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Jim Rohn

The late Jim Rohn was America's Foremost Business Philosopher. Subscribe to the free Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine. Also review the complete Jim Rohn archive of articles, vitamins for the mind and Q and A. Copyright © 1999 Jim Rohn International. All rights reserved worldwide.


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Here is a good question to ask yourself: Where are you going? Ten years from now you will surely arrive.   The question is, where? We don’t want to kid ourselves about where; we don’t want to kid ourselves about the road we’re walking. At 25, shortly after meeting my mentor Earl Shoaff, I had a…

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The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes.    The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. Here’s the ultimate expression of life in my opinion, and that is living a good life. Here’s what we must ask constantly, “What…

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One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to create unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art of being.  While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we find ourselves worrying about problems at home….

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Emotions are the most powerful forces inside us. Under the power of emotions, human beings can perform the most heroic (as well as barbaric) acts. To a great degree, civilization itself can be defined as the intelligent channeling of human emotion. Emotions are fuel and the mind is the pilot, which together propel the ship of civilized progress. Which emotions…

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You cannot change the circumstances. But you can get stronger, wiser, better.  Life is about constant, predictable patterns of change, and the only constant factor will be our feelings and attitudes toward life. We as human beings have the power of attitude and that attitude determines choice, and choice determines results. All that we are and…

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One day Mr. Shoaff said, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well:  Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Since that time I’ve been working on my own personal development.      And I must admit that this has been the most challenging assignment of all. This business…

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Pity the man who has a favourite restaurant, but not a favourite author. He’s picked out a favourite place to feed his body, but he doesn’t have a favourite place to feed his mind! Why would this be? Have you heard about the accelerated learning curve? From birth, up until the time we are about eighteen, our learning curve is…

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We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear.  Maybe some of our fears are brought on by your own experiences, by what someone has told you, by what you’ve read in the papers. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o’clock in the morning. But once you…

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Perseverance is about as important to achievement as gasoline is to driving a car. Sure, there will be times when you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, but you’ll always get out of the rut with genuine perseverance. Without it, you won’t even be able to start your engine. The opposite of perseverance is procrastination Perseverance means you never quit….

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This week is Part Three of our five part series on The Season’s of Life. In Part One of the series we discussed:  a)  That life is about constant, predictable patterns of change. b)  For all of us, the only constant factor is our feelings and attitudes toward life. c)  We as human beings have the power of…