“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

—Zig Ziglar, best-selling author and motivational speaker

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As a pioneer in the field of personal and professional development, Zig Ziglar saw clearly that experience – and yes, failure – was a critical factor in achieving success. Here, he is making a critical distinction about failure that retains personal dignity and self-worth, instead of correlating a person themselves as the failure.

My experience is that too many people fear the sting of “being a failure” – so they fail to even attempt new challenges, afraid that they will fall short in their efforts.


Use today to take bold and courageous actions toward your most desired goals, knowing that you are successful – no matter what – simply by making the effort.