Here is the collection of inspirational and motivational Zig Ziglar quotes from his books and life.
Zig Zinglar was born on November 6, 1926 in Coffee Country, Alabama. His real name was Hilary Hinton Ziglar. He was a salesman, author, and motivational speaker. Ziglar was a founding member in the establishment of American Salesmasters. Ziglar wrote over 30 books. His most famous works include “See You At The Top”, “Selling 101”, “How To Stay Motivated”, “Secrets Of Closing the Sale”, and “Born To Win”.


“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
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“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
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“A manager “is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.”
Zig Ziglar, Top Performance

“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.”
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“One of the main reasons people fail to reach their full potential is because they are unwilling to risk anything.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“If you believe as I do that you were born to win, you’re going to have to find your fears and start facing them.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“What you sow you reap. What you give.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.”
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“You can get everything in your life, if you help other people to get what they want.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
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“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”
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“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”
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“Winners Evaluate Themselves In A Positive Manner And Look For Their Strengths As They Work To Overcome Weaknesses.”
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“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

“I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.”
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“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
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“You never know when one kind act, or one word of encouragement, can change a life forever.”
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“Express gratitude for what you have. This increases the possibility that eventually you will have more to express gratitude for.”
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“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”
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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.”
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“Make today worth remembering.”
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“Positive thinking won’t allow you to do anything, but it will allow you to do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“To a child love is spelled T-I-M-E.”
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“You Can Have Everything In Life You Want, If You Will Just Help Enough Other People Get What They Want.”
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“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
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“Individuals score points, but teams win games. This is true in athletic events and in life. If you make it in life, your “team” of parents, teachers, ministers, etc., will have played a major role in your success.”
Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters

“A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. But a vision and a task are the hope of the world.”
Zig Ziglar, How to Stay Motivated: Developing Qualities of Success

“You cannot consistently perform in a manner that is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

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“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.”
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“Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.”
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“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.”
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“People who accomplish great things work toward their objectives every day.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
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“If you don’t plan your time, someone else will help you waste it.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”
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“Problems—God’s method of revealing himself to anyone who is interested.”
Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters

“Most men go to their graves with their dreams still inside them.”
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“Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.”
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“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”
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“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.”
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“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
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“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
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“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 your must define your purpose.”
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“Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life … all areas of life.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“How happy a person is depends upon the depth of his gratitude. You will notice at once that the unhappy person has little gratitude toward life, other people and God.”
Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
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“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”
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“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.”
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“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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“We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin’ thinkin’ which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.”
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“The fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain.”
Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

“I never worry because I know who I am and I know Whose I am.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Today I will be a successful sales professional, and I will learn something today that will make me even more professional tomorrow.”
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“Solomon said if you want to be wise you run with the wise; if you want to be a fool, you run with fools.”
Zig Ziglar, How to Stay Motivated: Developing Qualities of Success

“Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?”
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“We do not stop working and playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop working and playing.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

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“Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.”
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“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.”
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“Failure is an event not a person.”
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“Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.”
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“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”
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“The story of life repeatedly assures you that if you will use what you have, you will be given more to use.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they’ve never failed to imitate them.”
Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters

“You don’t have to be great to start. But you do have to start to be great.”
Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.”
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“The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is this: the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

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“Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.”
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“Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
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“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”
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“I believe Success is achieved by ordinary people with Extraordinary Determination.”
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“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”
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“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.”
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“The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is to not train them and keep them.”
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“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.”
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“Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting.”
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“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.”
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“The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.”
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“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.”
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“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.”
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“If you have the character to hang in there when its tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.”
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“Desire is the catalyst that enables a person with average ability to compete and win against others with more natural talent.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“You can change everything about your business by changing your thinking about your business.”
Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”
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“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”
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“Individuals who keep growing in knowledge are the ones who succeed.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
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“Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.”
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“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.”
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“You can literally force yourself to be courteous, happy and enthusiastic with every person you meet. After you have forced yourself to be so for a short period of time…
the habit takes over.”
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“Fear is the Fatal killer of Desire.”
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“Worry is the most significant factor that relates to the root of negative thinking.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Good action today will produce good living tomorrow.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Much about success is just the result of simply the ability to follow up, follow through, and finish what we started.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Failure is an event, it is not a person—yesterday ended last night—today is a brand new day and it’s yours.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live

“Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do things beautifully.”
Zig Ziglar, God’s Way Is Still the Best Way

“From wherever you are, you can go anywhere you want to go if you pick the right roads to travel.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”
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“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
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“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.”
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“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
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“We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new beginning.”
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“You can start from where you are with what you’ve got and go to where it is you want to go.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.”
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“It’s the next opportunity that keeps us motivated.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“You don’t have to be great to start, you have to start to be great.”
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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”
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“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.”
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“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.”
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“Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.”
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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
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“If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.”
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“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
Zig Ziglar

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.”
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“Do more, give more, try harder, aim higher, and give thanks. The rewards will be yours.”
Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar’s Life Lifters

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
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“Go as far as you can see and you will see further.”
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“You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”
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“Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.”
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“Dont count the things you do, do the things that count.”
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“I recognize that winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”
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“You can get anything you want in this life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
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“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“You can’t climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”
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“Desire is the ingredient that changes the hot water of mediocrity to the steam of outstanding success.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.”
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“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
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“When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
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“Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends.”
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“You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.”
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“Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.”
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“Regardless of your lot in life, build something beautiful on it.”
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“The depth of your spirit will determine the height of your success.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Desire is created when something happens in your life that suddenly changes the way you see yourself in relationship to your future.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.”
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“Christians who live to be pleasing to God are so spiritually attractive that people want to know what makes them stand apart.”
Zig Ziglar, God’s Way Is Still the Best Way

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“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.”
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“If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
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“A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.”
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“It is not your aptitude but your ATTITUDE that decides your altitude in life.”
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“Life is a classroom — only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.”
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“Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.”
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“If you pay that price daily by planning and preparing and working to become the right kind of person, then you can legitimately expect to have all that life has to offer.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Surround yourself with people who want the best for you and the people you love!”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.”
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“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”
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“When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.”
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“Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“It’s not where you start or even what happens to you along the way that’s important. What is important is that you persevere and never give up on yourself.”
Zig Ziglar, Something to Smile about: Encouragement and Inspiration for Life’s Ups and Downs

“With my past forgiven, my present secure, and my future irrevocably guaranteed, why shouldn’t I be enthusiastically optimistic?”
Zig Ziglar, See You at the Top

“Why settle for the ‘get by’ when in the long run the good costs less?”
Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

“Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared, but only men of character are trusted.”
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“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
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“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
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“If you don’t pay the price for success, you’ll pay the price for failure.”
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“Optimists are those who go after Moby dick in a row boat with a bucket of tarter sauce.”
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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.”
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“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”
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“Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours.”
Zig Ziglar, Something to Smile about: Encouragement and Inspiration for Life’s Ups and Downs

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.”
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“Anyone with a Purpose Can Make a Difference.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Value and purpose are about understanding the specific benefits you will help people receive if they receive what you have for them.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“When you’ve got a strong enough why, you can always find the how.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“The real benefit of having goals is what you become by reaching them.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind; you change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
Zig Ziglar, Top Performance

“When you give a man a dole you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him his destiny.”
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“The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“The little things in life frequently make the difference in success and failure.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”
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“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly–until you can learn to do it well.”
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“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”
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“People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.”
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“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
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“Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“If you do not believe in your product or service enough to offer it to your own family and friends, then you should question the value of what you are selling.”
Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

“Opportunity is walking through your life every day in the form of people you meet.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Peak performance is dependent on passion, grit, determination, and a willingness to do something poorly until you can do it well.”
Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live

“What you get by achieving your goals, is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
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“You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Play the game for more than you can afford to lose . . . only then will you learn the game.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Just as ships are built to sail the seas and planes to fly the heavens, so is man created for a purpose.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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“You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm.”
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“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
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“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.”
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“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.”
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“Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?”
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“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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“Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.”
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“It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.”
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“Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.”
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“Practice is simply preparation for success.”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

“Winners expect to win, they expect victory, and they expect success!”
Zig Ziglar, Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

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