I was looking for a specific quote when I came across a list of Zig Zigler quotes. I remembered him from my early days in sales but had not thought about him in years. He had some interesting things to say! My dad used to have a number of ‘quotes’. Perhaps they were not as famous and I have no idea where he got them but they were a staple in our home. One of my favorites (now not then) is “lie down with dogs you get up with fleas.” As a teenager I really hated that expression. As an adult-and especially as a parent, I can appreciate this corny expression. It is the complete opposite of associating with positive people or people who strive to do better. Sometimes we settle for less or hang with people who do less, behave less, or do less because it allows us to be less and as Zig said, “do nothing.” My kids joke with me that my annoying expression while they were growing up was, “just do something!” How can a person ever accomplish anything if they are ‘lying with dogs’ or setting the bar so low so no effort is required. When we are afraid of tying for fear of failing we are finished before we even start.
Some of his other great quotes are: