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Quotations by Jim Rohn
Jim RohnDesign your own life plan - 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.

The challenge of leadership - 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.

You will find a way - If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.

We must all suffer one of two . . . - We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Let others lead small lives, not you - 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.

The worst thing one can do - 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.

Learn how to be happy with. . . - Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

If you don't design your own life - If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planed for you? Not much.

You must take personal responsibility - 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.

One of the greatest gifts - One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.

Those who will not read - Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.

Some people claim that it is okay - Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.

The ultimate reason for setting goals - The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

Motivation alone is not enough - Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

Success is nothing more than. . . - Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.

Don't get paid for the hour - You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.

Managers help people see . . . - Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.

You are the average of. . . - You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

Formal versus self-education - Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.