If you follow me on Instagram, you know I like to share a motivating quote with my followers every morning. I started this when the world shut down in March 2020 as a way to keep everyone in a good mindset, and I was so blown away by how many views my quotes started to get each morning that I decided to keep it up. I spend hours scrolling through my social media feeds each week searching for inspiring quotes and sayings, and I have a quote for pretty much every feeling and occasion.
If you’re looking for a little motivation, inspiration, and encouragement when life gets tough, these Zig Ziglar quotes are just what you need to help you gain perspective and find the strength to get out of your own way and pursue your goals and dreams. Bookmark this post so you can refer back to it on days you’re struggling to get going, and write your favorite quote on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder to live with intention and purpose!
Facts About Zig Ziglar
Before we get into my favorite Zig Ziglar quotes, I wanted to share a few facts about him as his life as was quite interesting and he’s inspired so many people – myself included!
- His real name was Hilary Hinton Ziglar
- He was the 10th of 12 children
- When he was 6, his dad and one of his sisters died unexpectedly within 2 days of each other
- He served in the US navy in WWII
- He went on to become a successful salesman, with a passion for motivating others
- He was married with 4 children
- In 1970, he quit his sales career and pursued motivational speaking full time
- He was a major sales trainer for Mary Kay Cosmetics
- He wrote 30 books
- His first book – See You At The Top – was rejected 39 times before it was published
- In 2007, he fell down a flight of stairs, which left him with short-term memory problems
- He retired in 2010 and died of pneumonia in 2012
22 Zig Ziglar Quotes
‘People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.’
‘You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.’
‘Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.’
‘You become part of what you are around.’
‘Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.’
‘The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.’
‘Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.’
‘Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.’
‘Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.’
‘If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.’
‘Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.’
‘When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.’
‘When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.’
‘Failure is an event, it is not a person—yesterday ended last night—today is a brand new day and it’s yours.’
‘If you do not think you deserve success, then you will do things that will keep you from getting success.’
‘You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.’
‘Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.’
‘The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.’
‘Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.’
‘When you’ve got a strong enough why, you can always find the how.’
‘Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.’
‘Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.’
If you’re feeling stuck and need a little kick in the you-know-what, I hope this collection of Zig Ziglar quotes gives you the motivation and inspiration you need!
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