20 Inspirational Quotes from the “Godfather of Personal-Development”, Jim Rohn

20 Inspirational Quotes from the "Godfather of Personal-Development", Jim Rohn

To be called the “godfather” of anything is a pretty lofty honor. Jim Rohn was no exception when it came to being dubbed the “godfather of the personal-development industry”.

He mentored future personal development leaders like Tony Robbins and Mark R. Hughes, and Jack Canfield. Rohn’s focus was on motivational speaking and he worked with several companies throughout his career. Born into an Iowa farming family, Rohn’s story was truly one of going from “rags to riches.”

Jim Rohn passed away in 2009, but his motivational spirit lives on in these 20 amazing quotes.

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”
“Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”

“No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.”
“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.”

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”

“If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom”
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.”
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

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