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Monday, February 17, 2014

Jim Rohn

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."

American Author, Motivational Speaker
1930 - 2009

We all have dreams and goals but many of us never achieve them because we have not mastered the art of self-discipline.  I define self-discipline as sacrificing short-term pleasure for the achievement of long-term goals.  If you want to be a novelist but you never seem to find the time to write, you will never write your novel.  If you want to be a painter but spend your time partying with friends and not painting, you may never produce any great paintings.  The arts require a lot of self-discipline.  We need to be able to sacrifice the pleasure of the moment for the achievement of long-term success.

Creative leaders can become easily sidetracked by the next creative thought or the next creative idea.  We are attracted to the energy within new creative ideas.  It is a emotional high and can be addictive.    If we are not careful we will jump from one idea to the next and never finish what we have started.  Creative leaders must master the art of self-discipline if they are to be successful.

Are you struggling with your dreams or have you mastered the art of self-discipline?  Do you procrastinate and never finish what you start or do you bring your projects in on time?  Do you let the pleasure of the moment keep you from doing the work you were meant to do?  Do you let the joy of new ideas get in the way of completing your work?  Remember self-discipline is the key to your success. 

Emanuel James Rohn was born in Yakima, Washington to Emanuel and Clara Rohn.  He was raised on a farm in Caldwell, Idaho.  At the age of 25 he became a distributor for AbundaVita.  Two years later he quit and signed up to distribute Nutri-Bio where he was mentored by John Earl Shoaff.  He built one of the largest multi-level organizations in the company and was made a Vice-President of the company because of his performance.

In the 1960's he left Nutri-Bio and became a speaker and seminar leader.  In the 1970s Rohn conducted seminars for Standard Oil.  He spent more than 40 years presenting seminars.  He has mentored and influenced Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, and Brian Tracy.  Rohn received the 1985 National Speakers Associaton CPAE Award of Excellence.  He shared his message with over 6,000 audiences and over 5 million people worldwide.

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