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Friday’s Leadership Quotes 91 – 105

2012 December 7
tags: Leadership, Leadership Quotes, Quotations, Series, Zig Ziglar
by Andrew   

I will post, on Fridays, selected leadership quotes.

Zig Ziglar, an accomplished author and revered motivational speaker, passed away just after Thanksgiving 2012. He was 86, and had spent most of his life as a salesman and sales executive, author, and speaker on positive influence and motivation. I remember receiving his book “See You At The Top” as a young boy, and I often re-read it over the years. There are a great many accomplished motivational speakers in the world, but very Zig Ziglar will continue to have been – for a long time to come – among the most experienced and longest serving. His unique combination of life experience, hard-won lessons, and avuncular manner made his wisdom accessible to many.

Zig Ziglar combined common sense, horse sense, and no-nonsense to bring a positive message of encouragement and motivation, and has directly or indirectly influenced for the better the lives of untold numbers of people.

Below, I have collected for you a few of his most popular and enduring quotes.

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.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.

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.

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

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

If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

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

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

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

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

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

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

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.


Take care, and enjoy life,


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