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.

 

Indecision Kills

Indecision Kills

"Left or right? Just make a decision!"

Have you ever experience the frustration and pain of following after a leader who is ever indecisive? At best, he may just waste people’s time, effort and resources for doing nothing or the wrong things. At worst, lives may be lost.

I rewatched the movie Battle Los Angeles recently. It’s about a marine staff sergeant who just had his retirement approved, goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon of US Marines as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders. The Lieutenant probably had never encounter a close combat like the one he had with the aliens except in classes (he was top in his class). And this time he ambushed for real together with his marines. Staff sergeant Nantz kept asking Liutenant Martinez for his orders at various junctures as his men was getting killed left and right, but he was too scared to give any, fearing that his orders will cause more of his men killed. What Sergeant Nantz said next stayed with me:

“Your men are awaiting orders. Now, you can go right, you can go left. I don’t give a damn. Just make a decision!” ~Sergeant Nantz in Battle Los Angeles.

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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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How Much Time You’ve Got?

Watched the film In Time starring Justine Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried last night and thought the overall story concept was very intriguing. Its storyline is set in the future when the aging gene is switched off when people reach the age of 25. Time becomes the currency which people use for buying and selling. Their arms are embedded with an internal digital clock to keep track on how much time they’ve got, as the digits slowly tick down to zero. The rich earns “decades” and practically lives forever and their pace of life is rather slow. The poor negotiates and hurries through daily activities. They often borrow, beg or steal enough hours to survive and make it through the day.

While the movie is just so so for me, my mind was captured by its unique concept of time as the ultimate currency. I was wondering what is it like if we were to live our lives one day at a time, not being guaranteed being given another day unless we “deserve” it? We often take our years and decades for granted, procrastinating through life, living like we’re immortals. What if, like the poor in the movie, we’re kept on our toes everyday, every hour and even minutes to make every moment count? It was a sobering thought for me.

Time passes

Time is money?

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