Sunday, 2 December 2012

A Tribute To Zig Ziglar

“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

If one is looking for pleasure in life, they look to their desires. If one is seeking truth, they look for answers. If one wants to get motivated, they pick up a Zig Ziglar book.
On Thursday, Zig Ziglar died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Plano, Texas. He was 86 years old. Ziglar had suffered a brain injury after falling down a staircase in 2007.

When one thinks of making a difference in this world, they can think of Zig Ziglar. As a talented author and speaker, his international appeal has transcended every colour, culture, and career.
Zig Ziglar has been a popular figure in the motivational speakers circuit for three decades. He wrote more than 30 books aimed at helping people to lead more productive and balanced lives. His books include Born To Win, Better Than Good, and How To Get What You Want and are available on
Here are some famous quotes by Zig Ziglar:

“Every choice you make has an end result”
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person”
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude”
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes”
“People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will”
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”
“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”
“If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal”
“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty”
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win”
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through”
“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 - Attitude Makes All The Difference – BRILLIANT:


In all his teachings and motivational speeches, Ziglar had a way with words. He could inspire, enlighten, and encourage people whenever he spoke. He focused on human nature. He challenged people to think creatively and outside the box. He raised the confidence in one’s mind, enlightened their soul, and proved to be more than just the common man.
He may not be with us physically now, but his motivational quotes and books will live on in the minds, hearts and spirits of those who are inspired by him.

“Even in tragedy, God through His word offers hope for those who seek and believe. It starts with the promise of a better tomorrow, of life everlasting, of eternal peace. It’s called faith, and it offers hope where none existed.”
Zig Ziglar


  1. Thanks Sara for sharing this ...