Jim Rohn quotes page 1
September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009; Rohn was born in 1930 in Idaho to a
farming family. He lived in Idaho all of his early life, never reaching beyond his daily chores. Later in life, Jim
accredited his days on the farm with instilling a solid work ethic in him. When he turned 25 years old, Rohn
attended a lecture led by John Earl Shoaff, a celebrated entrepreneur. He joined up with AbundaVita (John Earl
Shoaff's nutrition supplement company), and later went on to work for Nutri-Bio. Shoaff then began mentoring Rohn,
and eventually selected him as Vice President of Nutri-Bio. In the 1960's,
Rohn ran into misfortune – Nutri-Bio was forced to go out of business. On a whim, Rohn decided to follow the advice
of a close friend to come tell his success story at a local rotary club. Rohn was congratulated on his common sense
approach to speaking, and inspired many people who were present. From then on, his popularity exploded – Rohn was
asked to speak at a number of events all across the nation. His first seminar was held in Beverly Hills in 1963,
aiding those who wanted to be successful in their business and entrepreneurial ventures. Jim Rohn is now considered to be one of the greatest and most influential speakers of the modern
age. During his life, he excited and inspired people with what they could manifest in their daily lives. He
authored more than 17 different life guides, from books to videos and audio recordings. He is well-known for the
"five components for success": Philospohy, Attitude, Action, Results, and Lifestyle. His most popular book is
entitled, "The Art of Exceptional Living". Jim Rohn died on December 5th,
2009. By then, he had been publicly speaking for nearly 40 years, speaking to more than 4 million listeners
worldwide. Many influential and successful individuals claim John as their inspiration.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn. That's
not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Learn how to say no. Don't let your mouth overload your back.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Most homes valued at over 250,000$ have a library. That should tell us something.
It is possible to destroy any emotion you have, including worry and fear, by a very simple
process. And that is: analyze it to death. Drag it out onto the table and look at it. Weigh it
against all of your past experiences. Make sure this one can stand against all the past facts
you have. You are now starting to use worry, instead of worry use you. It's a beginning -
being in control, instead of out of control.
Education must precede motivation.
The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
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.
Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply
because they major in minor things.
Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a
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.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good
We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time to bring value to the
marketplace, but we get paid for the value, not for the time.
Learn to help people with more than just their jobs - help them with their lives.
Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow
themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.
Discipline is that unique process of intelligent thought and activity that puts a lid on temper
and a faucet on courtesy... that develops positive action and controls negative thoughts...
that encourages success and refuses to accept failure... that promotes health and curbs
Like a well-defined dream, well-defined goals work like magnets. They pull you in their
direction. The better you define them, the better you describe them, the harder you work on
achieving them, the stronger they pull.
At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results
should either applaud you or prod you.
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.
In the sales profession the real work begins after the sale is made.
Time is the best-kept secret of the rich.
Two brothers have an abusive, alcoholic father. One becomes a criminal, the other a judge.
The same event - different results. How can that be? It's because it's not what happens but
rather what you and I do about it that matters.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
Don't say, "If I could, I would." Say, "If I can, I will."
It is our philosophical set of the sail that determines the course of our lives. To change our
current direction, we have to change our philosophy, not our circumstances.
Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.
Here's what we must teach our children: The skill of selective listening. Don't spend most of
your time on the voices that don't count, voices that are going to add too little worth to your
future. Don't waste time on the shallow and the silly. Tune those voices out, and tune in the
vioces that are going to add something to your life.
We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to
deserve, not need.
Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.
Do you have something to prove? Do you have some old embarrassment you want to wipe off
the slate? You know, that old saying, "Massive success is the sweetest revenge" is true.