49 Inspirational Quotes Jim Rohn Wants Us To Remember


Jim Rohn, a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur played a fundamental role in the beginning of the self help industry. Although he sadly passed away in 2009, his words live on through quotes, books and recording of his speeches. Read on and be inspired.


49 Inspirational Quotes From Jim Rohn


  1.  “Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

  4. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

  7. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn

  8. “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.” – Jim Rohn

  9. “We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.” – Jim Rohn

  10. “Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” – Jim Rohn

  11. “Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

  14. “Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.” – Jim Rohn

  15. “My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.” – Jim Rohn

  16. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” – Jim Rohn

  17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  18. “We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.” – Jim Rohn

  19. “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

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

  21. “Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.” – Jim Rohn

  22. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

  23. “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

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

  25. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

  26. “You cannot make progress without making decisions.” – Jim Rohn

  27. “One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.” – Jim Rohn

  28. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

  29. “The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.” – Jim Rohn

  30. “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

  31. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn

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

  33. “One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental “I should” list.” – Jim Rohn

  34. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn

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

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

  37. “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

  38. “Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.” – Jim Rohn

  39. “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” – Jim Rohn

  40. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” – Jim Rohn

  41. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

  42. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

  43. “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

  44. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

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

  46. “Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.” – Jim Rohn

  47. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn

  48. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

  49. “No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.” – Jim Rohn



Jim Rohn shares his advice on doing the best that you can and making the most of your human potential



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