50 Jim Rohn Quotes On Success In Life

Emanuel James, also known as Jim Rohn, was born on September 17, 1930, and died on December 5, 2009. He was an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker.

When it comes to the subject of success, Jim Rohn was a fantastic ambassador for personal development. He emphasized that success is a choice, and he then went on to describe how to achieve it.

80 Jim Rohn Quotes

  1. “Don’t say, ‘If I could, I would.’ Say, ‘If I can, I will.”
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2. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

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3. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

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4. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

5. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

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6. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

7. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.”

8. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

9. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

10. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

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11. “The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.”

12. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

13. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

14. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

15. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”

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16. “Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”

17. “When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”

18. “The book you don’t read won’t help.”

19. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

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

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21. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”

22. “Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.”

23. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”

24. “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.”

25. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”

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26. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

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

30. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

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31. “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.”

32. “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.”

33. “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”

34. “Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs”

35. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.”

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36. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

37. “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.”

38. “Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

39. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.”

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

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41. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

42. “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.”

43. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”

44. “Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”

45. “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”

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46. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

47. “You must take personal responsibiity. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

48. “Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.”

49. “Everything you need for better future and success, has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.”

50. “It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”

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51. “Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.” 

52. “If you don’t sow, you don’t reap. You don’t even have a chance.”

53. “One discipline always leads to another discipline.”

54. “What you become is far more important than what you get.”

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

 

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56. “The more you care, the stronger you can be.” 

57. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” 

58. “The stronger the why, the easier the how becomes.” 

59. “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”

60. “Life and business is like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life~the opportunity to change yourself.”

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61. “The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.”

62. “I used to blame everything outside of me for my lack of progress until I found that my problem was inside.”

63. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”

64. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”

65. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.”

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66. “You cannot make progress without making decisions.”

67. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”

68. “How long should you try? Until.”

69. “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.”

70. “Poor people spend their money and save what’s left, rich people save their money and spend what’s left.

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71. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”

72. “Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.”

73. “The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.”

74. “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”

75. “If you will be faithful to a few things, you will someday become the ruler over many things.”

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76. “Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.”

77. “Don’t spend major time on minor things.”

78. “For every disciplined effort, there is a multiple reward.” 

79. “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.”

80. “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.”

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A Must Read: The Power of Ambition: Awakening the Powerful Force Within You by Jim Rohn 

A great book for people looking for something unique or different in their lives. It is not appropriate for those who live in and value mediocrity.

Additional Read:

Jim Rohn On How To Become More Self-Disciplined At Home And In Business

Jim Rohn: Wake Up Your Potential


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