Here is the full transcript of American motivational speaker Jim Rohn’s inspiring speech: Wake Up Your Potential.
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Jim Rohn – American author and motivational speaker
All life-forms strive to the max of its potential, except human beings. All life forms strive to the max of its potential, except human beings.
How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. You never heard of a tree growing half as high as it could. No, trees don’t grow half. A tree drives its roots deep as it can, reach as high as it can, produces every leaf it can, every fruit it possibly can to the max. Every life form strives to the max, except human beings.
Now, why not human beings? Jot this down. You’ve been given the dignity of choice. You’re not a robot; you don’t have to repeat this year the same as last year. You can tear up last year’s plan, develop a new plan. So the dignity of being a human being.
Now here’s the choice on being a human being — to be part of all we were meant to be, or to be all to strive for all, or half, or part, or some, the choice is up to you.
Life is not just the passing of time. Life is not just the passing of time. Life is a collection of experiences, their frequency and their intensity. Life is not just watching the clock tick away. Life is a collection of experiences, their intensity and their frequency.
When should you start the day? As soon as you have it finished. Plan the day the best you can, leaving plenty of room for improvising and surprises and all the stuff that happens during the course of the day. But if you’ve planned a good productive day, now you start that day, you can’t believe how much more valuable your time will be. Don’t start the day until you have it finished.