Zig Ziglar Quotes
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.
I have never read where a woman has given birth to a salesman, or a doctor, lawyer, artist, engineer, etc. However, I do read where doctors, lawyers, salesmen, etc., die. Since they are not "born," but they do "die," obviously, somewhere between birth and death, by choice and by training, they become what they wish to become.
If you will use what you have, you will be given more to use.
You can always find a capable helping hand at the end of your own sleeve.
Most people wait until everything is just right before they do anything. They refuse to go out on a limb where the fruit is. They refuse to bet on themselves.
Those who wait until all the lights are on green before starting will never leave home.
When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up.
You cannot consistently perform in a manner that is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Education is important, but dedication is even more important.
Two sure ways to fail: Think and never do, or do and never think.
Once a person accepts himself, it isn't imperative that others accept him. He is not "destroyed" if others reject him.
The greatest good we can do for anyone is not to share our wealth with them, but rather to reveal their own wealth to them.
You should never share your goals with anyone unless you know they not only believe you can reach the goals but they want you to reach them. Others decide not to commit their goals to paper so if they don't quite "make it," they will have the built-in explanation that they didn't really fail because they never set those goals. This is a safer and even a "no risk" approach for them that guarantees they will not reach a fraction of their potential.
List the things you need to do during the next three days. Then act as if you only had one day to do three days work.
People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem.
Without long-range goals, you are likely to be overcome by short-range frustrations.
Others can stop you temporarily - you are the only one who can do it permanently.
If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.
A goal casually set and lightly taken is freely abandoned at the first obstacle.
Many people go through life making nothing but "if" decisions. These are not decisions for success but preparations for failure.
The mind is a dutiful servant and will follow the instructions we give it.
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.
The way you see things - your attitude - is the most important factor in your success.
Whatever you plant in the mind is going to come up - multiplied. Plant a negative or a positive and you reap in multiples because between planting and harvest, imagination enters the picture and multiplies the result.
Since the beginning of recorded history, no one has erected a statue to a critic.
Once you learn to do something consciously, you can move it into the subconscious and do it well. Everything you do well will be done subconsciously.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Don't borrow or lend books. Buy them as often as possible and build a library you have personalized with markings for future reference.
Good habits are difficult to acquire, but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to acquire, but difficult to live with.
We acquire the characteristics of the people we associate with on a steady basis.
All bad habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.
There is really no such thing as eliminating a habit. You must replace the bad habit with a good one.
You can't sharpen a razor on a piece of velvet, and you can't sharpen a man by spoon-feeding him.
You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once.
If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, "I wish I had," or "I'm glad I did."
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.
You have to be before you can do, and you have to do before you can have.
One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word "tolerance" as a great virtue.
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