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Are you trying to create a blueprint for success? Following are some quotes by Jim Rohn that will help you build a blueprint that will actually work. And you can use them to create a blueprint for success for any area of your life that you want to be more successful in, including health, wealth, and happiness.
Jim Rohn was a successful entrepreneur and motivation speaker. While he is now considered to be one of America’s first business philosophers, back in the 1960s, he started speaking at seminars simply telling his personal story and teaching his personal development philosophy. He’s known to be the mentor of Tony Robins as well as many other amazing people who currently influence our lives positively, such as Jack Canfield and Brian Tracy. Through his own seminars, books, and relationships, he has influenced countless people with his insights and beliefs on what it takes to be successful and happy in life.
In short, quotes by Jim Rohn are gold. They are not just ideas that you can ponder, but actual lessons that people have used to create a better life for themselves and others. Let’s look at 10 of them that can help you develop the successful life you want.
1. You Are Responsible For Your Life
Jim Rohn is known to have a work ethic that got him what he wanted in life. In fact, he met his mentor at the young age of 25 and within six years he had made his first fortune. You can’t do that kind of thing if you are letting the day run you! You can only do that if you are being productive and are focusing on accomplishing the things that will get you closer to where you want to be.
We all know how easy it is to let the day get away from us. I think most of us know how easy it is to let a week, month, or year get away from us. But, as Jim Rohn said, there are only two options each day – you either run your day, or it will run you.
So what are you doing today to run your day despite the setbacks and unexpected interruptions? Do you have plans in place? Do you have backup plans in place? Do you have a solid and structured routine in place? If not, you may want to look into developing these things.
2. You Can’t Just Be An Astronaut
I had to include this in an article on quotes by Jim Rohn for success because you simply can’t be successful at most things without the proper education or experience. For example, it doesn’t matter how much you want to be an astronaut, you are not going to be one without getting the education and experience needed. You can’t just go from here to there without doing the work.
If you don’t have the desire to get the education or experience, then you have to modify your dreams. But, if you can’t shake the desire to do something or be someone, then you have to make plans to develop the skills needed to do so.
Do you have those plans included in your blueprint for success? I suggest finding out what skills are necessary to reach your dreams, and then acknowledge where you are lacking so you can get to work!
3. It Takes One Really Good Idea To Be Successful
Sometimes I’m blown away at how someone had a simple idea that made them millions. Mostly I’m blown away that nobody else had that idea! But, I think the real truth is that no one else had the determination to bring that idea to life.
You, just like everyone else, are capable of ideas that can change your life. Just one idea could be the start to your fortune, better health, or more happiness. Of course, you have to act on them!
Therefore, I would highly suggest acting on any ideas that you feel passionate about. Don’t let them fade away (and they will fade away if you don’t act on them). Always remember that your latest idea could be the answer you’ve been looking for!
4. Success Means Doing What You Know You Got To Do
If you ever have to go on a long trip, get one of Deepak Chopra’s audiobooks. He’s easy to listen to, and you will come away with a ton of Deepak Chopra quotes that will change your life in so many different ways. Almost everything he says has a lesson in it. He clearly explains what he knows to be true and feels to be true, and when you are done listening to him, you have a ton of things to think about in your life.
Following are some Deepak Chopra quotes that give insight into his view on life and teach us lessons in the process. Each one is as valuable as the next, so make sure you really take the time to understand them. And be prepared for some aha moments!
1. The Real Purpose Of Meditation
Meditation is probably the number one holistic recommendation for destressing in life. Obviously, meditation can be good for stress; however, as Deepak points out, the real purpose of meditation is not about busting stress. It is about finding peace, love, and joy in our lives.
By viewing it in that way, meditation becomes less of an antidote for an ailment that you ‘must’ do, and more of a way to balance out our lives and promote more happiness. Therefore, if you or someone you know is having problems meditating because it feels more like a chore that they need to do rather than something that they get the opportunity to do, make sure you share this Deepak Chopra quote with them!
2. Some Things Are Constant In Life
Technology has made it very easy to get answers about almost anything, but there are some things that we just can’t get the answers to, yet. Some things are always going to be a constant, and in this world where we can get answers at the click of a button on Twitter and other social media sites, it can be very frustrating to deal with things that are out of our control.
Growing old is a constant. Getting sick is a constant. Dying is definitely a constant. You can’t change some things that naturally occur in life. But by accepting them, you can move them out of your mind and focus on other things that you do have control over.
3. You Need To Open Up Your Awareness
Opening up your awareness is essential to everything in life. If you keep a closed mind, then you are not going to have the ability to handle situations that require flexibility.
Moreover, if you are so sure that you know everything, and that you are right because you have experienced certain things, then you will be unable to see other realities that may be more beneficial to your ability to be successful in relationships, your career, and your happiness.
I’ve seen the results of a life lived bound by the ego sense ‘me’ and by the conditioning of the mind through experiences, and it was sad to watch. The man I’m thinking of believed that other people thought he was amazing and had all the answers, but, in reality, he was just a close minded person who was unable to cope with the real world and other people’s perceptions in life. In fact, he wouldn’t even let them in. That’s why he was unable to see what people really thought of him. And, that’s why everyone had more success, more happiness, and more sustainable relationships than him.
4. Don’t Be An Angry Activist
Obviously, there is a lot going on in this world that needs to be changed. The people in the world, the animals of the world, and the environment are all depending on us to change and do things differently. But, too many people are angry activists, which only adds more anger into the world.
You can’t change or solve things by yelling and fighting, even though you are doing it because you are trying to make someone else understand your point of view. You can only solve things by being peaceful and loving.
If you really want to make a change in this world that desperately needs change, you have to find the change in yourself first. You have to become the person who emanates what you want to see in the world. Then you will have the influence that you are looking for.
5. Everything Exists In your Consciousness
Bob Marley had an amazing life, even if it was too short. His music had an element of spirituality in it, and perhaps that is one of the reasons he became such a big hit with so many different types of people. Of course, he believed in smoking weed, so there are some Bob Marley quotes that idolize the herb, which may not be as widely accepted, but many Bob Marley quotes have a universal truth in them that will stand the test of time.
1. The Best Way To View Life
Bob Marley had an easygoing attitude that seemed to be successful for him as he traveled through life. So, it’s not surprising that he viewed life as one big road, which is a great way to view life! If you imagine life as a road, with some bumps and some dips, and lots of signs helping you on your way, then you won’t question whether or not you are on the right path. You will know you are! Bumps and dips are just a part of the road, and going with the flow will help you enjoy the ride.
2. Nobody Can Tell You What To Do
It’s obvious that Bob Marley believed in making your own path in life. Even when he was given the advice to have his toe amputated, after he found out that a lesion under the nail of a toe was a symptom of cancer, he refused, which resulted in the cancer ultimately spreading throughout his body and resulting in his death. According to my research, what he had, a malignant melanoma, has a high cure rate if treated early. So, he determined his own destiny.
We all get to do that. Nobody else, despite their advice, can make the final decision for us. He made his according to his religious beliefs. You may make yours according to what inspires you or to your morals, but it’s always up to you in the end, so don’t forget that!
3. You Are Either Corrupt Or Not
The other day I was watching a show about a woman who cheated many people out of money, but blamed a man for convincing her to do it. This is one of the Bob Marley quotes that came up not long after I had watched her show. It’s obvious how true this really is.
Nobody can turn you into a dishonest or dishonorable person unless you already are one. If you have the morals and the ethics to do what is right, nobody can convince you that you must do what’s wrong. Not you or anyone else who has set their dial to ‘decent human being’ will budge for someone corrupt.
4. Some People Experience Life And Others Just Go Through It
Two people standing in the rain can have very different reactions. One will get wet, and feel wet. While the other will feel the rain, smell the rain, and experience the sensation of the rain hitting their body. It’s all about how they perceive the rain, and life is much the same way.
If you get out and experience life, using all your senses, and enjoy it, then you are going to be the person feeling the rain. If you feel like life happens to you, and dislike what is happening, then you are going to be the person who is wet. The good news is that you always have a choice to experience the rain rather than just get wet.
5. Carry THIS Attitude For More Happiness
The main lyrics from Three Little Birds is this quote over and over again. Is there a reason that this is still one of Bob Marley’s most popular songs? Probably! It’s a powerful little message that we can all hold on to during times of trouble or hardship. And it’s true.
If you think about it, everything always works out for the best. The hard times pass. Better times come. And everything is alright. Keep this quote in your mind as you go through life and the downs won’t get you as down as they used to.
6. Every Day Strive To Make This World Better