Inspirational Quotes : Jim Rohn, the Godfather of self-help industry !

Inspirational Quotes : Jim Rohn, the Godfather of self-help industry !

Inspirational Quotes : Jim Rohn, the Godfather of self-help industry !

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Inspirational Quotes : Jim Rohn, the Godfather of self-help industry !

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Jim Rohn, actually Emmanuel James “Jim” Rohn,  was an American author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. He died in 2009 at the age of 79.

Jim Rohn was a powerful motivational speaker. He attracted a good mass of audience and there was power in his speech. He authored a good number of books, audio and video products.

Jim Rohn spent his entire adult life by teaching and lecturing about how to gain success in selling and life, how to become rags to riches.

Jim Rohn has been described as “America’s foremost business philosopher”.

Jim Rohn is considered as the “Godfather of self-help industry”.

Jim Rohn mentored some other giant entrepreneurs and motivational speakers like Mark R. Hughes (the founder of Herbalife International, the famous weight loss & nutrition company),  life coach Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy.

Though Jim Rohn passed away in 2009, his name, his life, his philosophy and above all his inspirational quotes are still alive and will live forever.

Read the valuable thoughts or ideas came out of the powerful business brain of Jim Rohn. Accept & apply those in your life as far as possible, always remember God, and feel the positive energy always in life and be successful in life. You will find depth, wisdom & practical takeaways in his sayings.

In some quotes, some words in bold indicate some specific idea kept together.


  • Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
  • Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.
  • Wherever you are, be there.
  • The major key to your better future is you.
  • You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
  • The more you care, the stronger you can be.
  • The bigger the ‘why’, the easier the ‘how’.
  • Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
  • Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.
  • Some things you have to do everyday. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just is not going to get the job done.
  • There are some things you don’t have to know how it works – only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on which end of this you want to get in on.
  • The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
  • Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
  • Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
  • If you really want to do something, you will find a ‘way’. If you don’t, you will find an ‘excuse’.
  • When you know what you want and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
  • Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a ‘must’ and a ‘want’.
  • It does not matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes.what matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
  • Whatever good things we build, end up building us.
  • 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.
  • Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.
  • Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.
  • Disgust (a feeling of revulsion or profound disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive, घृणा, विरक्ति, नाराज़गी  ) and resolve (firm determination to do something, संकल्प, ठानना  ) are two of the great emotions that lead to change.
  • Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
  • You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the reasons, or the wind. But you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
  • You can not change your destination overnight. But you can change your direction overnight.
  • If you don’t like how things are, change it. You are not a tree.
  • We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons : Inspiration (the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative, प्रेरणा  ) or desperation (a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behaviour, निराशा  ).
  • If you want to have more, you have to become more. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to improve, you have to improve. If you grow, everything grows for you.
  • Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It is easy to get faked out by being busy. Busy doing what ?
  • You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
  • We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace.
  • My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.
  • Your income is directly proportional to the amount value you bring to the marketplace.
  • Income seldom exceeds personal development.
  • The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development.
  • What you become directly influences what you get.
  • The major value in life is not ‘what you get’. The major value in life is ‘what you become’. That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me.
  • You have two choices : You can make a living or you can design a life.
  • If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you will fall into someone else’s plan. And guess, what they have planned for you ? Not much.
  • I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.
  • Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.
  • Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.
  • Only human beings can reorder their lives any day they choose by refining their philosophy.
  • 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. These are the choices that once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous application. 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.
  • One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on in your mental “I should” list.
  • 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.
  • Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
  • Don’t join an easy crowd, you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
  • Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don’t use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.
  • 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”.
  • Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers. But most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you.
  • Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed.
  • If you are serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a
  • Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.
  • Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, profits make you a fortune.
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
  • 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.
  • Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.
  • Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
  • Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
  • Discipline is bridge between goal and accomplishment.
  • We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
  • 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.
  • For every disciplined effort, there is a multiple reward.
  • Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion ( माया, भ्रांति  ).
  • Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.
  • It is the accumulated weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.
  • Everyday stand guard at the door of your mind.
  • The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
  • Time is more value than money, you can get more money, but you can not get more time.
  • Don’t spend major time on minor things.
  • Spend five minutes complaining, and you have wasted five.
  • Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
  • You can not make progress without making decisions.
  • Life expects us to make a reasonable amout of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That is why they make those second grade chairs so small.
  • Take time to gather up the past, so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
  • 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.
  • If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity to practice 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.
  • Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
  • If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skilfully, you can work miracles.
  • 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.
  • Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.
  • Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
  • The more you know, the less you need to say.
  • Life rewards the serious students.
  • Finding is reserved for those who search.
  • We don’t get what we need. We get what we search for.
  • It is what you don’t know what will hurt you.
  • What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know.
  • Don’t just read the easy stuff, you may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
  • Those who will not read are no better off than those who can not read.
  • The difference between where you are today and where you will be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you have read.
  • Don’t read a book and be a follower. Read a book and be a student.
  • Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey.
  • Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what ? All you have to do is to go to the library.
  • 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 thinking that it doesn’t matter.
  • The book you don’t read won’t help.
  • It is not what the book costs. It is what it will cost if you don’t read it.
  • Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.
  • Books are easy to find and easy to buy. A paperback these days only cost six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids.
  • 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 (making someone to feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, especially publicly, नीचा दिखलानेवाला  ) himself.
  • Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher ? Stack some more books under your feet.
  • A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
  • 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.
  • Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goal.
  • Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced everyday.
  • Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • Success is neither magical, nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
  • Success is not to be pursued. It is to be attracted by the person you become.
  • Success can not be caught. Success can only be attracted with your new better personalty.
  • Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
  • Successful people have libraries, the rest have big screen TV’s.
  • Ambition is at the core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike great, it is a powerful and constructive force.
  • Failure is not a single cataclysmic (relating to or denoting a violent natural event, प्रलय संबंधी  ) event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgemet, repeated everyday.
  • Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
  • Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
  • Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.
  • How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
  • Never begrudge ( envy someone the possession or enjoyment of something, डाह खाना, असंतोष का अनुभव करना  )the money you spent on your own education.
  • Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.
  • My teacher Jim Rohn taught me a simple principle : everyday, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed. — Tony Robins (another legendary motivational speaker of America).
  • Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice (attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage, फुसलाना, बहलाना, रिझाना, लुभाना, ललचाना  ) you to become the person it takes to achieve them.
  • Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.
  • Set the kind of goals that will make of you something to achieve them.
  • You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.
  • There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
  • Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy.
  • We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve, not need.
  • Good service leads to multiple sales. If you take good care of your customers, they will open doors you could never open by yourself.
  • Character is not something you were born with, and can’t change like your fingerprints. It is something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.
  • The best motivation is self motivation.
  • Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.
  • Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, then you have a motivated idiot.
  • The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
  • The more obstacles you face and overcome, the more times you falter and get back on the track; the more difficulties you struggle with and conquer, the more resiliency you will naturally develop. There is nothing that can hold you back, if you are resilient (able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed, लचीला, स्थिति-स्थापक  ).
  • The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.
  • We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle, against the constant download pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
  • 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 ?
  • Three key questions : Who am I around ? What are they doing to me ? Is that Okay ?
  • 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.
  • Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
  • 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 humour, but without folly (lack of good sense, foolishness, idiocy, मूर्खता, मूढ़ता  ).
  • If you want to be a leader who attracts qulity people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.
  • Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.
  • Labour gives birth to ideas.
  • Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
  • Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
  • Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
  • Giving is better than receiving, because giving starts the receiving process.
  • 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.
  • Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you are signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are only 3 colours, 10 digits and 7 notes. It is what we do with them, that is important.
  • 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.
  • Learn to hide your need and show your skill.
  • You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
  • Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
  • We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.
  • With the right attitude, human beings can move mountains. With the wrong attitude, they can be crushed by the smallest grain of sand.
  • No one else makes us angry. We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.
  • It is not wht 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.
  • If you learn to set a good sail, the wind that blows will always take you to the dreams you want, the income you want, and the treasure of mind, purse, and soul you want.
  • It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind, that determines which way we will go.
  • 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.


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