Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. Rohn started his professional life by working as a stock clerk for department store Sears. In 1955, Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor. In 1960 when Nutri-Bio expanded into Canada, Shoaff and the other founders selected Rohn as a vice president for the organization. In 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he gave his first public seminar. He then began presenting seminars all over the country, telling his story and teaching his personal development philosophy.
Happiness Is Not Something You Postpone For The Future; It Is Something You Design For The Present.
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.
Effective Communication Is 20% What You Know And 80% How You Feel About What You Know.
Without A Sense Of Urgency, Desire Loses Its Value.
Make Measurable Progress In Reasonable Time.
Take Time To Gather Up The Past So That You Will Be Able To Draw From Your Experience And Invest Them In The Future.
Maturity Is The Ability To Reap Without Apology And Not Complain When Things Don't Go Well.
Success Is Steady Progress Toward One's Personal Goals.
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.
The More You Know The Less You Need To Say.
We Get Paid For Bringing Value To The Market Place.
Time Is More Value Than Money. You Can Get More Money, But You Cannot Get More Time.
We Must All Suffer One Of Two Things: The Pain Of Discipline Or The Pain Of Regret Or Disappointment.
Work Harder On Yourself Than You Do On Your Job.
There Are Only 3 Colors, 10 Digits, And 7 Notes; Its What We Do With Them That's Important.
A Novel Is Never Anything, But A Philosophy Put Into Images.
For Every Disciplined Effort There Is A Multiple Reward.
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.
Better Understated Than Overstated. Let People Be Surprised That It Was More Than You Promised And Easier Than You Said.
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.
Giving Is Better Than Receiving Because Giving Starts The Receiving Process.
Labor Gives Birth To Ideas.
Part Of Your Heritage In This Society Is The Opportunity To Become Financially Independent.
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.
Don't Wish It Were Easier, Wish You Were Better.
It Is The Set Of The Sails, Not The Direction Of The Wind That Determines Which Way We Will Go.
You Don't Get Paid For The Hour. You Get Paid For The Value You Bring To The Hour.
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.
Don't Just Read The Easy Stuff. You May Be Entertained By It, But You Will Never Grow From It.
When You Know What You Want, And Want It Bad Enough, You Will Find A Way To Get It.
Whatever Good Things We Build End Up Building Us.
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.
Failure Is Not A Single, Cataclysmic Event. You Don't Fail Overnight. Instead, Failure Is A Few Errors In Judgement, Repeated Every Day.
Failure Is Simply A Few Errors In Judgment, Repeated Every Day.
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 Himself.
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.
Money Is Usually Attracted, Not Pursued.
The Book You Don't Read Won't Help.
Miss A Meal If You Have To, But Don't Miss A Book.
Your Philosophy Determines Whether You Will Go For The Disciplines Or Continue The Errors.
Some People Plant In The Spring And Leave In The Summer. If You're Signed Up For A Season, See It Through. You Don't Have To Stay Forever, But At Least Stay Until You See It Through.
It Doesn't Matter Which Side Of The Fence You Get Off On Sometimes. What Matters Most Is Getting Off. You Cannot Make Progress Without Making Decisions.
Words Do Two Major Things: They Provide Food For The Mind And Create Light For Understanding And Awareness.
You Cannot Change Your Destination Overnight, But You Can Change Your Direction Overnight.
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.
Affirmation Without Discipline Is The Beginning Of Delusion.
The Difficulties You Meet Will Resolve Themselves As You Advance. Proceed, And Light Will Dawn, And Shine With Increasing Clearness On Your Path.
Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity To Practice Your 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.
Success Is Not To Be Pursued; It Is To Be Attracted By The Person You Become.
Success Is Nothing More Than A Few Simple Disciplines, Practiced Every Day.