Zig Ziglar Quotes

Famous Quotes of Zig Ziglar


Zig Ziglar (1926-2012) was a renowned American motivational speaker, author, and salesperson. He was born on November 6, 1926, in Coffee County, Alabama, to John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. His family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he grew up during the Great Depression.

Ziglar began his career as a salesman, selling pots and pans door-to-door, before becoming a sales trainer and motivational speaker. He was known for his energetic speaking style, his ability to inspire and motivate audiences, and his emphasis on positive thinking and personal development.

Ziglar authored more than 30 books, including “See You at the Top,” “Over the Top,” and “Born to Win.” He also hosted a nationally syndicated television show and appeared on numerous radio and television programs.

Ziglar passed away on November 28, 2012, at the age of 86, in Plano, Texas, where he had lived for many years. He was survived by his wife, Jean, whom he had been married to for more than 60 years, and their four children.

Today, Ziglar is remembered as one of the most influential motivational speakers and authors of his time, and his teachings continue to inspire people around the world to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

You don’t have to be good to start … but you have to start to be good!

Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

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

Zig Ziglar Quotes
Zig Ziglar Quotes

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

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

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

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

Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.

Zig Ziglar Quotes
Zig Ziglar Quotes

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

If you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking.

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

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

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

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.

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

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.

Zig Ziglar Quotes
Zig Ziglar Quotes

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.

The more you learn, the more you earn.

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life.

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of your success.

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Zig Ziglar Quotes
Zig Ziglar Quotes

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.