Jim Rohn Quotes (175 Of The Most Powerful)



Jim Rohn was some what of the Godfather of personal development and an icon in the industry. Considered by some to be the best to every do it. He mentored the icon Tony Robbins. For 40 years he honed his craft and helped millions of people worldwide while he was alive.

But he wasn’t always the most positive and profound man in the room. He started off as a farm boy in Idaho in the mid 1900’s where he led a fairly normal life. Until he met his mentor Earl Shoaff at the age of 25. Under the mentoring of Mr. Shoaff as Jim Rohn often refers to him as, he made his first millions dollars.

After these 6 years he did his first speech titled “Idaho Farm Boy Makes It To Beverly Hills.” The speech was taken so well that he started receiving payed invitations for more speeches.

The rest is history as they say. He went on to deliver speeches to audiences in the thousands, authored books and audios and cemented himself as one of the best personal devlopment speakers of all time. He is one of my favorite influencers and that is why I created this list of the best Jim Rohn quotes of all time.

I hope you enjoy this list, and share with me what your favorite quote was as well as if you have any great ones to add!

  1. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

  2. “Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

  3. “Failure is not a single cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead failure is a few errors in judgement repeated every day.” – Jim Rohn

  4. “Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.” – Jim Rohn

  5. “Learning is the beginning of wealth, learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” – Jim Rohn

  6. “Success is no to be pursued, it is to be attracted by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

  7. “Success is a few simply disciplines, practiced everyday, while failure is simply a few errors in judgement repeated every day.” – Jim Rohn

  8. “Time is more value than money, you can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

  9. “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

  10. “Never wish life were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom” – Jim Rohn

  11. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, you plan will go to work on you. Whatever goo things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

  12. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” – Jim Rohn

  13. “The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” – Jim Rohn

  14. “Work harder on yourself than you do your job. If you wok hard on your job you can make a living. But if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

  15. “If you want to live a top shelf live, then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing.” – Jim Rohn

  16. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn

  17. “Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

  18. “Goals. There is not 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 on them.” – Jim Rohn

  19. “Unless you change how you are you will always have what you got.” – Jim Rohn

  20. “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.” – Jim Rohn

  21. “If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.” – Jim Rohn

  22. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

  23. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

  24. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.”- Jim Rohn

  25. “If you don’t like how things are, change it. You’re not a tree.”- Jim Rohn

  26. “Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries.” – Jim Rohn

  27. “If you don’t design you own life plan, chances are you’ll fall in to someone else’s plan, and guest what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

  28. “Be fascinated instead of frustrated.” – Jim Rohn

  29. “For things to change, you have to change.” – Jim Rohn

  30. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances. The season or the wind. But you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn

  31. “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about it.” – Jim Rohn

  32. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

  33. “You have two choices. You can make a living or you can design a life.” – Jim Rohn

  34. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

  35. “You cannot change your destination over night, but you can change your direction overnight.”- Jim Rohn

  36. “Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living. Profits earn you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

  37. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced everyday.” – Jim ROhn

  38. “Don’t spend major time on minor things.” – Jim Rohn

  39. “Worlds do two major things. They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” – Jim Rohn

  40. “Don’t join an easy crowd, you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”- Jim Rohn

  41. “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.” – Jim Rohn

  42. “Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.” – Jim Rohn

  43. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” – Jim Rohn

  44. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

  45. “We cannot allow ourselves to dwell upon the risks in every opportunity. Instead we must seize the opportunity inherent in every risk, knowing that we must sometimes run the risk of going to far in order to discover how far we really can go.” – Jim Rohn

  46. “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself.” First, what could I do. Second, what could I read. And third, who could I ask.” – Jim Rohn

  47. “Finding is reserved for those who search.” – Jim Rohn

  48. “Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you singed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.” – Jim Rohn

  49. “Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Either you run the business or the business runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  50. “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivated him, now you have a motivated idiot.” – Jim Rohn

  51. “If is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” – Jim Rohn

  52. “Finding is reserved for those that search.” – Jim Rohn

  53. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” – Jim Rohn

  54. “Now is the time to fix the next ten years.” – Jim Rohn

  55. “Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.” – Jim Rohn

  56. “Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

  57. “How sad it is to see a father with money and no joy. That man studied economics but never studied happiness.” – Jim Rohn

  58. “Live a vital life. If you live well, you will earn well. IF you live well, it will show in your face, it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.” – Jim Rohn

  59. “The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.” – Jim Rohn

  60. “We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time, but we get paid for the value, not the time.” – Jim Rohn

  61. “It’s not what happens in the world that determines the major part of your future What happens happens to us all. The key is what you do about it.” – Jim Rohn

  62. “For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.” – Jim Rohn

  63. “The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, if you will take care of me, I will take care of you. Now I say, I will take care of me for you, If you will take care of you for me.” – Jim Rohn

  64. “The more you know, the less you need to say.” – Jim Rohn

  65. ‘The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what ones wants and not give in to it. To spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized. Never knowing.” – Jim Rohn

  66. “You don’t need your obstacles to be smaller, you need to be bigger!.” – Jim Rohn

  67. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn

  68. “If you don’t sow, you don’t reap. You don’t even have a chance.” – Jim Rohn

  69. “The stronger the why, the easier the how becomes.” – Jim Rohn

  70. “The millionaire says to the thousand people – ‘I read this book and it started me on the road to wealth.’ Guess how many go out and get the boo? Very few. Isn’t that incredible? Why wouldn’t everyone go get the book – A Mystery of Life? Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.” – Jim Rohn

  71. “The things that change your life are the people you meet, the classes that you take and the books you read.” – Jim Rohn

  72. “Don’t read a book and be a follower, read a book and be a student.” – Jim Rohn

  73. “The major key to your better future is you.” – Jim Rohn

  74. “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind. But you can change yourself that is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn

  75. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is who you become. That is why I wish to pay a fair price for 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.” – Jim Rohn

  76. “I used to say ‘things cost too much’. Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying ‘ The problem isn’t that things cost too much. The problem is that you can’t afford it.’ That’s when I finally understood the problem wasn’t ‘it’.” – Jim Rohn

  77. “Everyone must choose one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

  78. “Best advice I can give you on that is treat the past like a school. Let it teach you. The mistakes you made, the things that went wrong, the things that didn’t work. Don’t use the past as a burden to carry. Don’t use the past as a club to beat yourself to death. Past losses, past failures, past mistakes. Let the past be a school.” – Jim Rohn

  79. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” – Jim Rohn

  80. “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” – Jim Rohn

  81. “If you will change, everything will change for you.” – Jim Rohn

  82. “One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.” – Jim Rohn

  83. “Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble not timid, be proud but not arrogant.” – Jim Rohn

  84. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

  85. “Any day we wish we can start the process of life change, we can do it immediately or next week or next month or next year. We can also do nothing and remain as we are.” – Jim Rohn

  86. “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance.” – Jim Rohn

  87. “Results are the name of the game.” – Jim Rohn

  88. “You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming.” – Jim Rohn

  89. “Don’t say ‘If I could, I would’. Say ‘If I can, I will’.” – Jim Rohn

  90. “Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed.” – Jim Rohn

  91. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those we are doing well to do even better.” – Jim Rohn

  92. “If you are serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across comething important, write it down.” – Jim Rohn

  93. “There are somethings you don’t have to know how it works, only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on which end of this you want to get in on.” – Jim Rohn

  94. “What is easy to do is also easy not to do.” – Jim Rohn

  95. “Ambition is the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, it’s a powerful, creative and constructive force.” – Jim Rohn

  96. “Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn

  97. “Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources.” – Jim Rohn

  98. “Learn to not just help people with their jobs, help them with their lives.” – Jim Rohn

  99. “Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.” – Jim Rohn

  100. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

  101. “We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want.” – Jim Rohn

  102. “How long should you try? UNTIL.” – Jim Rohn

  103. “It’s fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.” – Jim Rohn

  104. “Goal setting is powerful because it provides focus. Focus shapes our dreams. IT gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life.” – Jim Rohn

  105. “Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: “Busy doing what?” – Jim Rohn

  106. “The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.” – Jim Rohn

  107. “What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know.” – Jim Rohn

  108. “What you get will never make you happy, who you become will make you very happy or very sad.” – Jim Rohn

  109. “My father always taught me to do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.” – Jim Rohn

  110. “If you spend five minutes complaining, you just wasted five minutes.” – Jim Rohn

  111. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

  112. “Don’t borrow someone else’s plan. Devleop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places.” – Jim Rohn

  113. “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.” – Jim Rohn

  114. “Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” – Jim Rohn

  115. “The same wind blows on all of us. The winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind, but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.” – Jim Rohn

  116. “The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong.” – Jim Rohn

  117. “Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with out lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and to discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation. And the second choice. To do it all! To become all we can possible be. To read every book we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.”- Jim Rohn

  118. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

  119. “Don’t spend most of your time on the voices that don’t count. Tune out the shallow voices so that you will have more time to tune in the valuable ones.” – Jim Rohn

  120. “It’s a new day, a new beginning for your new life. With discipline you will be amazed at how much progress you’ll be able to make. What have you got to lose except the guilt and fear of the past.” – Jim Rohn

  121. “Neglect starts out as an infection and then becomes a disease.” – Jim Rohn

  122. “Don’t seek security, seek adventure. It’s better to live 30 years full of adventure than a hundred years in a corner.” – Jim Rohn

  123. “There are two ways to face the future. One is with apprehension, the other is with anticipation.” – Jim Rohn

  124. “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” – Jim ROhn

  125. “Most people are just trying to get through the day. Never writing anything down, never keeping track of their progress along the way, never really knowing if they are doing all they can do to reach their goals, to drive their ambition. But gifted people learn to get from the day. They don’t let a day end without picking up some valuable experience. Some emotional content, some idea that may positively affect their future. To get the most from the day, you need to be able to reflect on the day. And how can you relect on the day unless you record it in history?” – Jim Rohn

  126. “Sometimes those who need it most are inclined the least.” – Jim Rohn

  127. “If you rest too long the weeds take the garden.” – Jim Rohn

  128. “Set goals not for the outcome itself, but for who you get to become in the process.” – Jim Rohn

  129. “The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking it doesn’t matter.” – Jim Rohn

  130. “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.” – Jim Rohn

  131. “Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.” – Jim Rohn

  132. “You can face the future with anticipation if the future is well designed.” – Jim Rohn

  133. “Focus on the solution, not the problem.” – Jim Rohn

  134. “Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.” – Jim Rohn

  135. “You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.” – Jim Rohn

  136. “Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.” – Jim Rohn

  137. “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” – Jim Rohn

  138. “It is better to be a lender than a spender.” – Jim Rohn

  139. “When you know what you want and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn

  140. “You don’t get paid for the hour You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn

  141. “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” – Jim Rohn

  142. “We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons. Inspiration or desperation.” – Jim Rohn

  143. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

  144. “For every promise, there is a price to pay. If the promise is clear, the price is easy.” – Jim Rohn

  145. “Success Recipe: 2 cups of faith, 2 cups of love, 1 cup of hard work, 1 cup of persistence, 1 tpsp vision and a dash of swagger.” – Jim Rohn

  146. “The book you don’t read can’t help.” – Jim Rohn

  147. “It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.” – Jim Rohn

  148. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses it’s value.” – Jim Rohn

  149. “People would do better, if they knew better.” – Jim Rohn

  150. “Life expects us to make a reasonable amount of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That’s why they make second grade chairs so small.” – Jim Rohn

  151. “The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be of far greater value than what you get.” – Jim Rohn

  152. “We don’t get what we need, we get what we search for.” – Jim Rohn

  153. “Heres a big one on time management, when you work WORK, when you play PLAY. Don’t mix the two.” – Jim Rohn

  154. “At the beach, be at the beach, at the office, be at the office.”

  155. You gotta be serious about work, because your parting with a piece of life for the work you do.” – Jim Rohn

  156. “Nothing teaches character better than generosity.” – Jim Rohn

  157. “Everyday stand guard at the door of your mind.” – Jim Rohn

  158. “You’ve got to treat work with all due considerate passion, because it’s leading you to your future.” – Jim Rohn

  159. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”- Jim Rohn

  160. “All work is good. You may not like your job. But if it’s the stepping stones to get you where you want to, you’ve got to appreciate your job. You don’t have to have a passion for your job. Here’s the ultimate passion. The passion for success in every department of my life. That’s the passion. But don’t look down on some menial job you have to do to finally get you to where you want to go. No job is meanial, every job is noble, training life for pay. Making a contribution to society.” – Jim Rohn

  161. “Let all communication systems serve you, but don’t let them intrude.” – Jim Rohn

  162. “Part of the fun of having a list is checking it off.” – Jim Rohn

  163. “If the future get’s clear, the price gets easy.” – Jim Rohn

  164. “For every promise, there’s a price to pay. If the promise is clear and powerful, the price is easy to pay.” – Jim Rohn

  165. “The best advice I can give you is that if I can do it, you can do it.” – Jim Rohn

  166. “If you hear a good health idea, capture it. Write it down. Don’t trust your memory. Then on a cold wintry evening, go back through your journal, the ideas that changed your life, the ideas that saved your marriage, the ideas that bailed you out of bankruptcy, the ideas that helped you become successful, the ideas that made you millions. What a good review going back over the collection of ideas that you gathered over the years. So be a collector of good ideas for your business, for your relationship, for your future.” – Jim Rohn

  167. “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” – Jim Rohn

  168. “Get serious, life is serious. We call it LIFE or DEATH.” – Jim Rohn

  169. “Life is the struggle to keep death at a respectable distance.” – Jim Rohn

  170. “That’s the first key to wealth formula. Service to many, find a way.” – Jim Rohn

  171. “Asking what can I do and beginning the process starts wealth moving in your direction.” – Jim Rohn

  172. “Whatever you tend to move toward tends to move towards you.” – Jim Rohn

  173. “You don’t supply your need by concentrating on your need. You supply your need by concentrating on the answer, by the deserving. Helping enough people.” – Jim Rohn

  174. “Success is something you attract by becoming an attractive person.” – Jim Rohn

  175. “Here’s what I learned. Not to search for the exotic until you’ve learned the basic.” – Jim Rohn

There you are my friends, the best quotes every muttered by the legend Jim Rohn. I hope you enjoyed this list of Jim Rohn quotes and obtained value from them.

Share with me what your favorite quotes were as well as if you have any you want me to add or talk about in the comment section below! Lets’s talk!



3 thoughts on “Jim Rohn Quotes (175 Of The Most Powerful)

  1. This quote is amazing for those who are asking questions what profession to choose “Asking what can I do and beginning the process starts wealth moving in your direction.”

  2. I started listening daily to Jim Rohin talks and it really helped me alot knowing that in life u need to learn daily . and with his talks my mentality changed into positive thinking by reading daily and having deep concerned goals . he is gone and sad about that when i find out that. But his blessinga nd his legacy is what he left for us .

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