Zig Ziglar: 10 Quotes to Motivate

For years now, I have been inspired by Zig Ziglar. I love reading his books, hearing him speak and am eternally grateful for the life that he lived.  His words have kept me going when I have wanted to give up. May these quotes bring some motivation into your life too!

1. “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.”

2. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

3. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”

4. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

5. “Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.”

6. “Every choice you make has an end result.”

7. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”

8. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.”

9. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”

10. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

I hope you enjoy these!

For all my husbands out there… here’s one more for you. Zig had an amazing marriage with “The Redhead” (as he affectionately called her) and it was probably because he understood relationships. Here’s your last quote for the day:

“If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.” You can take that one to the bank!



Inspiring C.S. Lewis Quotes

C.S. Lewis has always been one of my favorite authors. I have read his books for years and they have continually inspired me. From his space aged fiction to his journeys into emotion, inspiration comes with every flip of the page.

Let me share with you a few of my favorites:

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.” From Letters to Malcolm

“We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” From The Abolition of Man

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.” From The Great Divorce

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” From A Grief Observed

“Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” From Mere Christianity

“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” From Collected Works of CS Lewis

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” From The Screwtape Letters

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” From The Four Loves

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” From Out of the Silent Planet

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” From Prince Caspian

These are just a few of my favorites. How about you? What is your favorite Lewis quote?


Kerouac, Inspiration and Counting Breaths

“I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.”
Jack Kerouac


I still get inspired from the lives of those who have passed before me. What about you?
Maybe loves ones or friends or beatnik authors who paved the roads before us. All of us have had that someone.

Take a minute and thank God for the life of that inspiration.

Now, what about you? Are you living to leave a legacy? Are you living to inspire? If not, why not?

May my life… and your life… always be feeding someone. Live to live longer than the number of your breaths.


Monday Morning Motivation: 10 Quotes to Get You Going

We all need a little motivation… especially on Monday mornings. So, here are ten quotes to get you out of bed and fired up to get started. Take one, write it down and carry it around in your pocket. Let it bring you motivation throughout your day. If there’s one that you really love, tattoo it backwards on your forehead so every time you look in the mirror you can read it. (And, leave me a picture in the comment section. I will be sure to highlight your motivational step in a future post)


1. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile” Zig Ziglar

2. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

3. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

4. “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky

5. “Every strike brings me closer to my next home run.” Babe Ruth

6. “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb

7. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” Vince Lombardi

8. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra

9. “Inspiration exists, but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso

10. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

What about you? Do you have a quote that keeps you going? I’d love to hear it. Share it in the comment section below. Remember, you are called to live THE BEST life ever! “Get busy living or get busy dying.” (That one’s just a bonus!)