Zig Ziglar was described around the world as a “legendary” motivational speaker.  Sounds like a definite understatement for such an influential man.  Instead of describing who he was I set out for a goal was to share 5 of our favorite Zigisms to share what he said.  I was able to narrow it down to 15 of my favorite Zig Quotes.  Please attempt to read them with his classic accent (I can hear him now say, “I don’t have an accent”. )

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

  2. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

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

  4. 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.

  5. People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.

  6. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

  7. You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

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

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

  10. A goal properly set is halfway reached.

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

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

  13. Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

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

  15. 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.

Thank you Zig!

November 1926 – November 2012