How to Live A Good Life according to Jim Rohn

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In this article I wanted to share with you 6 ways (according to the late great personal development philosopher Jim Rohn) to live a good life.

What’s a good life? One that you enjoy, have health, happiness and give back. That’s one way to describe a good life. You might have another.

Have a read below and see if these six ways get you closer to a good life?

1) Be Productive

This means be someone who produces things. Contributes. Get’s their ideas out there and put into action. Write books, blogs, build houses, build a family, a business, a community. Just get out there and produce something of value to those around you.

2) Have good friends around you

Jim Rohn is often quoted and famed for saying “You are the average of the 5 people you hang around with most.”  So it makes sense to have those people good friends and people you aspire to be more like in some way. Stay away from those energy vampires, people that put you down, don’t support you or don’t add to your life. Life will see it that you cross paths with those kind of people anyway, so you don’t need to offer a helping hand!

3) Have a sense of culture / identity

Know who you are and where you’re from. It doesn’t mean don’t embrace other cultures and identities, but be part of one (or many). It might be where you were born, where you live, a community you’re a part of – whatever. But get some cultural sense about you and be involved in it.

4) Have a sense of spirituality

This doesn’t mean religion. It just means having some connection with something. Call it the universe, God, Allah, life, faith in self, even science! Whatever it might be. Labels aren’t important. Just some kind of spiritual sense.

5) Don’t miss a thing

This means – GET INVOLVED. Be up for doing things. Exploring, experiencing, evolving. As a professional, a person, a parent, a human being. Go to dance classes, learn the banjo, visit Antartica, build that school in Africa, go to the cinema. Whatever it is. Just experience all you can. Don’t sit at home wasting this gift of experience that we have. Find causes to get involved in. Experiences to have. Live!

6) Have a good relationship with family and a good inner circle

Families in the West seem to be more fragmented and less of an emphasis placed on them, than in other cultures. And probably to our detriment. In fact, some observational studies showing that community and family might be the most important thing when it comes to our health and ageing well. Make sure you have a good relationship with your family and keep a good and trusted inner circle around you.

These are Jim Rohn’s suggestions. I have to agree they are all valid. There may be others that you think are more important to the Good Life. If so, what are they? Let me know below. 


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