Get Your Mind Right: 5 Career-Boosting Quips From Zig Ziglar

With his recent passing, honor his legacy with positive thinking

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Sometimes it’s tough for young professionals to stay motivated throughout their early job hunts and career moves. Many tend to experience a loss in confidence. But with the passing of Zig Ziglar last month, many business professionals were reminded of the importance and amazing power of self-motivation and confidence. Known as one of America’s forefathers of self-help and motivation, Ziglar empowered, inspired, and motivated thousands of people through his workshops, training seminars, books and dynamic speeches. His self-made, positive-thinking platform that was developed from humble beginnings underscores the notion that with confidence you can achieve anything in your career!

Take a cue from some of Ziglar’s most powerful motivational quotes, and jumpstart your career today:

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.”

#MotivationBoost: To achieve success it’s vital that you help others along the way. The more help you give, the more people will want to help you. And before you know it you will have a whole network of help! Even the most successful bosses—from Oprah to Obama—exhibit this quality, leading to positive reciprocity.

2. “A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.”

#MotivationBoost: Always keep your eyes open for career-enhancing opportunities. Instead of waiting until you’re on the brink of losing your job, continue to grow and develop your skills so you’ll be ready when opportunities come knocking at your door. In addition, stabilize your career by having multiple streams of income.

3. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”

#MotivationBoost: It’s essential that you maintain a very high level of commitment and discipline while exercising continuous action. Never compromise your character, learn from your failures, and chip away at your goals with a steady effort. Success is right around the corner!

4. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

#MotivationBoost: It’s crucial that you adopt a positive mindset as part of your life style because it will always give you a reason to believe and take action!

5. “People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.”

#MotivationBoost: You should strive to develop great relationships with your family members, loved ones, and close friends. Doing this will help you gain the support you need to have a highly productive and happy career.

To get to where you want to go in your career you must rely on a lot of self-motivation. It’s a good idea to read, listen to, and study motivational giants like Zig Ziglar. By attaining such transformational knowledge you can only go up!

Tweet your favorite motivational quotes with #MotivationBoost.

Antoine Moss, Ph.D., (@2PositiveTweets) is a nationally recognized resource on internships, early career achievement, leadership and motivation. CEO and founder of CEO Style Consulting L.L.C., Moss empowers professionals and organizations to reach their full potential, and serves as speaker, workshop instructor and consultant. The author of Learn to Intern CEO Style, Moss has been a featured expert on outlets including Fox 8 TV News and George Fraser’s 2011 Power Networking Conference.

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