Zig Ziglar is most known for his “See You at the Top” series. He was a positive speaker, author, and motivator from 1975 until his death in 2008. He died in 2009, but his influence and his quotes still resonate within the minds of entrepreneurs, writers, and business owners who have been inspired by his clever ideas and quotes.
In this post, we are talking to bloggers. We’ll share ten of Zig Ziglar’s famous quotes that we think will help bloggers to focus in on important points and takeaways that you can share with your audience to motivate them. Also, they are worthy concepts that you can benefit from yourself and apply to your own lives and businesses.
10 Great Zig Ziglar Quotes for Bloggers
The following quotes from the great Zig Ziglar should help bloggers to share some great ideas that are principles of both work and family relationships, as well as good philosophies for life. Read through each one, as well as our comments, then think about what you can apply them to what you write about in your blog and apply it to your situation.
1. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.”
This quote by Zig Ziglar reminds us as bloggers that people need the motivation to find success. No matter what industry, perspective, or goal someone has, without motivation to do the little tasks that are required to get there, they will never make it. Using this idea and including it in your blog posts may help you to inspire your audience further to think about what is important to them and focus on their goals for the future.
2. “It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.”
When you are running a blog, one of the keys that you need to remember to do is to motivate people to move up the ladder of success. This is a principle you need, yourself, as well as a good one to share with your readers. At the heart of this statement is the idea that most people remain at the bottom. They just don’t think or work hard enough to climb to the top. Perhaps they do not have the motivation to do so. If you work harder than your competition, you will find yourself on the top faster than you think.
3. “You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.”
When you are blogging and speaking to a specific audience, you should be in touch with this idea, as well as to share it with your readers. What Ziglar meant by this is likely that you are unique and special. Success is not based on collectivism. You have unique abilities, talents, and skills that only you can do in the way you do them. With this gift, you also have the responsibility to use it wisely in a way that will benefit others.
4. “If we don’t start, it’s certain we can’t arrive.”
If you are a writer or blogger and you run into the occasional “writer’s block,” here is a reminder that you should just start writing. Sometimes you can even write something that another writer wrote, and it will get the juices flowing for your ideas. Of course, don’t forget to delete the words of the other writer once you get the inspiration you need. Don’t overthink the writing process. Just start writing.
5. “Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training, and experience you have.”
Some people lament that they need more education, more experience, or more skills to reach a higher level of success. But the reality is that we may already have all of the skills we need. We just need to dig into our past experiences and recall the positive things that we can do. There is nothing better than a boost of confidence when it comes to believing in ourselves to the point of achieving our goals. Another great positive thinker, author, and speaker, Earl Nightingale once said it like this, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.” When these words are put with Ziglar’s statement, you can see the common thread of this great idea.
6. “You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.”
This statement by Zig Ziglar reminds us that we cannot always control what happens in life, but we can change the way we look at it. If we already have a positive attitude toward life and know what we might do in these unknown situations, we are more likely to make smart decisions when the situation arises. Practicing this philosophy and writing about it as a blogger may also help you to communicate to your audience that you are an independent thinker and that you want to inspire them to do the same.
7. “You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else.”
If you write a regular blog, this is a great quote to remember. It’s important to be in touch with your ideas, decisions, and goals in life before you can influence or help the people who read your blog. Having an excellent understanding of yourself and why you do things, organizing your life, or just being grounded in the critical management issues of life including finance and careers, can help you to help others in the same way. It also adds to your credibility if you are setting yourself up as an influencer on your blog. Practice what you preach always to communicate a sense of authenticity.
8. “Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.”
This idea has to do with the freedom and liberty that we all enjoy, at least here in the United States. Other people or situations may get in the way temporarily when trying to reach your goals, but, if you are determined, you will pick yourself up and continue on the road to success later. The only way to lose is to give up.
9. “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.”
This saying by Zig Ziglar communicates pride in one’s work. You could share this idea with your readers on your blog to inspire them to think about where their passion is. When you truly love something or someone, you will pour yourself into the goal and do a better job. This is where you can influence your readers to choose tasks and projects that they genuinely care about and to give it their best.
10. “Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife understood that they’re on the same side.”
Whether you write a blog about marriage issue or you just want to communicate the idea of teamwork, this is a great quote to start with. I think Ziglar was reminding not only husband and wife teams but also any other kind of organization, including work partners and boss/employees to remember that they are on the same team. This should serve to help them streamline their efforts to keep them on track toward a common goal. Though people are different and they do things differently, when working on a typical project, their goal should be the same.
How to Integrate these Quotes within your own Blog
We hope you enjoyed these ideas from the late, great Zig Ziglar. Ziglar was a wonderful speaker, writer, and motivator who helps millions of people to improve their goals, businesses, and lives. Think about what we can learn from him and use these quote on your blog, giving Zig credit, or course and ask for comments from your audience. You’ll be surprised at the bits of wisdom they may come up with. These are philosophical quotes, so expect different answers depending on who you ask and the scope of your audience.
You could even include links to some of Zig Ziglar’s books or other media to share other ideas he had with your audience if you run a motivational or business blog.
Using quotes from the masters can undoubtedly get the attention of your target audience and make you a better blogger over time. After all, Zig Ziglar had a lot to say. Why not pass it on to the next generation and keep these ideas alive?