Now think back to the time that you, by chance, worked out with someone who was much stronger, who had a great bench or great squat. What happened when you worked out with that person? Yes, right. You had a terrific workout! You pushed yourself harder than you could have by yourself. Your weights, your reps, your intensity and your results dramatically increased. All because you were around someone who could inspire you. You adapted to the situation. You became stronger and increased your intensity. You experienced a new level of greatness in your life. You put your best to the test. You grow, not only physically, but in every area of your life when you put the best that you have to the test. You do this whenever you put yourself near the people who can inspire you in the environment that is a fertile soil for positive growth.
However, be prepared, when it comes to finding the best gym to train in or the best environment to workout in. to encounter those ego trips. Don't waste your time on them. Look for those who will inspire you to greater achievements. In fact, you will find that the truly successful people you admire, whether they may be in the gym or at your job, are more than likely very approachable and can be very helpful if you will only ask (and then listen, of course).
The truly inspirational people have been where you are right now. They didn't start at the top. They asked many questions of others who excelled at what they wanted to do. They observed and they keep an open mind about how they could use and apply the sessions they learned.
When you seek out those people who are making those things happen with their lives, you are actually seeking to become one of them. You are beginning to do what it takes for you to eventually become an inspiration to others. When you are around those who can inspire you, you begin to reach down deep inside of you to achieve the things you want. That may be a great body, advancement in your career, becoming an expert at your hobby or building a personal relationship into something spectacular. Being near the right people can and will make it happen for you.
Make a statement in your life! The people you admire have all made statements with their lives. You can do the same. In whatever you do, put your best to the test.