Zig Ziglar Quotes


Zig Ziglar Quotes To Keep You Motivated.

  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude. Zig Ziglar

  • Goals don’t care who has them. Zig Ziglar

  • He climbs highest who helps another up. Zig Ziglar

  • Make today worth remembering. Zig Ziglar

  • Stop selling. Start helping. Zig Ziglar

  • Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. Zig Ziglar

  • Selling is essentially a transfer of feelings. Zig Ziglar

  • If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Zig Ziglar

  • Every choice you make has an end result. Zig Ziglar

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When you make a promise, keep it. Zig Ziglar

The right quote can inspire people to change their ways. Zig Ziglar

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

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar

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

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar

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. Zig Ziglar

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Failure is an event not a person. Zig Ziglar

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

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

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. Zig Ziglar

People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today. Zig Ziglar

Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work. Zig Ziglar

At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun ‘at work’ and getting paid for it! Zig Ziglar

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

The top salesperson in the organization probably missed more sales than 90% of the sales people on the team, but they also made more calls than the others made. Zig Ziglar

If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag. Zig Ziglar

We all prospect, and don’t even know we’re doing it. When you start the dating process, you are actually prospecting for the person you want to marry. When you’re interviewing employees, you are prospecting for someone who will best fit your needs. Zig Ziglar

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

Athletic skills are acquired over a long period of time and after countless hours of practice. Zig Ziglar

Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to ‘gamble’ on an unknown. Zig Ziglar

The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel. Zig Ziglar

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

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. Zig Ziglar


FEAR has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours. Zig Ziglar

Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued. Zig Ziglar

When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires. Zig Ziglar

My first professional job was to sell heavy-duty waterless cookware. Zig Ziglar

Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me. Zig Ziglar

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

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

You’ve got to be before you can do and do before you can have. Zig Ziglar

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

The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations. Zig Ziglar

Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. Zig Ziglar

We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone. Zig Ziglar

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

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

I’m convinced that what kids need today are parents – not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment. Zig Ziglar

Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily. Zig Ziglar

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


Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig Ziglar

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

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now. Zig Ziglar

If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. Zig Ziglar

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side. Zig Ziglar

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. Zig Ziglar

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. Zig Ziglar

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little. Zig Ziglar

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. Zig Ziglar

The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for. Zig Ziglar

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

Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people. Zig Ziglar

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Zig Ziglar

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

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

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


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

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

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

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. Zig Ziglar

The world’s most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes. Zig Ziglar

Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don’t give up. Zig Ziglar

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

Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation? Zig Ziglar

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

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

Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count. Zig Ziglar

When you do more than you’re paid for. Eventually, you’ll be paid for more than you do. Zig Ziglar

How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past. Zig Ziglar

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

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

We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending. Zig Ziglar

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


Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission. Zig Ziglar

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

Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable. Zig Ziglar

You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go to wherever it is you want to go. Zig Ziglar

If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached. Zig Ziglar

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

The greatest cause of a poor image is the absence of unconditional love. Zig Ziglar

There is little you can learn from doing nothing. Zig Ziglar

The great majority of people are wandering generalities rather than meaningful specifics. The fact is that you can’t hit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals. Zig Ziglar

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. Zig Ziglar

Don’t let mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future. Zig Ziglar

Take time to be kind and to say thank you. Zig Ziglar

You are the only person on earyh who can use your ability. Zig Ziglar

Getting up and moving forward is a choice. Zig Ziglar

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

Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude. Zig Ziglar


When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. Zig Ziglar

The way you see people is the way you treat them. Zig Ziglar

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

You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm. Zig Ziglar

Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching? Zig Ziglar

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. Zig Ziglar

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

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory. Zig Ziglar

If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative. Zig Ziglar

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

Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears. Zig Ziglar

People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons. Zig Ziglar

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. Zig Ziglar

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

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

There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations. Zig Ziglar

Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being ‘silly,’ yet it comes from the old English word ‘seilig’ and its literal definition is ‘to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.’ Zig Ziglar


You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Zig Ziglar

But it wasn’t until I wrote it down; put a date on it; listed the obstacles I had to overcome; identified the people, the groups, the organizations I needed to work with; spelled out a plan of action; set that time limit in there; and identified all of the benefits to me. It was only when I did that, that the goal became a reality — and I lost the weight. Zig Ziglar

The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs. Zig Ziglar

When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, ‘Let’s go, let’s go,’ and ceilings start to move up. Zig Ziglar

You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself. Zig Ziglar

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

You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific. Zig Ziglar

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

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

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

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

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have. Zig Ziglar

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. Zig Ziglar

If you want to earn more, learn more. Zig Ziglar

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

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

Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do. Zig Ziglar

It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference. Zig Ziglar

Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs. Zig Ziglar

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Zig Ziglar

Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Success


Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success. Zig Ziglar

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

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

The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip. Zig Ziglar

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

If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success. Zig Ziglar

Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands. Zig Ziglar

A plan is always successful if the plan is good. Zig Ziglar

Success comes when opportunity meets preparation. Zig Ziglar

Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance. Zig Ziglar

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

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

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Zig Ziglar

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. Zig Ziglar

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

Success is not a destination, it’s a journey. Zig Ziglar

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

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

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Life


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

In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in! Zig Ziglar

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. Zig Ziglar

If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success. Zig Ziglar

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference. Zig Ziglar

You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. Zig Ziglar

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. Zig Ziglar

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. Zig Ziglar

You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations. Zig Ziglar

A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life. Zig Ziglar

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. Zig Ziglar

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

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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