April 22, 2013 Leave a comment
A few months back we lost Zig Ziglar to pneumonia at the age of 86. Born Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar, he was the tenth of twelve children who started his professional career selling pots and pans. He became one of the world’s most famous salesmen, a powerful motivational speaker, author of 25 books and an icon to many in the sales and business worlds. He is known for his pithy but memorable words of wisdom aimed at achieving business and personal success. We thought it would be fun to recount and remember some of our favorites here.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” – Zig Ziglar
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar
“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” – Zig Ziglar
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar
And finally, a personal favorite and fitting for a remembrance post –“Make today worth remembering.”
We’d love to hear your favorites. Just might be the one that turns on that lightbulb for someone reading, as Zig did for so many along the way. Thanks for your passion, Zig Ziglar. May you rest in peace.