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Jim Rohn

1930-2009 ,  American self-help speker
Jim RohnAmerican entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. He presented seminars worldwide for more than 40 years.

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

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

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.

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

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 walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

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.

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.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.

Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.

We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.

Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

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.

The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.

Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.

One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.

Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.

My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.

The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.

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.

We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.

Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a “must” and a “want.”

Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.

Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.

When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.

Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.

You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.

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.

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.


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