If you’re ready to take your performance and success to the next level, Ed Mylett is your go-to guy for heartfelt and honest inspiration. By using core values and personal responsibility, Ed’s words can keep you motivated and focused.

Ed Mylett is a life and business strategist, peak performance expert, and sought after keynote speaker. Not only does Ed talk the talk, he also walks the walk. He considers himself a “team-made” millionaire, giving credit to those around him who hustle just as hard as he does.  His podcast, The Ed Mylett Show, is top-rated on iTunes Business, and he has nearly 2 million followers on Instagram.

Here are 10 of Ed Mylett’s most powerful quotes:

1. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”

Respect, trust, and loyalty aren’t free; they’re built one day at a time through honesty and integrity. People don’t respond to what you say, they respond to, and remember, what you do.  Keeping your word and being a person of integrity in every part of your business leaves a lasting impression.

2. “The instant you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you acquire the power to change it.”

Your success is 100% up to you. You control how you respond to situations and circumstances.  The moment you embrace responsibility is the moment you begin to make opportunities for yourself and acquire the power to change your own life for the better.

3. “Where you are now in life is the sum of the decisions you’ve made.”

The decisions we make each day either move us toward our goals or further from them. Your choices have brought you to now, and the decisions you make today will determine where you go tomorrow. If you don’t like how the math of your life is adding up, you can change the sum by making different decisions starting right now.

4. “Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”

Success starts with believing that you are worthy of having what you want. But, if you don’t fundamentally like yourself, you’ll waste precious time and energy stuck in negative thought patterns. Find mentors and role models who will support you, yet also tell you the truth. Identify your superpowers and use them to the fullest. Focus your efforts on living your values and watch your self-confidence and self-esteem grow.

5. “If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, DO NOT spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it.”

Your time and energy are limited. Would you rather spend them working on things that will move you forward, or holding a grudge over something that can’t be changed and won’t matter five years from now? Wisdom comes from learning the lesson within the upsetting situation. Once you have the wisdom, you can let go of the situation and get back to working on being successful in the present.

6. “Whoever is trying to bring you down is beneath you. They can make NO IMPACT on your life as long as you don’t let them.”

You are the only person who can allow someone else to bring you down. Rising above petty situations and continuing to focus on your strengths shows others, and yourself, that you’re a person of integrity. Your feelings and pride may be hurt, but by staying professional and focused, you maintain momentum toward your goals.

7. “What you allow is what will continue.”

We teach people how to treat us in several ways. If you say negative things about yourself, others will learn it’s OK for them to say negative things about you. If you respect yourself through healthy habits and boundaries, others will learn how to respect you too. Your success depends on surrounding yourself with the right people and opportunities that allow you to learn and grow, all while being respected and supported.

8. “The thing that’s going to kill your dream is the obsession about what other people are going to think about you.”

The fastest way to doubt yourself and stop your progress is to get overly obsessed about what other people think about you. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and some people will judge you. The real question is: will you let their judgment squash your passion? Remember, the judgment of others often has more to do with them and their issues, than with you.

9. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”

Your strength grows when you face challenging moments and decide to find a way through them. This may mean taking a step back, regrouping, adjusting your strategy, and trying another route. Or, it may mean letting go of something you really thought you wanted so it can be replaced by something bigger and better. You grow stronger by staying curious, following your intuition, and looking at challenges as opportunities.

10. “It’s what you do when you aren’t motivated that determines success or failure.”

Everyone has limits, and it’s natural for motivation to wane over time. When this happens, it’s crucial to examine your mindset. Being unmotivated happens to everyone; it’s an opportunity to look closely at when you need to power through and when you may need to step away to avoid burnout, overwhelm, or other health challenges. By balancing what absolutely must be done along with rest and relaxation time, you set yourself up for long term success.