We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Darion Taliaferro | Pro Wrestling Manager and Personality

In my life, I try to remind myself that no matter how much success I find, I will never be perfect. I tell myself, almost daily “I am a human being, and capable of error”. I came up with it myself. It is a simple reminder that no matter how certain I am of my decision, I need to be open to change and not so set in my decision that I will not listen to a better idea. Read more>>

Meg Ortiz | Registered Nurse, Certified Personal Trainer & Mom of 3

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau While it may be one of the cheesy, popular encouraging quotes you see on fridge magnets, it holds so much truth and has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. This quote has almost always served as a reminder to follow my dreams and the things I love, Read more>>

Marie Hall | Minister, Educator, Entrepreneur, International Best-Selling Author & Speaker,

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” Nelson Mandela Sometimes the way we perceive things is not as challenging as they are. Often, we find that the mountains that our minds have created can be very overwhelming and quite intimidating. But if we can see beyond our fears and do it, we will find that it wasn’t as difficult as we made it to be; Read more>>

Chikaya Bolton | Small Business Owner

“Thoughts become things.” – Bob Proctor. I am a huge believer that what you put out into the universe can be manifested. I try to speak and think good, positive things because that helps create a positive mindset. I notice when I say I’ll have a good day, that I typically do. When I say I am a money magnet, my business gets an order or I get a random check in the mail. It’s all about how you envision things for yourself. Read more>>

Terri Richardson | Professional Counselor & Real Estate Agent

“When you settle for less, you will always get less than what you settled for” is a quote that I heard from someone that is like a father figure to me some years ago. It hit home because I had to make some major decisions during that difficult season in my life and that simple quote changed my perspective and choices. Read more>>

LaLa B | Spiritualist & Jewelry Creatrix

My favorite affirmation that I live by is “This is happening for you, not to you”. I repeat this to myself the most during difficult times so that I don’t allow myself to be a victim of my circumstances. I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason; whether is positive or negative, a set back or a come up. There’s a lesson to be learned in every experience that we have in our lifetimes. So, when things aren’t going the way I intended or I’m getting met with obstacles, I try to pause and ask myself “what is this situation trying to show me? What lesson can I take from this so that I can avoid this problem in the future?” Read more>>

Romeo Adkins | CPhT & Photographer

“Dear God, give me a deep love for the and guide me so that nothing be too hard for me too bear.” This is a short prayer that I wrote and have tattooed on my left arm. It is a daily reminder to me the Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. Read more>>