“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job,” the late
philosopher says with his unique cadence and tone.
But listen to the words from Rohn’s mouth and you know that this man’s advice
is anything but contradictory. He’s not saying you shouldn’t work hard at a job
you love. The hard work comes naturally when you love what you do. What Rohn is
saying is that personal development—the building and strengthening of you—is how
you become better at everything else. Communication, time management, goal
setting, leadership—these all improve when you do.
SUCCESS has compiled a series of five guides on communication, time
management, goal setting, leadership and personal development, based on the
transcripts of Rohn’s most popular lectures and writings. Released this month in
the SUCCESS Store, The Jim Rohn Guide Series comprises curated,
20-minute infusions of wisdom you’ll not likely find elsewhere.
Lesson 1: Communication
“In order to be effective, your communication should be on purpose. Yes,
occasionally you may say something off the top of your head and that can hold
weight with others, but this is the exception and not the rule. Know what you
want to communicate, when you want to communicate and how you want to
—from The Jim Rohn Guide to Communication
Lesson 2: Personal Development
“The quest for personal development is the solving of problems. Success is
simply solving problems. Sure, some things are complicated, but if you take it
one piece at a time--solve the problems, put it back together--you can’t believe
the enterprise you could build. Take it a piece at a time, master it, and then
put it back together to solve it.”
—from The Jim Rohn Guide to Personal Development
Lesson 3: Goal Setting
“A life best lived is a life by design. Not by accident, and not by just
walking through the day careening from wall to wall and managing to survive.
That’s okay. But if you can start giving your life dimensions and design and
color and objectives and purpose, the results can be staggering.”
—from The Jim Rohn Guide to Goal Setting
Lesson 4: Leadership
“Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be bold but not a bully. Be
humble but not timid. Be thoughtful but not lazy. Be proud but not arrogant.
Have humor without folly.”
—from The Jim Rohn Guide to Leadership
Lesson 5: Time Management
“When you work, work. When you play, play. Don’t mix the two.”
—from The Jim Rohn Guide to Time Management