Success Leaves Clues: A Learning Session with Jim Rohn
While preparing our lunch today, I was listening to an audio talk from Jim Rohn. What he shared was so valuable I wanted to share it with you as well.
Jim Rohn is a famous and influential author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He mentored some of the highest paid inspirational speakers and bestselling authors in the world like Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Chicken Soup for the Soul authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, T Harv Ecker, and many more!
Some of Jim Rohn’s famous quotes are:
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
I would like to focus on how Jim Rohn defined Success and Failure. According to Jim Rohn,
Failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
He shared that his Dad (who was 83 years old at that time he delivered the recorded audio talk), never got sick, not even once.
One of the little things his Dad did was to eat an apple every day.
Jim Rohn went on saying… What if the cliche “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true? Will you not eat apple every day?
He said that neither success nor failure happens overnight. It’s a result of things we repeatedly do every day.
It means that if we want to succeed in any area of our lives — health, finances, family life — we need to do something every day that would help us get from where we are now to where we want to go.
He also emphasized that success leaves clues. It means that if you want to be successful, look for successful people and follow their example.
Jim Rohn shared that in order to succeed, he followed what successful people did. He read books. He sought mentors. He invested in seminars.
As I was listening to Jim Rohn, I remembered my own struggle to eat fruits for breakfast every morning in order to be healthy(which I learned from Bro. Bo Sanchez)
Sometimes, I enjoy eating fruits for breakfast. Sometimes though, I crave for rice and the typical Pinoy breakfast. I struggle to eat fruits for breakfast anyway.
Since 2005, I’ve also been reading financial management books even if I’m not really fond of reading. Looking back, I’m grateful I made the decision to read those books.
The results of our every day actions may not be felt immediately but every little thing we do every day will have a significant effect in our future.
What little habits do you do every day in order to get you from where you are now to where you want to be? Please share in the comments.
I wish you success and happiness!
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