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

   

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.

      
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.
  
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
  
  
It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there’s always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.
   

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.
 
 
Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs.  Serve generous helpings daily.
  
  
It's not where you start or even what happens to you along the way that's important. What is important is that you persevere and never give up on yourself.

     

Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.

   

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

   

Most people who fail in their dream fail not from
lack of ability but from lack of commitment.

   

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you
want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

   
    
Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (born November 6, 1926) is a highly successful American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker. 

Zig Ziglar was born to John Silas and Lila Ziglar in Coffee County, Alabama as the tenth of twelve children.  When he was four years old, his father accepted a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where Zig Ziglar spent most of his childhood.  In 1932, his father died of a stroke (and his younger sister died two days later), leaving his mother to raise the remaining eleven children alone.

Ziglar served in the Navy during World War II, attended the University of South Carolina, and worked as a salesman in a succession of companies, during which time his sales skills improved and his interest in motivational speaking grew.  In 1968, Ziglar became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, and moved to Dallas, Texas, where he still lives today.  In 1970, he went into the business of motivational speaking full-time.

  

  

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