35 Inspirational Quotes by Jim Rohn

Emanuel James Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker better known as Jim Rohn.

Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn was born to Emmanuel and Clara Rohn in Yakima, Washington. Jim grew raised as an only kid on a farm owned and operated by the Rohns in Caldwell, Idaho. He was born into a humble household, became a billionaire at the age of 30, and went bankrupt at the age of 33. He later became a millionaire once more. [1] Rohn dropped out of college after a year.

In the late 1970s, John mentored Mark R. Hughes (founder of Herbalife International) and life strategist Tony Robbins. Authors/lecturers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup book series), Everton Edwards (Hallmark Innovators Conglomerate), Brian Tracy, Todd Smith, and T. Harv Eker are among those who credit Rohn with impacting their careers.

Jim Rohn died on December 5, 2009, of pulmonary fibrosis. He was laid to rest at Glendale, California’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Below are the famous quotes of Jim Rohn :

  1. “Don’t say, ‘If I could, I would.’ Say, ‘If I can, I will.’”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
  4. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”
  5. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”
  6. “How long should you try? Until.”
  7. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”
  8. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  9. “Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”
  10. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
  11. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
  12. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
  13. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  14. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  15. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
  16. “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.”
  17. “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”
  18. “It isn’t what the book costs; it’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
  22. “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”
  23. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
  24. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”
  25. “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”
  26. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
  29. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
  30. “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.”
  31. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”
  32. “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”
  33. “You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
  34. “No one else ‘makes us angry.’ We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.”
  35. “Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.”

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