10 Inspirational Quotes From Jim Rohn

The late Jim Rohn was a gifted storyteller with dynamic delivery and thought-provoking substance.

His philosophy was an important influence on me as I was growing my wealth and business so today I’d like to start the week with a collection of his quotes:

1. “To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise, turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.”

2. “We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.”


3.  “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day, while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”

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

6. “All values must be won by contest, and after they have been won, they must be defended.”5. “Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”

7. “Don’t sell out your virtue and your value for something you think you want. Judas got the money, but he threw it all away and hung himself because he was so unhappy with himself.” 

8. “Values were meant to be costly. If it doesn’t cost much, we probably wouldn’t appreciate the value.”

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

10. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

And your bonus for this week:

“The major value in life is not what you get.


The major value in life is what you become.

That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value.

If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me.”

Now it’s your turn.

Please leave one of your favourite inspirational quotes below…

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    March 24, 2014 @ 8:07 am Bernie

    If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.” – One of my favourite Jim Rohn quotes


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      March 24, 2014 @ 11:07 am Dirk

      This is so true. Thanks for sharing.


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    March 24, 2014 @ 9:28 am Dan

    Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


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      March 24, 2014 @ 11:08 am Dirk

      This one is my all time favourites. Thanks for sharing.


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    March 24, 2014 @ 11:06 am Dirk

    “Anything is possible, if you want it bad enough.”


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    March 24, 2014 @ 1:39 pm Brian

    Most people are too busy working to find time to make money.


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    March 25, 2014 @ 9:45 pm Anthony

    “Gratitude is the greatest attitude” and
    “Health the greatest wealth”


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    July 13, 2015 @ 7:51 pm Paul

    Where we end up in life happens one day at a time


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    July 14, 2015 @ 7:01 am Joshua Buckland

    It takes more energy to wish, then it does to plan


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    July 16, 2015 @ 9:54 pm Marg

    I like the one about “No one pays you for the working time but for the value you create”.
    I wish all students and future employees and employers strived with such attitude than the whole world would be so much better off.
    Or the one, “you cannot change the circumstances but you can change YOURSELF!”.


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