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.

Naomi Garrick | Personal Branding Coach + Brand Strategist

My favourite quote is a chinese proverb “The Journey Is The Reward” – this quote is really significant for me as more and more I realize that everything that has happened in my life – the good, the great, the bad, the ugly, the sad, the confusing, the wonderful and not-so wonderful bits have helped to shape my life and makes me exactly the person I was meant to be in this moment. We may not understand why things happen to us, but if we choose to accept each thing or situation as a part of our never ending development, if we choose to appreciate every step of our journey, if we choose to continue failing forward – then every part of of this journey becomes rewarding. Knowing that we are not working towards just one big reward, and that we are being rewarded with every step of our own unique journeys through life is the actual reward. Read more>>

Donn Suave | Billboard Producer | Credits: YFN Lucci, Yungeen Ace, Nuski2Sqaud, Mellow Rackz, Tafia, Marvin Bagley III, Major Nine, JMB Juvie, Lajonkid Joe, & more!

My favorite quote is “Everybody who put me last, gonna feel me first.” This means a’lot to me because people like me that have a career never get the love & support where we all needed it. People get left behind & everybody put them last just because they don’t have “clout” or “fame” to be supported & looked that. People pick & choose who they wanna “support” based on popularity & who’s “known” or what not, & it’s very unfortunate. Read more>>

Mahia Keepa-Hale | Brow Artist & Beauty Therapist

“A man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” I’ve always held onto this quote.. I feel it applies to times when I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but also the reward of knowing that I’m constantly being challenged beyond what I think I’m capable of. Through any stressful time I apply it to my situation and it’s encouraging to know that you have to go through these things to know your abilities, limits and what’s left in your tank. The sky truely is the limit! Read more>>