34 Best Zig Ziglar Quotes on Leadership

Ziglar had an adventurous life, having 11 siblings, serving in the Navy during World War II.

He managed to achieve quite a lot in life, becoming the Vice President of an automotive company, and towards the end of his life travelling around to take part in various seminars.

The Zig Ziglar quotes left behind after his passing in 2012, are his legacy. Most of Zig’s quotes cover the areas he specialized in of course: sales, goals and growth.

Here are the 34 best Zig Ziglar Quotes on Leadership:


34 Best Zig Ziglar Quotes

1. “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

2. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

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

6. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar

7. “Unless you have definite precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” – Zig Ziglar

9. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar


10th of 28 Zig Ziglar Quotes

“When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you” – Zig Ziglar


11. “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” – Zig Ziglar

12. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “The great majority of people are “wandering generalities” rather than “meaningful specifics”. The fact is that you can’t hit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.” – Zig Ziglar

14. “The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.” – Zig Ziglar

15. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

16. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

18. “Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.” – Zig Ziglar

19. “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar


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“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar


21. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

22. “You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

23. “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.” – Zig Ziglar

24. “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. If we do our best, we are a success.” – Zig Ziglar

25. “It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” – Zig Ziglar

27. “Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – Zig Ziglar

28. “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar

29. “F.E.A.R. has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar


30th of 34 Zig Ziglar Quotes

30. “There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.” – Zig Ziglar


31. “The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, ‘Let’s go, let’s go,’ and ceilings start to move up.” – Zig Ziglar

33. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Zig Ziglar

34. “You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.” – Zig Ziglar


Zig Ziglar: Believe In Yourself

Bonus: Zig Ziglar Picture Quote

Zig Ziglar Picture Quote


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