Jim Rohn was a famous entrepreneur who took himself from rags to riches. Rohn worked his way up, from working at a department store to becoming a distributor for a large company, and then to go on and become the VP for Nutri-Bio. When Nutri-Bio went out of business, Rohn entered the world of motivational speaking and his quotes of wisdom became some of the world’s finest. Sadly, Jim passed away in 2009, but we’re fortunate enough to have much of his great wisdom.
Here are some of the best Jim Rohn Quotes
1 – “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals”
2 – “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something
you design for the present.”
3 – “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?”
4 – “Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest in the future.”
5 – “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.”
6 – “Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it
was more than you promised and easier than you said.”
7 – “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”
8 – “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.”
9 – “Make measurable progress in a reasonable time.”
10 – “Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”
11 – “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.”
12 – “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
13 – “Whatever good things we build end up building us.”
14 – “Income seldom exceeds personal development.”
15 – “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 they have departed.”
16 – “How long should you try? Until.”
17 – “Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.”
18 – “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.”
19 – “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”
20 – “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”
21 – “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.”
22 – “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
23 – “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by
the person you become.”
24 – “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the
person you become”
25 – “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.”
26 – “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.”
27 – “We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace.”
28 – “The major value in life is not what you get.
The major value in life is what you become.”
29 – “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts
the receiving process.”
30 – “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”
31 – “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.”
32 – “The more you know the less you need to say.”
33 – “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
34 – “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.”
35 – “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or
the pain of regret or disappointment.”
36 – “Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and
create light for understanding and awareness.”
37 – “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.”
38 – “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.”
39 – “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.”
40 – “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
41 – “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or
the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces
while regret weighs tons.”
42 – “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need
the motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education
to turn him around”
43 – “Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity
to become financially independent.”
44 – “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and
not complain when things don’t go well.”
45 – “Formal education will make you a living; self-education
will make you a fortune.”
46 – “There are only about a half dozen things that make
80% of the difference in any area of our lives.”
47 – “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you
pursue all that you want.”
48 – “Service to many leads to greatness-great respect, great satisfaction.
Success is not having to wait until someone goes to Hong Kong
before you get a camera.”
49 – “It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future.
What happens, happens to us all.
It is what you do about what happens that counts.”
50 – “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude;
be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully;
be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid;
be proud, but not arrogant; have humour but without folly.”
51 – “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.”
52 – “The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available
by affirmation; it is only available by labour.”
53 – “Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need
to open the door is just one more good idea.”
54 – “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.”
55 – “Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer.
If you’re signed up for a season, see it through.
You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.”
56 – “Labor gives birth to ideas.”
57 – “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines,
practised every day.”
58 – “The book you don’t read won’t help.”
59 – “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.”
60 – “If you are not willing to risk the unusual,
you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
61 – “It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that
determines which way we will go.”
62 – “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”
63 – “Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.”
64 – “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
65 – “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”
66 – “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
67 – “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.”
68 – “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.”
69 – “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance.
Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with
increasing clearness on your path.”
70 – “Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness –
great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”
71 – “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight.
Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”
72 – “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.”
73 – “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.”
74 – “When you know what you want, and want it bad enough,
you will find a way to get it.”
75 – “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
76 – “We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.”
77 – “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”
78 – “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.”
79 – “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
80 – “You don’t get paid for the hour.
You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”
81 – “Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it’s a matter of inspiration.”
82 – “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
83 – “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.”
84 – “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.”
85 – “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.”
86 – “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
87 – “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”