25 quotes to inspire you to create a supportive environment

In my book, 10 Step to #DefineYourself: How to succeed in life despite any obstacle, the fourth step to overcoming a challenge, obstacle, adversity, limitation or setback and begin to succeed in life is to create a supportive environment for yourself.

Life can be difficult especially if you are trying to overcome an “it”, trying to make a change or trying something new in your life.  I believe that no one has ever achieved success without the support, encouragement and the help of others.

A good network of supportive and encouraging friends can help you push yourself towards your goals. 

The quotes in this list come from my free eBook More than 650 quotes to inspire you to #DefineYourself.  Get your free copy by subscribing to my newsletter, the #DefineYourself blast.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you
– Elbert Hubbard

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much
– Helen Keller

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company
– Booker T. Washington

Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do.  Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know in your heart is right
– Unknown

Keep bad influences out of your life
– Unknown

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down
– Oprah Winfrey

Negativity is contagious.  Surround yourself with positive thoughts, ideas and people at all times
– Joel Osteen

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it
– Eleanor Roosevelt

People are not the most important asset, the right people are
– Jim Collins

People will love you.  People will hate you.  And none of it will have anything to do with you
– Abraham Hicks

Sometimes we need someone to be there with us – not to fix the problem, not to offer advice, not to do anything in particular – to simply be present with what we’re feeling, to show up and acknowledge what we’re going through and hold a supportive, safe space for us to be with what’s showing up for us
– Unknown

Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher
– Unknown

Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desires and ambition: they’ll help you push for, and realize you own
– Unknown

Surround yourself with people who illuminate your path
– Unknown

Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul
– Unknown

Surround yourself with people who push you, challenge you, make you laugh, make you better, make you happy
– John Assarab

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed
– Ray Goforth

Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time
– Pericles, Ancient Greek

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us
– Henry S. Haskins

What people think of you is not important.  What you think about yourself means everything
– Unknown

When they say you can’t, they’re showing their limits, not yours
– Unknown

When we believe in ourselves, we have the most important person we possibly could have in our corner
– Shawn Anderson

When you give yourself the gift of quietly believing in yourself, you’ll love yourself
– Callie Khourl

You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it
– Mahatma Gandhi

You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable
– Deepak Chopra