What People Want and Eight Crystals to Help Get Them.


What people want is best summed up by the late Zig Ziglar, America’s “Master of Motivation”. Ziglar realized early in his career that if you’re going to talk about motivation, it’s vital to know what’s important in the first place. Zig mulled it over in excruciating detail and finally identified eight things that all people want, no matter who they are. They are shared in his books “Over The Top” and also “Success for Dummies”.

Rereading Over The Top provided the inspiration for this article. I want to share the eight things here with you as well as suggest a corresponding crystal; one that I believe would be a great energy match, and also a talisman for success in its matching quality. Plus, we will hear from Zig with a quote of his on each of these essential traits.

So, after many years of study and working with thousands of people, Zig confirmed that what people want is to be, or to have these eight things:

The Eight Things Everyone Wants. 

1. People want to be happy

2. People want to be healthy

3. People want to be reasonably prosperous.

4. People want to be secure

5. People want to have friends

6. People want to have peace of mind.

7. People want to have good family relationships.

8. People want to have hope that the future will be even better.


Crystal Correspondence to What People Want

what people want, happy, Sunstone

“Happiness is not something you find, but rather something you create.”
Zig Ziglar

Sunstone brings a joyful, light, inspiring, and good-natured energy that instils a feeling of joie de vivre. It has a protective and powerful energy that further secures your happiness. With its traditional links to benevolent gods, belief has it that Sunstone can also bring luck and good fortune. It also facilitates self-empowerment, independence, and vitality, and enhances your intuition.


what people want, health, Clear Quartz
– Clear Quartz

“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.”
Zig Ziglar

Clear Quartz harmonizes, balances, and expands your energy systems. With powerful and protective energies, it also purifies on all levels: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. Clear Quartz is the most versatile, multipurpose, and powerful healing stone obtainable, so it is aptly suited to keep us healthy. It also stimulates the immune system and cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies.


what people want, Green Aventurine
Reasonably Prosperous
Green Aventurine

“Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen”.
Zig Ziglar

Green Aventurine characterizes wealth and abundance. Connecting with it allows you to tap into the energy of prosperity and attract wealth and financial abundance into your life. It also opens the prosperity door with new possibilities for you to be successful in the financial realm. It also empowers you to create your own luck, with it, your luck will lead you in the right direction.


what people want, Chrysoprase

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
Zig Ziglar

Chrysoprase connects you to the wholeness of the universe. Its energy of hope stimulates your creativity and draws out your talents. Chrysoprase sponsors feelings of security and truth while supporting your independence. It also promotes trustworthiness, in both business and in your personal affairs. It enhances communication, and also promotes stability, youthful enthusiasm, and happiness.


Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
Zig Ziglar

Rose Quartz is definitely worthwhile for maintaining friendship. Because it’s known for promoting universal love, you’ll be able to build trust and harmony among your friends. Moreover, you can use it to encourage loyalty between friends. Its soothing vibes, help to stimulate and open your heart chakra providing feelings of harmony and inner peace. It also dispels negativity and replaces it with gentle loving vibes, a real boon for all friendships.


Peace of Mind

“It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference”.
Zig Ziglar

When you are looking for peace of mind, Amethyst is a good companion. It has a calming and protecting effect. It also assists with wisdom, calming the mind, and relieves compulsive behaviours, such as anger, fear, and rage. An Amethyst will help you to find the silence within yourself and bring a deeper understanding of what is really important to you. Further helping with finding tranquillity.


Good Family Relationships

“Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future”.
Zig Ziglar

Carnelian allows for joy and friendship, as well as pleasure, and family togetherness. Its happy and sharing energy, integrates the parts of our communal lives, bringing people and things together. It brings pleasure and intimacy into relationships. Carnelian also promotes family relationships by encouraging companionship and affection and deepening the sense of belonging and home.



“Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try”.
Zig Ziglar

Amazonite is frequently associated with hope. It is recognized for its encouraging abilities which increase self-esteem and confidence and also diminish any negative thoughts and feelings. Furthermore, it helps clear your mind and focus your attention on achieving your goals and ambitions. It embodies hope, through calmness, clear thinking, and creativity as well as allowing for new beginnings and growth.

Money can’t buy them!

You will notice that we can’t just buy any of these things, rather we have to work at having them as a part of our life.

Now, even though we all have access to these eight things everyone wants, it is also interesting to note; There are “rich” people who believe they don’t have any or all of these things. Moreover, there are “poor” people who believe they have all of these things in abundance.

Better yet, did you know you have a choice? Did you know you can make every one of these qualities better in your life today?  So, what are you waiting for?

Zig had an overarching philosophy for life and it was “You can have anything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

What You Can Do About It.

Serve others.

Herein lies the key; Every day we can find ways to better serve and help others, and the more we do the better we’ll find that life serves us. Each of these key wants will become more dominant in our lives. We interact with so many different individuals and groups each day and while we may not be able to give everyone all they want we can at least do something for someone.

Take action.

If on any given day you find one or more areas that need your attention or improving in some way, then take some positive action to improve the situation. For example, say you’re not as happy as you would like to be, then smile. It usually makes people happier. Or, in order to feel more prosperous maybe you could make a small donation to something you care about.

Use crystal power.

For each of the desired wants in our lives, I have chosen a crystal that can provide an energetic or vibrational match. If you feel the need for assistance in one of the given areas, you can simply bring the crystal into your domain. The more you interact with it, the more you will experience its influence. Naturally, there is no reason not to use them all at once.

Some people put them in a small bag or pouch and carry them with them. Individually or collectively, they can be kept in your pocket. You can play with or handle them throughout the day to feel their influence. You can sleep with them under your pillow at night. Or display them at your workplace. The main thing is that as you engage with them, they act as a catalyst to remind you of what’s important and what you want for your life.

Other choices.

The crystal chosen as correspondence for each of the characteristics above is my first choice. It was chosen for the reasons outlined in the description. There are others that will fit the bill also, so if a particular crystal seems more suitable for you, then go for it.



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© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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