25 Zig Ziglar Quotes For Creating Success In Your Life

Zig Ziglar success quotes

Do you keep a book with success quotes next to you? I do, and among my favorite are Zig Ziglar quotes.

I was fortunate enough to see and hear Zig speak at a LIVE event in Auburn Hills, Michigan in the early 2000’s

Even though he was getting up in age, he made the stadium with about 20,000 people go wild. The man knew how to inspire people, and his legacy will continue to impact millions of people around the world.

I used to buy little booklets with Zig’s quotes, and send them as holiday gifts to my clients.

Here are my favorites.

25 Zig Ziglar Quotes For Creating Success


I’ll kick off with my absolute favorite…

1. “You can have everything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

2. “You don’t drown by falling in water, you only drown if you stay there.”

3. “You’ve got to be before you do, and you do before you can have.”

4. “Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

5. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not the job.”

6. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.”

7. “Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.”

8. “What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”

9. “You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.”

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

11. “Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.”

12. “If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.”

13. “What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.”

14. “You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.”

15. “When your image improves, your performance improves.”

16. “The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.”

17. “You don’t ‘pay the price’ for success, you enjoy the benefits of success.”

18. “If you will pump long enough, hard enough, and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.”

19. “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”

20. “In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in.”

21. “You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it.”

22. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to his or her commitment to excellence, regardless of his or her chosen field of endeavor.”

23. “You build a successful career, regardless of your field of endeavor, by the dozens of little things you do on and off the job.”

24. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

25. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

I picked up my first Zig Ziglar book ‘See You At The Top’, when I was 19 years old. And for years I’ve been listening to his tapes (yeah, they were tapes back then) on success, motivation and goal-setting.

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Vitaly Grinblat has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and advertising. Including running his own financial services agency for over 10 years. Since 2005, he has created a number of information products online, as well consulted with and designed advertising campaigns for private clients, generating over $10,000,000 in sales.

Currently Vitaly is involved in a number of businesses and projects including creating marketing campaigns for a large publication company, running an e-commerce business, a nutraceutical company and Success Thread.

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