, DVD's, and mesmerizing speeches and seminars.
In the entire personal development industry you'll come across quotes by Zig Ziglar. He's likable, sincere, effective, and one of his best gifts is that he's also funny. His parables and stories strike so true that you can get sucked into the story telling and forget about the profound lessons that he has woven into all that he says. So, while you're reading all of these quotes by Zig Ziglar I urge you to really think about the lesson and apply it to your life today!
Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.
You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.
Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.
If we don't start, it’s certain we can't arrive.
Your business is never really good or bad "out there" your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.
The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will be able to see farther.
Success is not a destination, it's a journey.
The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work - if you won't.
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do the things you need to do when you need to them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do them!
Motivating gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivating a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.
What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.
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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.
Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals.
Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently.
When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it's better to explore the cause than to criticize the action.
You cannot make it as wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.
Take time to be quiet.
You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best "you" can lead someone else.
Your mate doesn't live by bread alone; he or she needs to be "buttered up" from time to time.
Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.
The best thing a parent can do for a child his to love his or her spouse.
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Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.
Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.
When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated others.
Positive thinking won't let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.
I've go to say "no" to the good say "yes" to the best.
To respond is positive, to react is negative.
You can disagree without being disagreeable.
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I’m so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me.
Most of us would be upset If we were accused of being "silly" comes from the old English word "seilig" and it's literal definition is "to be blessed , happy, healthy and prosperous."
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now.
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Selling is essentially transference of feeling.
The only way to coast is down hill.
Remember there is plenty of room at the top-but not enough to sit down.
You enhance your chances for success when you understand that your yearning power is more important than your earning power.
When management and labor (employer and employee) both understand they are all on the same side, then each will prosper more.
You don't "pay the price" for success-you enjoy the benefits of success.
Success is one thing you can't pay for. You buy it on the installment plan and make payments every day.
If you will pump long enough, hard enough, and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
When we clearly understand that there is no superior sex or superior race, we will have opened the door of communication and laid the foundation for building winning relationships with all people in this global world of ours.
The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.
Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.
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There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope, and discipline Enable you to follow through to completion.
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.
When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it.
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It's not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that's important.
The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the "love account."
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
Most x-rated films are advertised as "adult entertainment" for "mature adults" when in reality they are juvenile entertainment for immature and insecure people.
You can finish school, and even make it easy - but you never finish your education, and it's seldom easy.
There's not a lot you can do about the national economy but there is a lot you can do about your personal economy.
Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free - but it can't go anywhere.
Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.
You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent is gone forever.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.
Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
When you give a man a dole you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him his destiny.
You don't drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.
If you're sincere, praise is effective. If you're insincere, it's manipulative.
All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do.
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If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.
Keep your thinking right and your business will be right.
What you do off the job is determining factor in how far you will go on the job.
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.
If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.
Ability can take you the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to his or her commitment to excellence, regardless of his or chosen field of endeavor.
What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.
With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.
You build a successful career, regardless of your field of endeavor, by the dozens of little things you do on and off the job.
When a company or an individual compromises one time, whether it's on price or principle, the next compromise is right around the corner.
When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.
When you exercise your freedom to express yourself at the lowest level, you ultimately condemn yourself to live at that level.
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Before you change your thinking, you have to change what goes into your mind.
Far too many people have no idea of what they can do because all they have been told is what they can't do. They don't know what they want because they don't know what's available for them.
If you don't like who you are and where you are, don't worry about it because you're not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change .You can be more than you are.
When your image improves, your performance improves.
You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you.
Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.
Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do; it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.
It's not what you know; it's what you use that makes a difference.
The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.
Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.