Daily Archives: September 18, 2010

inside out

Personal development starts with changing the internal behaviors, thoughts and habits, and top performers recognize that it is the inside world that must change.    The world outside our thoughts, habits, feelings and desires really doesn’t care about you, it cares about itself.    Other people care about themselves that is their first and most present concern.  

Survival comes first, not second, not third but first.   When there is sufficiency to satisfy needs then the needs of others may become important.    Just look at how our society works today.    Look at the entertainment industry, which is all about making the “I” feel good.    

People in the top 3-5%, spend time developing themselves and are on the road to continuous improvement.  

How much time do you spend reading each year?

How many books will you read in one year?

What types of educational programs are you attending?

What is your entertainment vs. attainment ratio?   

Where are you investing your time, money and effort?

Focus in on the things that will help you grow and be successful over time you will be in the top 3-5%.   Success is hard work, staying successful takes even more work.

What are you working on?

“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.”
Jim Rohn

I have a goal … do you?

Some people leaving a lasting legacy, some people encourage others to take a step that is bigger and more bold than they thought they could.   Some people make a difference in the lives of others.

Jim Rohn has been called such a man, a man who helped others reach further than they could have imagined.   So, what follows is an excerpt of some of Jim’s words.   Read them and then set a goal, a goal that will fuel you to greater success, wisdom and happiness.

Take charge of your life – leave a legacy – shape the world – you can!

— Now read the words of Jim Rohn —

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

When Andrew Carnegie died, they discovered a sheet of paper upon which he had written one of the major goals of his life: to spend the first half of his life accumulating money and to spend the last half of his life giving it all away. And he did!

Some people are disturbed by those tough days because all they have is the days. They haven’t designed or described or defined the future.

Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.

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

Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.


Quotes by Jim Rohn, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, reprinted with permission from Jim Rohn International �2010.
As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of lives during his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive life change.
For more information on Jim and his popular personal achievement resources or to subscribe to the weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter, visit www.JimRohn.com.