The Great Challenge of Life By Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn - Speaker and AuthorHere’s the great challenge of life – You can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are.

I have found that income seldom will exceed your own personal development. Once in a while income takes a lucky jump, but unless you grow out to where it is it will go back to where you are.

Somebody once said if you took all the money in the world and divided it among everyone equally, it would soon be back in the same pockets. However, you can have more because you can become more.

You see, here is how the other side of the coin reads – unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. The marketing plan won’t do it. It’s a good plan but it won’t work without you. You’ve got to work it. It is the human effort that counts. If you could send a sales manual out to recruit – wouldn’t that be lovely? The major thing that makes the difference is what YOU do.

In order to have more, you need to become more. The guy says “If I had a good job I would really pour it on, but I have this lousy job so I just goof off.” If that is your philosophy you are destined to stay there. Some people say if I had a lot of money I would be really generous, but I don’t have much so I’m not generous.

See, you’ve got to change that philosophy or you will never have “the lots of money”. Unless YOU change, IT won’t change. Amazingly, however, when we throw out our blame list and start becoming more ourselves – the difference is everything else will begin to change around us.

Key Takeaways:

– One’s income will often be limited by their personal development and growth, or lack thereof. To have more, people would do well to focus on becoming more. Meaning, people tend to be compensated according to the value they bring to the marketplace.

– Personal effort is crucial to achieving success, and if you find yourself on a path that’s not to your liking, you have to be willing to change course as needed. Success isn’t always a straight line!

– Instead of blaming outside forces for your failure, you’ve got to accept ownership of the situation. There are some instances that are out of our control, sure enough, but even in these cases we still have the ability to react in a way that is within our control to the particular situation. Being stuck in a victim mentality will not help you, but one of taking ownership, no matter the circumstances can be incredibly empowering.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn was a leading author, speaker and business lecturer. He is the author of 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, among other fantastic books and audio programs.

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