Jim Rohn Week
To honor the passing of Jim Rohn on December 5th, 2009, I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes throughout the week. Jim Rohn was a powerful influence in my thinking beginning with my introduction to his teaching in early 1981. See more about Jim Rohn at www.jimrohn.com.
“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 challenges; wish for more wisdom. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.”
“Don’t say, “If I could, I would.” Say instead, “If I can, I will.”
“Don’t join an easy crowd. You won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”
— Jim Rohn (1930-2009)
Isn’t it so easy to focus on the problems, what is wrong, to want to know why it is not working out and to long for a time when these do not exist. I’ve been there and have thought that as well. Trouble is, it doesn’t help, does it? Nothing changes. All I saw was more problems, more challenges and more frustration.
It reminds me of John Mayer’s very popular song, Waiting On the World To Change. Jim Rohn knows a better way: magnify your skills and become the best you can be.
Hanging around the easy crowd is nice, but it is a pleasant passtime at best. Better to hang around people who challenge you to think, to do, to improve, to be creative, to excel. These people will be so influential in your life–and so much more fun.
Jim Rohn taught me to develop my own philosophy. I accepted that challenge in 1981 and am still in process today. It is a life-long challenge. There is always more to learn.
Wishes Are For Fishes!
Spread Some Joy Today–Smile as if you enjoy your own company and every moment of the day. People are bound to ask you about why you are so happy. What will you tell them?