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Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Hilary Hinton or better known as “Zig Ziglar” was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

Zig Ziglar is the author of 33 books, including his top selling book “See You At The Top” which sold over 1.7 million copies.

Here are 71 Classic Zig Ziglar Quotes:

1. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

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

3. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “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

5. “There is little you can learn from doing nothing.” – Zig Ziglar

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

7. “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

10. “Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” – Zig Ziglar

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

12. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm.” – Zig Ziglar

14. “Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?” Zig Ziglar

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

16. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

18. “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar

19. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

20th Zig Ziglar Quote – “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

21. “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

24. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” – Zig Ziglar

25. Failure is an event not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.” – Zig Ziglar

27. “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar

28. “Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar

 

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29. “Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.” – Zig Ziglar

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

31. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “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

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

34. “Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.” – Zig Ziglar

35. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

36. “Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.” – Zig Ziglar

37. “Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

39. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

40th Zig Ziglar Quote – “If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

43. “When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.” – Zig Ziglar

44. “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

45. “Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.” – Zig Ziglar

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

47. “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

48. “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.” – Zig Ziglar

 

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

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

51. “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

52. “Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.” – Zig Ziglar

53. “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” – Zig Ziglar

54. “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

57.Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

60th Zig Ziglar Quote“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar

61. “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” – Zig Ziglar

62. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

63. “Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.” – Zig Ziglar

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

65. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

66. “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

67. “Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.” – Zig Ziglar

68. “Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.” – Zig Ziglar

69. “Dreams grow if you grow.” – Zig Ziglar

70. “He climbs highest who helps another up.” – Zig Ziglar

71. “Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” – Zig Ziglar

What’s your favorite Zig Ziglar Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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