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

  Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  It is not what you know; it is what you use that makes a difference.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you dont see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  I have got to say 'no' to the good so I can say 'yes' to the best.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you wait until all the lights are 'green' before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  To respond is positive, to react is negative.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal. You do not change your decision to get there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Money won't make you happy. But everybody wants do find out for themselves.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You dont have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Dont become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The more you are thankful for what you have, the more you will have to be thankful for.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  Remember - you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to his or her commitment to excellence, regardless of his or chosen field of endeavor.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  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.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Make today worth remembering.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work - if you won't.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  People often say that motivation doesnt last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  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.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you wait until all the lights are 'green' before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  A goal properly set is halfway reached.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt: regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Success is not a destination, it is a journey.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Actually, salespeople are problem solvers. If you've got the solution to the prospect's problem and he doesnt buy from you then he, far more than you, is the loser.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You can disagree without being disagreeable.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The way you see people is the way you treat them.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Your attitude determines your altitude.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesnt solve any problems.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  It is not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Be firm on principle but flexible on method.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but dont hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Action often precedes the feeling.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Make today worth remembering.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

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

  If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Success is not a destination, it's a journey.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Remember - you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The way you see people is the way you treat them.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You can disagree without being disagreeable.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  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.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal. You do not change your decision to get there.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

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

  Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  If you wait until all the lights are 'green' before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt: regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

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

  Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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