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Zig Ziglar Quotes to Inspire More Love and Less Fear In Your Life

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Zig Ziglar (November 6, 1926–November 28, 2012) was one of the most effective motivators of his generation. Through his bestselling books and engaging speaking style, Zig Ziglar inspired people with hope, enthusiasm, and zest for life.

He once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” Based on his own recommendation, here are 50 quotes by Zig Ziglar to motivate you on a daily basis and keep you growing in a positive direction.

The Best Success Quotes by Zig Ziglar

1. “It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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3. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “You can have everything in life you want, if you just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “F.E.A.R. has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

6. “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

7. “You are what you are and where you are because of what’s gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

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

9. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

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

11. “The way you see people is the way you treat them.” – Zig Ziglar

12. “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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13. “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

14. “Goals don’t care who has them.” – Zig Ziglar

15. “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

16. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

19. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” – Zig Ziglar

20. “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” – Zig Ziglar

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

22. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar

23. “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

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

25. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

30. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar

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31. “Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “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

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

34. “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

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

36. “Success is dependent upon the glands — sweat glands.” – Zig Ziglar

37. “You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.” – Zig Ziglar

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

39. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

40. “In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!” – Zig Ziglar

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41. “You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.” – Zig Ziglar

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43. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” – Zig Ziglar

44. “What you do today can change all the tomorrow’s of your life.” – Zig Ziglar

45. “You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.” – Zig Ziglar

46. “God will take care of what you go through. You take care of how you go through it.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.” – Zig Ziglar

49. “To respond is positive, to react is negative.” – Zig Ziglar

50. “You can never get ahead by trying to get even.” – Zig Ziglar

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51. “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar

52. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

56. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

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

58. “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

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

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

Which Zig Ziglar quote was your favorite?  What other Zig Ziglar quotes would you add to the list?

Motivation is something that you need to strive for every day.

Don’t be discouraged if you feel uninspired. If you encounter failure, just keep going. It’s normal to make mistakes on your way to the top. Just keep these quotes by Zig Ziglar nearby so they can remind you to always aim for becoming your best self.

See YOU at the top!

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  1. Esmeralda Hansen

    June 26, 2021 at 2:21 AM

    Zig Ziglar was my utmost inspirational, motivational speaker from early 2000. I was in deep, deep depression and I over came my fears just by playing his cassette over and over. Zig’s voice made me laugh and motivated me so too much. Till this day I’am still loving life magically with happiness… Love, Esmeralda

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