Zig Ziglar Quotes

November 6, 1926 - November 28, 2012
Zig Ziglar
A successful American author and motivational speaker. I first started listening to Zig Ziglar tapes and reading his books back in the 1980's. His motto is: "You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." His books and speaking engagements have done just that, helped millions of people world wide. We especially like his thought, "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."


You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Zig Ziglar
Believe In Yourself  |



My choice to be positive and optimistic is not made blindly or irrationally. It's my belief that the very creative center of all nature and all life is positive, optimistic, and hopeful.
Zig Ziglar
Optimistic   |



The more solid, sensible, common-sense, loving steps we take, the greater the chances of helping our children become the kind of children we want them to be and wish we had been when we were growing up.
Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
Children  |



The first principle is, You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind, and you can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
Quotes about Change   |



If we're going to live life to the fullest, we ought to be doing "better than good." So that's why when people say to me, "Hey, Zig! How ya doing?" I respond: "I'm doing better'n good!"
Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live
Quotes about Life  |



There are three pillars to the "better than good" life: passion, peak performance, and purpose. I don't think anyone can stay motivated for very long in life without understanding all three of these concepts. And I don't think anyone will live a "better than good" life if he or she is not motivated to do so.
Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live
Motivational  |



Asking the right question and listening to the answer is a great relationship builder, which is important to the persuasion process.
Zig Ziglar, Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know
Questioning   |



You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want!
Zig Ziglar, Top Performance
Helping Others   |



As you move up in the corporate world, your success will be largely measured by the amount of trust others have in you combined with your effectiveness in what you do.
Zig Ziglar, Top Performance
Trust   |



On faith - I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow, so I approach it with confidence and thanksgiving.
Zig Ziglar, See You At The Top
Thanksgiving  |



Others don't realize that the real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job; that you can best get to the top by getting to the bottom of things - and then climbing those stairs, one at a time. They don't realize that success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice.
Zig Ziglar, See You At The Top
Success  |



From a motivational point of view, if we deliberately seek encouragement (motivation) on a daily basis, it will become a habit and enable us to get ahead and stay ahead in life.
Zig Ziglar, Over the Top: Moving from Survival to Stability, from Stability to Success, from Success to Significance
Words of Encouragement   |



It has been my observation that in every field of endeavor the men and women who reach the mountaintops of life have a passion to give their all and be the best they can be.
Zig Ziglar, Over the Top: Moving from Survival to Stability, from Stability to Success, from Success to Significance
Passion  |



The third reason for writing this book is that we learn most when we are teaching.
Zig Ziglar, Ziglar on Selling: The Ultimate Handbook for the Complete Sales Professional
Teacher   |



Selling can be and should be fun, so let's make it clear from the beginning that a sense of humor combined with self-esteem that allows you to laugh at yourself will play a significant part in your success in your chosen profession.
Zig Ziglar, Ziglar on Selling: The Ultimate Handbook for the Complete Sales Professional
Humor  |



You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you expect to win.
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code
Preparation  |



Planning has to be based on getting a clear vision of what you want, because without a vision you don't know which goals to set. Without goals you have no targets, and without targets you have nothing to measure how you're doing.
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code
Vision  |



If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
Zig Ziglar
Encouraging  |



Failure is an event, never a person; an attitude, not an outcome.
Zig Ziglar
Failure   |



Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Zig Ziglar
Encouraging Poems   |



"If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner."
Zig Ziglar
Motivational Poems  |



Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Zig Ziglar
Adversity  |



What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar
Goals  |



It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Zig Ziglar
Making A Difference  |



Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
Zig Ziglar
Inspirational Poems   |



It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
Zig Ziglar
Character   |



Every choice you make has an end result.
Zig Ziglar
Choice   |



You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Zig Ziglar
Being Yourself  |



When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Zig Ziglar
Poems about Life  |



Success is a personal standard - reaching for the highest that is in us - becoming all that we can be.
Zig Ziglar
Graduation  |



For every sale you miss you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.
Zig Ziglar
Enthusiasm   |



Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
Zig Ziglar
Time  |


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