30 Inspirational Zig Ziglar Quotes That Can Change Your Life


If you achieve legendary success as an athlete, you are awarded a place in the “Sports Hall of Fame”.  In Leadership and Personal Development, there is not a “Leadership Hall of Fame”.  If there was, the name Zig Ziglar would be part of it.

Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker and trainer.  Author of over two dozen books, amassing a following of millions who were encouraged by his lessons for success.  I recently discovered “The Ziglar Show” Podcast which is filled with motivational and inspirational life lessons.  It is the type of show that gets you to challenge the mediocre and inspires you to reach for more.  If you are open to the messages, you can not only achieve success at work but in your personal life as well.  Motivation can come from anywhere. Often though, we need to put effort into finding it for ourselves. Self-motivation can be a powerful tool to jump-start us or continue the momentum of whatever it is we are doing.

Here are 30 Inspirational Zig Ziglar Quotes That Can Change Your Life:

1.”What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

2.  “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”

3.  “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.”

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


5.  “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

6.  “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

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

8.  “With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.”

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

10.  “Honesty and integrity are essential for success in life–all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.”

11.  “True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.”

12.  “Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.”

13.  “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.”

14.  “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”

15.  “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face to become successful.”

16.  “Success must never be measured by how much money you have.”

17.  “Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.”

18.  “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.”

19.  “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

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

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

22.  “When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.”

23.  “It was a character that got us out of bed, a commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”

24.  “The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.”

25.  “Time well-spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.”

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

27.  “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.”

28.  “Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.”

29.  “Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.”

30.  “Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.”

Do you have a favorite quote? Let us know which one inspires you.