One of my all time favorite leaders is Zig Ziglar. I have read and followed Zig for nearly 30 years now. He has had a huge impact on my thinking and my life over the years. He can say more in a few well-chosen words than anyone I know, and that was before Twitter came on the scene.

One of my favorite memories is the years I got to be a member of his Sunday School class at First Baptist Church Dallas, TX. He is a great student and communicator of biblical truth as well as he is a communicator of sales and leadership lessons. He is a tremendous role model as a husband and father. He is absolutely the most enthusiastic person I have encountered. He is full of an energy and passion that is contagious and infectious.

If you have not read any of his books be sure and pick up one today and grow from the wisdom of this leader of leaders.

Here are a few of his concise lessons on life and leadership. Enjoy!

You are the only person in existence who can use your potential. It is an awesome responsibility.

You never know when a helping hand will change a person’s entire life.

Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil.

An idea unrecorded is an idea often lost.

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

Inspect to make sure you get what you expect.

You measure success by how much good you do for others.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Quit counting time and start making time count.

Success is not a destination, it’s a journey – it’s the direction in which you are traveling.

You need to consider your attitude as seriously as you would consider the largest purchase of your life.

Top Performers anticipate change and embrace the opportunity to change.

Never make a promise without a plan.

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping it out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Logic won’t change an emotion but action will.

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

Faithfulness is an attitude; it speaks of the qualities of trust, reliability, and loyalty.

One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word “tolerance” as a great virtue.

Everything that occurs teaches and prepares you for the next stage of life. Nothing is lost.

  1. Agree totally…. Zig is the most consistent man I have ever met…

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