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376 Inspiring Quotes by Zig Ziglar

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Zig Ziglar.

Wikipedia Summary for Zig Ziglar

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

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There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.

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What defines us is how well we rise after we fall.

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God never shuts one door without opening a bigger better door. Hang in there. You are closer to success than you may think.

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Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

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How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.

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A pleasing personality helps you win friends and influence people. Add character to that formula, and keep those friends and maintain that influence.

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A true leader produces more leaders.

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Painting of Stonehenge

You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.

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You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

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Look Back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up in gratitude.

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green trees in between gray concrete road

Motivation needs to be a part of your own life for you to be effective in conveying it to others.

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water droplets on green leaf

The problem is not getting rid of fear, but using it properly.

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Arizona landscape pines

The way you look on the outside has a definite bearing on how you feel and see yourself on the inside.

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We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new beginning.

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brown mountain

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

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Making the family a top priority will invariably bring success.

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Is your fear of failure greater than your desire to succeed?

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You've got to be before you can do and do before you can have.

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Your mind doesn't know the difference between reality and fantasy. Your mindacts on what you feed it. Feed it good thoughts.

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Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

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You'll never see a happy ungrateful person.

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Longer Version:

You'll never meet a happy ungrateful person, or an unhappy grateful person because gratitude and happiness go together. Sometimes happiness precedes gratitude but often gratitude precedes happiness. The latter is achieved by realising things could be worse but aren't and so feeling relieved, grateful and happy.



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You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.

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Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.

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Longer Version:

Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute. ".


green leafed plant

Desire is the great equalizer.

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You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future.

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Far too many people make promises they can never keep. They may have the best intentions in the world to keep their promise-but if they have not made a plan to keep it, they will not be able to do it.

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Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.

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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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You can never get ahead by trying to get even.

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brown rock formation

The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges of hope and encouragement.

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It's absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.

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Even a two-car parade gets fouled up if you don't decide ahead of time who's going to lead.

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If you haven't met Satan face to face, it's because you are running in the same direction.

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Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.

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The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

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True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.

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Most x-rated films are advertised as "adult entertaintment,"for "mature adults," when in reality they are juvenile entertainment for immature and insecure people.

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Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.

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pink-petaled rose flower

New research shows that you will be dead longer than you will be alive.

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A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shootin'

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black Corona typewriter on brown wood planks

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they've never failed to imitate them.

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Winning leaders are almost always motivated when the chips are down.

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Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.

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Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.

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Regardless of your lot in life, build something beautiful on it.

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You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

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A positive attitude and personal motivation allow you to remain excited about what you are doing -- no matter how difficult the challenges may be day to day.

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It's impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see ourselves. We can do very few things in a positive way if we feel negative about ourselves.

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It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

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Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.

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A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.

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You can accomplish anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.

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I believe that persistent effort, supported by a character-based foundation, will enable you to get more of the things money will buy and all of the things money won't buy.

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Success is like a ladder and no one has ever climbed a ladder with their hands in their pockets.

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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green ceramic mug beside book

If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

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Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?

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Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.

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

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God will take care of what you go through. You take care of how you go through it.

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I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.

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The main reason for people's lack of success is their willingness to give up what they want most of all, for what they want right now!

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Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories.

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It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.

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I've got to confess I'm a pragmatic optimist myself.

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If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.

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In your hands you hold the seeds of failure or the potential for greatness. Your hands are capable, but they must be used and for the right things to reap the rewards you are capable of attaining. The choice is yours.

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I will live a hope-filled life every day. I will handle my problems as opportunities in a different, more effective manner, based on the power of advanced mathematics; You + God = Enough.

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If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.

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The most destitute person in the world is the one without a smile.

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A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.

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If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.

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Longer Version:

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.


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Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.

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Go as far as you can see and you will see further.

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brown houses in front of hill under starry night

Wally Amos is the classic example of a man who gets up again and again.

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There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.

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landscape photography of waves and clouds

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

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Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.

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Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

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brown nut on person's left palm

I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.

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There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

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The 3 C's of Life: Choices, Chances and Changes.You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change.

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woman standing on sunflower field

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

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Surround yourself with optimistic people.

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A goal properly set is halfway reached.

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To build your self image, you need to join the smile, firm handshake and compliment club.

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Others can stop you temporarily -- you are the only one who can do it permanently.

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When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.

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A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.

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Lectures often confuse our kids, but the example we set is crystal clear.

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The way you see your future determines your thinking today. You're thinking today determines your performance today. Your performance in the today of your life determines your future.

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The only way to reach the mountain peaks of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights.

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I'm an expert in higher level math. You + God = Enough.

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If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you don't have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude... The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.

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Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.

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Surround yourself with people who want the best for you and the people you love!

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Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.

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Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable.

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It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life's opportunities, and to reach your objectives.

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Since belief determines behavior, doesn't it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America?

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Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.

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Part of your purpose in life is to build strong and fruitful relationships with others, and your work setting is a perfect place to start.

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When you turn to God you discover He has been facing you all the time.

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Selling is essentially a transfer of feelings.

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To respond is positive, to react is negative.

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A simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement. It's amazing what an impact you will have.

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Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

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Arizona landscape

Wherever you are there you are!

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Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

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You can literally force yourself to be courteous, happy and enthusiastic with every person you meet. After you have forced yourself to be so for a short period of time... the habit takes over.

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Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.

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Selling is something we do for our clients -- not to our clients.

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Many times our weaknesses are extensions of our strengths.

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Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.

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Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what's even scarier? Regret.

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To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life.

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Passion -- and humor will permit all of us to do some marvelous things.

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Simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement It's amazing what an impact you will have.

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The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.

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If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.

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A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise.

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If you're going to have to swallow a frog, you don't want to have to look at that sucker too long!

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You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities.

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Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining -- it bores everybody else, does you no good and doesn't solve any problems!

--Zig Ziglar

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.

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Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being "silly." But the word "silly" comes from the old English word "selig," and its literal definition is "to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous."

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Desire is what takes the hot water of mediocrity and turns it into the steam of outstanding success.

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Arizona landscape pines

Once you have accepted yourself, it's so much easier to accept other people and their points of view.

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Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.

--Zig Ziglar

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If you go out looking for friends, they'll be scarce. If you go out looking to be one, you'll have all the friends you need.

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The best time to do something significant is between yesterday and tomorrow.

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There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.

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You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.

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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.

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Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means 'the love of wisdom.'

--Zig Ziglar

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Fear has two meanings, forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The choice is yours.

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Our number one objective is to make a profit so we can hit our number one priority -- which is to help people be all they can be.

--Zig Ziglar

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It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.

--Zig Ziglar

snow covered brown mountain

Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?

--Zig Ziglar

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Boats in the harbor are safe but that is not what they are meant for.

--Zig Ziglar

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When you make a promise, keep it.

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Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results.

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rock formation under starry skies

You can finish school, and even make it easy -- but you never finish your education, and it's seldom easy.

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You don't build a business -- you build people -- and then people build the business.

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I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.

--Zig Ziglar

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You can get everything money will buy without a lick of character, but you can't get any of the things money won't buy: happiness, joy, peace of mind, winning relationships, etc., without character.

--Zig Ziglar

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It is good from time to time to recall all those big and little reasons why you wanted to quit smoking in the first place. Reading this blog once in a while might also be helpful.

--Zig Ziglar

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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.

--Zig Ziglar

brown mountain

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

--Zig Ziglar

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If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.

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It is impossible to go as high as you are capable of going, if you are carrying the burden of hate, revenge and bitterness.

--Zig Ziglar

green leafed trees during daytime

It's not going to be easy, it's going to be worth it.

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Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.

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brown leaf tree facing the lake

Don't give up just because of what someone said. Use it as motivation to push harder.

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I'm so optimistic, I'd go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.

--Zig Ziglar

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Quit counting time and start making time count.

--Zig Ziglar

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Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?

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If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs.

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Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.

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Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

--Zig Ziglar

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You seldom, if ever, get lucky sitting down.

--Zig Ziglar

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The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.

--Zig Ziglar

pink-petaled rose flower

The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open.

--Zig Ziglar

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Always remember that failure is an event, not a person.

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Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment, it maximizes and maintains momentum.

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Time is the only commodity we deal with which cannot be counterfeited, stolen or placed in inventory.   Remember, time is irreplaceable.

--Zig Ziglar

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Will what I am about to do, bring me closer to, or take me further from my goals?

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When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.

--Zig Ziglar

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Always do the right thing, always be exciting, always be encouraging, and always be learning something new.

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When you choose a habit, you also choose the end of that habit.

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Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.

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As you head toward your goals, be prepared to make some slight adjustments to your course. You don't change your decision to go -- you do change your direction to get there.

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Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life -- all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.

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You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.

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The hardening of the attitudes is the most deadly disease on the face of the earth.

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A second chance doesn't mean anything if you haven't learned from your first mistake.

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Happiness is the ability to move forward, knowing the future will be better than the past.

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A sincere compliment is one of the most effective tools to teach and motivate others.

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Quite frequently, he who goes too fast gets there too late -- or not at all.

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You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.

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You never know when one act, or one word of encouragement can change a life forever.

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Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.

--Zig Ziglar

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Winning is not everything,
but the effort to win is.

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Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

--Zig Ziglar

green ceramic mug beside book

Life is a classroom -- only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.

--Zig Ziglar


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It's a great day! And if you don't think it's a great day, just try missing one.

--Zig Ziglar

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.

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We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don't take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death's valley.

--Zig Ziglar

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I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don't hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.

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lightning strike at night

When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it.

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gray elephant

As long as you can laugh at you, it won't bother you when others laugh at you.

--Zig Ziglar

brown and grey trees and rock formation painting

The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.

--Zig Ziglar

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

Attitude and not the Aptitude decide the Altitude you reach in life.

--Zig Ziglar

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You never know when a helping hand will change another person's entire life.

--Zig Ziglar

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Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.

--Zig Ziglar

red rose illustration

If you love to read, you can learn anything you really want to know.

--Zig Ziglar

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Successful people use their strength by recognizing, developing, and utilizing the talents of others.

--Zig Ziglar

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

Remember there is plenty of room at the top-but not enough to sit down.

--Zig Ziglar

green leafed trees during daytime

Your gratitude attitude determines your life altitude.

--Zig Ziglar

blue mountains at daytime

Coincidence is Gods way of staying anonymous.

--Zig Ziglar

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No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side.

--Zig Ziglar

yellow flower field near mountain during daytime

Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.

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mountain hills under blue sky

Dreams grow if you grow.

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sunset

You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.

--Zig Ziglar

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People who truly understand God's purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.

--Zig Ziglar

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Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.

--Zig Ziglar

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Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.

--Zig Ziglar

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Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.

--Zig Ziglar

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The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.

--Zig Ziglar

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.

--Zig Ziglar

sunset

Look at the bright side no matter how old you are, you are younger than you'll ever be again.

--Zig Ziglar

common sunflower

Take time to be kind and to say 'thank you.'

--Zig Ziglar

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Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.

--Zig Ziglar

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Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

--Zig Ziglar

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For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything.

--Zig Ziglar

Longer Version:

For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say 'by choice' because I have never 'accidentally' eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.


Arizona landscape

Encouragement and hope are the two most powerful qualities any person can provide to others.

--Zig Ziglar


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Happiness is not pleasure -- it is victory.

--Zig Ziglar

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Life is an echo. What you send out comes back.

--Zig Ziglar

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The next time you encounter a difficult obstacle or problem, you should smile and say, 'Here's my chance to grow.'

--Zig Ziglar

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A child is born to win, but too many have been conditioned to lose.

--Zig Ziglar

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Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

--Zig Ziglar

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Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.

--Zig Ziglar

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The things you have that money won't buy are the things that will enable you to get more of the things that money will buy.

--Zig Ziglar

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I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church.

--Zig Ziglar

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Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.

--Zig Ziglar

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When you've got a solid commitment and solid objectives, you've got a much better chance of reaching your goal.

--Zig Ziglar

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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.

--Zig Ziglar

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The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

--Zig Ziglar

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Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.

--Zig Ziglar

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We are Physical, Mental and Spiritual beings. If you don't deal with ALL OF LIFE you're not going to get all that life has to offer.

--Zig Ziglar

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If your watch is slow by just four minutes, that's not much -- unless you've been warned that if you're even one minute late ever again you will be fired. Then four minutes make a big difference.

--Zig Ziglar

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There's never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.

--Zig Ziglar

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You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.

--Zig Ziglar

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Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

--Zig Ziglar

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We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.

--Zig Ziglar

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Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.

--Zig Ziglar

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Don't start your day with broken pieces of the past. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it's yours.

--Zig Ziglar

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A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.

--Zig Ziglar

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You know that failure prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

--Zig Ziglar

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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.

--Zig Ziglar

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Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.

--Zig Ziglar

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Success is like pumping an old well handle. You have to pump a very long time before you get water. But don't give up or you will have to start all over again.

--Zig Ziglar

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It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there's always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.

--Zig Ziglar

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Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.

--Zig Ziglar

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Some people do really find fault like there's a reward for it.

--Zig Ziglar

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The definition of success is getting many of the things money can buy and all the things money can't buy.

--Zig Ziglar

sunflower field during daytime

People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.

--Zig Ziglar

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Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

--Zig Ziglar

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The right quote can inspire people to change their ways.

--Zig Ziglar

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I was in that part of the class that made the top half possible.

--Zig Ziglar


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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.

--Zig Ziglar

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The only way to coast is downhill.

--Zig Ziglar

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Once a need is satisfied, it is no longer a motivator. Satisfaction does not increase motivation.

--Zig Ziglar

tree and ranchhouse

Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice.

--Zig Ziglar

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It's easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever.

--Zig Ziglar

woman carrying baby while walking

The one thing coaches cannot tolerate... is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.

--Zig Ziglar

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God sees everything at once and knows what you are called to do. Our part is not to play God, but to trust God -- to believe that our single, solitary life can make a difference.

--Zig Ziglar


Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.

--Zig Ziglar


The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.

--Zig Ziglar

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and Start being positive about what could go right.

--Zig Ziglar

sunset forest

What you feed your mind determines your appetite.

--Zig Ziglar

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I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

--Zig Ziglar

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I am convinced after more than 50 years in the field of motivation that anyone who wants to learn to look at life and or their circumstances in a positive light can do so.

--Zig Ziglar

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Success comes from repeated efforts day in and day out. You learn from your mistakes, make adjustments and continue pressing forward until you achieve the results you desire.

--Zig Ziglar

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You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

--Zig Ziglar

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You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.

--Zig Ziglar

Arizona landscape

Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.

--Zig Ziglar

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Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port.

--Zig Ziglar


elephant play with brown sand

Success is dependent upon the glands -- sweat glands.

--Zig Ziglar

castle surrounded fog

My favorite writers are all Jews -- David, Solomon, Matthew, Mark -- well, you get the picture.

--Zig Ziglar

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Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.

--Zig Ziglar

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Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life. Happy people focus on what they love about their life.

--Zig Ziglar

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A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

--Zig Ziglar

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Keep your thinking right and your business will be right.

--Zig Ziglar

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One reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure.

--Zig Ziglar

brown mountains under blue sky

When we change the input into our minds, we change the output into our lives.

--Zig Ziglar

city lights from hill

One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word "tolerance" as a great virtue.

--Zig Ziglar

sunset

Over deliver in all you do and soon you will be rewarded for the extra effort.

--Zig Ziglar

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When you make people feel important, you're going to be ahead of the game.

--Zig Ziglar

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This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.

--Zig Ziglar

sunset

A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others.

--Zig Ziglar

man riding on boat on body of water

True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.

--Zig Ziglar

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It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.

--Zig Ziglar

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Every time passionate people fail, they are convinced that they are simply one step closer to fulfilling their dream.

--Zig Ziglar

brown and gray brick wall

My core philosophy on winning and motivation is summed up by saying that you were born to win, but in order to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win before you can expect to win.

--Zig Ziglar

blue sky

If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.

--Zig Ziglar

green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

Asking the right question and listening to the answer is a great relationship builder, which is important to the persuasion process.

--Zig Ziglar

city lights from hill

It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.

--Zig Ziglar


You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.

--Zig Ziglar

grayscale photography of elephant

Failure doesn't come from falling down, failure comes from not getting up.

--Zig Ziglar

blue and white painted wall

The child who has not been disciplined with love by his little world will be disciplined, generally without love, by the big world.

--Zig Ziglar

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

--Zig Ziglar

brown nut on person's left palm

Your attitude is more important that your aptitude.

--Zig Ziglar

man in blue tank top holding green and black skateboard

Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore.

--Zig Ziglar

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I believe it's important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved.

--Zig Ziglar

forest with tall and green trees during daytime

You have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.

--Zig Ziglar

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Don't give up what you want most, for what you want now.

--Zig Ziglar

gray cactus plant on white pot

Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.

--Zig Ziglar

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What you do off the job plays a major role in how far you go on the job. How many good books, do you read each year? How often do you attend workshops? Who do you spend must of your time with?

--Zig Ziglar

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Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.

--Zig Ziglar


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There is no such thing as a lazy person; he is either sick or uninspired.

--Zig Ziglar


sunset dirt road

You can't climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts.

--Zig Ziglar

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Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free-but it can't go anywhere.

--Zig Ziglar

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Now's the best time you'll ever have in life to get ahead!

--Zig Ziglar

bird in the sky

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.

--Zig Ziglar

two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge

Don't let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head.
Raise the rent and kick them out.

--Zig Ziglar

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

--Zig Ziglar

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Motivation is like taking a bath; If you stop doing it, you begin to stink!

--Zig Ziglar

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

If you believe your product or service can fulfill a true need, it's your moral obligation to sell it.

--Zig Ziglar

rock formation under starry skies

F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run' or ‘Face Everything And Rise.' The choice is yours.

--Zig Ziglar

crescent moon above mountain

The six people who had the biggest impact on my life were all women. Had I been sexist, my life would have been far less fulfilling.

--Zig Ziglar

raging waves through shores

You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life.

--Zig Ziglar

aerial photography of forest

When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.

--Zig Ziglar

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Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.

--Zig Ziglar

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It will be disastrous when a leader or manager shows up with one attitude one day and treats people with a different attitude the next day.

--Zig Ziglar

leafless tree on body of water during daytime

The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.

--Zig Ziglar

time lapse photography of lightning during storm

Yes, it's absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly -- until you can learn to do it well.

--Zig Ziglar

pink and white flower in close up photography

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.'

--Zig Ziglar

yellow flower in green grass field

Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

--Zig Ziglar

close up shot of white flower

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

--Zig Ziglar

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Goals are the links in the chain that connect activity to accomplishment.

--Zig Ziglar

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If there were no Love, there'd be no grief.

--Zig Ziglar

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

When there is hope in the future, there is power in the present, and since hope is the foundational quality of all change, there is considerable reason to be excited.

--Zig Ziglar


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You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

--Zig Ziglar

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One small positive thought can change your whole day.

--Zig Ziglar


woman holding Pug puppy

He climbs highest who helps another up.

--Zig Ziglar


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In most cases there are obstacle standing between you and those opportunities in life but, I just want you to know that front row seat is available everywhere.

--Zig Ziglar

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If you are a complainer you might have already spent your HELP quota.

--Zig Ziglar

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Regardless of your past, your tomorrow is a clean slate.

--Zig Ziglar

brown mountains under blue sky

Success is the doing, not the getting -- in the trying, not the triumph.

--Zig Ziglar

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Rather than shrinking away from your problems, grow bigger than them.

--Zig Ziglar

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Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

--Zig Ziglar


Texas buildings

If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.

--Zig Ziglar

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Stop selling. Start helping.

--Zig Ziglar

photography of burning camp fire

Just saying you are better than good won't make it so. But, when you understand what it takes to live the better than good life, and you apply yourself, your life will truly be better than good.

--Zig Ziglar

bare tress and mountain

Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.

--Zig Ziglar

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Great quotes make the light bulb go off in my mind. If you're like me, you'll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top ~ that is what quotes are ... the cream of our learning!

--Zig Ziglar

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There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.

--Zig Ziglar


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Make today worth remembering.

--Zig Ziglar

red roses on book

Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.

--Zig Ziglar

woman holding brown umbrella

Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan.

--Zig Ziglar

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Take time to be quiet.

--Zig Ziglar

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When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.

--Zig Ziglar

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The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.

--Zig Ziglar

We wish you a perfect day!