Who the hell is Jim Rohn?

Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker with a distinctive intonation and way of speaking.

Books by Jim Rohn

Quotes by Jim Rohn

“Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. Want to reach higher? Stack some more books under your feet! Reading opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written.”

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“Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

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“Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

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“Don't let somebody order your life.”

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“Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.”

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“Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

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

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“Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life.And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.”

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“Each person entering our world brings either a contribution or destruction. Trying to be always nice is to invite certain disaster. A major challenge in life is for each person to learn the art of standing guard at the doorway of their mind. Carefully examine the credentials and authority of those seeking to enter within that place where your attitudes are formed.”

Jim Rohn The Seasons of Life

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

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“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.”

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“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”

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“For every disciplined effort, there is a multiple reward.”

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

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“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”

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

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“How long should you try? Until.”

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“I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.”

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

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“If you don't like how things are, change it. You are not a tree.”

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“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planed for you? Not much.”

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“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”

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“If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”

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“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.”

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“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”

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“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”

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

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“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, you now have a motivated idiot.”

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

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“No one else makes us angry. We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.”

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

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“Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.”

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“Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind.”

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“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

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“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

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“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”

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

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“Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.”

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“The bigger the 'why' the easier the 'how'.”

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“The book you don't read can't help.”

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“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.”

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“The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.”

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

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“The same wall that keeps out disappointment keeps out happiness.”

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“The things that change your life are: the people you meet, the classes you take, and the books you read.”

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

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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.”

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“There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes, it’s what we do with them that’s important.”

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“There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes.”

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“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

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“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got.”

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“Wages are good... Profits are better.”

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“We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time... but we get paid for the value, not the time.”

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

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“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”

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“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”

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“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

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

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“You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.”

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

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“You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.”

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“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.”

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“Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development because success is something you attract by the person you become.”

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“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

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