Jim Rohn Quotes

Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and author of the best selling book Seven Strategies for Successful Living, Jim Rohn began his journey from rags to riches as a stock clerk at a department store. A journey that would not only earn him the role of vice president of a large corporation, but would make him a key figure in the field of personal development.

Today, Jim has touched and improved the lives of millions, and is also known for have been the mentor to the greatest motivator of all time: Tony Robbins.

These Jim Rohn quotes are a window into the mindset that not only transformed his own life, but the lives of countless people around the world.

“Without dreams and visions, people perish”

– Jim Rohn

“Learn the setup of life”

– Jim Rohn

“Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is tragedy. You got to know, or you are going to get hurt”

– Jim Rohn

“I don’t ask you to like how it is. That’s not important. But it is important to learn how it is”

– Jim Rohn

“Learn to get on the good side of the way things work”

– Jim Rohn

“Whatever you don’t use, you lose”

– Jim Rohn

“When you quit, you lose. They don’t bring it up for a vote. You lose automatically”

– Jim Rohn

“Ambition unused declines. Strong feelings unused diminish. Faith unused decreases. It’s a law”

– Jim Rohn

“Today unused is lost. A talent unused is lost. An ability unused is lost”

– Jim Rohn

“Make sure that all your talent and ability and mentality and ingenuity and vitality and strong feelings – faith, courage – make sure all you’ve got is being used. Otherwise, you lose”

– Jim Rohn

“Whatever you reap, is what you have sown”

– Jim Rohn

“If you don’t like the crop, you look up whoever planted it. Where do you find who planted your crop? In the mirror”

– Jim Rohn

“Shortly put: I’ll do it, or die”

– Jim Rohn

“It’s called the language of the poor; ‘what if this happens...? And on top of that, what if this was to happen? Look what a fix I’d be in. I’d better not try’”

– Jim Rohn

“I’ll tell you what changed my whole life: I finally discovered that it’s all risky. The minute you got born it got risky. If you think trying is risky, wait until they hand you the bill for not trying”

– Jim Rohn

“Don’t ask for security, ask for adventure”

– Jim Rohn

“Better to live 30 years full of adventure, than 100 years safe in the corner”

– Jim Rohn

“It’s not important how long you live, it’s important how you live”

– Jim Rohn

“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Once I got that, it turned my life around”

– Jim Rohn

“If you work hard on your job you’ll make a living. If you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune”

– Jim Rohn

“Don’t try to change the sea. Don’t change the soil. Don’t change the sunshine. Don’t change the rain. Let the miracle of what’s available work for you, and start working on the inside”

– Jim Rohn

“If you have a list of high purpose in life, it pulls you towards the future. And the more powerful the purpose is, the stronger it pulls. And it pulls you through. Through all kinds of challenges and all kinds of difficulties”

– Jim Rohn

“If you don’t have strong purposes for the future, it’s easy to get swallowed by a bad day. It’s easy to be almost annihilated by a poor month. And it’s easy to almost disappear beneath the waves of a year that goes backwards, if you don’t have something to pull you beyond that year”

– Jim Rohn

“If you want something that pulls you through all kinds of challenges and difficulties, you have to have something on out there. Beyond today. Beyond next week. Beyond next month. Beyond this year, that pulls you into the future. And the clearer it is, the stronger it pulls”

– Jim Rohn

“You’ve got to keep dreaming”

– Jim Rohn

“You’ve got to have something to go for that inspires the heart and the soul”

– Jim Rohn

“Don’t lose your dreams. For yourself, for your future, for your family. The dreams of love and enterprise and travel and doing things. Becoming something unique on your journey”

– Jim Rohn

“Resolve says ‘I will’; the two most powerful words in the language”

– Jim Rohn

“Resolve means promising yourself you’ll never give up”

– Jim Rohn

“How long should a baby try to learn how to walk? How long would you give your average baby before you say ‘enough…!’? Any mother would say ‘you’re crazy, my baby is going to keep trying until it learns!’”

– Jim Rohn

“Promise yourself you’ll read the books until your skills change. You’ll go to seminars until you get a handle on it. You’ll listen to it until it makes sense. You’ll go for it until you understand it. Never give up until – however long that is. Step by step, piece by piece, book by book”

– Jim Rohn

“Don’t miss the chance to grow”

– Jim Rohn

“It would be nice if someone just gave you this, gave you this, gave you this… It would be nice if everyone did their job exactly how they’re supposed to do it. But here is what you’ve got to do: Primarily rely on yourself”

– Jim Rohn

“Learn from other people”

– Jim Rohn

“Success leaves clues. Be a better observer of the winners and the losers, those who are doing well and those who are falling behind. Take mental notes and say: ‘I’m going to adjust what I’m doing based on what I see’”

– Jim Rohn

“Be a selective listener. Listen to the voices of value that have experience, ideas, reputation; something valuable to share”

– Jim Rohn

“There are a millions of books, so you can’t read all the books. But read all the books that you need to read. To make you as wealthy as you want to be, as healthy as you want to be, as prosperous, as productive, as unique a human being as you want to be”

– Jim Rohn

“Our lives are greatly affected by what we learn and what we know”

– Jim Rohn

“It’s a life-changing day, the day you say ‘enough is enough’”

– Jim Rohn

“Pessimism: The deadly disease of always looking on the bad side, the problem side, the difficult side, checking all the reasons why it can’t be done. The poor pessimist leads an ugly life”

– Jim Rohn

“This is the poor guy looking through the window. He doesn’t see the sunset, he sees the specks on the window”

– Jim Rohn

“Our lives are mostly affected by the way we think things are”

– Jim Rohn

“Poor thinking-habits keep most people poor”

– Jim Rohn

“What a man reads pours massive ingredients into his mental factory. And the fabric of his life is built from those ingredients”

– Jim Rohn

“Every day, stand guard at the door of your mind”

– Jim Rohn