The cycle of awareness

George Herbert - Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. 

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Oprah Winfrey - American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist

Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Louise L. Hay - American motivational author

Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.

John Lennon - English singer, songwriter, and peace activist 

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. 

Roy T. Bennett - Author

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.

David Brooks - American-Canadian commentator

Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, when we come into contact with people we admire and love and we consciously and unconsciously bend our lives to mimic theirs.

Louise Lynn Hay - American motivational author and the founder of Hay House

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Marci Shimoff - Celebrated transformational leader and motivational expert

Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.

Byron Katie - American speaker and author

It's not your job to like me - it's mine.

Ayn Rand was - Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

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

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

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

Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.

Wallace Delois Wattles - American New Thought writer

... because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

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

The one who would be constant in happiness must frequently change.

Sonia Choquette - Globally celebrated and dynamic spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, enchanting storyteller, and transformational visionary guide

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.

Melanie Robbins - American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker

“There will always be someone who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you.”

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. 

James Allen - British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement

A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

The better we get, the better we want to be.

John Eliot - Decorated professor of management and performance psychology

Genuine confidence is a way of thinking about yourself and your abilities. Confidence is your perception of your own potential; it's a kind of long-term thinking that powers you through the obstacles and tough times, helping you solve problems and putting you in the way of success. Your confidence is quite a separate matter from your social skills.

Daniel Goleman - Author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences

Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood.

Russell Simmons - American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer

No matter where you're from or what you've done, you're never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are.

Steve Chandler - Author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies 

The more you do, the more you can do.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!

David Kent Reynolds - Author and the founder of Constructive Living. He was a faculty member at the UCLA School of Public Health, the University of Southern California School of Medicine and the University of Houston

Confidence comes after we have done our work and succeeded, not before.

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

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Eckhart Tolle - Spiritual teacher and best-selling author. the tower

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

Amy Cuddy - American social psychologist, author and speaker. She is known for her promotion of "power posing", a controversial self-improvement technique whose scientific validity has been questioned

A truly confident person does not require arrogance, which is nothing more than a smoke screen for insecurity.

Amy Cuddy - American social psychologist, author and speaker. She is known for her promotion of "power posing", a controversial self-improvement technique whose scientific validity has been questioned

We convince by our presence,” and to convince others we need to convince ourselves.

Tim S. Grover - CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more.

Tim S. Grover - CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

I don’t care how good you think you are, or how great others think you are—you can improve, and you will. Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more. The minute your mind thinks, “Done,” your instincts say, “Next."

Charles Duhigg - American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times, currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better

When people believe they are in control, they tend to work harder and push themselves more. They are, on average, more confident and overcome setbacks faster.

Charles Duhigg - American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times, currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better

Motivation is more like a skill, akin to reading or writing, that can be learned and honed. Scientists have found that people can get better at self-motivation if they practice the right way. The trick, researchers say, is realizing that a prerequisite to motivation is believing we have authority over our actions and surroundings.

Raymond Charles Barker - Leader and author in the New Thought spiritual movement and, specifically, in Religious Science

No one can love you until you love yourself, and you cannot love anyone else, until you love yourself.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.

Steve Chandler - Bestselling author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Time Warrior and 30 other books, is known as America's notoriously unorthodox personal growth guru. He has helped thousands of people transform their lives and businesses

Help me to believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it may be.

Gary Keller - American entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is the founder of Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate company in the world by agent count, closed sales volume, and units sold

Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve. Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

Newton’s First Law, also known as the Law of Inertia: Objects at rest tend to stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless something stops their momentum. Put another way, couch potatoes tend to stay couch potatoes. Achievers—people who get into a successful rhythm—continue busting their butts and end up achieving more and more.

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.

D.C. Gonzalez - Peak performance coach and a bestselling author

Whatever is going on inside your head has everything to do with how well you end up performing.

Roy F. Baumeister - Social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality and sex differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will

Lock yourself into a virtuous path.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy

The moment you harbor doubt and begin to lose faith in yourself, you capitulate to the enemy. Every time you acknowledge weakness, inefficiency, or lack of ability, you weaken your self-confidence, and that is to undermine the very foundation of all achievement.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy

The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.

John McDonald - Editor and writer for Fortune magazine for three decades

Momentum must be attained and then maintained if we are to reach the heights of our achievement.

Troy Bassham - Accomplished competitor winning 12 National Championships, setting 4 national records and is a former World Champion in International Rifle Shooting. He is a Senior Master Instructor and is the Director of Program Development at Mental Management Systems

What you allow yourself to think about after a task matters.