Jim Rohn quotes page 7
Let me give you "The day that turns your life around." As quickly as I can. I got 4 parts to "The day that turns
your life around" and then we're finished for the day.
Number 1: Disgust. Disgust. Disgust is a negative emotion but it can have a very positive
powerful effect. Disgust says: "I've had it!" What an important day that could be. "I've had it!" - wow. I met a
beautiful, powerful, accomplished executive lady in New York. Company invited me come in. This lady was a Vice
President. Extraordinary lady. I got to know her and I found out her story. I said, "How did you get here?" Big
income! And she never went to High School, never went to College, never went to University. I said, "How did you
get here?" Executive... powerful... income! She said, "Well, let me tell you part of the scenario." She said, "When
I was a young mother a few years ago..." She said, "One day I asked my husband for 10 dollars. And he said, 'What
for?'" She said, "Before that day was over I decided I would never ever ask again." She said, "I started studying
opportunity, found it, took the classes, put myself through the schools, did the scenario, now I am Vice President,
I make a lot of money." And she said, "I kept my promise - I've never ever had to ask again!" It's called a
life-changing day. The day you say, "Enough is enough!" Now if you can add an act to your disgust it helps. A
man takes a shotgun to his car, blows out every window, destroys every tire, puts a 100 rounds in it and says:
"I've driven this embarrasing thing for the last time!" And then he saves it, he saves it. And later when somebody
says, "How did you become rich and powerful?" He says, "Let me show you this car! One day I had it up to here I
blew it to smithereens!" Enough is enough.
Here is the last 3: Next is decision. Decision-making is a life-changing day. If you went home,
today, and in the next few days cleaned up a list of decisions it could furnish enough inspiration for the next 5
years, 10 years. What an inspiring day - the day you bring yourself to decide!
And here is the 3rd one: Desire. Wanting too bad enough - who knows the mystery of that? We
don't know. But here is something I do know: Sometimes desire waits for a trigger. Waits for something to happen.
Who knows what the happening may be? A song, a lyrics, a movie, a dialogue, a seminar, a sermon, a book, an
experience, a confrontation with an enemy, a conversation with a friend who finally levels with you. Whatever the
experience it is, it's so valuable. And here's my best advice: Welcome all experiences; you never know which
one is gonna turn everything on. Don't put up the walls. The same wall that keeps out disapointment keeps out
happiness. Take down the walls. Go for the experience. Let it teach you.
And here's the last one: Resolve. Resolve says, "I will." Two of the most powerful words in the
language. Benjamin Disraeli said, "Nothing can resist a human will that will
stake its existence on a purpose." Shortly put, I'll do it or die! Best definition of resolve I got from a
little Junior High girl. Foster City, California. I'm going through some words one day. I got to this one
and I asked the kids, "Who can tell me what resolve means?" Some didn't know, some tried. Interesting, the last
one was the best. Little girl, about 3 rows back, she said, "I think I know, Mr. Rohn." I said, "What?" She
said, "I think resolve means promising yourself you will never give up." I said, "That's the best I've ever
heard." She's probably giving seminars somewhere today, right? That's the best I've heard.
I asked the kids, "How long should a baby try to learn how to walk?" How long would you give your average baby?
Before you say, "Eeenough is enough! No!" Any mother in the world would say, "You're crazy. My baby is gonna keep
trying..." What? "Until!" What a magic word. I want you to write it down. Until!
Promise yourself you'll read the books until your skills change. You'll go to seminars
until you get a handle on it. You'll listen to it until it makes sense. You'll go
for it until you understand it. You'll practice it until you develop the skill. Never give up
until... However long that is, step by step, piece by piece, book by book, word by word, apple by
apple, walk around the block, walk around the block, go for it! Don't miss the chance to grow! And resolve that
you'll pay the prize until you learn, change, grow, become. Then you'll discover some of life's best treasures when
you pay that prize.