THREE KEYS TO GREATNESS
by Jim Rohn
years ago I went into the studio and recorded a 56-minute video for
teenagers called "Three Keys To Greatness." Although my focus was for
teenagers, the principles I shared certainly apply to adults as well.
Recently I was asked to list these three things using one to two sentences for each. Now for your benefit here they are again.
1) Setting Goals.
I call it the view of the future. Most people, including kids, will pay
the price if they can see the promise of the future. So we need to help
our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay
the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow. Goals help them do
2) Personal Development.
Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and
knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives. I suggest
having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening
to audiocassettes, attending seminars, keeping a journal and spending
time with other successful people. Charlie Tremendous Jones says you
will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the
people you are around.
3) Financial Planning.
I call it the 70/30 plan. After receiving your paycheck or paying
yourself, simply setting aside 10% for saving, 10% for investing and
10% for giving, and over time this will guarantee financial
independence for a teenager.
a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these
three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be
To Your Success,