Quotes – Jim Rohn
“If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
“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.”
“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 things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
“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.”
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines our destination, it’s the set of the sail. The wind blows on us all in the form of life’s challenges, setbacks, failures, and opportunity, it’s how we harness the wind that determines our destiny. As leaders we are charged with helping our people understand that challenges will come and how we handle those challenges (set our sail) will dictate our course.
A key to success involves taking the initiative to correct previous errors while picking up new disciplines for the future.
When you decide to change direction, it is important to note that the winds of change may blow slower than you would like. However, with focus and appropriate goal setting, success will come.
Without gravity you cannot fly. In other words, seek out challenge and realize that those who succeed use challenges to find wisdom and then capitalize on this knowledge.
Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.