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Jim Rohn was a mentor to a lot of people, Tony Robbins was an early student and worked under Jim. Both are often credited for this quote.

major in minor things quote meaning

Quote: “Major in Minor Things”

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.”
– Tony Robbins


Understand the big idea or meaning behind this quote:

If you spend a lot of time doing minor things can expect to get major results?

It’s sounds obvious but if you look at how your day is structured and where you spend your time, you’ll be shocked.

As the productivity saying goes, “it’s not how many hours you put in but what you put in the hours.”

There’s this idea of asking yourself are you focused on making $10, $100, or $1000 decisions?

Where are you spending your time?

On major things that will move the needle or minor things that don’t.

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Feel free to add or start a conversation in the comment thread below with your interpretation of this quote.

Do you agree or disagree with Tony on this quote?

What other quote comes to mind when you read this?


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