5 Brilliant Insights From Jim Rohn That Will Ignite Your Greatness

The Iconic Speaker Influences Me Daily

Deante L. Young
4 min readDec 9, 2020


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There are many motivational speakers, peak performance coaches and life strategists that I admire. One of the biggest standouts is none other than Jim Rohn. For the past few years, I have been listening to content that he developed decades ago, and his philosophical approach to life and achieving success absolutely amazes me.

This week I’ve been re-listening to an audiobook that consists of seminars and tapes that he made during his career and I’ve been reminded of his immense greatness as a speaker and motivator. I selected 5 of my favorite pearls of wisdom from the man, who died in 2009 but nonetheless continues to infuse inspiration and a brilliant mindset into people like me. That’s a very lasting legacy. Here goes:

1. Work on Yourself More Than Your Job

This struck me as odd when I initially heard Jim say it, but it made perfect sense once I thought about it. He makes a great point about this numerous times when he says that it’s better for us to improve ourselves in whatever ways we can, than to focus on bettering our job performance. Self improvement could be something as simple as being in better physical shape or eating better so that our performance in all facets of life improves.

2. Make Yourself More Valuable in The Marketplace

With each passing day, this one resonates with me more and more. By making ourselves more valuable in the marketplace, we are increasing public perception about us in positive ways. For me, getting rid of my girlish figure (even though I’m a guy) will allow me to have more energy and stamina thus increasing my value significantly. Reading more books, learning more skills, networking successfully and building a name for ourselves through the dedication that we put into making our content publicly known, or whatever value that we are uniquely qualified to offer the world are all things that would lead to great things in the marketplace.

3. Discipline Your Disappointment

This is basically the same as saying “stay optimistic in the face of setbacks.” I think it’s…



Deante L. Young

Personal Development Writer | Deante Unlimited podcast, Host | Deante: Under Construction web series, Star | Deante Young Enterprises, Chief Creative Architect