Quotes from the Masters
On Influence/Association

"Those with influence seem to have a way of making others feel better by being around them than by not being around them." -– Bob Burg

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it." -- Knute Rockne  

"There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential." -- Rusty Berkus  

"You must constantly ask yourself these questions:  Who am I around? What are they doing to me?  What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?" -– Jim Rohn

"You are the product of other people's habitual way of thinking." -– James A. Ray

"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?" -- Dale Carnegie

"We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source." -– Jim Rohn  

"The world improves people according to the dispositions they bring into it." -- Renier Guistina Michiel

"Don't spend most of your time on the voices that don't count. Tune out the shallow voices so that you will have more time to tune in the valuable ones." -– Jim Rohn    

"Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel or say." -– Brian Tracy   

"The magnet principle says 'like attracts like.'  You'll attract to you the people, circumstances, events, money and resources you need to accomplish your goals." -– Mark Victor Hansen

"Don't hang around with people whose financial and emotional thinking is on a lower level than yours.  You want to grow.  They don't.  So they won't help you expand your horizons, and they can't inspire you." -– Tom Hopkins

"Influence is a matter of trust and attraction...people are attracted to who you are...and trust where you are going..." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed." -– Jim Rohn

"Why do people accept the opinions of others about themselves as truth?  Who is going to live the rest of your life anyway?  Now THAT is TRUTH!" -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association." -– Jim Rohn  

"Avoid negative people at all costs.  They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem." -– Brian Tracy

"To inspire is an motivate is an manipulate is an infection..." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." -- Thomas Kempis 

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International