Saturday, April 9, 2011

Motivational Speaker: Inspirational Jim Rohn Quotes

Jim Rohn is world renowned for his inspirational quotes.  You will find his words thought provoking and very motivational.   These are just a few that really caught my attention.

Determination and Perseverance

“It takes time to build a corporate work of art. It takes time to build a life. And it takes time to develop and grow. So give yourself, your enterprise, and your family the time they deserve and the time they require.”  

It’s not easy to wait when you want so much to succeed.  However, being impatient will only lead to even more setbacks.  It’s easier to make mistakes if you rush through things. 

It takes time to learn something new.  It takes time to break old habits and behaviors that you are accustomed to, especially if you have been doing it for years.  But slow and steady always wins the race.

“Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you've signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.”

“How long should you try? Until.”

Do you have a tendency of not finishing what you start?  I know I’ve had this problem in the past.  Now I’ve learned that not completing a goal can lead to many missed opportunities and worthwhile experiences. 

Try your best to see things through until your goal is met.  Even if things don’t work out at least you know that you tried.


I promise to be patient with myself and those around me.  I will no longer miss out on opportunities because I did not see things through.


Your Responsibility

“Don't become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley; what about the thief in your mind?”

“It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts.”

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don't have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes.”

We all experience failure or bad experiences in life.  Your experiences may have been worse compared to the next person.  But are you using it as an excuse to live a life of under achievement?  Don’t let your past determine your future.  Instead, use it as your fuel to go beyond what you ever expected of yourself.


I refuse to play the victim any longer.  Starting today I will use my past failures and experiences as a stepping stone to greatness.



“Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experiences and invest them in the future.”

“Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.”

We are always learning, sometimes without knowing it.  Use what you have learned to better the lives of yourself and those around you.  For example, you can use an abusive experience to help spread awareness of abuse.  Someone else might be in the same situation as you and be inspired to leave the abuser. 

There might be a particular aspect of abuse that you know very little about.  Why not read or conduct interviews about abusive relationships to get a clearer perspective.


I will use my past experiences to better myself and the lives of others.  I can use my experiences and expand my knowledge about what I have already learned.  


Quotes by Jim Rohn, America's Foremost Business Philosopher, reprinted with permission from Jim Rohn International ©2011.
As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of lives during his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive life change.
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