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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I have blogged before about the impact Coach Dale Brown has had on my life.  One such impact was his introducing me to the ways of Zig Ziglar who passed away earlier today.  I have been an avid reader of Zig since my days on Coach Brown's staff.  Here are some of my more favorite Zig Ziglar quotes:

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

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

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”

“You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

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

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

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

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

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.”

“Failure is an event not a person”

“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.”

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”

“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”

“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.”

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”

“Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.”

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

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission”

“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.”

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

Here are a few past blog post that mentioned Zig:

The difference between motivation and manipulation

One of my favorite Zig Ziglar quotes

Some thoughts from Jon Gordon including a great story about continual learner Zig Ziglar