Four Words That Make Life Worthwhile by Jim Rohn

Over  the years, as I’ve sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life’s  challenges, I’ve come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.

First,  life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don’t know will hurt you. You have to  have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from  your own experiences—negative or positive.

We  learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive  negative. We also learn from other people’s experiences, both positive and  negative. I’ve always said that it is too bad failures don’t give seminars.  Obviously, we don’t want to pay them, so they aren’t usually touring around  giving seminars. But that information would be very valuable. We would learn  how someone who had it all, messed it up. Learning from other people’s  experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not  to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.

We  learn by what we see, so pay attention. We learn by what we hear, so be a good  listener. Now, I do suggest that you should be a selective listener. Don’t just  let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read, so learn  from every source. Learn from lectures. Learn from songs. Learn from sermons. Learn  from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.

Second,  life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can’t just learn. Now you have to try  something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference. Try to make some  progress. Try to learn a new skill. Try to learn a new sport. It doesn’t mean  you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do if you just  try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

Third,  life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If  you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project, see it through.  Sometimes calamity comes; then it is worth wrapping it up and that’s the end. But  just don’t end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this  one, if you signed up, see it through.

And  lastly, life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all, you will get some  results. If you care enough, you can get incredible results. Care enough to  make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a  new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest  producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four  powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care. What difference can you make  in your life today by putting these words to work?

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