4 Simple Self-Improvement Quotes That Speak VolumesNone by Shelby Skrhak
You don’t have to say much to make an impact. These four inspirational quotes are short, simple pieces of wisdom that really do speak volumes.
"Wherever you are, be there." —Jim Rohn
Several years ago I first heard those words spoken by the late personal development legend Jim Rohn, a silver-haired philosopher with a toothy smile and a golden voice. He spent nearly five decades speaking to audiences worldwide, sharing his seemingly simple wisdom. But that simple wisdom was powerful because of one thing—its simplicity. Rohn spoke often about the art of being. Being there, being in the moment, being open and mindful of everything that’s happening around us. As we go through the day, don’t focus on yesterday or tomorrow,
Rohn said. We’re often so involved in the past or the future that we never even notice that today, the present, is slipping by.
"Learn to express, not impress." —Jim Rohn
Here’s another short quip from Rohn; the lesson here is that words matter. Not all words, though. As a writer and editor, I read and write thousands of words—some very powerful and some that simply take up space.
There’s a writers’ group, the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, that hosts a little-known Words Matter Week to help eradicate errant words from our world. (Hopefully for my sake, alliteration can stay.) They’ve got a great list of quotes about the power of words, one by William Shakespeare that says: “Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” How true is that? Wor