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Jim Rohn Quotes

Jim Rohn Quotations

Jim Rohn quotes: below is the largest collection of quotes by the late personal development legend, Jim Rohn.

“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 challenge, wish for more wisdom.”

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

“Never begrudge the money you spend on your own education.”

“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: first, ‘What could I do?’  Second, ‘What could I read?’  And third, ‘Who could I ask?'”

“Don’t spend major time on minor things.”

“To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.”

“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up.  What he needs is education to turn him around.”

“We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.”

“Successful people have libraries.  The rest have big screen TVs.”

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

“I find it fascinating that most people design their vacations with better care than they plan their lives.  Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.”

“Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden.  Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.”

“The few who do are the envy of the many who watch.”

“Get around people who have something of value to share with you.  Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed.”

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

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

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.”

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

“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”

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

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

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

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

“Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.”

“You cannot make progress without making decisions.”

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

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

“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.”

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

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

“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.”

“The twin killers of success are impatience and greed.”

“The more obstacles you face and overcome, the more times you falter and get back on track, the more difficulties you struggle with and conquer, the more resiliency you will naturally develop.  And there is nothing that can hold you back, if you are resilient.”

“For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.”

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

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

“Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life turns out.”

“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 else’s hands, but not you.”

“The more you care, the stronger you can be.”

“Learning is the beginning of wealth.  Learning is the beginning of health.  Learning is the beginning of spirituality.  Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”

“Success recipe: 2 cups faith, 2 cups love, 1 cup hard work, 1 cup persistence, 1 tablespoon vision, and a dash of swagger.”

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

“Never attack a problem without also presenting a solution.”

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

“The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.”

“Asking is the beginning of receiving.  I ask for all kinds of things.  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.”

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

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

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

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

“Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event.  You don’t just fail overnight.  Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“You don’t get paid for the hour.  You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”

“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.”

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

“Good service leads to multiple sales.  If you take good care of your customers, they will open doors you could never open by yourself.”

“If the truth isn’t enough, then you must become stronger at presenting it.”

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

“Pay attention.  Don’t just stagger through the day.”

“You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.  That is something you have charge of.”

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”

“When you work, work.  When you play, play.  Don’t mix the two.”

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”

“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.”

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind, that determines which way we will go.”

“Success lies in the opposite direction of the normal pull.”

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.”

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

“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

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

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

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

“Learn how to say no.  Don’t let your mouth overload your back.”

“Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written.  And guess what?  All you have to do is go to the library.”

“Don’t mistake movement for achievement.  It’s easy to get faked out by being busy.  The question is: busy doing what?”

“Make measurable progress in reasonable time.”

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

“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.'”

“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge.  Let your learning lead to action.”

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious.  Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

“Work hard at your job and you can make a living.  Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”

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

“Measure your emotions.  You don’t need an atomic explosion for a minor point.”

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”

If you enjoyed these quotes by Jim Rohn, hear from two of his top mentees, Tony Robbins and T. Harv Eker.

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