My Personal Development journey began 6 years ago and one of the many teachers I was introduced to was the legendary Jim Rohn. Late last night I learned of his passing and although it saddened me to hear this news, I was quickly reminded of the precious lessons I have learned from this man.
“Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out” ~ Jim Rohn
My shelves are filled with many of his audios and books on his recommended reading list. One in particular being the classic from author George S. Clason – The Richest Man in Babylon. The moment I heard about this book I quickly took action and went to purchase it.
It could almost be a text book for senior school to teach our children about money and finance and prepare them for the way they view their personal finances. The Richest Man in Babylon is a definite must have to empower yourself with the choices you make for your financial future.
Personal Development to Greatness
Jim Rohn and his teaching had a great impact on my life. I found a series of 3 videos I’d like to share with you so that you too may benefit from what Mr. Rohn taught me in your own way.
Part 1 – Personal Development and Money
We get paid for bringing value to the market place. It takes time to bring value to the market place however, we do not get paid for time. Mistakenly, a man says he is making $20 for an hour. Jim says that’s not true. If that was true, you could stay home and have them send you money, right? No, that is not true, we get paid for value and not for time. Jim asks the question: Is it possible to become twice as valuable and make twice the money in the same time?
This is a great lesson. Enjoy part 1.
Part 2 – Personal Development and Money Continued
Part 3 – 3 Keys To Greatness Four Questions To Ponder
Life Lessons by Jim Rohn
- The difference between success and failure is the degree of commitment we give to seek out resources and apply ourselves.
- Learn to be happy for happiness is activity with purpose and love in practice.
- Discipline is the most critical ingredient for success. It is the master key that unlocks the door to wealth and happiness. It is the glue that binds inspiration to achievement and the bridge between thought and accomplishment.
- The difference between discipline and regret is that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
- You cannot change your destination overnight but you can change direction.
- Live well. Do not just learn how to earn, learn how to live. The good life is not an amount, it is an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery.
- Life is worthwhile if you try to make progress. Life is worthwhile if you GIVE because giving starts the receiving process. Life is worthwhile if you PLAN. Design your own life or someone else will. Let others live small lives but not YOU.
This is a snippet from Lessons on Life by Jim Rohn. These are very simple philosophies to live by. It’s your choice.
Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009 Rest In Peace