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September 23, 2015
Maria Pesin

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” was said by Jim Rohn.  Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.  He passed in 2009 but his work lives on.  His down to earth approach to success is timeless and impactful.  Yesterday I watched a video promoted by Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success Magazine.  The purpose of the video was to promote a Jim Rohn educational program.  There was footage of Jim Rohn saying some of his most famous qoutes.  This one “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” stuck with me.  I find myself repeating it over and over in my head.
What he means is you shouldn’t wish for less problems, but wish for more skills in handling them.  What it means to me is I should always be striving to be the best I can be.  The better you are the more “high class” your problems are.  Donald Trumps problems are on a way different level than mine are.  This is a man that deals in millions of dollars where I deal in thousands.  But, if I am always working towards improving myself and improve my financial situation than I can find myself dealing in hundreds of thousands, or who knows maybe millions.
This quote motivates me to be the best I can be.  To not be thrown by problems but to learn how to solve them.  I have a belief that I have a circle of influence.  Within this circle I am able to do the things I am familiar with.  However, if I do something outside my circle of influence than I expand my circle and become more skilled and more confident.  My abilities increase and I am capable of more.  This quote really resonates with me.  I am going to print it out and tape it to my mirror so I can read it everyday.  I cannot think of anything more motivating.

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