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101 Zig Ziglar Quotes on Fear & Goals (MOTIVATION)

Top 13 Most Famous Zig Ziglar Quotes to Inspire You

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.
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.
Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.
Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

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.”

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People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.
People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
Yesterday ended last night.  Today is a brand-new day and it’s yours.
Yesterday ended last night.  Today is a brand-new day and it’s yours.

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.”

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67 Inspirational Zig Ziglar Quotes on Attitude, Life, and Being Helpful

Yes, it's absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly - until you can learn to do it well.
Yes, it’s absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.
You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.
You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.
If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

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.”

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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.
Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.
Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

When you are truly interested in other people, you will learn what they are interested in and if they have a need for your product. If they like you, and most people like folks who take an interest in them, they’ll help you find people who do need what you have to sell, even if they don’t.”

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There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
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.
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.

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.”

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If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
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.
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.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Don’t let others be your judge and jury with their pity and negative thoughts or feeling. Know that you are here for a reason. Recognize, develop, and use the resources you do have. Others see the surface; you know your heart.”

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You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.
Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.

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.”

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Make today worth remembering.
Make today worth remembering.
Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.
Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Fear has two meanings - ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
Fear has two meanings; ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others.”

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Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go to wherever it is you want to go.
You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go to wherever it is you want to go.
We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.
We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.
How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past.
How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past.
The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.
The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.
The world’s most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes.
The world’s most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes.
Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.
Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.

Outside of your relationship with God, the most important relationship you can have is with yourself. I don’t mean that we are to spend all our time focused on me, me, me to the exclusion of others. Instead, I mean that we must be healthy internally, emotionally and spiritually – in order to create healthy relationships with others.”

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Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.
Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.
Every choice you make has an end result.
Every choice you make has an end result.
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.
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.
If you have the character to hang in there when it’s tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.
If you have the character to hang in there when it’s tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.

If you are going to be successful, you must develop persistence. How do you do that? It is not easily condensed in one simple statement, but one thing you can be sure of is that you must define your purpose.”

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When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.
True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.
There is little you can learn from doing nothing.
There is little you can learn from doing nothing.
Don’t let mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.
Don’t let mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.

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.”

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Go as far as you can see and you will see further.
Go as far as you can see and you will see further.
You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.
Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
Take time to be kind and to say thank you.
Take time to be kind and to say thank you.
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.
The man who earns a million but destroys his health in the process is not really a success.
The man who earns a million but destroys his health in the process is not really a success.
The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude.
The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude.
Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.
Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.

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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21 Motivational Zig Ziglar Quotes on Sales, Business, and Success

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.”

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Your business is never really good or bad 'out there.' Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.
Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.
People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: No need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: No need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance.
Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance.

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

Zig Ziglar
Stop selling. Start helping.
Stop selling. Start helping.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
If you do not think you deserve success, then you will do things that will keep you from getting success.
If you do not think you deserve success, then you will do things that will keep you from getting success.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life.
When you do more than you’re paid for. Eventually, you’ll be paid for more than you do.
When you do more than you’re paid for. Eventually, you’ll be paid for more than you do.
You can change everything about your business by changing your thinking about your business.
You can change everything about your business by changing your thinking about your business.
Success is in the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.
Success is in the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you. - Zig Ziglar
If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.
You can't have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic.
You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
There are not traffic jams on the extra mile.
There are not traffic jams on the extra mile.

Zig Ziglar Short Biography

Born on 6 November 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama, U.S., Hilary Hinton Ziglar, professionally known as Zig Ziglar was an American motivational speaker, personal-development author, and salesman.

Zig Ziglar inspired thousands worldwide through his speeches, writings, and recordings.

In the 1970s, he started his own company that focuses on sales coaching and self-development training.

During the same decade, Ziglar also wrote one of his bestsellers See You at the Top which was initially regretted by 30 publishing houses before Ziglar found a publisher who agreed in Louisiana.

His book went on to sell more than a quarter million copies and remains in print even to today.

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