An inspiring energy

Lewis Cass - American military officer, politician, and statesman

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

Albert Schweitzer - Alsatian polymath, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

All motivation is based on expectation.

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.

BJ Fogg - American social scientist who is currently a research associate at Stanford University and author

Put hot triggers in the path of motivated people.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

The message is that people are more likely to agree with you when they have already said something positive.

Nathaniel Branden - Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem

We must become what we wish to teach.

Anthony de Mello - Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer, and public speaker, de Mello wrote several books on spirituality and hosted numerous spiritual retreats and conferences

Don't ask the world to change... you change first.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

Matthew Kelly - One of the great thought leaders of our time. His enormous success as an author, speaker, and business consultant is the result of his comprehensive worldview which springs forth from the single idea that we are each here to become the-very-best-version-of-ourselves

The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great. We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.