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.

Nonie B. Mckinney | Entrepreneur

My favorite affirmation is… “Everything that I’ve been seeking is now seeking me…” I love this affirmation because we get so wrapped up in “chasing the dream” that we don’t realize anything you’re chasing is running from you. This affirmation brings you into the reality of “what I want also wants me”! It allows you to relax a little and be on the receiving end. Play with it to make it your own, “Everything that I am seeking is also seeking me”! Stay positive and stay present! Read more>>

Jonathan Hambrick | Restaurant Owner & Business Strategist

Great Power Great Responsibility! I Have learned that everyone wants success, but few are willing to make the sacrifice. My Parents instilled in me at a very young age that if you want anything in life you are going to have to work hard for it. Great success comes to those that are willing to work for it. I apply this statement to every area of my life. It pushes me when I want to quiet, and motivates me to keep pushing no matter the challenge. Read more>>

Ayanna Simone | RYT-200 Yoga & Meditation Instructor & Marketer

“Be ashamed to die until you have scored some victory for humanity.” -Horace Mann I first heard this quote while listening to an NPR interview with the Neil Degrasse Tyson. He shared this powerful message when asked what quote keeps him motivated. These 12 words immediately resonated with me. What are we REALLY doing, if our life efforts are not uplifting and empowering others? What are we doing, if our work is not pushing society towards a better tomorrow? Read more>>

Breanna Nixon | CEO of Just Go & Travel

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” Which is a scripture found in Philippians 4:13. This has been a favorite scripture for years now. It truly gives me strength in every aspect of my life. In life, we will certainly be faced with many challenges and quite honestly, it’s easy to throw in the towel. However, when I reflect on this verse, I know that if this (whatever that this may be) is God’s will for my life, regardless of how hard it may be, He will for sure see it through for me. Read more>>

Lydia Thomas | Photographer, Model, and Writer

Robert Frost once said: “In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life; it goes on.” This is such a simple sentiment but I always find myself coming back to it because it reminds me to be humble and to keep going when things get hard. Life doesn’t slow down for anyone, you can either roll with the punches or let them keep you down. Either way, it goes on. Read more>>