I don’t know if you are a fan of Zig Ziglar, but when I was a kid, my parents had the cassette tapes of several of his motivational programs, including “See You at The Top,” “Goals,” and “Success and the Self-Image.”
We also had a music tape that had a bunch of motivational songs on it produced by Zig Ziglar.
l absolutely loved listening to him speak, and as silly as that little motivational music tape was, I still get fond memories to this day of listening to the peppy tunes that always got me in a good mood.
3 Quotes from Zig Ziglar that will Change Your Life
There are so many influencers that can inspire and motivate us, but Zig Ziglar is one of my all-time faves.
Maybe because I grew up listening to it, but I have always had an affinity for his content.
I want to share with you 3 quotes from him that have truly impacted and changed my life.
“Don’t Stare Up The Steps, Step up the Stairs”
Remember that little motivational music tape I told you about? This quote was also used as the name of one of the songs from that tape. I can even remember the tune in my head, “Don’t stare up the steps, step up the stairs. There’s room at the top, your goal is right up there.
It’s time for your journey, get ready for the fun cuz…I’m gonna make it. You’re gonna make it. We’re gonna make it….one step at a time!”
I wish you could hear it because just thinking back on that song, brought back so many memories and feelings of joy and happiness inside.
The point of this quote is that so often we are faced with what needs to be done, and instead of actually taking the steps to move us in the right direction toward our goals, we remain paralyzed at the bottom of the stairs, and we don’t take the necessary action to get ourselves to the top.
Whether it’s because we don’t want to do the work, or because other things are distracting us, or because we just aren’t sure where to start.
We need to be willing to take each step, and put in the necessary action to keep moving in the right direction until we achieve our goals.
“Motivation Doesn’t Last. Neither Does Bathing. That’s Why We Recommend it Daily.”
It’s crazy how quickly we can lose motivation. Take this whole quarantine craziness.
When the world began falling apart and our normal routines were completely thrown for a loop, so many people lost their motivation and had a hard time getting it back.
Think about what it is that motivates you to brush your teeth or bathe every day. Is it that you don’t want cavities, or that you want nice breath, or that you don’t want to stink or that you want to look nice?
Whatever it is, there is an innate motivation that doesn’t require much thought to make it happen. It’s because you have done it enough that it has become a habit that you don’t have to think about anymore.
Can you imagine how powerful your life could be if your necessary required actions toward your ultimate goals were as simple as that?
If you could somehow foster the mindset to generate the same motivation toward achieving the goals that you can’t imagine going a day without doing what’s required to get there, then you can reach a whole new level of success.
Find something that motivates you to keep going toward your goals every single day, whether it’s listening to a mentor, reading books, or watching videos, and then take action daily that takes you closer to your main objective or goal, and rinse and repeat, just like you do with your bath every day.
“You Can Have Everything in Life You Want if You Just Help Enough Other People Get What They Want.”
I saved the best for last. This is one of Zig Ziglar’s signature quotes that has been extremely impactful for me. This quote embraces the power of The Law of Abundance and Reciprocity.
If our purpose is to help others achieve their dreams and goals, and we are consistently putting value into the world, then we will ultimately be rewarded with our own dreams and goals being realized.
If you truly have a desire to help others, and you make the effort to create the type of content that your audience gains incredible value from, then they will be seeking to work with you and pay you what you are worth, and you’ll achieve exactly what you hope for out of life.