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Highly acclaimed entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn has captivated and inspired many of today’s leaders in terms of personal development for over 40 years. He was the man that influenced giants of personal growth such as Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen and of course, Tony Robins.
Jim’s humble origins began when he was struggling in debt at the age of 25. After chancing upon a man named John Shaoff, Jim joined his direct sales organisation. Before he knew it, he made his first million in only 6 years simply by working on his personal development.
Though he’s passed on, Jim’s legacy of timeless truths will forever remain with us. Here’s 7 of his core teachings that we hope will be your guide for a ridiculously good life.
“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”
Turning into success rather than chasing it is why most people don’t apprehend it. So where does success come from? You and everyone else will be constantly surrounded by problems and obstacles. Growing bigger than them will bring you to success.
“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
Invest in yourself rather than the stock market if you haven’t already done so. Put yourself through labour to transform into a better person. Be a better person today, than you were yesterday. Begin with making changes on yourself, soon you’ll realise things around you will start changing as well.
“How long should you try? Until.”
Imagine you stayed completely focused on something for let’s say 20 to 30 years, think of the expertise you would gain from the experience. Think of the network you would build around you within that industry. Then think of all the great things you could achieve and the lives you would impact.
“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
You must be placed in the right environment in order to be productive in life. Imagine if Ronaldinho was an accountant. The world would have missed the beauty that he brought to the sport of football! Cultivate your strengths and overcome your weaknesses in a suitable atmosphere and you will naturally flourish to become what you’ve been destined to be.
“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals”
Everyone has heard the ending to the popular children’s tale of the tortoise and the hare. Success never happens overnight. It takes many years and immeasurable effort. So, manage your expectations from the start. This will help you feel better about the small steps you take and overcome the disappointments that you’re sure to experience along the way.
“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
What determines your success? What determines where you end up? It’s the commitment you put in to reach your goal and not the circumstances surrounding you in life.
“Time is more valuable than money. You can always get more money, but you cannot ever get more time.”
Spread out your time and you can achieve anything you desire. Be it making more money, building relationships, or bettering your health, time can make all these things happen. Never waste this priceless gift.
There’s many other life lessons from Jim Rohn that will give you an entirely new perspective on success and achievement. You’ll meet other legendary speakers such as Denis Waitley and Tom Hopkins in person who will teach and inspire you in ways that you’ve never imagined. There is currently an ongoing launch promotion for this program coming to Singapore and Malaysia this year.[/column]