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When personal development legend Jim Rohn passed away in 2009, he left an incredible gift: his encouraging, uplifting messages and inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, beloved by millions and shared throughout the world to this day.


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SUCCESS celebrates and remembers the life of Jim Rohn with 10 of his most beloved quotes:

1. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”


2. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”


Jim Rohn quotes

3. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”


4. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”


Jim Rohn quotes

5. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”


Jim Rohn quotes

6. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”


Jim Rohn quotes

7. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”


8. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”


9. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”


Jim Rohn quotes

10. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

Related:Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success

This post originally appeared on SUCCESS.com. 
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