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
Do you have a lot of self-discipline in your life? You can have all the goals in the world, but if you don’t have the discipline to do what you need to do to reach those goals, then you will never accomplish anything. It doesn’t matter how badly you want it. Slacking off, avoiding getting started, being lazy, and making excuses are all different ways to end up in the same place – never accomplishing anything.
Once you start developing self-discipline to do what needs to be done, you boost your self-esteem, you gain more respect from other people, you influence other people positively, and you start to have more success in life. If you want to be successful, it’s well worth your time to learn how to bring discipline into your life and then make a pact with yourself to just do it and see what happens.
5. But It’s Too Hard To Be Disciplined!
The thing about self-discipline is that you have to just do it. It will always feel too hard to get started. That’s because you are used to doing easy things that may bring you pleasure at the moment, but don’t bring you much success in the long run.
As Jim Rohn said, the pain of being disciplined is measured in ounces, but the pain of feeling regret is measured in tons. It may feel good to sleep in, watch TV, or avoid work today, but in a year from now, when you could have been healthier, wealthier, or happier, you will regret not doing what you needed to do.
And, ultimately, on your deathbed, you won’t look back and think about all the times you were lazy with fondness. You will wish you had done something more for your life to be more successful and more fulfilled. And that is what self-discipline does – it allows you to do the things that ultimately fulfill you in life.
6. But Then I’ll Have To Change!
Yes. With self-discipline, you will have to change your life. You won’t be able to just sit around and do the same things anymore. You will have to develop different habits, different routines, and different ways of doing things. All of that change can be scary, but this is one of the quotes by Jim Rohn that can help you understand why it’s worth facing your fears!
The problem is that if you don’t change, you won’t get different results. Expecting results without change is like expecting a J to appear on your computer when you keep hitting the H button on the keyboard. It’s not going to happen until you change your finger’s position and start to hit the H button.
What do you need to change to start having the success you want? Your habits? Your beliefs? Your way of thinking? The way you treat people? Once you start to make changes, you will start to see a difference.
7. But I…
If you find yourself making excuses about working harder, being disciplined, changing, or anything else, then you can’t want more success that bad. As Jim Rohn said, if you wanted to do something, you would find a way.
A good example is a terrible father that I know. His kids live on the other side of the country, and he makes every excuse in the book not to pay child support or go see his kids. But, when he wants to go on a trip out of the country for pleasure, he can easily find a way to come up with the money and go. Or when he wants to buy a new car, he doesn’t make excuses, he just figures out a way to get it. He’s been like that for almost 15 years.
The bottom line is that if you want something bad enough, you do what you need to do, or you find a way to get it. So, if you find yourself making excuses, I would take a look at how badly you want to achieve that goal you have for yourself.
8. Self-Education Is Key
Ignorance will never get you the success you want. If you don’t know something, you need to learn. If you don’t understand something, you need to learn. If what you are doing is not working, you need to learn a new way of doing it. Education is the only way to develop the skills, habits, insights, and attitudes that will allow you to be successful.
I know many people believe that experience is the key to success. And it definitely plays a part. But it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t understand what you are doing. You can hammer a nail all you want – and you can become darn good at it, but once you understand why you are hammering a nail and what it does, you can use that knowledge to create and think outside of the box, which will promote change and more success.
Is education a part of your life now? If not, get committed to start learning about one area of your life that you want to improve. Take a class, read a book, or take an online course. The more you know, the more you can grow into success.
9. Careful Who You Surround Yourself With
One of the quotes by Jim Rohn that is well-known states that you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with the most. Therefore, if you surround yourself with five lazy people, you are lazy. If you surround yourself with four driven people and one lazy person, you will be more driven. And, if you surround yourself with five people who are motivated, driven, and doing great things, then you will be motivated, driven, and doing great things.
People have a powerful influence on us. Their thoughts, beliefs, habits and attitudes can weigh us down or lift us up. This is a good reason to take a look at who you spend the most time with and then decide if you need to spend less time with some people and more time with others. Moreover, you should consider making new friends that live in a state of being that you want to live in.
This doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of people in your life who simply have no drive – unless they are really affecting your life negatively. But, it does mean that you need to limit your time with them. The more you are around them, the more they affect your life, and, ultimately, you are the one who has to live with the decisions you make for your life, not them.
10. Do You Feel Ready To Give Up?
Lastly, this is one of the quotes by Jim Rohn that is essential for success. Too many people give up after they don’t see the results they expect quickly. But, that is a sure fire way to fail at your goals.
The fact is that success doesn’t work on your timetable. There is no timetable! Your efforts might pay off in a week or a year, you simply don’t know. The only guarantee is that if you quit, you will fail.
And, it’s important to remember that just because someone else found success quickly doesn’t mean you will. I know that’s not always fair, especially when you think that you are doing everything right, but it’s just the way it is in life. You don’t always see results as quickly as someone else, but you have to keep going. That’s what you have to remember.
Developing patience is important. Having faith that everything will work out can help you increase your patience. Enjoying the process can help you increase your patience. And, celebrating every step of the way instead of waiting to celebrate one specific goal can help you develop patience.