Zig Ziglar died on November 28, 2012, after a brief battle with pneumonia. One of the world’s best motivational speakers and authors known for his amazing quotes; he had a terrific influence on people through his numerous speeches, books and programs. Zig Ziglar’s deagth was announced on his Facebook page ‘Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home. The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived.”
Ziglar’s executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar passed away Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano. His speaking career lasted for more than 50 years and he took retirement in 2010. Great motivational speakers and authors like John C. Maxwell and Anthony Robbins quote Zig Ziglar in their speeches. The man was known for his appearances with US Presidents and leaders.
Zig Ziglar was born November 6, 1926 in Gary, Indiana to John Silas Ziglar and Viola Ziglar. He was the tenth of the twelve children. When he was five years old, the family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi. During the period 1943-1945, Zig Ziglar served in the Navy during World War II. In 1944, at the age of 17 he met his wife 16 year old Jean, in Jackson, Mississippi. They married at the end of 1946.
Zig Ziglar was destined to greater successes, most of it was due to his positive attitude and the ability to be undaunted by disappointments and rejection. He worked as a salesman in many companies. In 1968, Zig Ziglar became vice-president and training director of Automotive Performance Company, Dallas Texas. He went on to inspire people through his speeches and books. In 2010, however he had a fall, as he slipped down a flight of stairs in 2010 that led to short-term memory issues.
Zig Ziglar has written some inspiring books like ‘See You at the Top ‘ (1975), Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others (1986), born to Win: Find Your Success Code (2012)
Zig Ziglar Quotes
Where you start is not nearly as important as where you finish
The foundational stones for a balanced success are Honesty, Character, Integrity, Faith, Love and Loyalty
What you GET by achieving your goals is not near as important as what you BECOME by achieving your goals
“When you do the right things in the right way you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.
You were Designed for accomplishment , engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness
We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason
I Honestly believe I have felt your feelings. I HAVE WALKED IN YOUR SHOES. You may have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has NOTHING to do with your future
Doubt Fear & Worry will only slow you down. Focus on doing your best and celebrate every step of the way
You are the only one who can use your ability. It’s an awesome responsibility
You don’t have to be great to start but you have to START to be great
When you touch someone’s heart they will never be quite the same again . Part of you will live in their life always
This is not the end of your story…Turn the page and start a new chapter