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55 Inspirational Quotes by Jim Rohn

Best Quotes by Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn was an American industrialist, motivational spokesman as well as a writer. His tease to riches anecdote played a large part in his work that inclined others in the individual development business. He is also deemed to be the god-father of self-help industry. Here are some of his well known inspiring quotes.

Jim Rohn Quotes

  1. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn
  2. “There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important.” - Jim Rohn
  3. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  4. “Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.” - Jim Rohn
  5. “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?” - Jim Rohn
  6. “Labor gives birth to ideas.” - Jim Rohn
  7. “Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.” - Jim Rohn
  8. “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
  9. “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” - Jim Rohn
  10. “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.” - Jim Rohn
  11. “Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” - Jim Rohn
  12. “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.” - Jim Rohn
  13. “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
  14. “Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.” - Jim Rohn
  15. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  16. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” - Jim Rohn
  17. “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.” - Jim Rohn
  18. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” - Jim Rohn
  19. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” - Jim Rohn
  20. “A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.” - Jim Rohn
  21. “The more you know the less you need to say.” - Jim Rohn
  22. “Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.” - Jim Rohn
  23. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” - Jim Rohn
  24. “Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.” - Jim Rohn
  25. “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
  26. “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” - Jim Rohn
  27. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  28. “Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.” - Jim Rohn
  29. “It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” - Jim Rohn
  30. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn
  31. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  32. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  33. “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
  34. “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.”
  35. “We get paid for bringing value to the market place.” - Jim Rohn
  36. “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.” - Jim Rohn
  37. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” - Jim Rohn
  38. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” - Jim Rohn
  39. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” - Jim Rohn
  40. “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
  41. “Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” - Jim Rohn
  42. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” - Jim Rohn
  43. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” - Jim Rohn
  44. “Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you’re signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.” - Jim Rohn
  45. “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” - Jim Rohn
  46. “Make measurable progress in reasonable time.” - Jim Rohn
  47. “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.” - Jim Rohn
  48. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” - Jim Rohn
  49. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” - Jim Rohn
  50. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” - Jim Rohn
  51. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  52. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” - Jim Rohn
  53. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” - Jim Rohn
  54. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” - Jim Rohn
  55. “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.” - Jim Rohn

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