Jim Rohn Quotes
"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...."
"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better".
"If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary".
"Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation and the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can".
"Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more".
"Either you run the day or the day runs you".
"Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library".
"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure".
"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day".
"Finding is reserved for those that search".
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune".
"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".
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. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them".
Good people are found not changed. Recently I read a headline that said, “We don’t teach people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.” Wow! What a clever short cut".
"Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design; happiness is not by chance, but by choice. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
"Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a “must” and a “want.”
"I am a buyer of blank books. Kids find it interesting that I would buy a blank book. They say, “Twenty-Six dollars for a blank book! Why would you pay that?” The reason I pay twenty-six dollars is to challenge myself to find something worth twenty-six dollars to put in there. All my journals are private, but if you ever got hold of one of them, you wouldn't have to look very far to discover it is worth more than twenty-six dollars".
"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change".
"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".
"If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree".
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse".
"Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things".
"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".
"Life expects us to make a reasonable amount of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That's why they make those second grade chairs so small".
"Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book".
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going".
"Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries".
"Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way".
"Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done".
"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well".
"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".
"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".
"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".
"The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me".
"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".
"The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t".
"Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read".
"We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are".
"What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know".
"When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it".
"Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value".
"You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction".
"You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills".
"You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming".
"Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out".