So I’m writing this as the Jim Rohn memorial is taking place in California. I’m sure there is a lot of preening and peacocking, with all the professional speakers there talking about the books they co-authored with Jim, the platforms they shared, etc. I didn’t go. I chose to remember Jim in another way…
Of course memorials are not supposed to be sad, but hopefully a celebration of the life they honor. But Jim’s work wasn’t about that. Jim’s work was about celebrating your life.
So rather than mourning him, or even celebrating him, I think Jim would want something more. He would want you to be great.
I can still hear his voice in my head, like he’s standing next to me. “If you fall down…do a couple push-ups while you’re down there.”
That is the way to celebrate Jim. Take the lessons he taught you and put them into practice. Be bold, be proactive, be great.
What’s the great thing you keep promising yourself to do? Why don’t you start it today?
If you won’t do it for you, do it for Jim.