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The great champion of motivation and inspiration Zig Ziglar died yesterday. Following is a taste of his wisdom and spirit. (courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor and my highlights of Ziglar books!)

1. Vision
“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”

2. Dealing with Failure
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

3. You Get What You Are
“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. Daily Affirmation
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

5. Mind Before Body
“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”

6. What Really Matters
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

7. Delayed Gratification
“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”

8. Be Positive
“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”

9. Hard Work
“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

10. Attitude Matters Most
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

By Evan Moffic,

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