Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework.
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.
When you usually are not ready to chance the standard you'll need to settle for the standard.
On any one day you can massively change the direction of your life.
The most valuable form of discipline is the one that you impose upon yourself.
Life is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value, the regret or the equity.
Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.
In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength.
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!
James Allen says 'We curse the effect and nourish the cause. ' The guy puts sand in his shoes and he can hardly walk and you ask why would you do that? Why would we wish for it to change, hope for it to change, but all the while resisting change?
The biggest reason people don't succeed is because they don't expose themselves to existing information.
Leaders must not be naive. I used to say, "Liars shouldn't lie. " What a sad waste of words that is! I found out liars are supposed to lie. That's why we call them liars - they lie! What else would you expect them to do?
Since you cannot control the weather, or the traffic, or the one you love, or your neighbors, or your boss, then you must learn to control you. . . the one whose response to the difficulties of life REALLY counts.
We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time,. . . but we get paid for the value, not the time.
Purpose is stronger than object.
For every promise, there is a price to pay. . . If the promise is clear, the price is easy.
Once you have seen and felt your ideal future, you will be ready and able to pay any price to get there.
Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease.
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.
If you're serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don't trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.
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