For many years I’ve been a fan of Jim Rohn and I have had the pleasure of attending a seminar in Singapore where he spoke. He was amazing and so inspiring to listen to. I still listen to podcasts and read his books and listen to other leaders share the wisdom they gained thorugh him.
Jim Rohn teaches people how to tap into their true potential and take action towards their goals. He teaches how to overcome the negative thoughts and talk and teaches how anything is possible for anyone. Jim Rohn is known as the godfather of the self-help industry as many leaders draw from his inspirations.
Jim Rohn passed away in 2009, however, his legacy lives on in quotes, books, podcasts and the teaching from other inspirational leaders.
One of my favourite Jim Rohn quotes builds on the discipline of habits. Habits become routine and with routine, the task is completed, a goal achieved.
I’m someone who likes to have control of my life. I like choices on what I do and when I do things, therefore, I really relate to the quote ‘Either you run the day or the day runs you’.
Life has many ups and downs, many challenges and many obstacles. I have found the best way to move forward is to improve skills and work my way through the challenges I face. I will be honest there are times I may have sat back and thought ‘why is it life is this hard?’. Although I have thought this I have never wished life to be easier as I know the universe only provides me with what I can handle.
Education is the way forward, it is the way to better yourself and improve skills. I am a big believer in self-education and self-development from books, audio, courses, webinars. There is so much you can learn that will improve your life and so many ways in which to learn.
There have been times I could not afford the book I wanted to read, thank you for libraries.
There have been times I could not afford a course, thank you for peers and mentors.
Sometimes I have focussed on goals that I have not achieved, maybe the vision was not strong enough at that time. When I have not achieved results I can normally track it back to a lack of discipline on working towards that goal. Other times I have reached the outcome only to lapse back to the start again as I was not ready to change the setpoint. I have found that only when I’ve been ready and disciplined that the goal is accomplished. There have been many occasions in which I have changed direction, moved house, moved country. I have held many jobs as I’ve worked together with Carsten to always be around for our children as they grew up. I’ve also changed careers when I’ve realised I’m going down the wrong road. The career I thought I do for life, I soon realised I would not. I enjoy a varied life of my making.
Carsten and I have also moved home and countries multiple times. We moved until we found a place we wanted to settle in and call home. Change is not easy. Change is worth it.
All the changes I have made over the years have been because I have chosen how to live my life. I believe we all have choices and one of them for me is to design my own life plan. How I live, where I live, what I do. I enjoy the freedom of choice.
Research that is what I do a lot of. I research. If I don’t know an answer I research it. If I believe I need to learn a new skill for a project I learn it. Working through problems becomes easier with more knowledge.
I’ve had to increase my skills as I’ve got a few dreams which to me are non-negotiable. The dream to travel more often. The dream of creating a laptop lifestyle in order to see family and friends around the world more often. The dream of travelling more often in Australia. Our home country is large and it takes time to see all the beautiful places it has to offer. The dream of helping others develop skills so they too can enhance their lives.
It is only by starting and developing the skills and talents that I have that I have progressed forward.
You have skills and talents that you have learnt and Jim Rohn says ‘Start from where you are and with whatever you’ve got’. What you have got can be expanded on with discipline and commitment.
Have a great day.
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