17 life-changing quotes by jim rohn

Personal development legend Jim Rohn helped countless people all around the world during his lifetime. He encouraged everyone to develop themselves and expand their horizons, both in business and in life. Jim is not with us anymore, but his philosophy and life-changing insights continue to inspire and motivate masses even today.

Success is not a linear path. But no matter how tumultuous our journey towards personal expansion and professional mastery gets, we can all fall back to Jim Rohn’s guidance and his simple but powerful words of wisdom to keep ourselves encouraged. Today, September 17 would have been his 90th birthday, so let’s celebrate his life, his philosophy and his legacy today with 17 of his most remarkable and insightful quotes.

  1. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
  2. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”
  3. “Humans are unique. We are the only species who can completely change the course of our lives. Ants can’t do it, alligators can’t and lions can’t. If a goose wanted to fly west instead of south for the winter, it couldn’t. All other animals besides humans are directed entirely by impulse written into their genetic code. As a human, if you don’t like the story of your life thus far, you can rip up the script and write a completely new one.”
  4. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.”
  5. “How long should you try? Until.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
  12. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
  13. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”
  14. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
  15. “Success is not to be pursued, it is to be attracted by the person you become.” Jim Rohn
  16. “The major key to your better future is you.”
  17. “The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, ‘If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.’ Now I say, ‘I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.’”