Jim Rohn

John Cusworth on September 19th, 2009

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn (1930 -   ) is an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker whose work has been influential in launching or furthering the careers of many others in the personal development industry, including Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.
Jim Rohn is considered a “Business Philosopher”. He does not claim to teach novel truths, only fundamentals – and as he is fond of saying: “There are no new fundamentals. Truth is not new, it’s old. You’ve got to be a little suspicious of the guy who says, ‘come over here, I want to show you my manufactured antiques!’ No, you can’t manufacture antiques.”


“Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. -Jim Rohn

“Average people look for ways of getting away with it; successful people look for ways of getting on with it.” – 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.” – Jim Rohn

“Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.” – Jim Rohn

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“If you care at all, you’ll get some results. If you car enough, you’ll get incredible results.”-  Jim Rohn

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You are not a tree.” – Jim Rohn

“Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” – Jim Rohn

“Let the views of others educate and inform you, but let your decisions be a product of your own conclusions.” – Jim Rohn

“Life is a unique combination of want to and how to, and we need to give equal attention to both.” – Jim Rohn

“Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.” – Jim Rohn

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

“One of the many reasons people don’t have what they want is neglect. Neglect starts out as an infection & then develops into a disease.” – Jim Rohn

“Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.” – Jim Rohn

“Pity the man who inherits a million & isn’t a millionaire. Here’s what would be pitiful, if your income grew & you didn’t.” – Jim Rohn

“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” – Jim Rohn

“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”- Jim Rohn

“The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” – Jim Rohn

“The more you know the less you need to say.” – Jim Rohn

“The soil says: Do not bring me your need. Bring me your seed. “ – Jim Rohn

“The twin killers of success are impatience and greed.” – Jim Rohn

“The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.”  – Jim Rohn

“We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.” – Jim Rohn

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your business.” – Jim Rohn

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn

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