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.

Sophia Knapp | Musical Artist and Tarot Star

This is my favorite quote from Terence McKenna: “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” Read more>>

Eusebio Hernandez | Creative Director of SPY SCHOOL L.A.

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” by Émile Coué. It is a beautiful affirmation that serves to remind me that wherever I am, at whatever stage, is exactly where I need to be. It has become a daily mantra of self healing and a dose of confidence when needed. Read more>>

Miguel Bandeira | Photographer

”Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt. Nowadays with social media and with everything being digital, it’s so easy to get caught up on people’s work and their journey as an artist/photographer. I do think it’s helpful to be aware of what’s trending and whatnot but to let that be the focus of your career is a mistake. I like that quote because it works as a reminder for me. It’s important to remember that my journey will always be different than my neighbor’s and that I have to be grateful for how far I’ve come. Read more>>

Sheeka Sanahori | Founder, Inherited Travel

Entrepreneurship is riddled with decisions and therefore, opportunities to second guess yourself. I recently came across this simple quote from the book When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron: the path is the way. What it means to me is the most important part is the journey, not the destination. So even if I make a decision today that I later realize did not give me the best outcome, I can still find satisfaction in the experience of getting to where I am today. What I’ve learned about myself and my industry, the people I met, and the current decisions I get to make are all a part of taking pride in the journey. Of course, I still have goals that I’m accomplishing, but keeping this simple quote in mind helps me stay balanced. I remember to appreciate the path just as much as the outcome. Read more>>