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You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
– Zig Ziglar
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.
– Zig Ziglar
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a big game hunter, family man, civic servant and a host of other things.
I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
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.
If you want to earn more, learn more.
The six people who had the biggest impact on my life were all women. Had I been sexist, my life would have been far less fulfilling.
I’m a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word ‘grow.’
Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.
You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.
When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip.
To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can’t stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do ‘anything.’ If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
Every choice you make has an end result.
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.
New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.
Only men of character are trusted.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word ‘pessimist’ was not in our vocabulary at that time. It’s a modern ‘invention’ which I believe we should ‘dis-invent.’
True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.
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.
As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.