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Wikipedia Summary for Zig Ziglar

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

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There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.

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I will live a hope-filled life every day. I will handle my problems as opportunities in a different, more effective manner, based on the power of advanced mathematics; You + God = Enough.

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Asking the right question and listening to the answer is a great relationship builder, which is important to the persuasion process.

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The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.

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When you choose a habit, you also choose the end of that habit.

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You can accomplish anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.

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Others can stop you temporarily -- you are the only one who can do it permanently.

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Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment, it maximizes and maintains momentum.

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The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.

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Simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement It's amazing what an impact you will have.

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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.

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Winning is not everything,
but the effort to win is.

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Take time to be kind and to say 'thank you.'

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Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.

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If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.

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Longer Version:

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.


It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.

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Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

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Fear has two meanings, forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The choice is yours.

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Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free-but it can't go anywhere.

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Dreams grow if you grow.

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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they've never failed to imitate them.

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Surround yourself with people who want the best for you and the people you love!

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All you need to find and accomplish God's purpose in your life is God's permission and approval -- not anyone else's. When you get in step with Him, there will be a glow on your face that will make people wonder what you're up to.

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In most cases there are obstacle standing between you and those opportunities in life but, I just want you to know that front row seat is available everywhere.

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As long as you can laugh at you, it won't bother you when others laugh at you.

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Remember there is plenty of room at the top-but not enough to sit down.

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Regardless of your lot in life, build something beautiful on it.

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It is impossible to go as high as you are capable of going, if you are carrying the burden of hate, revenge and bitterness.

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We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.

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A sincere compliment is one of the most effective tools to teach and motivate others.

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Winning leaders are almost always motivated when the chips are down.

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You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.

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Coincidence is Gods way of staying anonymous.

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How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.

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There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

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Quit counting time and start making time count.

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Your gratitude attitude determines your life altitude.

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When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.

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Desire is the great equalizer.

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Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.

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You never know when a helping hand will change another person's entire life.

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I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church.

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People who truly understand God's purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.

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Time is the only commodity we deal with which cannot be counterfeited, stolen or placed in inventory.   Remember, time is irreplaceable.

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Success is like a ladder and no one has ever climbed a ladder with their hands in their pockets.

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Responsibility and commitment are key elements in meeting obligations.

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When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.

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People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.

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One reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure.

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If there were no Love, there'd be no grief.

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When we change the input into our minds, we change the output into our lives.

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Once you have accepted yourself, it's so much easier to accept other people and their points of view.

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You know that failure prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

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If you go out looking for friends, they'll be scarce. If you go out looking to be one, you'll have all the friends you need.

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If you haven't met Satan face to face, it's because you are running in the same direction.

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Once a need is satisfied, it is no longer a motivator. Satisfaction does not increase motivation.

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Motivation is like taking a bath; If you stop doing it, you begin to stink!

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To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life.

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You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.

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One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word tolerance as a great virtue.

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Encouragement and hope are the two most powerful qualities any person can provide to others.

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The main reason for people's lack of success is their willingness to give up what they want most of all, for what they want right now!

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If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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Happiness is not pleasure -- it is victory.

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Attitude and not the Aptitude decide the Altitude you reach in life.

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Your attitude is more important that your aptitude.

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The most destitute person in the world is the one without a smile.

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When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.

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Far too many people make promises they can never keep. They may have the best intentions in the world to keep their promise-but if they have not made a plan to keep it, they will not be able to do it.

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Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results.

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People always say 'Motivation is great but it doesn't last.' I just tell them, bathing does not last either, that is why I recommend it daily.

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Motivation needs to be a part of your own life for you to be effective in conveying it to others.

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Wally Amos is the classic example of a man who gets up again and again.

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You can literally force yourself to be courteous, happy and enthusiastic with every person you meet. After you have forced yourself to be so for a short period of time... the habit takes over.

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Many times our weaknesses are extensions of our strengths.

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What you do off the job plays a major role in how far you go on the job. How many good books, do you read each year? How often do you attend workshops? Who do you spend must of your time with?

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Habits are funny things. What's funny, or rather tragic, is that bad habits are so predictable and avoidable. Despite this, there are people by the millions who insist on acquiring habits that are bad, expensive, and create problems. The habit they weren't going to get, got them!

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Your mind doesn't know the difference between reality and fantasy. Your mindacts on what you feed it. Feed it good thoughts.

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When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it.

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Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan.

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Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

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When you make people feel important, you're going to be ahead of the game.

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Even a two-car parade gets fouled up if you don't decide ahead of time who's going to lead.

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Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what's even scarier? Regret.

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The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

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A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shootin'

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God never shuts one door without opening a bigger better door. Hang in there. You are closer to success than you may think.

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Quite frequently, he who goes too fast gets there too late -- or not at all.

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In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.

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My core philosophy on winning and motivation is summed up by saying that you were born to win, but in order to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win before you can expect to win.

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A child is born to win, but too many have been conditioned to lose.

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No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side.

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Goals are the links in the chain that connect activity to accomplishment.

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You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities.

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If you are a complainer you might have already spent your HELP quota.

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It's not going to be easy, it's going to be worth it.

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