Jim Rohn Quotes

Jim RohnWith the passing of Jim Rohn, I find it suitable to pay tribute to the many quotes that he used. I know of noboby else that has used so many quotes so successfully and become so well known for them. In my eyes Jim was the master of self improvement quotes. I didn’t know the man, Jim Rohn, very well at all. I have however heard so much of him that he has made a positive influence on my life. Especially, through all the self improvement guru’s that now are multi millionaires from the teachings of Jim Rohn. They have much to thank him for and it is showing online as I write this.

Jim Rohn – The Mentor

Jim Rohn has influenced many people around the globe with his teachings. I remember, in the early days of Tony Robbins, hearing about the new prodigy of Jim Rohn. Other self improvement people that have been connected to Jim’s teachings are: Brian Tracy, Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield. Arguably, most of the motivational marketers out there have been influenced by Jim Rohn to some degree. In my personal opinion, Jim was a successful prodigy of Napoleon Hill’s teachings in the 1937 evergreen self improvement book: Think And Grow Rich. As these principles are universal, everyone is teaching the same thing. What Jim did was bring this to a commercial attention that will enable more and more people to improve their life’s to a whole new level.

Jim Rohn Quotes

As Jim Rohn was the master of motivational quotes, I find it suitable to quote a few of his best. There are so many, I had to prune them back to just a few. They all have the power to improve your life, as long as you appreciate the meaning behind them and embrace them with action. Use Jim’s quotes and apply them in your life. As Jim said: “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well

This video is in tribute of Jim Rohn Quotes. It goes for 5 minutes (it fittingly has over 1 minute of silence at the end), so sit back and enjoy the profoundness of some of the best Rohn quotes made.

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Rohn’s Most Significant Quote

With the passing of Jim Rohn very recently, I find this quote very suitable. It epitomises the legacy of the man and the influence he has had on so many people – and more importantly, the legacy he leaves behind:

Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed” ~ Jim Rohn

18 Jim Rohn Quotes

  1. Jim Rohn QuotesHow long should you try? Until.
  2. Either you run the day or the day runs you.
  3. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
  4. Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
  5. Commit yourself to something bigger than yourself.
  6. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  7. Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
  8. Don’t blow your own horn, or you might just miss the music.
  9. Learn to say NO to the good, so you can say YES to the great.
  10. Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
  11. Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
  12. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
  13. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
  14. You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
  15. Give so much to the improvement of yourself, that you don’t have time to criticize others.
  16. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
  17. Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
  18. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

And one of my favourites:
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

Jim Rohn. 1930 – 2009. Requiescat in pace. Rest In Peace.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2009

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. I have always liked “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” It brings both immediacy and a sense of urgency to any change – and it completely destroys all rationalization of procrastination.

  2. Here is a man that years ago taught me the reality of life, that we all need to excell to our utmost while we can . You see the reality of all life is that one day just as our good mate Jim Rohn has, we are going to die and leave this life , and that is one of your life guarantee’s .
    Thank you Jim and R.I.P. as you changed so many lives that your life although finished, will never be forgotten.

    Thank you as well Sean Rasmussen for the Jim Rohn Quotes, and Tribute

    Allen Sentance Fisherman
    .-= Allen Sentance Fisherman´s last blog ..Tribute To SENO My Brother =-.

  3. Thanks Sean,

    A fitting tribute to a great man. I have read some of his work and it inspires me to be a better and more organized person.

    My favorite quote from your list is number 6 “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

    Thanks for taking the time to share this!
    .-= Bev Langford´s last blog ..Ethically Promoting Your Website ~ Part 5 ~ Online Articles =-.

  4. Wow Sean what a magnificent gesture and so eloquently put.
    Do you think Jim Rohn had an influence on me? 30 something years ago I came across him. There were others of course, many in the same mould and Jim is defintely amongst those wonderful sincere people who have really tried to change the world and in such a positive way.
    Jim…. R.I.P and thanks for passing my way.

    Michael Ratner

  5. Helen Lam Hirsch says:

    My heart is deeply saddened by the passing of such an inspiring mentor. I used to analyse “WHY” to the extreme until I heard Jim Rohn. Whenever I ask “WHY” now, I always hear Jim’s softly spoken voice saying “Don’t even go there, that’s just the way it is and isn’t that interesting?” Jim Rohn did not need to energize his audience, his words and wisdom captivated all naturally. The world will miss you, dearly, but your words and wisdom will live on forever.

  6. You helped a lot of people, RIP Jim.

  7. Christine says:

    I was only listening to one of his audio recorded interviews from Healthy Wealthy and Wise, 2 days ago. Was driving a bus from Adel to Alice without passengers and thought I would catch up on some motivational mp3 recordings….one was Jim Rohn. So sad he has passed on….only realised it when I read this 🙁 He was an inspiration to many around the world so I am sure he passed on very happy with his achievements. May he rest in peace and return again to teach us more 🙂

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  9. Randy Smith says:

    My favorite quote from Jim Rohn speaks not only about, but to Jim’s powerful words, no matter the subject. “What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know.” Everything Jim Rohn said led one to know that he was only scratching the surface on that topic.
    Thanks for a life greatly lived Mr. Rohn!

  10. I’m sure I could use every one of these quotes at different stages of my journey through life. Even if we have what we think is all we need in life, we should be propelled to do more, if not for ourselves but for others.

    Thanks for sharing Sean.
    .-= Eils.´s last blog ..Dehydrating Food =-.

  11. Mr Rohn, it is such a lost to have you gone; my sincere condolences to a man a gentle a great person like yourself, to your family as well.

    A man with nothing to hide, he lived the truth that he followed by his faith. A man words cannot express him properly. His erudite knowledge is valueless. It is sad, but what we can do, as you always said: Things do not just happen they happen just. You had your time, but I feel sad, it saddens the senses, I wish you had some more. Rest in peace!

  12. I remember seeing Mr. Rohn at a seminar in Woodland Hills California about 5 years ago. His topics stayed with me even today. He will be missed. See ya down the road….

  13. There are too many pearlers there for me to pick a favourite. There’s a lot to learn from this one individual. The world was a better place because of him. Rest his soul.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  14. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I love your tribute to Jim Rohn. He was an amazing man who worked so that other people could learn how to create the lives they so badly desired. I, for one, loved his quotes.

    I think this is one of my favorite quotes: “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

    • Jim Rohn did inspire many people. One that stands out is Tony Robbins. Tony in turn has inspired many more, so the wheel of inspiration keeps turning.

      • Sean
        The inspiration of one person, in turn inspiring many others and with the ball rolling along gathering so many more who will in turn go on to inspire others has to make this world a much better place and with the positive attitude, and with the power of the internet maybe we CAN really change the world.

  15. What an inspirational chap and so wise – he’s someone I can only wish to aspire to, even an eigth of who he was I would be blessed. Reading the list of quotes, and they are all great but there are 3 that stood out for me for where I am at right now that I have written out & will place them around my home, tape them to my computer and carry with me when I am out & about to ensure I am living it every single second of the day!!!!

    Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

    You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

    If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  16. What if Jim were even more unlimited? What couldn’t he not have achieved?
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Why? How? =-.

  17. How long should you try? Until.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  18. Thanks for the inspirational bombardment. I saved this post as a favourite for continuous reading and reflection. Love U2 in the video, too.

    I can’t do anything without the support of others and yet I struggle to accept help when needed.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..My Book Review of The Pact by Jodi Picoult =-.

  19. Jim Rohn is an inspiration and a true visionary. His work is timeless and will be some of the most invaluable training ever provided.

    .-= Mark Gubuan´s last blog ..Network Marketing is a Circus Act =-.

  20. Hi Sean,
    I happened upon your site while Googling Jim Rohn. I am working with a group of self-made multi-millionaires on the ground floor of what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar company. We are looking to capture market share before we hit momentum, which is anticipated to be before the end of this calendar year. I would love the opportunity to discuss the opportunity with you.
    Best regards,
    Michele Recupero

  21. Hi Sean

    Jim Rohn is indeed an exceptional legend.

    He has been a true leader and has left a large legacy, not to everyone, but to some of us.

    It is one thing to read his comments and remember them, it is another to read his comments and take action on them.

  22. For all you youngsters: I first met Jim Rohn 37 years ago when he was first with a company called “Bestline”. (I’d be interested if anybody else rembers that) That company did not survive but Jim Rohn survives in me even today and that, after all, is the highest compliment we can pay.

    A few of his gems from 37 years ago:

    “Wherever you are, be there!”

    I called a friend the other day and I asked “What are you doing?” He answered “just killing time”. I said “OH NO! You’ve only got a little and you’re killing part of it?”

    “I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.”

    The law of sowing and reaping – as taught in the Bible.

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  24. Jim Albert I may know you.
    I met Jim Rohn 42 years ago thru Bestline. The first time I heard him I said to myself that’s what I want to do, that’s who I want to become, that’s where I want to go.
    I was with Jim on many occasions I knew him pretty well and he listened much more than he spoke. I could tell a lot of stories but,suffice it to say Jim Rohn was the real deal

  25. chandu says:

    i have very much inspired by jim’s quotes…

  26. one quote i remember is ” the same wind blows on us all, it’s the set of the sail that makes the difference” . never got to see jim speak live, but got a few books and audios, i can re-read and listen regularly, it was jim rohn and his ‘seven strategies’ that taught me about money, and how to keep some of it ! long may his published work be studied, and treasured.

  27. mangilal bishnoi says:

    i like jim rohn quotes

  28. Thank you for writing this. Glad to have found this. I have been sharing what I have learned from Jim with friends again lately and thought I would search around the web to see what was out there and came to your page. So many quotes, so much wisdom, and so much peace matched with so much passion. R.I.P. Jim and thank you…

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