J. Rohn’s timeless message. Work harder on yourself than on your job
Jim Rohn, legendary business philosopher, who has now passed on, said up until the age of 25 he worked hard on his job and made a living. From the age of 25 he worked harder on himself, and made a fortune.
In Rohn’s CD programme ‘Cultivating an Unshakable Character’ he shares ideas on his ‘Work harder on yourself, than on your job’ philosophy. He says, ‘If you will change, everything will change for you’. He says, ‘Success isn’t what you pursue – it’s what you attract, by the person you become.’
‘Work harder on yourself’ can mean a number of things. For example, it can mean working harder: *at being a better listener, at being better in your speech communication, at being a better question asker, at being a deeper thinker, at being better at thinking on your feet, at being curious, at withholding negative judgement, at developing your physical health, etc.
Working harder on yourself, when constantly applied, can give you a competitive, winning edge. It can be the difference that gives you the business or the promotion, when in the ‘buyer’ eyes, there’s nothing else to separate you from your competitor.
The ‘how to apply’ for this post: For the next seven days choose one skill or attitude in which to, work harder on yourself. You can select from one of the above examples* or choose a skill or attitude more relevant to your needs. In the longer term, reflect on and act on, the ‘Work harder on yourself, than on your job’ principle.