Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
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.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
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.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
We get paid for bringing value to the market place.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
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.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
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.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
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.
Emanuel James "Jim" Rohnwas an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry...