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Notes from "Goals" by Zig Ziglar

These are my notes from "Goals" by Zig Ziglar. This is a classic from one of the greatest personal development teachers of all time. Zig's voice is entertaining and engaging as he delivers timeless wisdom that can benefit the lives of everyone. Below are some of Zig's classic sayings. I've been listening to Zig for over 10 years and some of his quotes (which I've put in bold) I use as a guide for life.


You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.


We use up nature's natural resources by using them up. We use up man's natural resources by not using them at all.


Reasons why 97% people don't set goals:

  1. Fear

  2. Poor self-image

  3. They have never been sold on having goals

  4. They don't know how


Life is not easy, life is tough. But when you're tough on yourself life is going to be infinitely easier on you. If you do the things you ought to do when you ought to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.


We should ask ourselves this question when we get involved in pleasure: "Can I repeat this pleasure indefinitely and be happy as a result?"


You go as far as you can see. When you get there you will always be able to see further.


A goal properly set is halfway reached.


You can have everything in life you want, if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.


Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. We should autograph our work with excellence.


When you do more than you're paid to do, you will eventually be paid more for what you do.


I challenge you to buy a book. It is the most exciting book I have read in the last 10 years. The title of the book is "The Light and the Glory" by Peter Marshal and David Manuel.

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