Jim Rohn


American Personal Development Author and Speaker

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There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting.

Sometimes you need to stay in touch but be out of reach.

Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.

The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you will take care of me, I will take care of you." Now I say, “I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me."

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

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.

You must constantly ask yourself these question: 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?

Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.

The goal of effective communication should be for the listener to say, "Me, too!" versus "So what?"

Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.

Self-preservation has a tendency to lead to poverty.

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

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

We all have two choices. We can make a living or we can design a life.

Part of success is preparation on purpose.

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. Ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.

The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending.

Life is a unique combination of "want to" and "how to" and we need to give equal attention to both.

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.

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

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

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.

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.

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American Personal Development Author and Speaker