To begin, Jim Rohn quotes are a very rich source of wisdom. Jim was my first mentor. Having studied personal development my whole life, it is Jim Rohn who, by far, has meant the most to me. I went to his seminars, bought his products, and was fortunate to ask Jim some important questions following his seminars.
Jim Rohn was an entrepreneur, mentor, and motivational speaker. His philosophy of life created scores of millionaires. Tony Robbins, who is one of the top strategists and motivators of all time, worked for Jim Rohn when he was 17 years old. Tony still quotes Jim as do many other leading speakers. I believe part of the reason for Jim's success is his ability to simplify important concepts about life. No one did it better.
One of the concepts Jim teaches is, "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." Why does he say that? It's because "You get paid, not for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to an hour of work." How many kids entering the workforce realize either of those truths? Not many. That would be a good place to start in educating the young. Jim Rohn was so great with kids when he was alive. And his thoughts and ideas continue on without him.
For me, Jim Rohn quotes are a real treat. Enjoy. (At the end will be a video so you can see the master at work.)
How can Jim Rohn quotes be used to establish a great mindset? Well, let's begin by looking at the definition of mindset: A mindset is "A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations." Here, we can see that mindset predetermines responses which, in turn, predetermines results.
If your results in life are not what you want, the first place to look to make a change is with your mindset. Changing your mind about something or how to do something is so very powerful. Isn't it wonderful to have that kind of power? In any case you pick, your life can change. It doesn't have to remain the same. So, if you don't like something...change it. Jim uses the example of a person who doesn't like where they live. His response? Change it. After all, that person is not a tree.
Let's look at another example. Let's say your income is not what you want it to be. You feel you should be paid more by your employer. Jim has an answer for you. He says, "You don't get paid for the hour, you get paid for the value you bring to the hour." If you were to take that to heart, you're mindset becomes determined to find a way to bring more value to your employer so you can get paid more.
What if someone never heard that Jim Rohn quote? And they kept doing what they had been doing expecting their pay to change at some point. Well...that is the definition of insanity. Expecting things to change while not changing the cause. The cause in your life is you. And, that brings up another Jim Rohn quote. Jim says, "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job."
What does that quote mean? It means you can take classes to learn new skills. Heck, you can learn to do just about anything from Youtube.com. It's simply a decision.
If you take the following Jim Rohn quotes seriously, and study them, and employ them in your life, your circumstances can change drastically. I encourage you to take the challenge to see what your life can become.
I have read Jim Rohn quotes steadily for many years (I am 72). I hope they do for you what they have done for me.
"Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."
⁃ I believe that success is neither magical or mysterious.
⁃ I believe applying the basic fundamentals leads to success.
“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.”
• I know what direction to go in because of education, not motivation.
"You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour."
⁃ I believe I get paid for the value I bring to each hour of work.
"Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better."
⁃ I do not wish it were easier, I wish I was better.
“Focus on the solution, not the problem.”
• When I have a problem, I will always focus on the solution I want and not the problem itself.
"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job."
⁃ I believe I have to work harder on myself than I do on my job.
⁃ I am becoming the person I am capable of being by working harder on myself than I do on my job.
“The major question to ask on a job is not what are you getting; the major question to ask is what are you becoming?”
• I always watch to see what I am becoming because of my job.
“Success is something you attract; not something you pursue.”
• I am attracting success into my life.
• I no longer pursue success, I attract it.
“Whether you stay six weeks, six months, or six years, always leave it better than you found it.”
• I always make a point of leaving something I had begun better than it was when I found it.
“Here’s all life asks of us: to make measurable results in reasonable time.”
• I put in the work to make measurable results in reasonable time.
“Success is simply solving problems.”
• I am willing to solve the problems that come my way so I can grow and succeed.
“Be conscious of self, but not self-conscious.”
• I am so aware of what I do to get results, but I am not self-conscious because that would hold me back.
“Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.
"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day."
⁃ I believe practicing a few simple disciplines every day will lead me to success.
"The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it."
⁃ I am setting goals for what they will make of me to achieve them.
"Labor gives birth to ideas."
⁃ I am laboring so I can give birth to my ideas. To make them come alive.
“Inspiration must lead to discipline.”
• I know what I want. Now I must discipline myself to get the job done.
“We must all suffer one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
• I choose discipline so I can succeed. Regret is too high a price to pay.
“What you don’t know will affect your economic future. The book you miss will make a difference.”
• I will learn what I need to succeed. In books, conversation, YouTube, etc.
"Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion."
• I believe without consistent discipline, there is only delusion.
"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."
⁃ I believe I have to do the ordinary things extraordinarily well to succeed.
“Without constant activity, the threats of life will soon overwhelm the values.”
• I believe in constant activity to succeed.
“The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.”
• When I get a new idea, I act on it.
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
⁃ I believe to make a fortune requires a lot of self-education.
“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
⁃ I believe I will attract money by doing the activities that lead to success.
“The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left.”
⁃ I believe to grow rich, I have to invest money first and then spend what is left over.
“We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace.”
⁃ I believe in bringing value to the marketplace.
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change direction overnight.”
⁃ I am continually changing my direction when required so I will hit my destination.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
⁃ I am designing my happiness for the present.
“Don’t spend major time on minor things.”
⁃ I don’t spend major time on minor things. I spend major time on those things that are important to me.
“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”
⁃ I know what I want and I know I will find a way to get it. Guaranteed.
“Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I make my life better through change.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I am motivated and I am forming great habit.
“One good idea can transform your whole future.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I believe that one good idea acted upon can change my future.
“You simply can’t experience everything. Taking the time to recognize the experiences, the successes and failures of others can help you achieve what you want in life.”
⁃ I believe in taking the time to learn from the successes and failures of others.
“It is necessary to learn to embrace work, as we can’t simply wait for a miracle to arrive and change our fortunes.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I believe that I have to embrace my work to succeed.
⁃ I don’t wait for miracles to happen that will change my fortune. I make things happen in my life.
“You can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I am more today than I was yesterday. And I will become more tomorrow than I am today. That’s the promise of self-development.
“The only way it gets better for you is when you get better. Better is not something you wish, it’s something you become.”
⁃ I am getting better. I will never give up.
“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.”
• I am so grateful for what I already have.
“Here’s the first of the basic laws of leadership: Whatever you sow, you reap. Now here’s another way to put it on the positive side: In order to reap, you must sow. Reaping is reserved for those who sow, who plant. To deserve the harvest, you must plant the seed. Take care of it in the summer. Carefully harvest it and then do wise things with the harvest.” - Jim Rohn
⁃ I sow so I can reap. I plant the seed and deserve the harvest.
“Discipline enables you to capture your emotions and wisdom and translate them into action.”
• I am using discipline to turn my emotions and wisdom into action - to live a better life.
“True happiness is not what you get paid; true happiness is what you become.”
• What I am becoming is making me happy.
“Even the smallest discipline can have an incredible effect on your attitude.” - Jim Rohn
• I an doing the smallest disciplines to create the right attitudes for my success.
“Let the obvious be your best teacher.”
• I pay special attention to the obvious. I refuse to take the obvious for granted.
“As a leader, here’s what you must do: Learn to discipline your disappointment.”
• I want to be a leader. Therefore I discipline my disappointment.
“Success is learning to overcome the normal negative trend.”
• I am working hard to overcome the normal negative trend.
“The promise of the future is an awesome force.”
• I believe in the promise of my future. It pulls me forward.
“Negative is normal. However negative is not successful. It needs to be attacked.”
• If something is negative, I believe in attacking it.
“People primarily buy from emotions and not logic.”
• I believe people buy from emotions and not logic. Therefore, when selling, I will appeal to their emotions as well as with logic.
“A life best lived is a life by design. Not by accident, and not by just walking through the day careening from wall to wall and managing to survive.”
• My life is not happening by accident. It is by design.
On setting goals: “Many people work hard on their job, but don’t work hard on their future.”
• I set goals so I can work hard on my future.
“Things don’t get better by hope. Things get better by plan.”
• I don’t just hope things will get better, I make plans so things will get better.
“Goals are like a magnet. They pull you in that direction.”
• I am starting the process of goal setting by writing them down.
“Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.”
• I am creating future miracles by developing my discipline.
“Always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.”
• I always do more than I get paid for as an investment in my future.
“Direction determines destination.”
• I am always making sure of my destination so I can end up at the right destination.
“Enterprise is better than ease.”
• I prefer taking action over taking it easy.
“If you struggle to make something clear for others, you end up making it clear for you.”
• One way I learn is by teaching others. When I make something clear for others, I end up making it clear for me.
So you've read 50 Jim Rohn quotes. Here's a good question to consider: Have you got them? Will they influence your life? Well, with one reading probably not. So far, you have skimmed the surface of possibilities. Why not master the quotes? Make them part of who you are.
How do you do that? Through repetition. You have to read them again, and again, and yet again. You also need to think how you can use a quote after reading it. Jim Rohn quotes can mean a lot to you on your path through life. If, that is, you make use of them.
The more you read the quotes, the better the chance they will become a part of your subconscious. And then, a lot of wonderful things cam happen. Being guided by a Jim Rohn quote becomes automatic. You'll barely have to make an effort. The magic of ideas is inside you. The question is 'which ideas'? That depends on how much effort and how many times you read the quotes.
Keep in mind that if you want to make Jim's words of wisdom real in your life, It will help to repeat the affirmations based on his quotes. Repetition is the mother of skill. When you put great ideas into your subconscious, you are giving it the material it needs to create the emotions that will lead you to success. Jim Rohn quotes might give you a view of the world you had not noticed before. Now you can see a new path to success. Yes, it will take effort, but it will be worth it.
Jim Rohn was my first mentor. I owe him more than I can ever say. It's been great to read and learn from all of Jim Rohn quotes over four decades. They made a difference for me in my life. I know they can make a difference for you if you put them into practice.
Note: I will be adding more Jim Rohn quotes in the near future. But, for now, enjoy the following video of the master communicator Jim Rohn.
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