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It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. 
Jim Rohn
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. 
Jim Rohn
Money is usually attracted, not pursued. 
Jim Rohn
Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors. 
Jim Rohn
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. 
Jim Rohn
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
We get paid for bringing value to the market place. 
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You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. 
Jim Rohn
The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. 
Jim Rohn
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. 
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Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
Labor gives birth to ideas. 
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Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Jim Rohn
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. 
Jim Rohn
The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.
Jim Rohn
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. 
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Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. 
Jim Rohn
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. 
Jim Rohn (Quoted in Yes You Can, 2010)
Learn to express, not impress.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
The book you don't read won't help. 
Jim Rohn
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. 
Jim Rohn
The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside.
Jim Rohn
When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two.
Jim Rohn
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. 
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If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.
Jim Rohn
Some people are disturbed by those tough days because all they have is the days. They haven't designed or described or defined the future.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. 
Jim Rohn
Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
Jim Rohn
Whatever good things we build end up building us. 
Jim Rohn
Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it.
Jim Rohn
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. 
Jim Rohn
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
For every promise, there is a price to pay.
Jim Rohn
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.
Jim Rohn
Make measurable progress in reasonable time. 
Jim Rohn
Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
Jim Rohn
The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.
Jim Rohn
How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
Jim Rohn
You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective, you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation.
Jim Rohn
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of attention.
Jim Rohn
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. 
Jim Rohn
Give so much to the improvement of yourself, that you don’t have time to criticize others.
Jim Rohn
Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes.
Jim Rohn
You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.
Jim Rohn
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Jim Rohn
The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.
Jim Rohn
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.
Jim Rohn
I now have one of the better libraries. I admit that I haven't read everything in my library, but I feel smarter just walking in it.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book. 
Jim Rohn
Don't operate on the heart with a hatchet.
Jim Rohn
Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.
Jim Rohn
Pay attention. Don't just stagger through the day.
Jim Rohn
Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.
Jim Rohn
Don’t blow your own horn, or you might just miss the music.
Jim Rohn
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. 
Jim Rohn
When somebody shares, everybody wins.
Jim Rohn
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. 
Jim Rohn
Learn to say NO to the good, so you can say YES to the great.
Jim Rohn
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? 
Jim Rohn
The more you know the less you need to say. 
Jim Rohn
Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.
Jim Rohn
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
Jim Rohn
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images. 
Jim Rohn
Either you run the day or the day runs you. 
Jim Rohn
Commit yourself to something bigger than yourself.
Jim Rohn
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. 
Jim Rohn
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. 
Jim Rohn
Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. 
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn
One discipline always leads to another discipline.
Jim Rohn
What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future.
Jim Rohn
The more you care, the stronger you can be.
Jim Rohn
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. 
Jim Rohn
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future. 
Jim Rohn
How long should you try? Until.
Jim Rohn
The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.
Jim Rohn
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. 
Jim Rohn
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. 
Jim Rohn
Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said. 
Jim Rohn
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. 
Jim Rohn
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. 
Jim Rohn
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. 
Jim Rohn
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. 
Jim Rohn
Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success.
Jim Rohn
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. 
Jim Rohn
Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
Jim Rohn
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. 
Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn Biography

Born: September 17, 1930
Died: December 5, 2009

Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. He has had an immense success in the personal development community and is widely praised for his wisdom.

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Notable Works
Five Major Pieces To the Life Puzzle (1991) 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness (1996)
Twelve Pillars (2005)
Selected Wisdom

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