The two choices we face…

“Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.

And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can. All of us have the choice.

To do or not to do. To be or not to be. To be all or to be less or to be nothing at all.

Like the tree, it would be a worthy challenge for us all to stretch upward and outward to the full measure of our capabilities. Why not do all that we can, every moment that we can, the best that we can, for as long as we can?

Our ultimate life objective should be to create as much as our talent and ability and desire will permit. To settle for doing less than we could do is to fail in this worthiest of undertakings.

Results are the best measurement of human progress. Not conversation. Not explanation. Not justification. Results! And if our results are less than our potential suggests that they should be, then we must strive to become more today than we were the day before. The greatest rewards are always reserved for those who bring great value to themselves and the world around them as a result of who and what they have become.”

– Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009)


Brother Lorne, thank you for sharing…


  1. How very true. Thank you for sharing.



  2. mydestiny2011 says:

    Reblogged this on MyDestiny2011.


  3. Better words have not been said. It is quite easy to blame external factors for why we are not successful,, at anything we wish to point to. In the end, as Jim Rohn was so apt at saying, “Beware of what you become in pursuit of what you want”. So,if you want the wrong things, you will become something you don’t like, and if you want nothing, you will become nothing. Great post. Thanks for reminding us of the wisdom of this great man.
    Enrique Fiallo


  4. What I like about this is… no matter what we do, do it with all of our might. Whether we have a “job” or a career, put your all into it. If we do this with every aspect of our lives, we flourish and feel a great sense of pride.
    Wonderful post, thank you. 🙂


  5. It is all about choice. Whatever happens in life, it’s our fault.

    Thanks for another winning thought.


  6. lantanagurl says:

    Excellent post! Mind if I share it?


  7. Awesome blog…thought you deserved an award…


  8. Hi! thanks for visiting my blog. I loved the metaphor of the tree. How very true. It was a pleasure to read!


  9. leahmartinez says:

    wow. so inspiring and encouraging. thank you for the post.


  10. leahmartinez says:

    Reblogged this on Out of the Shadow and commented:
    Words of wisdom. Inspiring post.



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