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375 Inspiring Quotes by Jim Rohn

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Wikipedia Summary for Jim Rohn

Emanuel James Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) professionally known as Jim Rohn, was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

green plant in tilt shift lens

If kids clearly see the promise, they will gladly pay the price.

--Jim Rohn

brown mountain

Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.

--Jim Rohn

black and white abstract illustration

Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.

--Jim Rohn

clear hour glass with brown frame

The major value of reaching goals is not to acquire it, but it's the person you become while you're working to acquire it.

--Jim Rohn

man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

--Jim Rohn

white flowers

Love is much deeper than a feeling. Love is a commitment we make to people to always treat that person right and honorably.

--Jim Rohn

pink flower petals in macro photography

Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it makes of you to achieve it. Do it for the skills you have to learn and the person you have to become.

--Jim Rohn



water drops on glass

Accuracy builds credibility.

--Jim Rohn

black wooden door near green plant

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.

--Jim Rohn

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.

--Jim Rohn

pink and green flower painting

You must get good at one of two things; planting in the spring or begging in the fall.

--Jim Rohn

blue wallpaper

Initial response illustrates a great deal about someone's personal philosophy.

--Jim Rohn

backdrop

There are no new fundamentals. You've got to be a little suspicious of someone who says, "I've got a new fundamental." That's like someone inviting you to tour a factory where they are manufacturing antiques.

--Jim Rohn

blooming yellow sunflower field

It can be dangerous to weaken the strong in our attempts to strengthen the weak.

--Jim Rohn

couple sitting near trees during golden hour

The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

--Jim Rohn


pink tulips on gray wooden surface

Life is a unique combination of "want to" and "how to" and we need to give equal attention to both.

--Jim Rohn

shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors

Life responds to deserve and not to need.

--Jim Rohn

man holding brown violin

Until is a very important word. It means that you will never give up.

--Jim Rohn

white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush

Reasons come first. Answers come second.

--Jim Rohn

man and woman kissing

What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life.

--Jim Rohn

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

Emotions are the fuel and the mind is the pilot which together propel the ship of civilized progress.

--Jim Rohn

shooting star in night sky

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.



bird at pier

What you don't know will hurt you.

--Jim Rohn

close up photo of tree

Don't blow your own horn, or you might just miss the music.

--Jim Rohn

person holding gray and beige roman numeral alarm clock

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of mountains during starry night

Be grateful for what you have, while in pursuit of what you want.

--Jim Rohn

clear hour glass beside pink flowers

Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.

--Jim Rohn


flame illustration

Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.

--Jim Rohn


aerial view of blue ocean water during daytime

Don't mistake movement for achievement.

--Jim Rohn

man wearing black jacket standing on street

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you've got.

--Jim Rohn

beach shore during day time

You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieveing it you become someone worth becoming.

--Jim Rohn

green trees on body of water during daytime

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.

--Jim Rohn

people near body of water

One of the early signs of sophistication is not giving way to all inclinations but rather sending your emotions to school so they will learn how to behave.

--Jim Rohn

grassland landscape

Show your contempt for the problem and your concern for the person.

--Jim Rohn

two gray pencils on yellow surface

The same wall that keeps out your disappointment also keeps out the sunlight of enriching experiences. So let life touch you. The next touch could be the one that turns your life around.

--Jim Rohn

sunset hgihway

If you do something often enough, a ratio will appear.

--Jim Rohn

green trees on mountain during daytime

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

--Jim Rohn

green trees

Average people look for ways of getting away with it; successful people look for ways of getting on with it.

--Jim Rohn

bunch of tulips flower on wooden surface

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

--Jim Rohn

person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night

Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.

--Jim Rohn

sunset and agave stalk

It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony in a court of law. Honesty is a vital part of having a good reputation.


aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a 'me too' attitude while impressing evokes a 'so what' attitude.

--Jim Rohn

person on road at sunset

If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process.

--Jim Rohn

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.

--Jim Rohn

man holding smartphone in close up photography

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there" "Values are meant to be costly. If it doesn't cost much, we probably wouldn't appreciate the value.

--Jim Rohn

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

A rose on time is more valuable than a $1,000 gift that's too late.

--Jim Rohn

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Treat the past as a school.

--Jim Rohn

black mountain under blue sky during night time

Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework.

--Jim Rohn

backdrop

Words enable us to transfer our thoughts from inside our own mind into the mind of another. They have the power to alter history, to describe the past, and to bring meaning and substance to the present.

--Jim Rohn

person doing yoga exercises

Time is the best kept secret of the rich.

--Jim Rohn


pink tulip flower

Even if you are new in sales, you can make up in numbers what you lack in skills.

--Jim Rohn

yellow green leaf

Learn to get from the day. Not just get through it, get from it. Soak it up. Each day is a piece of the mosaic of your life.

--Jim Rohn

red textile in close up photography

The Bible says that it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. It doesn't say that it is impossible!

--Jim Rohn

stars in the sky during night time

Ideas are information taking shape.

--Jim Rohn

pink tulip in bloom close up photo

Some things you have to do every day. Eating about seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done.

--Jim Rohn

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

The soil says, don't bring me your need, bring me your seed.

--Jim Rohn

sunset

As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.

--Jim Rohn


blue sky with stars during night time

When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value.

--Jim Rohn

houses and trees during nighttime

There are always a half-dozen things that make 80% of the difference. Only SIX things!

--Jim Rohn

red tulip in bloom during daytime

If you share a good idea long enough, it will eventually fall on good people.

--Jim Rohn

yellow and red tulip in bloom close up photo

There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn't let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it.

--Jim Rohn


rock formation in body of water

Character is the result of hundreds and hundreds of choices you make that gradually turn who you are, at any given moment, into who you want to be.

--Jim Rohn

man wearing black jacket standing on street

Find someone who is willing to share the truth with you.

--Jim Rohn

shallow focus photography of stack of books

What is easy to do is also easy not to do.

--Jim Rohn

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a 'must' and a 'want.'

--Jim Rohn

close shot of yellow flowers

I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.

--Jim Rohn

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Real wisdom is simple. Living life rightly does not have to be a complicated challenge.

--Jim Rohn

red tulip in bloom close up photo

Each person entering our world brings either a contribution or destruction.

--Jim Rohn

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

--Jim Rohn

shallow focus photography of orange flower

We need to give thought, but we also need to take action. You need to dream without just being a dreamer.

--Jim Rohn

Arizona landscape

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.


five children sitting on bench front of trees

The bigger the 'why' the easier the 'how.'

--Jim Rohn

landscape photography of waves and clouds

The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.

--Jim Rohn

four white balloons on white wall

Choose action, not rest. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your face.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset

Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.

--Jim Rohn

a woman sits on the end of a dock during daytime staring across a lake

Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.

--Jim Rohn

white brick wall planning

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. Grenville Kleiser Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

--Jim Rohn


white oriental lily flower

If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of mountain during sunset

The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.

--Jim Rohn

library shelf near black wooden ladder

You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.

--Jim Rohn

brown mountains under blue sky

The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending.

--Jim Rohn

three clear glass cups

The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don't.

--Jim Rohn

brown wooden surface

Motivation is a mystery. Why does one salesperson see his first prospect at seven in the morning and another salesperson is just getting out of bed at eleven? I don't know.It's part of the mysteries of life.

--Jim Rohn

man on running field

No one else ‘makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.

--Jim Rohn

man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge

Big achievements come one small advantage at a time, one step at a time, one day at time.

--Jim Rohn

person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime

When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two.

--Jim Rohn

seashore during golden hour

You only have to solve two problems when going to the moon: first, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don't leave until you have solved both problems.

--Jim Rohn




blue and black abstract painting

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.

--Jim Rohn

couple standing on grass field mountain

At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.

--Jim Rohn

brown wooden board

The most important question to ask on the job is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'

--Jim Rohn

leafless tree on snow covered ground

If it's raining you can't fix the roof, if it's not raining it doesn't need to be fixed.

--Jim Rohn

litter of dogs fall in line beside wall

Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.

--Jim Rohn

city lights from hill

Happiness doesn't come from big pieces of great success, but from small advantages hammered out day by day.

--Jim Rohn

grassland landscape

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

--Jim Rohn

red rose flower

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.

--Jim Rohn

yellow sunflower on white wall

The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.

--Jim Rohn

people walking on hallway

In America, everything you need to succeed is within reach.

--Jim Rohn

beach shore during day time

It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.

--Jim Rohn

houses and trees during nighttime

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of man on top of hill overlooking lighted city at dawn

Leaders must understand that some people will inevitably sell out to the evil side. Don't waste your time wondering why; spend your time discovering who.

--Jim Rohn

black and blue starry night

There are three things to leave behind; your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!

--Jim Rohn

silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset

Personal development -- the never ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others.

--Jim Rohn

white sand

Network marketing is really the greatest source of grass-roots capitalism, because it teaches people how to take a small bit of capital, that is your time, and build the American dream.

--Jim Rohn

wallpaper

Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. A chance to share your experience and deposit it into someone else's conscience. Each day is a chance to work miracles in the lives of others.

--Jim Rohn

trees under blue sky and stars during nighttime photo

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

--Jim Rohn

cluster of stars in the sky

We must remind ourselves that to do what is possible we must sometimes challenge ourselves with the impossible.

--Jim Rohn

gray concrete surface

It's not dependency that creates your future. It's independence that creates your better future.

--Jim Rohn

gray elephant

It isn't what the book costs. It's what it will cost you if you don't read it.

--Jim Rohn

white and blue building under clear sky

Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are sold out to success-no matter the obstacles-and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success.

--Jim Rohn

full moon in the sky

Good people are found not changed. They can change themselves, but you can't change them. You want good people, you have to find them. If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate them.

--Jim Rohn

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

My mentor said, 'Let's go do it,' not 'You go do it.' How powerful when someone says, 'Let's!'

--Jim Rohn

feet in stream

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of grass under moonlight

Tyranny knows no restraint of appetite.

--Jim Rohn

person walking on snowfield

Attitude drives actions. Actions drive results. Results drive lifestyles.

--Jim Rohn



person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime

Here's what is exciting about sharing ideas with others: If you share a new idea with ten people, they get to hear it once and you get to hear it ten times.

--Jim Rohn

low angle view of blue clouds

If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree!

--Jim Rohn

empty seashore near high-rise building

Don't waste your time trying to turn ducks into eagles. Hire people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles and then just let them soar.

--Jim Rohn

woman standing on cliff

An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make.

--Jim Rohn

calm ocean

Human beings are the only creatures who have the ability to write down their goals and design their future. And here is why most of us don't. We're trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present.

--Jim Rohn



clear hour glass

Whether you stay six weeks, six months or six years, always leave it better than you found it.

--Jim Rohn

sunset

Lifestyle is the art of discovering ways to live uniquely.

--Jim Rohn

laughing woman photo

In order to achieve goals you have not achieved before you have to become someone you haven't been before.

--Jim Rohn

person holding brown leaf

It's easier to get rich than it is to explain not getting rich.

--Jim Rohn

bare tree on mountain during sunset

Humility is a virtue; timidity is an illness.

--Jim Rohn


mountain dew during sunrise

The only healthy communication style is assertive communication.

--Jim Rohn


purple and black skies

One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.

--Jim Rohn

beige concrete wall

Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.

--Jim Rohn

pink and white tulips on white surface

Only human beings can reorder their lives any day they choose by refining their philosophy.

--Jim Rohn

man smiling while facing other person

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.

--Jim Rohn

red textile in close up photography

Be a student, not a follower. Take interest in what someone says, then debate it, ponder it, and consider it from all angles.

--Jim Rohn

solid color

Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette photography of trees and sky

Discipline means we don't let go of the things we know we should be doing, we do them!

--Jim Rohn

wall

Of course kids should pay taxes.Tell littlie johnny if he wants to ride his bicycle on the sidewalk instead of in the mud,he's got to pay3 more pennies when he buys a candy bar.

--Jim Rohn

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Whatever you do not employ, you forfeit.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of praying man

Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.

--Jim Rohn

person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

--Jim Rohn

purple flowers under sunny sky

If you want to be healthy study health... if you want to be wealthy, study wealth... if you want to be happy, study happiness.

--Jim Rohn

green mountains beside lake under blue sky during daytime

All leaders are readers.

--Jim Rohn

pink tulips in clear glass vase

Count the cost first. Don't pay too big a price for pursuing minor values.

--Jim Rohn

blue wallpaper

The wind blows on us all, but it's how you set your sail that makes the difference.

--Jim Rohn

sunset

Never begrudge the money you spend on your own education.

--Jim Rohn

white concrete building

It's a new day, a new beginning for your new life. With discipline you will be amazed at how much progress you'll be able to make. What have you got to lose except the guilt and fear of the past?

--Jim Rohn

woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train

Never attack a problem without also presenting a solution.

--Jim Rohn

two clown fishes underwater

In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength.

--Jim Rohn

person standing on top of mountain

You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.

--Jim Rohn

aerial photography of forest

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.

--Jim Rohn

silver bell alarm clock

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

--Jim Rohn

light green

How much should you earn? As much as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether you earn $10,000 a year or $100,000 a year as long as you've done the best you can.

--Jim Rohn

brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime

Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

--Jim Rohn

green-leafed plant

It is not the hours of practice that matter...it's what you put into the hours that counts.

--Jim Rohn


blooming pink flower

It's best to start the discipline of generosity when the amounts are small. It's easy to give ten cents out of a dollar; it's a little harder to give a hundred thousand out of a million.

--Jim Rohn


person sitting on black surface looking to sky

Everything you need is within reach, the key is whose going to reach.

--Jim Rohn

red and pink flowers

Getting and becoming are siamese twins. If you want more than you have, you have to become more than you are.

--Jim Rohn

time lapse photography body of water

Riches do not come by crossing your fingers and walking through the day hoping. Riches and wealth comes from well-laid plans.

--Jim Rohn

man raising arms between greenfield

Take care of your body. it's the only place you have to live in.

--Jim Rohn

shallow focus photography of brown parquet flooring

There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting.

--Jim Rohn

clear drinking glass with beer on black table

Things don't change, people change.

--Jim Rohn

brown and gray brick wall

Leaders must not be naive. I used to say, "Liars shouldn't lie." What a sad waste of words that is! I found out liars are supposed to lie. That's why we call them liars -- they lie! What else would you expect them to do?

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of kneeling man

What you get will never make you happy; who you become will make you very happy or very sad.

--Jim Rohn

gray concrete surface

The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.

--Jim Rohn


three pink tulip flowers

All values must be won by contest, and after they have been won, they must be defended.

--Jim Rohn

photo of giraffe

The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.

--Jim Rohn

silhouette of people riding bicycle

All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.' Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive.

--Jim Rohn

orange rose in bloom close up photo

I used to say, "I sure hope things will change." Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.

--Jim Rohn


person with blue paint on hand

Direction determines destination.

--Jim Rohn

galaxy wallpaper

Ambition is at the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, it's a powerful, creative and constructive force.

--Jim Rohn

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development.

--Jim Rohn

rock formation surrounding by body of water

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.

--Jim Rohn

man holding brown violin

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.

--Jim Rohn

white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush

For things to change, you have to change.

--Jim Rohn

yellow sunflower in bloom during daytime

Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read?


green sports court illustration

One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.

--Jim Rohn

landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

Life is accumulative -- Either our errors accumulate to what we don't get, or our wise decisions accumulate into what we do get.

--Jim Rohn


girl leaning on wall during daytime

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.


purple and green light digital wallpaper

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.

--Jim Rohn

orange lily in bloom close up photo

When the record book on you is finished, let it show your wins and losses. But don't let it show you didn't try.

--Jim Rohn

white clouds and blue sky

Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.

--Jim Rohn

red rose in close up photography

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.

--Jim Rohn



sea during daytime

Be brief on the logic and reason portion of your presentation. There are probably about a thousand facts about an automobile, but you don't need them all to make a decision. About a half dozen will do.

--Jim Rohn

brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime

Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.

--Jim Rohn

black and white abstract illustration

Success Recipe: 2 cups faith, 2 cups love, 1 cup hard work, 1 cup persistence, 1 tbsp vision and a dash of swagger.

--Jim Rohn

backdrop

No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.

--Jim Rohn

brown humming bird flying in mid air

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

--Jim Rohn

Milky way in nature photography

Develop a childlike fascination with life and people.

--Jim Rohn


clear drinking glass with beer on black table

Education must precede motivation.

--Jim Rohn

four person standing beside wall

The key to turning dreams into reality is action.

--Jim Rohn

solid color

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

--Jim Rohn

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

What a man reads pours massive ingredients into his mental factory and the fabric of his life is built from those ingredients.

--Jim Rohn

blue rose with water droplet

Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.

--Jim Rohn

bird in the sky

Be a collector of good ideas. Keep a journal. If you hear a good idea, capture it, write it down. Don't trust your memory.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Be a collector of good ideas, but don't trust your memory. The best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way is your journal.


snow covered mountain during daytime

If you talk to your children, you can help them keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams.

--Jim Rohn

bonfire in forest

Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.

--Jim Rohn

blue and black abstract painting

He who serves the most, reaps the most.

--Jim Rohn

brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour

You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.

--Jim Rohn

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Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It's not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.

--Jim Rohn

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance.

--Jim Rohn

rock mountain during starry night

We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want.

--Jim Rohn

bare trees under blue sky

The thing that will make the biggest difference to your business, your bank account, your health and your relationships in the next 12 months is your philosophy.

--Jim Rohn



adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence

Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.

--Jim Rohn


man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

--Jim Rohn


brown and white abstract painting

Wherever you are, be there. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well.

--Jim Rohn

person holding green plant during daytime

Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war.

--Jim Rohn

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Although we are never glad when tragedy visits, we can be aware and seize the opportunity to do good in this world, even in the midst of tragedy.

--Jim Rohn

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All human beings have the ability to transform like a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon and taking to the sky.

--Jim Rohn

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Ambitious people know that everything they do and every discipline they adhere to, form the links in the chain of events that will lead them to their final destination.

--Jim Rohn

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Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.

--Jim Rohn

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Don't look for things to be easier, look for you to be better.

--Jim Rohn


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Don't ask for security, ask for adventure.

--Jim Rohn

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Finding is reserved for the searchers, we don't find what we need, we find what we search for.

--Jim Rohn


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It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.

--Jim Rohn

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The reason why I spend so much money for my journals is to press me to find something valuable to put in them.

--Jim Rohn

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What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future.

--Jim Rohn

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The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don't have it well designed!

--Jim Rohn

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There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation.

--Jim Rohn

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Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy.

--Jim Rohn


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Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

--Jim Rohn

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Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.

--Jim Rohn


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Don't start the day until you have it finished. Don't start the week until you have it finished. Don't start the month until you have it finished. Plan your day.

--Jim Rohn

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I'm working full-time on my job and part time on my fortune.  But it won't be long before I'm working full-time on my fortune... can you imagine what my life will look like?

--Jim Rohn

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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

--Jim Rohn

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You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

--Jim Rohn

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It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.

--Jim Rohn

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Look what you can become in pursuit of what you want, and look out for what you become in the pursuit of what you want -- don't compromise!

--Jim Rohn

Oak Creek Sedona

Never mistake the power of influence.

--Jim Rohn

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We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

--Jim Rohn

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For effective communication, use brevity. Jesus said, ‘Follow me.' Now that's brief! He could be brief because of all that he was that he didn't have to say.

--Jim Rohn


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Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

--Jim Rohn

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Faith is the ability to see things that don't yet exist. Faith, though, can turn difficulty into reality, positive reality.

--Jim Rohn

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You've got to believe in the possibilities. You've got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today. And here's the big one. Believe in yourself.

--Jim Rohn

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Lack of homework shows up in the marketplace as well as in the classroom.

--Jim Rohn

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We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve not need.

--Jim Rohn

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The least lack of discipline starts to erode our self-esteem.

--Jim Rohn

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Seek other people's advice, but don't take orders. And don't take 100% of anyone's advice. Make sure every decision you make is a product of your own conclusion. Be a student, not a disciple.

--Jim Rohn

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Goals: There is no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There is no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There is no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

--Jim Rohn

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Success is something you attract by the person you become.

--Jim Rohn

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You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

--Jim Rohn

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Here's the major problem with going on strike for more money: You cannot get rich by demand!

--Jim Rohn

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Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.

--Jim Rohn

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Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

--Jim Rohn

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Take advice, but not orders. Only give yourself orders. Abraham Lincoln once said, 'Since I will be no one's slave, I will be no one's master.'

--Jim Rohn

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Thanksgiving opens up the windows of the opportunity for ideas to flow your way.

--Jim Rohn

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Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.

--Jim Rohn



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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

--Jim Rohn

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Some people you can afford to spend a few minutes with, but not a few hours.

--Jim Rohn

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Evil is no match for Good-- but Good must be active.

--Jim Rohn


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We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.

--Jim Rohn

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The key factor that will determine your financial future is not the economy; the key factor is your philosophy.

--Jim Rohn


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Success is a refined study of the obvious.

--Jim Rohn

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Some people don't do well simply because they don't feel well.

--Jim Rohn

brown wooden door

We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.

--Jim Rohn

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One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental "I should" list.

--Jim Rohn

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Either you run the day or the day runs you.

--Jim Rohn

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Pay attention. Don't just stagger through the day.

--Jim Rohn

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The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn't matter.

--Jim Rohn


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Goals are like a magnet -- they pull. And the stronger they are, the more purposeful they are, the bigger they are, the more unique they are, the stronger they pull.

--Jim Rohn

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Don't use your mind for a filing cabinet. Use your mind to work out problems and find answers; file away good ideas in your journal.

--Jim Rohn

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The real problem is usually two or three questions deep. If you want to go after someone's problem, be aware that most people aren't going to reveal what the real problem is after the first question.

--Jim Rohn

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Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.


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The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.

--Jim Rohn

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment. Discipline comes to those with the awareness that for a kite to fly it must rise against the wind; that all good things are achieved by those who are willing to swim upstream; that drifting aimlessly through life only leads to bitterness and disappointment." And then he added: "Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.


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I've discovered that you can't change people. They can change themselves.

--Jim Rohn

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We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time,... but we get paid for the value, not the time.

--Jim Rohn

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Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

--Jim Rohn


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It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable, it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives.

--Jim Rohn

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Showing a profit means touching something and leaving it better than you found it.

--Jim Rohn

purple flower in macro lens

Education doesn't cease when you leave college or leave the university. Education is a lifetime process.

--Jim Rohn

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Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.

--Jim Rohn

empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography

Always do more than what you get paid for. It makes you a valuable person.

--Jim Rohn

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You cannot succeed by yourself. It's hard to find a rich hermit.

--Jim Rohn

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Self-education will make you a fortune.

--Jim Rohn

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Selling is a person-to-person business. You cannot send the sales manual out to make the sale. Sales manuals have no legs and no voice.

--Jim Rohn

green leafed plants on forest

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you' Not much.

--Jim Rohn

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To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here's what's exciting- there are lots of people!

--Jim Rohn

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We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.

--Jim Rohn

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Don't let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that's long enough!

--Jim Rohn


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Do whatever you have to do as quickly as you can, so you can do whatever you WANT to do, for as long as you can.

--Jim Rohn

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Your paycheck is not your employer's responsibility, it's your responsibility. Your employer has no control over your value, but you do.

--Jim Rohn

white flowers in brown stem

Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success.

--Jim Rohn

white stone woman sculpture

One way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. Failure must teach us, or surely success will not reward us.

--Jim Rohn

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Sometimes you need to stay in touch but be out of reach.

--Jim Rohn

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The word "tip" stands for "to insure promptness." So when should you give it? Up front,of course. Sophisticated people don't take chances on poor service, they insure good service.

--Jim Rohn


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The best motivation is self-motivation.

--Jim Rohn

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We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are.

--Jim Rohn

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Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease.

--Jim Rohn

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If you say something and back it up with your actions, you will provide the 'proof' for people who are listening to you, and they will much more willingly follow your lead.

--Jim Rohn

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Don't sell out your virtue and your value for something you think you want. Judas got the money, but he threw it all away and hung himself because he was so unhappy with himself.

--Jim Rohn


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Don't borrow someone else's plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places.

--Jim Rohn

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Kids ought to have two bicycles, one to ride and one to rent.

--Jim Rohn

leafless tree on snow covered ground

Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources.

--Jim Rohn

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From testimonials and personal experience we have enough information to conclude that it's possible to design and live an extraordinary life.

--Jim Rohn

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Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.

--Jim Rohn


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The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

--Jim Rohn

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If you learn to set a good sail, the wind that blows will always take you to the dreams you want, the income you want, and the treasures of mind, purse, and soul you want.

--Jim Rohn

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All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.

--Jim Rohn

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We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.

--Jim Rohn

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The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.

--Jim Rohn

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Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

--Jim Rohn

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Be fascinated instead of frustrated.

--Jim Rohn

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It is what you do about what happens that counts.

--Jim Rohn


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Wherever You Are, Be There
One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to create unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art of being.

--Jim Rohn

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The more you know, the less you need to say.

--Jim Rohn

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Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives.

--Jim Rohn

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Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.

--Jim Rohn

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There is plenty of time to argue with new ideas later. They key is to take careful notes first and debate second.

--Jim Rohn


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Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!

--Jim Rohn

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Earn as much money as you possibly can and as quickly as you can. The sooner you get money out of the way, the sooner you will be able to get to the rest of your problems in style.

--Jim Rohn

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Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

--Jim Rohn


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Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.

--Jim Rohn

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One of the major reasons why people are not doing well is because they keep trying to get through the day. A more worthy challenge is to try to get from the day.

--Jim Rohn

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Somebody says, 'Well, I can't be concerned about other people. About the best I can do is to take care of myself' Well, then you will always be poor.

--Jim Rohn

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Let others lead small lives, but not you.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Let others lead small lives,but not you. Let others argue over small things,but not you.Let others cry over small hurts,but not you.Let others leave their future in someone elses hands,but not you. not you.


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A life worth living is a life worth recording.

--Jim Rohn

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Service to others leads to greatness.

--Jim Rohn


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Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.

--Jim Rohn

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Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.

--Jim Rohn

woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

Most people are just trying to get through the day. Sophisticated people learn how to get from the day.

--Jim Rohn

Longer Version:

Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed to learn to get from the day. Don't just get through it; get from it. Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life. What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge. Get it. Don't miss it.


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Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.

--Jim Rohn

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Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.

--Jim Rohn

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If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.

--Jim Rohn


woman standing on cliff

Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much.

--Jim Rohn

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

If you don't change what you are doing today, all of your tomorrows will look like yesterday.

--Jim Rohn

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Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune... Income seldom exceeds personal development.

--Jim Rohn

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What we have been is an established and unchangeable fact. What we can yet become is an unlimited, boundless opportunity.

--Jim Rohn

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Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind.

--Jim Rohn

We wish you a perfect day!