Rags to Riches

Steve Jobs

“Don’t ever change” they said. “Always be yourself” they said. Well, I have to tell you that following those two things would not get you very far in life. You would be stuck with a 9 to 5 job and a mediocre lifestyle. It takes a little more effort to propel yourself over the top. Transforming to make your life better takes guts and determination.

The road from rags to riches is full of awe-inspiring transformations. From J.K Rowling to Oprah Winfrey to Tom Cruise, there have been numerous people that had to fight to get to where they are today.

Here are 33 inspirational quotes from the late Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story inspired many other’s success stories:

  1. “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.”
  2. “You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.”
  3. “When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.”
  4. “The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn’t matter”
  5. “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.”
  6. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  7. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
  8. “You have two choices: you can make a living, or you can design a life.”
  9. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
  10. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
  11. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
  12. “Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom”
  13. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
  14. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
  15. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
  16. “One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.”
  17. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”
  18. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
  19. “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”
  20. “Formal education will make you a living; self- education will make you a fortune.”
  21. “You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
  22. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”
  23. “Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.”
  24. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”
  25. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”
  26. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
  27. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book”
  28. “Poor people have big tv’s. Rich people have big libraries.”
  29. “The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, if you will take care of me, I will take care of you. Now I say, I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me. ”
  30. “The more you know, the less you need to say.”
  31. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills”
  32. “Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.”
  33. “Work on yourself more than you do on your job”

Source: http://www.slideshare.net/GundarsMinalgo/33-inspirational-quotes-by-jim-rohn

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