I've heard this talk many times before and today, just listening to the man makes me smile and think. Makes me say "He is right and I must push further".
So I want to share with you what I just heard and for a little exercise for myself, a bit of a journal entry, I transcribed this few minutes talk for you (and me):
And here are the written words:
Here’s what I am asking you to do. Walk away from the 97%.
Don’t use their vocabulary. Don’t use their excuses. Don’t use their method of gripe and neglect and won’t even walk around the block for their health. Won’t even eat an apple a day. Won’t even take their time to refine their philosophy for a better life.
WALK AWAYYYYY and join the 3%.
Guess how many people can retire from the income of their own personal resources when it comes time to retire. ANSWER: 5%.
In America, 5% of the people are independent. 95% are dependent. Take charge of your own retirement you can multiply it at least by 5. Let the government take care of it, some company take care of it, you got to divide by 5.
I am asking you to take charge of your own retirement. Take charge of your own life. It happens to be one of the title of my own cassette program called “Take Charge Of Your Own Life”. That’s what we talked about here all morning.
Take charge of your own DAYYY. Don’t have days like most people have you will wind up broke and poor.
Pennies, no treasures.
Trinkets, no value.
Change it all.
It starts as simple as an apple a day. It starts as simple as the first book in your new library. It starts as simple as the first journal that you get and make the first entry that when people sit will say this is the beginning of the study of a serious student. They're going to be healthy, they're going to be powerful, they're going to be rich, they're going to have it all.
Look they committed themselves to a whole new journey. I am asking you to do that.
But what’s easy to do is what? Easy not to do. But walk away from the 90%. Walk away from the 97%. From the 95%.
Don’t go where they go. Don’t do what they do. Don’t talk like they talk. Develop you a whole new language. Be part of the few.
Guess when I went and got this little book, The Richest Man in Babylon? Guess when I went and got it. The SAMEEEE day I heard about it. I went and got it.
So somebody says “Well, Mr. Rohn does that make you different than most of everybody else?
The answer is “YESSSS”.
Somebody says “why is that?”:
We don’t know!!!!
What do we know. You don’t know. I don’t know, nobody knows.
All we know is, some get the sparks and says “I’m gonna change my life. I’m gonna change my health. I’m gonna change my relationships with my family and I’m gonna change everything.” And if it starts with an apple, if starts with a walk around the block, if it starts with a book, with a journal, whatever it is, I am a candidate. I am ready to go and change my life and I invite you on that journey. And once you look back on it, you will never turn back. You will never go back to the old ways and the old language and the old neglects. Never.
Caridovascular alone in America creates over a 1000 funerals a day. And 70% of it is, neglect. I am asking you not to hope that they are going to fix this out here next year so you’ll be healthier. I am asking you to pick up some new discipline so you will be healthier.
Drive yourself to do it. Book by book. Entry by entry.
It’s all available for you.