We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Anthony Damiani | Tumbling, Cheer, and Gymnastics Instructor

My favorite quote, that I tell all my athletes. Is “There’s no growth in comfort, and there’s no comfort in growth!” For me, anytime in life that I have achieved something worth while. I had to push myself outside of my comfort zone to achieve my desired goal. Nothing worth while in life comes easy. If you’re thinking that success comes easy and stress free you’re sadly mistaken. However, once you push yourself past what you thought you could do. And you achieve your goal. The feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction you get when you see the fruits of your labor pay off. Is worth all the stress, pain, and sleepless nights it took to reach your goal. Read more>>

Scott Hays | Daddio, Photographer and most dogs’ favorite uncle…

Don’t be a cliché. As a teenager I read one of those Mad Magazine sidebar quips that prevail throughout their publications… one was “Everybody is conforming to become nonconformists”. So yes, societal comfort is found in common crowds whether for good or bad… but I think what a waste of a soul, a personality, a talent or gift if it’s exactly the same as all the others. So yeah, I am all about celebrating one’s uniqueness… roads less traveled are filled with wonderment and surprise =]. Read more>>

Mishell Vale / Eightlimfit Elliston | Principal/ Owner

My mom had a typed piece of paper on our refrigerator growing up that read,” If it is to be, it’s up to me.” My mother was very supportive of everything I did. I also have a mantra tattoo on me that reads Peace, Love, and Harmony, which is my mantra verse it is The Peace within myself, the love I have to give, and the harmony I hope to create. These two affirmations/quotes guide me. Read more>>

Terrance Hooks | President/CEO

My favorite quote “If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me”. What does it mean to you: It has been my motto since I was a kid. We all have choice a to improve your circumstances or not. What I Like about the quote: It is a true statement, because no one is going to do it for you. Read more>>

Brooke Bessesen | Marine Biologist & Author

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This quote by American poet Mary Oliver makes my skin tingle because it feels so personal. It reminds me that I am profoundly connected to all creation, and it inspires me to choose a meaningful course, dig deep, and live my best life—the clock is ticking. Read more>>