Remembering Zig Ziglar

29 Nov

Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar was an author and motivational speaker who inspired millions of people to grow, do and be more – and to do it all with integrity, compassion, and enthusiasm. He passed away yesterday at the age of 86 from pneumonia.

Mr. Ziglar was a Southern boy, growing up in Mississippi and graduating from one of our beloved SEC schools, the University of South Carolina. He also served our country during WWII.

His legacy is a large one. His words, the kind of words that could motivate people to take chances, try new things, and move beyond their present situation to achieve their dreams.

Success to Mr. Ziglar was not simply connected to status or measured by earnings. Instead, he taught that success is determined by how you live your life, what kind of impact you have on those around you, and what you do to improve the world we live in.

In honor of this man who left a positive mark on so many people, I want to share some of my favorite Zig Ziglar quotes:

Man may go to Heaven without Health, Wealth, Fame,
A Great Name, Learning, Big Earnings, Culture,
Beauty, Friends, 10,000 other things;
But he can never go to Heaven without Christ!


Remember that failure is an event, not a person.


You cannot tailor-make the situations in life
but you can tailor-make the attitudes
to fit those situations.


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


A narrow mind and a fat head
invariably come on the same person.


Among the things you can give
and still keep are your word,
a smile, and a grateful heart.


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


If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred,
you’ll never end up with a nag.
{Good advice for all men, right ladies? :) }


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


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


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

Thanks, Mr. Ziglar, for so many wonderful life lessons.



2 Responses to “Remembering Zig Ziglar”

  1. Jennifer November 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    I had not heard that he died so thank you for sharing. The world lost a great person and an inspiration to many.
    Love, Jenn

    • rachturner November 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      I know – he was a great, wise man who inspired many. Love you.

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