Great Quotes From Jim Rohn



There is little difference between those who cannot read and those who will not read—the result of both is ignorance. 

Do not spend time regretting the past, but invest that time wisely by preparing a better future. 

An empty bank account is a sign of an ineffective past effort. It is a sign of a missed opportunity. It is a sign of too much procrastination, or laziness. 

There is little difference between one who has given up his life and one who has given up his hope. There are those who will laugh at those who read useful books, and yet there is little difference between those who cannot read and those who will not read—the result of both is ignorance. 

It is the human tendency to blame someone or something else for our lack of progress—we blame government, competitors, managers, inflation, pay schedules and even the traffic and weather for our circumstances. 

Attitude determines choice, and choice determines results. All that we are, and all that we can become, has indeed been left unto us. 

Discipline weighs ounces, and the pain of regret weighs tons. 

Everything we have acquired is a result of past efforts and past thoughts. We gather intelligence or we gather ignorance, and our future will produce rewards commensurate with what we have done with the past. We must use our time to plan, to labor, to measure, to invest, to share, to refine past activity, and to add to our storehouse of knowledge. These are the seeds we must gather along the way so that the quality of our results will improve with each passing year. 

We cannot have more without first becoming more. That is one of the basics. 

Surely our lives are worth more than a birth certificate, a gravestone and a half-million dollars in consumed goods and services compressed between those major milestones in our lives. 

Even a small amount of time can make a great deal of difference when it is spent with the right people—people who educate, encourage, inspire, and assist us in moving in the right direction. It is better to spend a little time with the right people than to spend a lot of time with the wrong people. By expanding our association to include more of the right people, and closing the doors to exclude or limit more of the wrong people, we expose ourselves to new and better sources of influence. 

A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, “I guess that will do.” A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high and as wide as nature will allow, and then look down as if to remind us of how much each of us could become if we would only do all that we can. Why is it that human beings, surely the most intelligent life form on earth, do not strive to achieve their maximum potential? Why is it that we allow ourselves to stop halfway? Why are we not constantly striving to become all that we can be? The reason… 

We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. 

One serves as an example to be followed, the other as an example to be avoided—as a warning to be studied, but not emulated. 

The word “tip” is an abbreviation of the phrase “To Insure Promptness,” which implies that the gratuity should be given before we receive the service, not after. 

The decisions we are making are not wrong, based on the information we have; it is the information we have that is causing us to make wrong decisions. Unfortunately, these wrong decisions are leading us further away from, rather than closer toward, the achievement of our goals. 

Results do not respond to need. Results respond to effort… to labor… to activity. If we have done our part, the results we need will appear in a reasonable amount of time. 


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