Happy Birthday Zig!

Dad is 83 years young today!  We have a big lunch planned with the family.  Life just doesn’t get much better than that!  If you want to leave Dad a birthday message just comment below and I will make sure he gets it.

And, if you haven’t seen the new movie about his book Embrace The Struggle you can watch it right now.  Only 2 minutes!

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194 Comments on “Happy Birthday Zig!”

  1. Seshu Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar. You are a true inspiration.

  2. Randall Krasneck Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! My birthday is tomorrow so I will be thinking of you.

    Randall Krasneck


  3. Dear Zig,

    I wish you Happy Birthday!
    From Romania, with love,
    CC


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  5. Mark Hundley Says:

    Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many for so long! You ROCK!

  6. Andy Westphal Says:

    Mr Ziglar, thank you very much and happy birthday.
    You have given me great hope for the future, strengthened my faith in God and made me a better husband, father and person.

    Regards

    Andy


  7. Have a wonderful 83rd. You have been very blessed to have been a great blessing to so many.

    Thank you for your encouragement and example.

  8. Mike Weeatley Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!! You’ve made a difference in sooo many lives!

  9. sonny sioson Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig! Thanks for all the wisdom you’ve shared with millions around the world, including our country, the Philippines!

  10. Jason Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! Thanks for all the great work.


  11. Happy Birthday Zig! Thank you for being a constant source of inspiration for us all. Enjoy this day surrounded by love from ones near and far.

  12. Matt Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar!

    You made a huge difference in my life and that of my family. Thank you!

    Matt Leitzmann

  13. Debbie Says:

    Happy Birthday ZIG! Thanks so much for the impact you’ve made on my life with your books, training programs and your one of kind outlook on life.

    Cheers to many more B-days!

  14. Doug Dunton Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!

  15. Hammarstrand Says:

    Congrats from Sweden!

    Thank you for being You. 🙂


  16. Happy Birthday Zig! You’re a great inspirition to so many. You truly are a gift from God. May his blessings continue to be upon you and your family. Enjoy your day, as you always do! 🙂
    Terry & Sandra Keeton

  17. Kenny Says:

    Happy Birthday to a great man. Someone who has inspired me for years to be a better leader.
    God Bless

  18. Jamie Pearson Says:

    Happy Birthday to my hero Zig Ziglar! I still have my See You At the Top textbook from 25 years ago! Thank you for all you’ve given us over the years!

  19. Bill Jackson Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig,

    I had two copies of See You At The Top. And one was signed. I had to get the second copy because I didn’t want to mess up the autographed one. Someone stole it from me. I hope they read it and learned from it.

    What a classic. hmmmmm Just like you Zig. A classic. One who everyone emulates. Thanks

    Happy Birthday,

    Bill


  20. Happy Birthday Zig from another Scorpio! Thanks for being you – you’re an inspiration to me and so many others!

  21. Mike Collins Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! You’re the man! Thanks for all the good that you have done with your life and the inspiration that you have been to me!


  22. Happy Birthday to wonderful man who has inspired me and many, many others. Our business group ends our meeting with a Zig quote nearly every single week!

  23. Janell Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! May you have a year full of blessings! I am thankful everyday for the gift of your son and his friendship with Mark that led Mark to be my wonderful husband…the best gift from God that I have truly ever been given (well, Connor and Reagan also…but you know what I mean)!!!!!

    Thanks!!!

    Janell


  24. Happy Birthday !
    I think you are one of the GREATS.
    Love you, love your family have a blessed day.
    Just so you know, I always say good morning no matter what time of day it is.
    Thanks Zig !
    Roberta Fisher

  25. Pete Persson Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIG! Thank you for
    the MANY insights and teachings
    Over the years! You have helped
    My family, marriage, spirit and
    job! I will never be able to
    Repay the blessings you have
    Given me! Enjoy Lunch!
    Pete and Shelly (my own wonderful
    Redhead!). 😉

  26. Lexy Capp Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig Ziglar!
    You have an attitude that has touched many lives.
    May your day be filled with love, joy and laughter.
    With much gratitude,
    Lexy Capp
    Las Vegas, NV

  27. Joyce Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! May God bless you and protect you. Have a blessed day filled with joy and lots of fun surprises!!

    Although you don’t know me your inspiring words have impacted me.

    Joyce

  28. Charlie Franks Says:

    Zig:

    Happy 83rd Birthday! I’ve had the honor of meeting you & attending several of your conferences in the state of North Carolina over the years. You’ve kept going despite life changing events that would have sidelined most. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t recall a Zig story or “Ziglet” to encourage me or a co-worker.

    Please enjoy this special day! (Of course, every day is special, isn’t it!)

  29. Jamie Pearson Says:

    Happy Birthday! You’ve meant so much to so many. Here’s to many more celebrations! By the way, I still have my See You At The Top textbook from over 25 years ago. I love that book!

  30. Greg Troxell Says:

    Mr. Ziglar,

    I would like to thank you for the motivation you have provided me over the years and wish you an extremely Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy it like no other sir!

  31. Cat Says:

    Happy B-day Zig!! Hope you have many more! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  32. Bruce H Says:

    Thanks for all of the years of inspiration.

  33. Mario Villagran Says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do. Your work is an inspiration to millions. See you at the top!


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  35. virk Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! Thank you for all you have done and still doing to make things betters for others.

  36. jillY Says:

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful legend!!! God Bless YOU! LOVE WINS.

  37. Michael Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! As Gandhi said, “May your Dreams be your only boundaries in life”

  38. John C Olson Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! You have been, and still are, an inspiration to me for many years! May God bless you with a wonderful birthday today and many more to come.

  39. Kat Caverly Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! I am a greeting card designer and I think you will enjoy this bit of birthday silly:

    http://h.umoro.us/katalog/LetLoose.html


  40. 83 Years YOUNG Indeed! And Gettin’ Better!

    The pictures of us together in Springfield show it!

    Still has the sparkle in his eye of an 7 yr. old ready to run out to play in a giant backyard leaf pile! We have one…so come on up Brother!

    And SEVEN (7) is God and Zig’s number anyway!

    God is still not done using this YOUNG MAN!
    Stay tuned world! Zig is just more seasoned!
    EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE is an inspiration.

    WE LOVE YOU ZIG AND JEAN AND THE WHOLE ZIGLAR FAMILY!
    And Ziglar Corp too! 🙂


  41. Happy Birthday Zig,

    You have inspired me ever since I saw you on Channel 8 (WFAA) in Dallas one morning on a talk show with Suzie Humphrey. My how time flies. I went on to purchase and read your book “See You At The Top”.
    You helped me realize that I can do and have all things I desire in life by letting God lead.
    Thank you for your inspiration.

    God Bless You.

  42. AJ Buerer Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig! I have read and been encouraged by many of your books and audio programs. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Embrace the Struggle. Thank you for the wisdom, humor, and encouragement you have given me (and many others). God has blessed my life greatly through you!

  43. Gervase Says:

    Hey happy birthday, thanks for all those tonnes of wisdom you shared. I am sure you are now receiving the fruit of it and also that you are releasing a few more tonnes. The righteous still bring forth fruit in old age


  44. Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar! You’re still a true inspiration.

  45. Tom Beal Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    Your books & live presentations have had an incredibly tremendous impact in my & my family’s life.

    Thank You & Make Today Great!
    Tom Beal

  46. Mark Bowser Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    You, your message, and your family have been an inspiration to me for years. You are blessed my friend and through you we are blessed to. Enjoy your birthday. You deserve a better than good day. God bless you!

    Mark Bowser
    JEREMIAH 29:11

  47. Kayla Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig! I am 23 years old and about to graduate from the University of Georgia, and I want you to know that you are so great! I listen to you almost every day. I started listening to you about 10 months ago, and since then I have lost 31 lbs & am still losing (I changed the picture)! I also saw you in Huntsville, AL this year. EVERYONE needs the message that you teach! Your philosophy is timeless, and I try to get people to listen to you all the time! I just wish more people my age knew about you! I feel like I know you even though we have never met, you have really had a huge impact on my life and will be a factor in my lifetime sucess! Thank you so much! I follow Tom on twitter (I’m kaylac333), just to keep up with any new news, and because I like the quotes he posts. I hope you have a great birthday!

  48. Kathryn Lang Says:

    Happy Birthday – may this day be filled with joy and peace and continue to push you towards your purpose!

  49. Stan Rector Says:

    Happy B-Day. You have made a great difference in my life! Thanks for all of the years of inspiration.

    Stan

  50. Tanya Says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!


  51. Happy Birthday Zig! Although we have never met, I feel like I know you so well. You ride with me to work every day! Investing in your audio books has been the best decision I have ever made. It truly has changed my life. So cheers Zig, and many, many years of changing the lives of others!

  52. Lawrence Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig.
    Thanks for the good stuff.
    Have a great day!

  53. Gary McNinch Says:

    Hey Zig,

    This entitles you to a double hug from the redhead. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us in business.

    Gary

  54. Pushkar Says:

    Happy bday Ziggy Z! I love your Views man! Keep it coming!

    Happy bday once again!

    Cheers,
    Pushkar

  55. Conrad Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! You have been a huge motivation to me and my family! God Bless and may He bless you with many more.

  56. Cat Says:

    Happy B-day Zig!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!! May you have many more B-days 2 celebrate.


  57. Zig, Happy Birthday — although I feel like you’re the one who gave me the gift. How did you help me? After college, I was a janitor, having a huge pity party and stumbled across one of your books in the school library. I read it, improved my attitude and started focusing on my career as a cartoonist. I even would write “Pulitzer Prize” on the chalkboards as I cleaned (I am now a two-time Finalist). Today, I am the cartoonist in your old home state of Mississippi — it’s been a great career and I owe you so much. Thanks. And once again, Happy Birthday!

    P.S. I enjoy your son Tom’s tweets. I particularly like it when he mentions my cousin Dave.

    • Archie Winningham Says:

      Marshall, good to see your message to Zig. Seems we have a lot in common. I’m a huge fan of Zig, Cousin Dave and also of all the work you do! It’s a very small world when you network with the best and brightest people in the world!

      Keep up the great work brother,

      Archie from Cookeville, TN and another proud D.R. Certified Counselor!

  58. Sheryl Says:

    Wishing you a very happy and blessed birthday Mr. Ziglar. Thank you for your optimism and inspiration. The world needs much more of it.

    God bless you throughout the coming year.

  59. John D Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar.

    I was just listening to one to How to be a Winner when Tom’s tweet came through about your birthday. Thank you for everything you have done not only myself but the millions of others you have inspired.

  60. Rita Silic Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Zig Ziglar!!

    Taking a stop in time to say THANK YOU for all you teaching, wisdom and tireless efforts to show us a better way to living!

    With much appreciation,
    Rita Silic

  61. Rick Michal Says:

    Saw the tweet about your birthday. God bless you, Zig, and here’s to many more happy birthdays. I love listening to your many positive messages while I’m out for a run. They are all so inspirational. Happy birthday, and keep on keeping on!


  62. Zig:

    Congratulations on this wonderful day being your birthday! The good lord definitely has you on a mission and I am honored to able to wish you a Happy Birthday.

    Your books, tapes, etc. have been a major part of my life. I hope you have a fantastic birthday.

    Thanks,

    Frank C. Morris
    Minden, LA

  63. TC Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig… and Thank You! =)

  64. Robyn Says:

    Happy Birthday!! I have just recently heard of you and your inspiration to the world we live in. I imagine over the last 83 years you have helped so many as you have me in such a short time frame. Thank you so much!!! The only regret I have is that I didn’t find you sooner! Much Bliss!!

  65. Michael Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig, you have been a great inspiration to me and my staff

  66. Mike Henry Says:

    Zig, Happy Birthday. Thank you for all you’ve done. Your quotes and writing have been an encouragement and inspiration to me. Thank you.


  67. Mr. Ziglar,

    You are an awesome inspiration! Thank you for the example you set and sharing your message! You have made a difference in my life!

    May your birthday be full of the things that give you pleasure: family and friends! And maybe a great piece of birthday cake!

    Warmest Regards!

  68. Bob Says:

    Zig, Happy Birthday! Thanks for all that you have done for so many!!!!

  69. Candace Sargent Says:

    hAPPY bIRTHDAY Zig!:D Thank you thank you thank you…for all the years of encouragement and humor and thought provoking quotes:)))))

  70. Tim Fowler Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar! You are an inspiration to this Pastor/Church Starter near Ft. Hood. Say a quick prayer for us right now if you would.

  71. Dave Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig, your wisdom has helped me in many ways, and for that I am grateful.

  72. Jordan Says:

    Hi Zig, I attended the last Born to Win seminar in 2007 with my brothers. At the time I was the IT Tech in our family business. I started using your performance planner and setting and achieving goals. Today I am three weeks into my new position as Sales & Marketing Manager. Thank you very much and I wish you a very Happy Birthday!

    Jordan

  73. Sisil Says:

    Happy b’day Zig.. Thanks for all the inspiration, may ur dreams come true! God bless u..

  74. Kevin Hoxie Says:

    Hey Zig, Thanks for all of the inspiration over the years. I hope you have the best Birthday in the world!!!!!!!

  75. Andy Meadows Says:

    Mr. Ziglar,

    Best wishes and a blessed birthday to you today. Thank you for the gift of yourself and your family that continues your legacy. You are a man of mission, integrity, and faith. Thank you!

    Andy

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  77. ken d Says:

    listened to “How to raise drug-free kids…” nearly 15 years ago. Still in the drug prevention field today. the quote “you can have everything you want if you help enough other people get what they want” has stuck with me for just as long. Happy Birthday and many more…

  78. Abeer Al-Mutawa Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    Many this Birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with good health, happy memories, wonderful moments and shining dreams…

    Thank you for inspiring us… God Bless You

    All the Best,

    Abeer Al-Mutawa

  79. jen marr Says:

    Dear Zig,
    May God Bless you on your birthday and this next year… you have inspired me for over 25 years starting well before you highlighted your faith. Your walk in faith has only made you more inspiring. Your upcoming book “Embrace the Struggle” looks to be your best yet and is a true sign that God is indeed holding your hand at every step of your journey.
    I pray that you continue to be blessed with good health, happiness, contentment and the knowledge that you have done so much for so many.
    I truly wish that I could reach through this computer screen and give you a big hug today.
    Happy Happy Birthday!
    Your sister in Christ,
    Jen Marr

  80. Jennifer Dodge Says:

    Mr. Ziggler,

    Have a great 83rd Birthday! Thank you for your contributions to early care and education and to our world.

    Thank you,
    Jenny

  81. Brian Says:

    Happy Birthday Sir,

    You are truly a blessing to me and my family.

    Thank You!

  82. inthistogether Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIG!!

  83. Allen Cade Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! I noticed no one calls you Mr. Ziglar, it’s as if you are a close friend to the whole world.
    I have been reading your books and listening to your tapes (and now CD’s and DVD’s) for what seems like all my life. I finally got to see you live in San Jose CA a few months back, I was like a teenager at a rock concert. Thank you for all you’ve done for so many people.
    God bless you.(and The Red Head)
    Allen


  84. Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration! Happy, Happy Birthday!

  85. Crash Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! Have a great day and an awesome year! – Crash

  86. Sue Reninger Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! I’ve been a fan for nearly 20 years — and you’re still in my ear when I drive and go for a run. THANK YOU for a great deal of our success. At RMD, we don’t work for the paycheck, we “work for the railroad!”


  87. Zig-

    Happy Birthday! It was nice to see you in Charlotte last week! I’m a huge fan!

    Many blessings,

    Kevin
    http://www.kevinehenderson.com

  88. Marian Lopez Says:

    A very Happy Birthday to you Zig! Your quotes, stories and writing in general have helped me through many rough spots and I Thank You!

  89. Deborah Shaw Says:

    Happy Birthday to you! To Jesus be true! May God bless you richly! Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Zig! What a blessing you have been to me! I appreciate you!

  90. Mat Says:

    Happy Birthday young man. I still quote u in every training session I hold. And I feel luck because I got myself a “redhead” too 🙂

    I hope your day is special Zig!

  91. Bruno Coelho Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    I wish you all the best!

    You have inspired me to go beyond my own boundaries and you took me a step closer to change the world!

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Bruno Coelho


  92. Happy Birthday Zig!

    I have just recently been learning more about you and your meaningful message to all. I should see if you have audio and put it on my iPod to keep me motivated!

    mp/m

  93. Apple Says:

    Thank you so much Zig!

    Your books have helped me a lot, in business and in life.

    Everytime I feel discouraged, I will just read your book again, and I’ll feel inspired and excited again!

    I will buy your new book too!

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    I’m 22 years old, a girl from Singapore… I wish I can have the opportunity to meet and talk to you one day! You have truly motivated and encouraged me with your positive spirit!

    May your life continue to blossom with lots of love from everybody!! You are the greatest!! 😀 Be happy everyday! 😀

  94. Russ Riddle Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Ziglar!

    I know it will be BETTER THAN GOOD!

    Russ


  95. Happy Birthday. You have helped so many people including myself. Thank you so much.

    Heather, mom of 3 and Navy Wife

  96. Marchell Says:

    I wish you the happiest of birthdays! Just don’t hyperventilate when blowing out all those candles!

    Love you much, Zig!

  97. Ben D. Says:

    Happy Birthday! I can think of no one more than you who deserves another 83 years! Some day I’ll see you at the top!

  98. Jose Rey Villarruel III Says:

    Zig i would love to wish you Happy Birthday today and just give you a great big hug for all you have done for me, I live in OKC but drove to Shreport to meet you and listen to you speak in person. I also had the esteem honor to eat breakfast with you, I will never forget that day, the day you impacted my life forever. I wish you the best in life for you and your family Zig, thanks again and may God Bless you.

    Jose R. Villarruel III

  99. Kurt Scobie Says:

    Happy birthday Zig! Thanks for (STILL) doing what you do! My life is enriched.

    Kurt


  100. Hi Mr. Ziglar,
    I lucked on to your tapes at a yard sale. I was truly inspired by your message. I try to encourage family and friends to listen to you. I loved seeing you at the Get Motivated Seminar Norman / OKC 2009. You are a blessing to many. Love You & Happy 83rd Birthday and many more. Oh by the way I have a friend who is 93.

  101. Jose Merrin Says:

    Happy Birthday!! You’re testimony and example has helped me to keep on keeping on! 🙂

  102. Jennifer Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    May you enjoy His many blessings to you this day and always!

    All the best-
    Jen

  103. Holly Haener Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you and take care. – Holly

  104. Jimmy parris Says:

    Happy brirthday Zig

  105. Tim Sieck Says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Ziglar! I hope your day is full of family, friends, laughter and warmth!

  106. Greg Smith Says:

    Happy Birthday Winner! I just started Over The Top. I took it from my grandma and it was worth it!!

  107. Kirk Doughty Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Ziglar! Wow, 83 years young, and what a life you have led! I have enjoyed your work over the years. Hope you have a fantastic 83rd!

    Sincerely,

    Kirk Doughty


  108. Happy 83rd Zig You have inspired me to achieve more since ’78 that’s 31 mazing years. I wore out “cooked in the squat” audio tape… be well!

  109. Lex Says:

    Happy birthday Zig!

    You have been a huge inspiration in my life not just because of what you say but also because of who you are. A man of integrity, authenticity and love.

    The world is indeed a better place because of you and you work!

  110. A Maui Blog Says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you more years to inspire all around you 🙂 Thank you.


  111. Happy Birthday Zig! The world is a better place because you are here.

  112. Suzanne Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! Thank you for countless moments of positive inspiration!

  113. Jenn Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr.Z! Always appreciate your wise words!

  114. Julian Lott Says:

    Happy birthday! May power, peace and prosperity be yours today and always.

  115. Phil Parker Says:

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.
    Happy Birthday Zig!


  116. Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays!!! Thank you for being a shining light and a beacon of Inspiration! You make a difference in the world by simply being you! Thank you for inspiring so many!!!

    Blessings to you!
    Elizabeth

  117. Blake Porter Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig: My prayer for you today is what Paul prayed to Ephesus.

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. ( Ephesians 3:16-19 NIV )

  118. Joy Z Says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s official, you have the coolest name in the universe. 🙂 Enjoy your day!

    Joy Zaczyk


  119. Happy Birthday, Zig! You were a huge part of my life growing up and even more so now. My parents always listened to your tapes, read your books and made sure that I did too. Your business practices and your relationship with God has directly influenced my life over the last 39 years and helped make me the person I am proud to say I am today. I can only hope that God uses my life even a fraction of what He has with yours so far. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Zig!
    ~Christi

  120. Kim Snyder Says:

    Happy 83rd year young Zig! You have inspired so many of us working at small businesses all over the world. As a business owner I have worn out my copies of your sales CD’s in my car.:)
    Seeing you at the last seminar I so moved and inspired more to get busy finding my way to the top!
    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  121. Craig Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! You’re truly an inspiration!

  122. Mike Cane Says:

    >>>When I was born, the doctor handed me to my mother and said, “Mrs. Ziglar, you have a perfectly fine, healthy baby boy” Nine days later he picked me up and sadly shook his head, indicating that I was dead. Yes, I died when I was nine days old. However, my family has told me that my grandmother walked to me, picked me up, held me in her hands, and started talking to me. Of course, we all know that she was not really talking to *me* . . and in a matter of seconds breath came back into my body; at age seventy-five it’s obvious I lived.

    >>>My friends, it’s been like that ever since.

    Just to remind you of the opening of your autobiography on this day. That line at the end still cracks me up. Happy birthday, Zig!


  123. Happy Birthday ZIG !! I know it will be a great day for you and the “Redhead”. I have listened and been inspired by you for over 40 years. Thank You so very much for all you do. In your words, “I won’t give up , till he takes me up!” GOD Bless You my friend!!

    Raymond Brown
    Greenfield, Indiana

  124. Hernandez Miller Says:

    Happy 83rd Birthday Zig,

    I have listended to your tapes, viewed your vidoes and read your books since 1978. You have been a blessing and an inspiration to me over the years.

    Thanks for all of your inspiration over the years.

    Have an awesome birthday and many happy returns.

  125. Jim Irish Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! I am so glad to hear you are doing well! Blessings to you and your family! I am still passing along what you taught us, in both business and education! Thank you!


  126. Happy Birthday Mr Ziglar. You have done great things and I look forward to seeing more in the future.

    God Bless,

    Chris


  127. Happy, happy birthday! Hope your special day is filled with love and joy.

  128. Brian Lewis Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig! I am so thankful for everything you’ve said that I’ve heard.
    You have made a positive difference in my life.

  129. JillG Says:

    Salutations Mr. Ziglar,
    My dad was the one who frst introduced you to me. Always reciting and quoting you(especially when I was feeling low). Now, it’s my turn and my kids quote you back to me(ages 10, 7and 4).
    You’ve always been a contant beacon of truth and light for others. Today I am hoping the Beacon takes some well deserved time for himself. After all, you deserve it! Thank you for everything you have ever done. You are the quintessintal teacher.
    My hope is for you to have a relaxing day. Do nothing. Let everyone else “do”. Enjoy your birthday! HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Mr. Ziglar.
    Sending beams of love, and light your way. Lighting candels for you today.
    83 and still rockin’, how awesome!
    take care
    hugs filled with love
    Most Sincerly Yours,
    Jill Flettrich


  130. Happy Birthday ZIG! You inspire my father, me and 4 my children on a daily basis. Many of my “Dad’s old school thought of the day” which are issued on the car ride to school, come from you ZIG. Thank you so very much and have a wonderful birthday.-Jeff Taylor

  131. Chris Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar, thanks for inspiring us. Cheers.


  132. Happy Birthday ZIG!!!

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom with the world!

    Shawn Quick-Raflik
    Indianapolis, Indiana


  133. Happy Birthday!! Thank you for all the wisdom and laughs through the years!

  134. John Null Says:

    Mr. Ziglar,

    Earlier in the year I had a chance to see you live in Charleston, WV. It was amazing. Happy Birthday.


  135. Happy Birthday Zig !! I just love your quotes, you give me such an inspiration everyday and love to share your vision and quotes with all my Twitter Followers, Friends, and partners.. Enjoy your Day

  136. Tim Criswell Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig: Keep those powerful and positive messages coming. I still have a lot of learning to do. And I can’t think of anyone better to learn from. Give that lovely redhead of yours a kiss for me.

  137. Terry Applegate Says:

    Have a wonderful and happy 83rd!

  138. Jenny Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig!!

  139. Stuart Says:

    Happy birthday Mr Ziglar,

    I have only recently discovered your work, thank you so much for all of it! I have a lot read/ listen through.

    All the very best

  140. Stuart Says:

    Happy birthday Mr Ziglar,

    I have only recently discovered your work, thank you so much for all of it! I have a lot read/ listen through.

    All the very best

  141. Gary Duke Says:

    Tom,

    I have mentioned in the past that I consider Zig Ziglar a mentor, though I worked in ZZN, and I have worked with staff in the Texas office, I never met Zig personally. But in the audience at his presentations, in his books, his video’s, etc. I have learned, and felt I was growing to know him.

    When he has been in my church at Bellevue in Memphis, it was great to hear him deliver His “message” there.

    You are a blessed man to be Zig’s son.

    Tell your Dad “Happy Birthday” from Memphis, TN!


  142. Dear Zig Ziglar:)
    I can’t believe it! I am able to send you an happy birthday to you and I wish an very long healthy life:) you gave me a lot I grew up on you book and I could give your philosophy to a lot of people to help them in they life:)thank you again and I wish you the best:)

    Ferenc Bujdoso
    From Hungary but now from London

  143. Jim Georgiou Says:

    Happy Birthday ZIG! I hope you enjoy a celebration in your own honor. You should find happiness in the energy and positive approach for life that I and so many receive from you and appreciate each day.

    Enjoy!

  144. Louise Hayward-Rowse Says:

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to Ziiiiggg
    Happy Birthday to you.

    Hope you have the most awesome day. From the day I was born, my father has instilled your positivitity into my life. You are his mentor and in turn my role model. Thank you so much and one day, I’ll see you at the top. Much love, Louise (originally UK, now in NZ) x

  145. Susan Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Ziglar. I love the inspiration that spread and I’m so excited that I’m going to be seeing you and hearing you in person on Nov. 10.
    Your Faithful Follower
    Susan Williamson


  146. Happy Birthday Zig! Love your quotes, love your books, love the way you live your life!

    You’re an inspiration. God bless you!

    Ginny Edwards
    Southaven, MS

  147. Andre Paular Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig! Be blessed, and thank you for all of your great work around the world. Your wisdom from God is a gift to us all.

    ~andre


  148. Happy Happy Birth Mr. Ziglar! You were such a source of inspiration in my household growing up that we even named our bird after you. A positive attitude is contagious and I caught it at a very early age. Thanks for spreading it!

    Much love and admiration,

    Jennifer Harvey
    Palm Coast, FL

  149. Heidi2Sue Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar!
    May you enjoy all the very best in the loving company of your family.
    Your attitude and insights, at least, are ageless!

    Fond regards,
    Heidi

  150. Tracey Jones Says:

    The entire Charlie “T” Jones family and Tremendous Life Books team wishes you a tremendous 83rd birthday!!! You have been such a friend and inspiration to us throughout the years.

  151. Pat Rocchi Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Ziglar
    God bless you for the inspiration you have brought to so many people like me.
    A few months ago, I wrote a tribute to you and your integrity after seeing you in Philadelphia. I know your son, Tom, saw it and liked it. Here it is again, if you wish.
    I wish you so many more happy years ahead.
    Pat Rocchi
    http://patrocchi.blogspot.com/2009/06/singular-mr-ziglar-appreciation.html

  152. Adam Faughn Says:

    Happy 83rd birthday. A huge thank you for all you teach and share with so many.

    I gain something each week from your podcast, and it helps me in so many areas of life.

  153. Cecil Latham Says:

    Zig:

    Happy Birthday! I have been to many of your presentations where I had the chance to thank you personally for making such a positive difference in my life – and my two successful daughters whom I schooled early in your philosophies. Also, your book “Confession of a Happy Christian” brought me back to the Church. Thanks!

  154. Onebunnie Says:

    God bless you on your special 83rd Birthday Zig!!!!! You are awesome.

  155. Janet Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Everyone else has said it all I think, so ditto to all the good things! What a great, shining example you are for us. We adore you!

  156. Lee Novak Says:

    Mr. Ziglar,
    It’s not how long a man has lived that is important but rather how many people are right glad that the man has lived! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU, Mr. Ziglar! You make a difference. You are the difference!
    Twenty one years ago as a young green pea sales rep, I had the honor of hearing you speak for the first time at a venue in Chicago. Since then I’ve been fortunate to hear you speak numerous times and I have always left the venue a brighter, happier, inspired individual than when I arrived. I owe you a great deal of gratitude for helping me to grow from that young green pea, to management positions and ultimately executive leadership roles. Although I recently left my company after 21 years – and I am proud of my body of work while there – i take with me the lessons you spoke of and wrote about with me everyday. Although today is your birthday – It is I who received the Gift. Thank You so much and Happy Birthday to YOU!!! May God Bless You today and always!! Keep Smilin’!

  157. Ken Siew Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar! Thanks for all your wonderful advices and motivational quotes. I’ve taken a lot of actions to chase my dream because of your words. You’ve lived a great man’s life.

  158. Jimmy Parris Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig.
    At a down time in my life, God lead me to you and, after that seminar, you gave your testimony. At that time you were the “Voice of one crying out in MY wilderness”. You led me to Jesus.

    Thank You, God Bless You Zig
    Jimmy Parris


  159. Happy Birthday Zig! Thanks for the map. It has helped me find my way over the years.
    Leonard


  160. Happy birthday sir. You’re such an inspiration. Seen you several times and we met once. You were actually a guest on my radio show out of Atlantic City, NJ. All the best an d may God bless you

  161. Cliff Franks Says:

    Happy Birthday, You are a great american. Thanks for all you have done. God bless you.

  162. Peter Mis Says:

    To a great man and a great inspiration,

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar. Thank you for the gift that you are, and thank you for sharing that gift with the world. The impact you have had upon the world is beyond measure. Forever grateful and hope and pray that you’ve yet to reach the second half of your time here on earth!

    God blesses us when God blesses you!

    Peter

  163. Jacob Says:

    Happy Birthday, Zig,
    Your material has blessed me so much over the last 10 years,
    I love what you stand for,love for GOD and his word.
    God bless you with a long and healthy life.


  164. Happy Birthday young man! Here’s a Birthday song just for you.

    Happy Birthday to Zig
    You’ve had a great gig
    You taught us to dream bigggggg
    Happy Birthday to Zig!


  165. Happy Birthday! Keep inspiring people!

  166. Pam Says:

    Happy Birthday!
    What a gift you have been to so many. Thank you for your inspiration and staying true to the message.
    God’s best to you.

  167. Deanie Johnson Says:

    Happy Birthday, and many more. I believe from what I have heard you say on your cd’s, that you also have the most “important” second birth. So Thanking the Lord for you and all that you have done for so many people.

  168. Jose Mejia Says:

    Mr. Zig.
    We wish you what you deserve, the best

    From: Bani, Dominican Republic

  169. Joe Sheehan Says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Ziglar. I wish you all the best.


  170. Zig, Haooy Birthday! We appreciate you here in the Texas Army National Guard!

  171. Lane Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar. I am 12 years old and look up to you.

    From a fellow entrepreneur,
    Lane

  172. Dale Dodson Says:

    Zig
    Happy birthday. What a life!! You have touched, for good, so many people. One of those millions has been me- “Thanks So Much”. God Bless.
    Dale


  173. Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar,

    We spoke on the phone during the primary of supporting Gov. Huckabee. glad to have found you on twitter

  174. Paul Wong Says:

    Dear Tom,

    A very happy birthday to your dad from me and my team of young people from Vietnam!

    Your dad and the Ziglar Corporation has been an awesome blessing and influence to us and we continue to be thankful always because of your example and guidance.

    Much love,
    Paul, my wife Ha and our team.

  175. Rosalyn Says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for all the inspiration and the wonderful role model you are for strong marriages!! I can’t wait to read your new book…it’s on my Christmas list!! Many blessings on you & your family in the coming year, and again, thanks for blessing so many others!!

  176. Jamie Says:

    Happy Birthday,Zig!!!

  177. Set Therapist Says:

    Happy birthday!!! Sorry it is a day late, but my mom told me the day after your birthday is KISSING day, so tell your redhead only kisses today. Thank you for all the great things YOU have brought to my life by doing what God had planned for you.

    Beard Family


  178. Happy Birthday Zig!

    You have been a huge inspiration in my life!

    Not simply because of what you say, but because of who you are.

    Your authenticity, your energy, your generosity and your love are extraordinary.

    The world is truly a better place because you have journeyed upon it Zig!
    Thank You and Keep Inspiring!
    Lex

  179. Wayne Byrd Says:

    Zig Ziglar 83 and still making a difference in the lives of people! Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar! I am reading your newest book Embracing the Struggle, and pray for you and your family every time I pick it up. Thank you for allowing the world to see Jesus in you. Keep up the Good Grace!


  180. Happy Birthday to Zig Ziglar!!!
    As a young boy I grew up sneaking my Dad’s tapes of your inspirational speaking. I loved your stories, memorized them, and their principles have become part of my life.
    As an adult, everytime I knew you would be speaking in San Diego, I would try to attend.
    I pastor the South Bay Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, CA; am Southern California District Superintendent (over 90 SoCal churches & 180 ministers) of the United Pentecostal Church International (30,000 churches, 3 million constituents, fastest growing in many nations); travel speaking across the country and around the world. Thnx for your son’s Twitter updates.
    Blessings,
    Art Hodges lll
    My favorite verse: Acts 2:38

  181. Sally Leonard Says:

    Happy birthday, Zig! I know you will have a super birthday because you are so loved! Thanks for being a blessing to so many people! God bless, Sally

  182. sandyharper Says:

    Hope that you enjoyed a wonderful celebration with your family yesterday, Mr. Ziglar. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your energy, passion, and words of wisdom with us all throughout the years. May all of your wishes come true this year!

    HAPPY 83rd BIRTHDAY ~

    Sandy Harper
    Celebration, FL

  183. KUNLEOKI Says:

    HAPPY BDAY THE ONE AND ONLY “ZIG ZIGLAR”……….MANY MANY MANY MORE TO COME; ENJOY

    P.S. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE

    KUNLE OKI

  184. Ted Bush Says:

    Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you. Thanks for being here in Dallas. Have a GREAT Birthday.

  185. Archie Winningham Says:

    Well, sorry I’m a few days late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY you “spring chicken, does your momma know where you’re at?” I can answer that for ya Zig, sure she does, she’s in Heaven and she can see everything your doing, so you better be good!
    Hey, got your new book and am almost through it already. For me that an acomplishment since I’m not an avid reader. It’s only with books such as “Embrase the Struggle” that I am glued to until I’ve read it all! I love it!!!

    God bless,

    Archie from Cookeville, TN

  186. Nathan Fox Says:

    Sorry this came late. You have been a wonderful inspiration to my family and I wanted to send you a little Happy Birthday note. God Bless you and keep you.

    The Fox Family from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


  187. Happy Birthday Mr Ziglar
    May you continue to reap heaven here in your lifetime as that is what you have sown for.
    God bless you

  188. Sonia Says:

    Happy Birthday Zig. Hope you have a wonderful day with all your family and friends.

    Thanks for being an inspiration to me to follow my passion.

    All the best,

    Sonia Biszczak
    Normanville Australia

  189. C. Keith Hawkes Says:

    Sorry we’re late!

    Happy Birthday Zig!

    Keith & Sandra Hawkes from Beaumont, Texas


  190. Happy birthday Zig from Mexico.

    Your thoughts are a really inspiration for my job (I am Trainer).

    Hope you have fun with your family!!

    Create a wonderful day!

    Rafa.

  191. Thomas Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I listened to 2 of your lectures in the car today, How To Be A Winner and Goals. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a 36 year old 12 year sales veteran and I finally think I getting this stuff figured out. You truly are a master and genius.

    I wish you many more healthy and happy years.

    Sincerely,

    Thomas
    Tampa, FL

  192. Thomas Palos Says:

    Happy belated birthday ZIGLAR!!!

  193. John Rowley Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ziglar!!!


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