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Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better!

Posted on: January 19, 2010

Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle

One of my friends introduced me to Jim Rohn saying: “If you really want to change your life, read Jim Rohn”. I am thankful to my friend for introducing me to Jim Rohn.

When I tried to find a few books by Jim Rohn, I came across this really interesting book: The Five Major Pieces to the Life puzzle.

Jim Rohn has been termed as America’s foremost business philosopher. By age 25 (according to his accounts), he was an ordinary, average middle class person like any middle-class family and was in debt, unable to see a way that would lead to his personal ambitions.

Around this time, he was introduced to John Earl Shoaff, an entrepreneur who impressed Rohn with his wealth, business accomplishments, charisma and life philosophy. Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct sales organization, and began a process of personal development that culminated in his becoming a millionaire by age 31.

Jim Rohn says: Change comes from one of two sources:

1. Desperation or

2. Inspiration

We change ourselves when our circumstances go out of our control. Its the sense of deprivation which drives us to look for new solutions.

Alternatively, we change when we are inspired: A song can inspire us, a quote can inspire us or reading something can inspire us. The story of some one who has succeeded in life or has become millionaire out of nothing may inspire us.

Jim Rohn suggests that every one cannot master every aspect of life but there are few basics – there are only a few things in life that really make some difference. if some person masters those ‘basics’, he or she can live happy and successful life.

What are those five missing pieces of life puzzle? We will go through those in days to come.

Here is a really interesting, inspirational and motivating video from Jim Rohn:


Here are a few quotable quotes from Jim Rohn – Courtesy Wikipedia:

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”

“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”

“The most important question to ask in a job is not what am I getting but what am I becoming.”

Happy reading.



2 Responses to "Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better!"

Desperation or


its true, every person needs a knock knock in life to became succesfull…i’ll be 100% reading this book.

How it all started!!

Well I was reading this newspaper one day and the writer mentioned Jim Rohn for personal budgeting. This was a new name for me but what was more interesting was that he had mentioned 25% rent, 10% saving etc and in the end 5% charity!!!!

That was when I started to read more about Jim Rohn and there were his “Vitamins for Mind”, the brainy quotes that really charge you up. And the thing was these were so simple, so straight sayings that at first they seemed to have no “wisdom”. But only when I read them again, and again, I realized that saying difficult things is not wisdom, but presenting simple solutions to life’s questions is.

Jim Rohn has died on 5th Dec 09. I can definitely say that he has been an inspiration for me.

For those of you who are interested, here are a few links:

Main site: http://www.jimrohn.com

Vitamins for mind: http://www.jimrohn.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=550

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