Zig Ziglar

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I don’t know who this Zig Ziglar is, but I love his quotes!

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.

It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.

Every choice you make has an end result.

The way you see people is the way you treat them.

If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

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

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

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

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

Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

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

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

(These came from Brainy Quote.)

So, apparently, Zig Ziglar is an author and motivational speaker. I haven’t read any of his books, but I just thought I’d share these quotes I found. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Zig Ziglar

    livingitlight said:
    March 31, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I first discovered Zig Ziglar from a tiny book of his that a friend of mine had. I think the most profound thing that has stuck with me from his quotes is in the first quote you’ve put that to get up you have to help others get up first. Took a while for me to understand the paradox but once I did I found it very liberating! http://www.livingitlight.wordpress.com

    Andy Parkinson said:
    March 31, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will – except negativity of course – and it (the negative) does have an important place. Who was it that said “the first duty of humanity is to say no”? Hegel would have us ‘tarry with the negative’ and Karl Barth positively insists on the divine no!

    Teresa responded:
    March 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Good points, both of you! 🙂

    There are so many interesting paradoxes in life. For example, pick a topic like perfection and see what quotes are out there. Most say (more or less) to strive for it, but a few say that it’s unattainable. Some outright contradict each other! Lots of ideas in the world!

    Andy, you are right. There is a place for the negative, if sometimes only to teach us what we don’t want. Saying “no” is very important, and it’s something I am still practicing. Getting better at it, though! 🙂 When you say “divine no” do you mean when God says “no” to a request of ours?

    Andy Parkinson said:
    March 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    If I am representing the Christian tradition fairly would I be right to say that before the divine ‘yes’ we must first hear the divine ‘no’? No to us. Judgement! which comes before redemption, cross before resurrection.(Heavy, I know)

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