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Jim Rohn: 6 Essentials of the Good Life

Jim Rohn, my favorite business philosopher, on 6 essentials you might consider as you put together your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions (and beyond):

 

Rohn: A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials

The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life.Here’s what we must ask constantly, “What, for me, would be a good life?” And you have to keep going over and over the list—a list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation.

So, what would constitute a good life? Jim Rohn has a short list:

1. Productivity. You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. Yes, we must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity.

What’s the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It’s to see what you can do with it—to try your hand to see what you can do.

2. Good friends. Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world, so don’t deny yourself the time to develop it. Nothing can match it. It’s extraordinary in its benefit.

Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. I lost one of my dearest friends when he was 53—heart attack. As one of my very special friends, I used to say that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly, and, if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That’s a real friend—somebody who would come and get you.

And we’ve all got casual friends, friends who, if you called them, they would say, “Hey, if you get back, call me and we’ll have a party.”

You’ve got to have both real friends and casual friends.

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About The Author

Brian G. Murphy

Brian G. Murphy

Brian G. Murphy is Manager & Senior Mortgage Planner, former Colorado Consumer Attorney (with concentration on Credit reporting and FICO scoring), Leadville Trail 100 past finisher and Sponsor & Father of five (don't be late for dinner). Email Brian brian@frontrangemortgage.com or click to get a free, no-obligation rate quote. You can also find Brian on Twitter and Google+.

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