Quotes by Jim Rohn

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Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
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.
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.
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 humor, but without folly.
The more you know the less you need to say.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
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.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
What you become directly influences what you get.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
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.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
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.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
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.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
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.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
How long should you try? Until.
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.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
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.
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
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.
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
By working hard, you get to play hard guilt-free.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
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.
The book you don't read won't help.
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
It's easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life. It's not the hours you put in, but what you out into the hours that count. Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a me too attitude while impressing evokes a so what attitude.
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.
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
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?
For every promise, there is price to pay.
The Bible give us a list of human stories on both sides of the ledger. On list of human stories is used examples -- do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings -- don't do what these people did. So if your story ever gets in one of these books, make sure they use it as an example, not a warning.