Jim Rohn: The whole world is governed by laws the
universe in fact laws we call it the law of electricity we call it the law of
gravity there’s mathematical laws there’s
physical laws speed and velocity laws agricultural laws there’s all kinds of
laws now that we find ourselves on the spinning planet you just have to learn
what I call the setup learn the setup life’s set up now we didn’t set it up but we’re here
so you got to learn it and we should learn the setup for two basic reasons
number one to keep from getting hurt it’s one of the major reasons for
learning so you won’t get hurt see economically socially personally you can
get hurt just not knowing ignorant is not bliss ignorance is poverty ignorance
is tragedy you’ve got to know or you’re gonna get hurt
it’s good to know not to walk up the Ted story would that’s excellent information
now what if a guy didn’t know when he walks out no he’s dead at the bottom
somebody says well the poor guy didn’t know you got an O or you’re gonna get
hurt now here’s the parentheses you don’t
have to like the setup I don’t ask it to like how it is that’s
not what’s important but it is important to learn how it is okay so you don’t
have to like it but you should learn it that’s what I tell the kids right make
sure you get the information what you think about it that’s up to you what
you’re gonna do is that that will soon be up to you but make sure you get it
see there’s nothing worse than being stupid
I mean being broke is bad but being stupid is off and what’s really bad is
being broken stupid right that’s about the end of the world I mean there isn’t
anything much worse than that unless you’re sick sick broken stupid I mean
that is it right there’s nowhere else to go so make sure you get the information
it’s key you don’t have to like it but learn it if this big monstrous thing
lifts up in the sky hangs there for a little while
cuts loose comes crashing down boom shakes the ground for five months and
then this big monstrous thing lifts back up in the sky hangs there for a little
while cuts loose again comes crashing down boom shakes the ground for five
months it just keeps doing it this big monstrous thing
lifts it up and then crashing down boom now you might come along one day and say
that’s got to be a stupid arrangement which is okay you’re entitled your
opinion but the first thing you should learn to do is get out from under it
that’s number one you might have a great moral argument
you might want to shake your finger at this guy but do it from over there right
so you don’t get smashed it’s called your basic smart so number one learn so
you won’t get hurt whether you like it or not learn now
here’s the second reason for learning the set up to benefit it’s called the
plus of life and that’s what life is right
both minus and plus the minus is tragedy heartache misery failure unhappiness but
life is also happiness prosperity good feelings so here’s the key learn to get
on the good side of the way things work now here’s two of the basic laws and
we’ll take our break shelf taught me these they come from the Bible
now again I’m an amateur okay when it comes to the Bible I’m not a pro so
you’ll sort of have to take my way of putting it but here they are the first
one is the law of use the law of use and it goes something like this whatever you
don’t use you lose lack of use causes loss on this planet maybe not the next one
but on this one if you tie your arm to your body leave it there long enough
you’ll never use it again it’s over for the arm now may not be over but it’s
over for the arm the only way to keep the use of this arm is what keep using
it if you quit you lose automatically they don’t bring it up for a vote
you lose automatically when you quit now the same thing that goes for your arm
goes for your brain mentality the same thing goes for all the human virtues
ambition unused declines strong feelings unused diminish it doesn’t grow it
diminishes faith unused decreases it’s a law vitality unused diminishes energy
unused decreases the guy says well I’m going to save up my energy you can’t do
that that’s like trying to save today put it on the end of the year see you
can’t do that they’ll come take your way if you don’t use today what it’s lost
the guy says well our work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for it see that’s
foolish you could have done that anyway today unused is lost italic unused is
lost and ability unused is lost so here’s one of the key expressions of the
evening take a new inventory of yourself starting tomorrow new project take a new
inventory and make sure that all of your talents and ability and mentality and
ingenuity and vitality and strong feelings faith courage make sure that
all you’ve got being used otherwise you lose now one of the best illustrations of the
law of use is a Bible story called the parable of the talents the talent story
interesting story if you haven’t read it in a while just review it it’s a good
story an ancient story says there was a master with three servants he got him
together one day and he said to the three I’ve got these talents and in
those ancient days a talent was a measure of gold and he said to the three
servants take these talents and see what you can do with him while I’m gone
he said I’m taking a journey and I’ll be gone for a while when I come back we’ll
get together go over the book see how you did he said here’s five of these
talents for you five here’s two of them for you two and here’s one for you what
the master said take those talents see what you can do with him when I come
back we’ll get together we’ll go over them the servant said okay master takes
off according to the ancient story the master comes back from his trip when he
gets back he gets the three servants together and as he said he would he asks
how did it go with those talents you’re five what happened that servant
said well I took the five talents you gave me and I put him to work a little
shaky at first but he said things finally got rolling and he said I poured
it on and he said my talents grew to seven eight nine ten he said I doubled
my talents from five to ten books he’ll show master said one heck of a job or something like
he said I gave you two talents what happened that servant said about the
same thing happened to me I put those two talents to work poured it on they
grew to three and then to four he said I doubled my talents from two to four
books will show Master said well done he said I gave you one talent what happened
that servant said well I took the talent you gave me and I carefully wrapped it
and I dug a hole and buried it and camouflaged it I suppose
so nobody would Stephen and he said fortunately nobody got it and he said I
knew you were gonna be here today so I dug it up here it is safely wrapped I
did not lose it while you were gone according to the ancient story the
master said take that talent away from him and give it to the man that’s got
tin now you might say well I don’t like that
arrangement the poor guys only got one talent he’s already got two it ought to
be more Edie forever I didn’t ask you to like it but this one I would ask you to
learn because it simply means whatever you do not employ you for it it’s a law
so learn well the law of use now here’s the second one
and we’re gonna take our break second law from the Bible this one we’ve heard
since we were small I’m sure it’s called the law of sowing
and reaping in fact we’ve probably heard it so often we could quote it it says
whatever you saw but you shall reap fairly blunt hopefully clear here’s my
first suggestion on the law of sowing and reaping don’t try to beat it you
might as well try sitting on the Sun in the morning keep it from coming up
you’ll have better luck whatever you sow you reap now for a fair share of my life
I’m a bit mixed up on how all this applies among a lot of things I was
mixed up on I knew I wasn’t reaping too good that I understood my problem was I
was confused about what was causing it remember me with a funny list
I thought those are the reasons why it isn’t working out well and then mr.
shelf gave me the clue that helped me figure it all out he said mr. Owen I
have another answer for you there’s another way to quote this law it’ll show
you where the problem is so you can go to work on the right away all you need
to know is what the problem is then you go to work on it so he quoted me the law
another way and I found out what my problem was
here’s the way you quote the law whatever you reap is what you’ve sown now I knew what my problems whatever you
reap is what you’ve sown if you don’t like the crop who do you look up answer
whoever planted it and where do you find who planted your crop answer in the
mirror what I finally learned to do come fall was to go to the mirror that’s
where you go and if necessary you say a few skinny carrots I got to be
unimpressed where were you last spring asleep didn’t you read the books did you
break your ho let me give you seven key points to the
law of sowing reading let’s tick write it down through the list of seven and
it’ll be break time seven points to sowing and reaping
here’s part of the philosophy that really helped me to make some changes in
life direction number one the law of sowing and reaping is negative that’s
number one which simply means if you’re so bad you read bad now this is kind of
third grade but it doesn’t hurt to go over the basics if you plant thistle
seeds you don’t get pumpkins honest no use looking for pumpkins John says how
come no pumpkins come on John the law is negative that’s outcome
now here’s number two the law is positive which simply means if you’re so
good you reap good if you plant pumpkin seeds you don’t get fizzles not from
pumpkin seeds Mother Nature won’t pull tricks on you over in the corner snicker
and push new thistles and you plant pumpkin seeds she won’t do that you will
get pumpkins from pumpkin seeds and the reason is because the law is positive
now here’s number three I got excited when I found out the full dimension of
this see you do not reap what you sow but rather you always reap much more
than what you sow so the third key word is more you don’t get back what you put out you
get back much more than what you put out and it works both positive and negative on the negative side it said if you sow
to the wind you reap the whirlwind so you got to get ready for that or you
will be naive valuable commodity I know of this information Italy