52 Zig Ziglar Quotes (about Success, Goals, Life, Character…)

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Hilary Hinton Ziglar was best known as Zig Ziglar, an American motivational speaker, salesman, and writer. He was born in Coffee County, Alabama to John and Lila Zigler. In 1946, Ziglar married his wife, Jean and together they raised their children: Suzan, Tom, Cindy, and Julie.

Ziglar founded the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1977. Its CEO, Tom Ziglar, currently manages the corporation to help individuals and companies achieve higher levels of success and significance. Throughout his life, Ziglar influenced approximately 250 million people through his books and seminar talks in auditoriums filled with thousands of listeners.

Find the determination to reach your goals in these Zig Ziglar quotes we have collected that may show you the way to a successful life.

Zig Ziglar Quotes About Success and Goals

1. “Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”

2. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”

3. “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.”

4. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”

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

6. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”

7. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

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

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

Remember that failure is an event, not a person - Zig Ziglar. #quotes #success #goals #failure

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

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

12. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

13. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”

14. “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.”

15. “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.”

Zig Ziglar Quotes About Life

1. “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.”

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

3. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want - Zig Ziglar. #quotes #life #help #people #get #want

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

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

6. “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.”

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

8. “When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.”

Zig Ziglar Quotes About Character

1. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

2. “You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”

3. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

4. “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 - Zig Ziglar. #quotes #character #use #difference

5. “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.”

6. “The way you see people is the way you treat them.”

7. “Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.”

8. “Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.”

9. “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.”

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

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

12. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

Zig Ziglar, More Quotes and Sayings

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

2. “Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.”

3. “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”

People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons - Zig Ziglar. #quotes #buy #logical #emotional #reasons

4. “Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.”

5. “I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.”

6. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”

7. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

8. “It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.”

9. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

10. “Every choice you make has an end result.”

Every choice you make has an end result - Zig Ziglar. #quotes #choice #end #result

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

12. “Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.”

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

14. “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.”

15. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”

16. “If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.”

17. “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.”

If you’d like to read some of Zig Ziglar’s books, we recommend that you read his bestseller, See You At The Top.