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

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Learn how to say no. Dont let your mouth overload your back.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  
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  Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Most homes valued at over 250,000$ have a library. That should tell us something.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 is a beginning - being in control, instead of out of control.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Education must precede motivation.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Money is usually attracted, not pursued.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you dont 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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people dont do well simply because they major in minor things.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Miss a meal if you have to, but dont miss a book.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Learn to help people with more than just their jobs - help them with their lives.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.  
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  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 sickness.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  In the sales profession the real work begins after the sale is made.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Time is the best-kept secret of the rich.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 is because it is not what happens but rather what you and I do about it that matters.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont say, 'If I could, I would.' Say, 'If I can, I will.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here's what we must teach our children: The skill of selective listening. Dont spend most of your time on the voices that dont count, voices that are going to add too little worth to your future. Dont waste time on the shallow and the silly. Tune those voices out, and tune in the voices that are going to add something to your life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve, not need.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.  
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  The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont wish it were easier, wish you were better.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Dont mistake movement for achievement.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont ask for the task to be easy, just ask for it to be worth it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Worry is fear painting pictures in your mind. And if you watch that mental movie too long, you get a false picture of how things really are.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  What you become directly influences what you get.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than 10.000$ worth of advertising.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesnt need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Walk away from the 97% crowd. Dont use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Labor gives birth to ideas.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Success is something you attract by the person you become.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont spend major money on minor things. In the last ten years the guy has bought two tons of donuts and only two books - and the books are primarily filled with pictures.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It isn't what the book costs; it is what it will cost if you dont read it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One of my good friends always says, 'Things dont just happen; things happen just.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Sales people should take lessons from their kids. What does the word 'no' mean to a child? Almost nothing.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There are no new fundamentals. You've got to be a little suspicious of someone who says, I have got a new fundamental. That's like someone inviting you to tour a factory where they are manufacturing antiques.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Life responds to deserve and not to need. It doesnt say, 'If you need, you will reap.' It says, If you plant, you will reap.' The guy says, 'I really need to reap.' Then you really need to plant.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best way to get to the bottom of things is not to jump to conclusions but to ask questions.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  All the successful people with whom I have had contact are good readers. They read, read, read. It is their curiosity that drives them to read. They simply have to know. They constantly seek new ways to become better.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here is the formula for failure: a few errors in judgement repeated every day. Why would we repeat an error in judgement another day? Here is why: disaster doesnt usually fall on you at the end of that first day.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Good people are found, not changed. Recently, I read a headline that said, 'We dont teach our people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.' Wow! What a clever shortcut.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is so easy to make a mistake in language if you aren't careful. What if you meant to say, What's troubling you? and what you actually said was, 'What's wrong with you?'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Kids are curious. Kids are watching ants while adults are stepping on them.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'Things cost too much.' Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, 'The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you cant afford it.' That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't 'it' - the problem was 'me.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Either you run the business or the business runs you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You have to do more than you get paid for, because that's where the fortune is.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Never begrudge the money you spend on your own education.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It is easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The guy says, 'When you work where I work, by the time you get home it is late. You've got to have a bite to eat, watch a little TV, relax, and then go to bed. You cant sit up half the night planning, planning, planning.' And he is the same guy who's behind on his car payment.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here is a good prayer: 'Help me to see it as it is, and help me to see it better as it is, and then inspire me to act.' Facts and faith and action - what a combination for personal progress! And action puts fear to flight!  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Your income is directly related to your philosophy, not to the economy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you dont like how things are, change it. You're not a tree.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The Bible says that it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. It doesnt say that it is impossible.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Money is usually attracted, not pursued.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, 'I wish someone would come by and turn me on.' What if they dont show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Income seldom exceeds personal development.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: Inspiration or desperation.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Shortly after I met my mentor he asked me, 'Mr. Rohn, how much money have you saved and invested over the last six years?' And I said, 'None.' He then asked: 'Who sold you on that plan?'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Doing less than you are capable of doing creates lack of self-esteem. And lack of self-esteem is the greatest deterrent to success.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is easy to remain mediocre. All you need to do is spend major time on minor things with minor people. Sophisticated people weigh their actions. They know what a major is and what a minor is.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Mortimer Adler, the philosopher, said, 'If we dont go for the higher tastes, we will settle for the lower ones.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Learn to hide your need and show your skill.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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?  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You dont get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to an hour.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Profits are better than wages - wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont just read the easy stuff - you may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  How do you deserve a fortune? Render fortunes of service.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief in the alley; what about the thief in your mind?  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Enthusiasm by itself won't help. I am sorry. After you have leaped about, jumping and shouting, there are still some things waiting for you to do. And unless you do them, things won't change. A man can get all excited about lifting two-hundred-pound weights - until he gets to the gym.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The book you dont read won't help.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experiences and invest them in the future.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is foolish to say: 'Dont be disappointed.' But you must learn to discipline your disappointment. If it dominates 51% of your time, you're in trouble. Continued heavy disappointment is like 12 months of winter. And 12 months of winter leave very little alive.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is better to be a lender than a spender.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Give a million dollars to someone who does not possess the attitude of a millionaire and that person will most likely lose it. But take away all the wealth from a true millionaire and in no time he or she will build a new fortune. Why? Because those who earn their millionaire status develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to duplicate the process again and again.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  To attract attractive people, you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful. To attract committed people, you must be committed. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. If you become, you can attract.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Sharpen your interest in two major subjects: life and people. You will only gather information from a source if you are interested in it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Earn as much money as you possibly can and as quickly as you can. The sooner you get money out of the way, the sooner you will be able to get to the rest of your problems in style.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You and I have been given the gifts of life, but it is up to us to decide if we are going to use God's laws to create and to prosper.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The formula for disaster is: Could + Should + Won't.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Interesting Bible phrase - that says, 'If you keep knocking you'll find open doors.' Doors of opportunity, doors of a chance to meet someone, doors open for association, doors open to find someone special, doors open to find a unique business colleague...  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth-grade chairs so small.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If someone hands you a million dollars, you'd better hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, 'If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets as before.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One of the reasons many people dont have what they want is neglect. Neglect starts out as an infection and then develops into a disease.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont mistake movement for achievement.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Indecision is the thief of opportunity.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Some people take better care of their pets than they do themselves. Their animals can run like the wind and they can barely make it up a flight of stairs.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here is what my teacher taught me: 'When you change, everything will change for you. When you get better, everything will get better for you.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You dont have to change the marketplace; you dont have to change the marketing plan; you dont have to change the economy; you dont have to change countries. You dont have to change circumstances out there. All you've got to do is look within and see if you can change yourself for the better and as you change, things will start to change for you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you make money your love and you pursue affluence to the exclusion of or at the expense of other values, you have lost, not won.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  For effective communication, use brevity. Jesus said, 'Follow me.' Now that's brief! He could be brief because of all that he was that he didn't have to say.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Your paycheck is not your employer's responsibility. It is your responsibility. Your employer has no control over your value, but you do.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Kids dont lack capacity, only teachers.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The most fatal deterrent to confidence is guilt... Lack of confidence comes from two major things. First - no goals or plan. And second - no daily discipline to achieve. The inaction to cure or handle small tasks is what starts the guilt process.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Time is the most precious commodity we have. Therefore, how we manage it has the most profound effect on how our lives turn out.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you were to show me your current financial plan, would I get so excited by it that I would go across the country and lecture on it? If the answer is no, then here's my question: 'Why not?' Why wouldn't you have a superior financial plan that is taking you to the places you want to go?  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The least lack of discipline starts to erode our self-esteem.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, which is fine. If you work harder on yourself you can make a fortune, which is super-fine.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There are three things to leave behind: Your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Finding is reserved for the searchers. Not those who hope, not those who wish. But those who search.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.' Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you make a sale, you make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It is easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Pity the man who inherits a million dollars and who isn't a millionaire. Here's what would be pitiful: If your income grew and you didn't.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Rarely does a good idea interrupt you. But if you search you will find.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. You dont present 'need' to opportunity. It is like asking the soil for an advance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont sell out your virtue and your value for something you think you want. Judas got the money, but he threw it all away and hung himself because he was so unhappy with himself.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

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

  Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Succeeding in America is easy! That's why everyone wants to come here. People haven't plotted and schemed for the last 50 years saying, 'If I could just get to Poland, everything would be ok.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  America is unique because it offers you an economic ladder to climb. And here's what's exciting: It is the bottom of the ladder that is crowded, not the top.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Dont just learn how to earn. Learn how to live. The good life is not an amount. It is an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Welcome all experiences. You never know which one is gonna turn everything on.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline is the most critical ingredient for success. It is the master key that unlocks the door for wealth and happiness.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ants never quit. If they're going somewhere and you stop them or block their path, they'll look for another way. Up, down, all around. How long will they keep looking? Till they find another way. See, that's good philosophy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Embrace change. Unless you change how you are, you'll always have what you've got.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Disgust. Disgust is a negative emotion but it can have a very positive, powerful effect. Disgust says, 'I have had it!' What an important day that could be.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Happiness is activity with purpose.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One of the best ways to start regaining control of our time is to learn the most effective time-management word. Do you know what it is? The word is 'no.' Learn to say 'no.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Until. What a magical word. 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. Never give up until...  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 futures in other people's hands, but not you.   
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 think that it does not matter.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it is my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best place to solve a problem is on paper.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There are two ways to gather wisdom. One way is to learn from your own life. The second is to study the lives of others.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  An ancient script asks, 'Would you let a man rule the city who cannot even rule his own spirit?' Sometimes we do.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental 'I should' list.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Life was not designed to give us what we need - life was designed to give us what we deserve.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Books are easy to find and easy to buy. A paperback these days only costs six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids!  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The word 'tip' stands for 'to ensure promptness.' So when should you give it? Upfront, of course. Sophisticated people dont take chances on poor service, they ensure good service.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Some people take better care of their pets than they do themselves. Their animals can run like the wind and they can barely make it up a flight of stairs.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you make a sale, you make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Good people are found, not changed. Recently, I read a headline that said, 'We don't teach our people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.' Wow! What a clever shortcut.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: Inspiration or desperation.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Embrace change. Unless you change how you are, you'll always have what you've got.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Kids are curious. Kids are watching ants while adults are stepping on them.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth-grade chairs so small.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Most homes valued at over 250,000$ have a library. That should tell us something.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Welcome all experiences. You never know which one is gonna turn everything on.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The formula for disaster is: Could + Should + Won't.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here is the formula for failure: a few errors in judgement repeated every day. Why would we repeat an error in judgement another day? Here is why: disaster doesn't usually fall on you at the end of that first day.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  An ancient script asks, 'Would you let a man rule the city who cannot even rule his own spirit?' Sometimes we do.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Happiness is activity with purpose.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

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

  Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Life responds to deserve and not to need. It doesn't say, 'If you need, you will reap.' It says, If you plant, you will reap.' The guy says, 'I really need to reap.' Then you really need to plant.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Don't just learn how to earn. Learn how to live. The good life is not an amount. It' an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Earn as much money as you possibly can and as quickly as you can. The sooner you get money out of the way, the sooner you will be able to get to the rest of your problems in style.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you make money your love and you pursue affluence to the exclusion of or at the expense of other values, you have lost, not won.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Money is usually attracted, not pursued.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, 'I wish someone would come by and turn me on.' What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 futures in other people's hands, but not you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ants never quit. If they're going somewhere and you stop them or block their path, they'll look for another way. Up, down, all around. How long will they keep looking? Till they find another way. See, that's good philosophy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Here is a good prayer: 'Help me to see it as it is, and help me to see it better as it is, and then inspire me to act.' Facts and faith and action - what a combination for personal progress! And action puts fear to flight!  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It's easy to remain mediocre. All you need to do is spend major time on minor things with minor people. Sophisticated people weigh their actions. They know what a major is and what a minor is.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. You don't present 'need' to opportunity. It's like asking the soil for an advance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Succeeding in America is easy! That's why everyone wants to come here. People haven't plotted and schemed for the last 50 years saying, 'If I could just get to Poland, everything would be ok.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  America is unique because it offers you an economic ladder to climb. And here's what's exciting: It is the bottom of the ladder that is crowded, not the top.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 sickness.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than 10.000$ worth of advertising.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If you make a sale, you make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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 sickness.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Enthusiasm by itself won't help. I'm sorry. After you have leaped about, jumping and shouting, there are still some things waiting for you to do. And unless you do them, things won't change. A man can get all excited about lifting two-hundred-pound weights - until he gets to the gym.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don't use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'Things cost too much.' Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, 'The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford it.' That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't 'it' - the problem was 'me.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

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

  I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If someone hands you a million dollars, you'd better hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, 'If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets as before.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Pity the man who inherits a million dollars and who isn't a millionaire. Here's what would be pitiful: If your income grew and you didn't.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Don't mistake movement for achievement.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.' Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It's so easy to make a mistake in language if you aren't careful. What if you meant to say, What's troubling you? and what you actually said was, 'What's wrong with you?'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Profits are better than wages - wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  For every promise, there is price to pay.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Resolve means promising yourself you will never give up.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Until. What a magical word. 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. Never give up until...  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Time is the best-kept secret of the rich.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. You don't present 'need' to opportunity. It's like asking the soil for an advance.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'Things cost too much.' Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, 'The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford it.' That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't 'it' - the problem was 'me.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Take care of your body. Its the only place you have to live.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ancients knew that you need guidance, patronage and protection as you move from one place or state to another, whenever you cross a bridge. You had better know what you are doing when you leave one group or place to join another.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  Everything we would ever need to become rich and powerful and sophisticated is within our reach. The major reason that so few take advantage of all that we have is simply, neglect.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.  
 -  Jim Rohn