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The Major Key to Your Better Future is You
by Jim Rohn

Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I
believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales
growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably
will not happen without personal growth. It’s really the open
door to it all.

In fact I’d like to have you memorize a most important phrase.
Here it is, “The major key to your better future is YOU.”

Let me repeat that. “The major key to your better future is YOU.”
Put that someplace you can see it everyday, in the bathroom, in
the kitchen, at the office, anywhere where you can see it

The major key to your better future is YOU. Try to remember that
every day you live and think about it. The major key is YOU.

Now, there are many things that will help your better future. If
you belong to a strong, dynamic and progressive company, that
would help. If the company has good products, good services
that you are proud of, that would certainly help. If there were
good sales aids, that would help, good training would certainly

If there is strong leadership that will certainly help. All of
these things will help, and of course, if it doesn’t storm, that
will help. If your car doesn’t break down, that will help. If the
kids don’t get sick, that will help. If the neighbors stay half
way civil, that will help. If your relatives don’t bug you, that
will help. If it isn’t too cold, if it isn’t too hot, all those
things will help your better future.

And if prices don’t go much higher and if taxes don’t get much
heavier, that will help. And if the economy stays stable, those
things will all help. We could go on and on with the list; but
remember this, the list of things that I’ve just covered and
many more - all put together - play a minor role in your better

The major key to your better future is you. Lock your mind onto
that. This is a super important point to remember. The major key
is you.

Mr. Shoaff always answered when asked, “How do you develop an
above average income?” by saying “Simple, become an above average
person. Work on you.” Mr. Shoaff would say, “Develop an above
average handshake.” He would say, “A lot of people want to be
successful, and they don’t even work on their handshake. As easy
as that would be to start, they let it slide. They don’t

Mr. Shoaff would say, “Develop an above average smile. Develop an
above average excitement. Develop an above average dedication.
Develop an above average interest in other people.” He would say,
“To have more, become more.” Remember; work harder on yourself
than you do on your job. For a long time in my life, I didn’t
have this figured out.

Strangely enough, with two different people in the same company
one may earn an extra $100 a month, and the other may earn a
$1,000. What could possibly be the difference? If the products
were the same, if the training was the same, if they both had the
same literature, the same tools.

If they both had the same teacher, the same compensation plan, if
they both attended the same meetings, why would one person earn
the $100 per month and the other person earn the $1000? Remember
here is the difference...the difference is personal, inside, not
outside, inside.

You see the real difference is inside you. In fact, the
difference IS you. Someone once said, “The magic is not in the
products. The magic is not in the literature. The magic is not in
the film. There isn’t a magic meeting, but the magic that makes
things better is inside you, and personal growth makes this magic
work for you.

The magic is in believing. The magic is in daring. The magic is
in trying. The real magic is in persevering. The magic is in
accepting. It’s in working. The magic is in thinking.

There is magic in a handshake. There is magic in a smile. There
is magic in excitement and determination. There is real magic in
compassion and caring and sharing. There is unusual magic in
strong feeling and you see, all that comes from inside, not
outside. So, the difference is inside you. The real difference is

You are the major key to your better future.

To Your Success, Jim Rohn

This article was submitted by Jim Rohn, America's Foremost
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