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.

Bill Brady | Photographer/Director specializing in food and Beverage content.

“Leap and the net will appear.” It’s a quote from “The Artists Way”

Many years ago I was working in an office as a marketing associate and was very unhappy. I knew I wanted to become a professional photographer and did not have a clear path to do so. I decided to quit my job and roll the dice. I have never regretted that decision. Whenever I come to a crossroads in life rely on the quote, “Leap and the net will appear.” it usually works out well for me. Read more>>

Travis Harmon | Mental Performance Coach

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson This quote means a lot to me for various reasons. The reason why appreciate this quote because it acknowledges the existence of adversity. It’s pretty much inevitable but it’s all about how you respond to it. The champions and everyday winners fight through and give it their best shot and that’s really all you can ask for. Most of us grow up with grand ideas about how we plan to live our lives and it may seem as if the journey should be a smooth process. Read more>>

Tyra Smith | Moneta Apparel’s CEO & Creative Director

I would have to say that my favorite affirmation is The 7 Rules of Life: 1. Let it go – Never ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. 2. Ignore them – Don’t listen to other people. Live a life that’s empowering to you. 3. Give it time – Time heals everything. 4. Don’t compare – The only person you should try to beat is the person you were yesterday. 5. Stay calm – It’s okay to not have everything figured out. Know that in time, you’ll get there. 6. It’s on you – Only you are in charge of your happiness. 7. Smile! – Life is short. Enjoy it while you have it. Read more>>