Jim Rohn (1930-2009), not to be confused with media personality Jim Rome, was an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know about Mr. Rohn until I arrived at Huddle in 2013, four years after his passing. Our CEO posted a quote from Mr. Rohn on his door and it piqued my curiosity. I began to dig deeper and learned more about his success philosophy, including purchasing several audio CDs so I could hear directly from the source.
Today, I’d like to share ten of Mr. Rohn’s best quotes. It’s my goal that in sharing these quotes you’ll be inspired, as I was, to examine your life philosophy and understand that you, not anyone else, are ultimately responsible for your success.
My Top 10 Jim Rohn Quotes that Inspire
1. Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.
2. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.
3. Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
4. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
5. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
6. 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.
7. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
8. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
9. 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.
10. Happiness is not an accident, nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
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My favorite audio CD by Mr. Rohn is "Challenge to Succeed." It provides amazing, high-quality content that will push you to greater heights. I encourage you to make an investment in yourself and purchase this 4-CD collection.
Once you’ve completed it, be sure to pass it along to someone else who can benefit from it!