Authentic Jim Rohn Quotations On Personal Development That Linked Directly To His Books

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Before we go to his words of wisdom, let’s find out some info about this inspirational icon of personal development.

Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn or better just known as Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

When he was 25 years old, Jim Rohn attended a lecture by entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff.

He was so inspired by this American entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor.

Two years later, in 1957, Rohn resigned his distributorship with AbundaVita and he joined another direct selling company, Nutri-Bio.

Authentic Jim Rohn Quotations Jim Rohn made his fortune.

But he still didn’t get into speaking circuit until he moved to Beverly Hills, California.

His speech titled “Idaho Farm Boy Makes It to Beverly Hills” was so well received, that he received more invitations to share it.

From there Rohn started speaking in front of college and high-school classes and at service clubs, before moving on to seminars.

Then Jim Rohn developed his personal-development business.

As they say, the rest is history….

His self-help/personal-development talks and books influenced and improved the lives of million folks all over the world.

Jim’s work focused on the fundamentals of human behavior, that most affect personal and business performance.

During his life time, Rohn mentored Mark R. Hughes (the founder of Herbalife International) and life coach Antony Robbins.

Jim Rohn died of pulmonary fibrosis on December 5, 2009.

Authentic Jim Rohn Quotations On Personal Development

Anyway, here is my special selection of authentic Jim Rohn quotations that linked directly to his books.


Happiness is having values in balance. It’s contentment with daily tasks, including those unpleasant chores from which few of us are free.” – Jim Rohn

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“Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment…” – Jim Rohn

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“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for fewer challenges; wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn

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“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.” – Jim Rohn

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“The more you care, the stronger you can be.” – Jim Rohn

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Happiness is the skill of reacting to the offerings of life by perception and by enjoyment.” – Jim Rohn

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“Don’t say, “If I could, I would.” Say instead, “If I would, I could…If I will, I can.” – Jim Rohn

(7 Strategies For Wealth & Happiness: Powerful Ideas From America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, By Jim Rohn, Three Rivers Press, 1985, ch.1: Five Key Words, Discipline; p.14)

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“What we think determines what we believe; what we believe influences what we choose; what we choose defines what we are; and what we are attracts what we have.” -Jim Rohn

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“The way that each of us thinks makes the major difference in where each of us arrives.” – Jim Rohn

(The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle: A Guide To Personal Success By E. James Rohn, Jim Rohn International, 1991, ch. 1, Philosophy, Personal Philosophy Is Like The Set Of The Sail ; p.10)

ch. 1 Philosophy, Personal Philosophy Is Like The Set Of The Sail; p.10)

“If we are not happy with our current circumstances, we can begin to change them simply by changing how we think and feel.” – Jim Rohn

(The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle: A Guide To Personal Success By E. James Rohn, Jim Rohn International, 1991, ch.r, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Is A Reflection Of Our Attitude And Values; p.75)


“Our lives are greatly affected by what we know since what we know determines the decisions we will make.” – Jim Rohn

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“There is very little difference between someone who cannot read and someone who will not read. The result of either is ignorance.” – Jim Rohn

(The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle: A Guide To Personal Sucess By E. James Rohn, Jim Rohn International, 1991, ch. 1, Read All The Books; p.19)


“…it is not what happens that determines the quality of our lives, it is what we choose to do about what happens.” – Jim Rohn

(The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle: A Guide To Personal Sucess By E. James Rohn, Jim Rohn International, 1991, ch.4 Results, Whatever Happens, Happens To Us All; p.70)


“The greatest value of the past is how wisely we invest it in the future.” – Jim Rohn

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“One way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. We learn from failure as well as success.” – Jim Rohn

(The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle: A Guide To Personal Success By E. James Rohn, Jim Rohn International, 1991, ch.1 Philosophy, Learn From Personal Experiences; p.13)


“Words in the mind are like colors on the palette of the artist. The more colors we have access to, the easier it is to create a captivating picture on the canvas, and the more practice we give to using those many colors appropriately and uniquely, the more likely we will be to create a masterpiece of self expression.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Introduction; p.9)


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

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“For every promise, there is a price to pay.” – Jim Rohn

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“Asking is the beginning of receiving.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Asking/Belief/Resolve; p.13)


“There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Asking/Belief/Resolve; p.13)


Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Basics/Fundamentals; p.14)


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

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Books/Library/Reading; p.15)


“It isn’t what the book costs; it’s what it will cost if you don’t read it. ” – Jim Rohn

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If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Career/Marketplace; p.18)


“Don’t just let your business or your job make something for you; let it make something of you.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Career/Marketplace; p.18)


“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.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Change/Choice/Decision; p.19)


“We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Change/Choice/Decision; p.19)


“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Change/Choice/Decision; p.20)


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

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Change/Choice/Decision; p.20)


“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” – Jim Rohn

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

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Communication/Persuasion; p.24)


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

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Desire/Motivation; p.27)


“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Discipline; p.28)


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

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Education/Learning; p.30)


“Education must precede motivation.” -Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Education/Learning; p.31)


“Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Emotions; p.32)


“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

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“Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Fascination; p.37)


“The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002,Finances/Wealth; p.39)


“Take good care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Health; p.49)


“One of the secrets to success is ideas mixed with inspiration.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Ideas; p.50)


“The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance.” – Jim Rohn

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“Kids are curious. Kids are watching ants while adults are stepping on them.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Kids; p.55)


“Philosophy is the sum total of all that you know and what you decide is valuable.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Personal Philosophy; p.67)


“Sophistication is understanding the difference between trinkets and treasures.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Sophistication; p.80)


“Plant, don’t chant.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Sowing/Reaping; p.80)


Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Success; p.85)


“Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.” – Jim Rohn

(The Treasury Of Quotes By Jim Rohn, AsAManThinketh.net, 2002, Time Management; p.87)