Jim Rohn, BCOG and 4 Questions to Ponder

Elizabeth Clark Personal Growth, Transformation 10 Comments

On Sept 17, 1930 this planet was blessed with the arrival of the great Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker.

He nourished my mind, encouraged me to dream, and not surprisingly, hammered away on working on the fundamentals.

He had great timing in his speeches – he could lead a crowd. He could get them thinking and  laughing, a rare talent for speakers.

Success is what you attract by the person you become, he would say.

BCOG - Bodacious Courageous Outrageous Goal

BCOG – Bodacious Courageous Outrageous Goal



Pay attention to what you eat during the Christmas season to the New Year; and pay even more attention to what you eat between New Year and Christmas he often advised.



I want you to take a moment and think of your BCOG – the Bodacious, Courageous, Outrageous Goal you are currently working on. 

Now, consider these “four questions to ponder” that Jim Rohn came up with:


Why not?

Why not you?

Why not now?

Jim Rohn - 4 Questions

Well? Now, how do you feel about your BCOG? A little more excited about it and inspired by it? I am guessing yes.

Over 20 years ago, I was blessed to have spent a weekend with Jim Rohn at a live event in my city. He left an indelible mark on my life and those of others.

Fortunately, he will always be with us, not only in his books and CDs, but in our hearts.

Jim Rohn left an incredible legacy.

Now, get out there! Create or achieve your BCOG! And leave a legacy!

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Comments 10

  1. “Why”is so important. It’s often the most important thing. Always asking why, when it comes to everything, helps us clarify our vision and empowers us to make it come to life. I love Jim Rohn. I listen to his vintage recordings via Success magazine. He hits a home run every single time. I’m so glad that we have access to his wisdom via audio, even though he is gone. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Elizabeth, I love this post… Jim Rohn had a huge impact on my life as well.

    I remember when he passed away. Just a few months earlier I was talking with Bob Proctor and he recorded a video sending his love to Jim when he was in the hospital and Bob reminded him of the impact that Jim had on the world. (I wrote a post of my own when that happened: https://josephranseth.com/the-influence-of-jim-rohn-quotes-on-character/)

    This post has been a really good reminder to me, because I often find myself taking the time to set goals and then get busy working on them… 9 months into the year I’ve gotten into the rhythm of working, that I lost site of the goals. This post is a great reminder to refresh my focus on the big picture and push myself for new heights.

    Thank you. 🙂

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      Thank you for your comments, Joseph. I also see Jim Rohn as a man of character. What a blessing and good influence he has been on so many of us! And what a legacy he has left with us!

      Yes, Jim left a huge impact on the world, including me. Glad this reminded you to refresh your focus and push yourself to new heights. Best of luck to you! 🙂

  3. Hello Elizabeth!

    Happy Birthday Jim Rohn!!! I love the four questions by Jim Rohn that on your poster.

    Why not?
    Why not me?
    Why not now?

    You are so lucky that you got to meet Jim Rohn in person. He came into my life through his audio tape program “The Art of Living an Exceptional Life” from Nightingale-Conant. Jim Rohn has been and still is a great inspiration in my life. I loved what he said and HOW he said it. His voice, his ability to tell stories, his honesty about how he got started and how he learned things the hard way – all remind me that we can each make choices that will help us live an exceptional life. His audio program was one of my inspirations to title my book “The Art of Living a Life You Love.” In my book I share stories of what I’ve learned from many inspiring teachers and Jim Rohn is one of them. I am thankful for Jim Rohn and all he’s taught me and I am so glad that I can still listen to him tell his stories thanks to audio and video recordings of his talks.

    Happy 85th Birthday Jim Rohn!!

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    🙂 Margaux Joy DeNador

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      Thank you for your heartfelt comments, Margaux! Jim Rohn certainly had a caring, distinct and compelling way of speaking.

      Yes, he lives on in our hearts and memories through his audios, videos and his quotes, and I’ll leave you all a Jim Rohn quote right now:

      “The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you into becoming the person it takes to achieve them.”

  4. Elizabeth, Thank you for pointing me back to Jim Rohn (wasn’t he also one of Ali’s mentors?). I love the four questions! Why? and Why Not? should always always be asked together! I popped over to his web site and found this quote, also an awesome one: We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. And had a meditation on the connections between inspiration and desperation.
    Very thought-provoking, thank you. Angela

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      I appreciate your comments, Angela! Not sure about Ali, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Jim Rohn was Tony Robbins’ first mentor and was also a big influence on Eric Lofholm, Mandy Pratt (Mandy Keene) and millions of others.

      Hope you continue to draw inspiration from Jim.

  5. I also was blessed to see Jim Rohn speak in person, and it was a one of my most cherished events I have ever been to. His combination of humility and wisdom has been untouched. The man was brilliant and has left a remarkable legacy. Thanks for the tribute to a wonderful man!

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      Thank you. It is my privilege, Wendy, to honor Jim Rohn, who was one of my first mentors.

      We are both so blessed to have seen him live. And yes, he has such greatness paired with humility and wisdom. I learn much from him nearly daily.

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