Zig Ziglar: How To Define Success And Live A More Balanced Life

Zig Ziglar shares a real life story that teaches an important lesson on how to define success and live a more balanced life. This works in Business and at home.


“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” –Zig Ziglar

Success is never about acquiring what you want in one area of life, but in every area of life.

Reminiscent of I Corinthians 13, Ziglar asks audiences to consider the fallacy of one-sided success. Take a moment and ask yourself these questions:

1) If I earn millions of dollars, but destroy my health in the process, is that success?

2) If I become the best in my industry, but neglect my family and friends, is that success?

3) If I acquire great wealth and notoriety, but compromise my integrity and faith to do so, is that success?

The obvious answer to each of these questions is “no.” Success isn’t one-sided, our achievements aren’t fulfilling when we neglect or destroy our relationships, health or faith.

Original Source: You must have specific, clearly identified objectives. In the How to Stay Motivated.

With your spouse, your children, your prospect and your peers, keep the question, “How can I help you?” as a primary focus in the relationship.

Help Others Get What They Want. Zig Ziglar Official YouTube Channel.