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The Miracle of Personal Development | Jim Rohn
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The Miracle of Personal Development | Jim Rohn

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…

If You Change Yourself, You Can Change Your Life | Jim Rohn
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If You Change Yourself, You Can Change Your Life | Jim Rohn

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…

The four emotions that can lead to life change | Jim Rohn
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The four emotions that can lead to life change | Jim Rohn

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…

Being Fruitful | Jim Rohn
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Being Fruitful | Jim Rohn

Over the years I’ve learned to challenge my audiences to turn their response to the ideas and information they receive into results. According to the Christian story, the first couple, Adam and Eve, was instructed to be fruitful – produce some results. Fruitful is kind of an interesting word; it denotes abundance. Here’s what I…

Ambitiously pursuing your own self-direction | Jim Rohn
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Ambitiously pursuing your own self-direction | Jim Rohn

What is the origin of true ambition?  There exists really only one place to find true ambition and that is within you – in every thought, in every movement, in every motivation.  Your ambition is an expression of who you truly are, your own self-expression. Self-expression. Isn’t self-expression really self-direction? How you think, how you…

Life is Worthwhile if You... | Jim Rohn
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Life is Worthwhile if You… | Jim Rohn

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care. What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work? 1) First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN.  If you know. What you don’t know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile…

How to turn nothing into something | Jim Rohn
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How to turn nothing into something | Jim Rohn

Have you ever wondered how to turn nothing into something? First, in order to turn nothing into something, you’ve got to start with some ideas and imagination.   Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; but how tangible are those ideas? That is a bit of a mystery. I don’t believe…

Be thankful for what you already have | Jim Rohn
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Be thankful for what you already have | Jim Rohn

Is thankfulness a survival skill? Perhaps most of you would respond with, “No, Jim, thankfulness is not key to survival”, and I would tend to agree with you. Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems of survival, gone beyond that and are now working to achieve our desires.  But let me give…

The Seasons of Life | Jim Rohn
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The Seasons of Life | Jim Rohn

Life is about constant, predictable patterns of change.  For the six thousand years of recorded history, as humans have entered this world, received parental instruction, classroom instruction, and gathered the experience of life; many have set for themselves ambitious goals, and dreamed lofty dreams. As the wheel of life continues its constant turning, all human emotions appear, disappear, and appear…

Thinking Like a Farmer | Jim Rohn
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Thinking Like a Farmer | Jim Rohn

One of the difficulties we face in our industrialized age is the fact we’ve lost our sense of seasons. Unlike the farmer whose priorities change with the seasons, we have become impervious to the natural rhythm of life. As a result, we have our priorities out of balance. Let me illustrate what I mean:  For a farmer, springtime is his…