21 Priceless Jim Loehr Quotes

Jom Loehr is an author and performance psychologist. He is best known as being the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute among his contributions authoring over a dozen books. Having works with hundreds of top performance in various industries, here is a look at some of the top Jim Loehr quotes to remember.

“America is the only country in the world in which employees work more hours per week than the Japanese.”

“Barriers to full engagement: Negative habits that block, distort, waste, diminish, deplete and contaminate stored energy.”

“During those 41/2 hours of focused morning work, Peter was able to write nearly twice as much as had sitting at his desk for up to ten hours a day in previous years.”

“Energy, Not Time, Is Our Most Precious Resource”

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.”

“Gallup found that the key drivers of productivity for employees include whether they feel cared for by a supervisor or someone at work; whether they have received recognition or praise during the past seven days; and whether someone at work regularly encourages their development.”


“It is a mark of courage to set aside self-interest in order to be of service to others or to a cause.”

“Put another way, the ability to communicate consistently positive energy lies at the heart of effective management.”

“Rituals also help us to create structure in our lives.”

“Stress is not the enemy in our lives. Paradoxically, it is the key to growth.”

“The benefits of a sustained fitness program decrease significantly after just one week of inactivity—and disappear altogether in as few as four weeks.”

“The more exacting the challenge, the more rigorous our rituals need to be.”

“The more we take responsibility for the energy we bring to the world, the more empowered and productive we become. The more we blame others or external circumstances, the more negative and compromised our energy is likely to be.”

“The most important organizational resource is energy.”

“The performance demands that most people face in their everyday work environments dwarf those of any professional athletes we have ever trained.”

“The simple, almost embarrassing reality is that we feel too busy to search for meaning.”

“To be fully engaged, we must be physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned with a purpose beyond our immediate self-interest.”

“Watching television is the mental and emotional equivalent of eating junk food.”

“We live in a world that celebrates work and activity, ignores renewal and recovery, and fails to recognize that both are necessary for sustained high performance.”

“We return home from long days at work feeling exhausted and often experience our families not as a source of joy and renewal, but as one more demand in an already overburdened life.”

“We survive on too little sleep, wolf down fast foods on the run, fuel up with coffee and cool down with alcohol and sleeping pills. Faced with relentless demands at work, we become short-tempered and easily distracted.

Here is a short clip discussing the power of story with Jim Loehr.

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