Lessons on Life – Jim Rohn

Found an old video on some of my favorite Jim Rohn quotes. This guy has turned my philosophy of personal development on its head. I’ll always be indebted to him for his teachings and values that have been brought into my life although I’ve never met him.

The video clip is less than 3 minutes long. It contains just a few of his profound quotes. Enjoy and learn something from the master.

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Fit Mind Quotes

I love collecting personal development quotes that challenge and stretch my thinking, and how I view things. I’ve been collecting a few recently that I qualify as ‘Fit Mind Quotes’. Here they are, feed your mind with them:

What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
~Henri Bergson (1859-1941) French philosopher.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
~Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
~Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Don’t let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.
~Unknown Source.

One dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.
~Unknown Source.

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
~Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and architect.

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
~Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
~Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
-Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.

‘Tis the mind that makes the body rich.
~William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The mind like a parachute functions only when open.
-Unknown Source.

We cannot see things that stare us in the face until the hour comes that the mind is ripened.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.
~Unknown Source.

Allow your mind to digest on these quotes slowly and let them educate you to expand your learning. Do you want to share more ‘Fit Mind Quotes’ that you know? Please drop me a line below.

 

The TEFCAS Success Formula

Have you failed many times in life? Do you know that failure can actually be a very good thing? Failure is actually an integral part of learning and growth. In fact, I like the saying in NLP that ‘there’s no such thing as failure, only feedback’.

no such thing as failure

Failure = Feedback

I first came across the TEFCAS Success Formula from one of Tony Buzan’s mind-mapping books. Once you understand the TEFCAS formula, you’ll realize that it’s actually our natural way of learning and getting better in whatever areas that we want to master. Many things that we’ve learned in life were mastered through failures, we weren’t born with those skills eg. riding a bike, playing sports, even walking.

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Are You Living In Your Strengths?

One of the most invaluable discoveries you can ever find out about yourself is your strengths. If you’re truly able to answer “What are my strengths?”, you’re on your way to fulfilment and satisfaction in work and life.

Two years ago, I came across the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book which was also a ‘strengths’ assessment system. The key take away of the book is this: Your talents are enduring and unique, and your greatest potential for growth is in the area of your greatest strength.

Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to think first of identifying our weaknesses. For example, parents usually point out the areas in the report card where their children need to improve. All self-improvement books focus on improving our weak spots.

 

Flexing my strengths

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Dying A Little Each Day

As the world is still mourning the passing of Steve Jobs, I began to read about the quotes and wise words this truly remarkable man spoke towards the end of his life. At the end of the day, what truly mattered to this great American visionary wasn’t the billions he’d made, the innovations he’d brought to the marketplace nor the great company he’d built to this day. What truly mattered to him is found in these two quotes:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important thing I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs

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