QOD-193: Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. ~~ Zig Ziglar

Goal Getting Quote of the Day Image

Today’s Quote is from Zig Ziglar

Click Below to Listen to Today’s Show

[app_audio src=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/goalgettingpodcast/QOD-193_Zig_Ziglar_Habits_get_us_there_Final.mp3″]


Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.
~~ Zig Ziglar


Zig Ziglar is one of the greatest motivational speakers ever. I have listened to Zig for years, read his books, but unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet the man.

This quote was shared by yourbusinesspodcast on Instagram. I wanted to share it with you because it resonates with the topic we’ve been discussing, health and wellness. Many people get motivated to lose weight or get in shape. New Years Resolutions are set and lost every year. For many years the #1 New Years Resolution was “To Lose Weight”.  This year, according to BusinessWire

Americans’ 2016 New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Enjoy life to the fullest (45.7%)
  • Live a healthier lifestyle (41.1%)
  • Lose weight (39.6%)
  • Spend more time with family and friends (33.2%)
  • Save more, spend less (30.1%)
  • Pay down debt (27.5%)

So losing weight is now #3. Living a healthier lifestyle and is very closely related and I think people said that as a way to cloud the issue of losing weight. I think they are assuming that will lead them to weight loss as well. But hey, that’s just me.

But as Zig Ziglar said, Motivation gets you going. New Years Resolutions start the motivation. However, usually after mid-March, most people that were motivated to lose weight, go to the gym, workout, usually give up. It isn’t because they weren’t motivated at the time they started. We are often motivated, it’s what gets us going. BUT, unless you develop the habits needed to prolong those resolutions, those goals, the odds of getting to the completion of that goal, that resolution are slim. We aren’t any slimmer, but the odds are.

I am working on getting back in the habit of going to the gym. My goal is to go and work out 5 days per week. If  I get back into the habit of going to the gym I am more likely to continue. In 2012 I was motivated to lose weight. I had lost a lot of weight but needed to get to the goal weight I needed to achieve. I started working out after work and built it into a habit. It was easy to go every day once I set the habit. I even built the habit to do 2 hours on the elliptical. I burned over 1400 calories each day I worked out.

Creating the habit made it easy for me to what to go to the gym and work out hard. It kept the motivation going. It resulted in me losing over 40 pounds in 16 weeks.  I was closer to my goal weight.

Habits are almost as easy to break as they are to build. I ended up breaking the habit after my mother passed away. I stopped going to the gym for over a month. I spent my mom’s last 4 weeks with her. I walked every day, but didn’t go to the gym because there wasn’t one close by her house. That change in my routine developed a new, habit of not going to the gym. The loss hit me pretty hard afterward as well and I lost some of the motivation. I change my eating routines and back I went to old habits.

I am not working on changing the bad eating habits and building up the habit of going to the gym and working out back again. Because as Zig Ziglar accurately states, Motivation Gets You Going And Habit Gets You There.

Work on creating the positive, health habits. Change some of the triggers or the responses to those triggers to something positive and you will succeed in your goal.


Go Out Today, Make Success A Habit

Goal Achievement Success System

I want to help you get the goals you set and make this year the best year ever for you. Do you want to achieve your goals? Do you want to walk your own path and go where no one has ever been before? Does your subconscious mind play goalie for the other team, blocking your goals and dreams? You can change your mind and make it play for your team.

I’ve put together my Goal Achievement Success System to help you do that. The Mental Bank Program is a major part of this system.

I discuss the Mental Bank Concept in these three episodes:

Episode 34 – Is This What You Struggle With?

Episode 35  – Is Your Mind Killing Your Dreams? 6 Steps to Stop It Now.

Episode 36 – Success Is Not An Accident – Take That To The Bank!

Using the Mental Bank Program and the 3 Keys to Successful Goal Setting and you will have the best year of your life. You will change your subconscious mind into the Goal Getting Machine is was designed to be.

Subconscious Mind - Critical Mind Filter -- Change Beliefs

Pick up your copy of the Mental Bank Ledger we discuss in Episode 36 to use to reset your Subconscious Mind to work for your team. Get your copy at

GoalGettingPodcast.com/mbl .

The Mental Bank Ledger along with the lessons taught in Goal Getting Podcast Episodes 34, 35 and 36 will help you Get The Goals You Set.

Contact me if you have questions after listening to these 3 Episodes, 34, 35 and 36 and ask for help.


I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please go to our show notes page at


and give me your feedback in the Comments section.


Goal Getting Masters Facebook GroupAre you a Goal Getter that wants to learn to Master Goal Getting!

We’ve started a private Facebook Group to have a place for you to meet other like-minded, Goal-Oriented people that will support you and help you Get The Goals You Set.

If you want to be a part of the Goal Getting Masters Group, go to Goal Getting Podcast.com / masters

Sign up and I will add you to the group. Come prepared to participate and share your goals with other Goal Getters.



Thanks for listening to Goal Getting Quote of the Day. If you like this or any of the Quotes, please leave a comment.  I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you like our podcast you can easily go Subscribe to our show on iTunes at


or Subscribe to us on Jabbercast

at GoalGettingPodcast.com/jabbercast

The new Jabbercast App is the best listening experience for podcasts. Check it out.

Jabbercast logo white Background


Please follow us below on your favorite social media channel.  We would love to hear from you there, too. Send us a Tweet, or Instagram Like.

You can connect with us on your favorite by going to GoalGettingPodcast.com / and then Twitter or Facebook, or Instagram

They will easily take you to the social media platforms and make it easy to follow us.

QUICK & EASY – Click here to go leave a review on iTunes

I get a lot of my quotes from great books that I read. And if you like to listen to books on Audio like I do, I put together a deal with Audible to give Goal Getting Podcast listeners a FREE Audiobook of your choice AND a 30 Day Trial of Audible’s service to try them out.

Just click the link in the Blue Box to get to the Audible sign up!

Get Your Free Audiobook Here

Hi, I would love to know what you think of the show. Do you enjoy these Quote of the Day segments? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Make Today a Great Day!

Subscribe to us on iTunes

Subscribe with iTunes when we launch.

Facebook icon follow Goal Getting Podcast on FacebookLike our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter:
Twitter IconPodcast at @GoalsPodcast
Tony Woodall, Your Host at @TonyWCMB

Instagram Icon for Goal Getting Podcast

Follow us on Instagram at @GoalGettingPodcast

About the author, Tony

I am the founder and host of Goal Getting™ Podcast. GGP was launched February 25, 2015.
I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a professional speaker and you can find out more about what I speak about and hire me to speak to your organization by visiting www.TonyWoodall.com

Leave a Comment