Transform Your Life with These 35 Exceptionally Powerful Quotes From Zig Ziglar

So while looking for a good topic to blog, I came across one of Zig Ziglar’s quotes:“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.” True enough. Well, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I share with you some of his quotes which I personally find motivating and inspiring. I hope, whatever circumstances you are facing or wherever you are in life now, you find hope and encouragement with his quotes. 

A well-known World War II Veteran, Zig Ziglar was once a sales person in a handful of companies before making out his way as a motivational speaker and performance trainer for huge corporations. Died in late 2012 at the age of 86 from pneumonia, this jolly and wise fellow brought forth life-changing lessons to his students and colleagues, inspiring them with his message of positivity and personal development and growth. Sometimes called as “the human exclamation point”, Ziglar was always appreciated for his enthusiasm and positive energy every time he held his success convention – even until the day he retired at the age of 84.

With a southern charm and values grounded in Christianity, Ziglar published over two dozen of inspirational books and garnered millions of followers who were encouraged by his teachings for success.

Here are 35 of the most powerful Zig Ziglar quotes that can ultimately change the course of one’s life:

  1. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person”
  4. “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”
  7. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
  8. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
  9. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”
  10. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.”
  13. “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.”
  14. “An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.”
  15. “Every choice you make has an end result.”
  16. “For every sale you miss because you are too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you are not enthusiastic enough.”
  17. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”
  18. “Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas in life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.”
  19. “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.”
  20. “Stop selling. Start helping.”
  21. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm.”
  24. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across that many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”
  25. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.”
  26. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
  27. “The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.”
  28. “The way you see people is the way you treat them.”
  29. “Make today worth remembering.”
  30. “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”
  31. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
  32. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”
  33. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
  34. “Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.”
  35. “Ambition, fueled by compassion, wisdom and integrity, is a powerful force for good that will turn the wheels of industry and open the doors of oppurtunity for you and countless others.”



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