We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us. Check some of those out below.

Allison Jones Hunt | Abstract Artist & Creativity Mentor

Live life in pursuit of pleasure, not perfection. As a recovering perfectionist, I made the switch a few years back to follow the path of my pleasure, not the part of my brain that demands better performance, more money, or keeping up with anyone else’s expectations. When I live life in pursuit of my pleasure, I feel connected to my body, my creativity, and my dreams—which leads me directly to the life I want to live. Read more>>

Brian Connolly | Artist

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. ~Vincent van Gogh For me, normality is a cookie-cutter, conformist path that seems comfortable but so uninspiring. I feel this is what Van Gogh was trying to express. I resonate with this quote because throughout my practice, I have always envisaged having this internal garden that blooms when cultivated with love and completely stepping into my authentic self. Read more>>

Bam Hall | Actor/philanthropist

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou That quote has stuck with me the past few years of my life during my growth. I lead my days with remaining positive and in return I give and receive positive vibrations. I like to leave good energy wherever I go. In life you have to give the energy you want reciprocated back to you. I guess the old cliche is “treat others the way you’d like to be treated”. It’s just that simple tho, when you lead with love in your heart people will always remember that feeling. That’s why that quote has been in the forefront of my life. Read more>>

Maddy Robb | Editorial Photographer

Growing up, I never had a lack of family members and friends encouraging me to dream. I’m very grateful for that, because not many people can say that about their life, especially about a creative career. One thing that’s always stuck was this piece of wisdom my grandfather always shared, in one way or another… “always be you. No one can be you like you.” Sometimes he would use my name “always be Maddy” or “be the unique you, you’ve always been.” Read more>>

Tori B | Digital Content Creator

Yes! I am so glad you asked this question. My favorite quote is “l am limitless”. The quote is powerful with 3 words, and to me it means that l am limitless to all GREAT things. Sometimes society makes us feel like we can not get mind blowing opportunities because of the way we look, dress and follower count but that is wrong. If you can believe it, you will get the opportunity! My best advice for anyone who feels frustrated chasing their dreams.. you are NOT alone. Read more>>

Glenn Marsden | Founder of IPC Global

‘Ability is what you are capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, Attitude determines how well you do it’ To me, it sums up this Entrepreneurial journey. Fundamentally, it can be one of the most empowering journeys anybody can go on to achieve their personal and professional goals in life and ultimately learn about themselves through that process. But along that journey, it can also be one of the hardest paths you may ever have to take too. Read more>>

Jennifer Cabrera | Latina PhD Student and Entrepreneur

My favorite quote is “No Pasa Nada” which translates closely to “nothing will happen.” I recently created stickers and t-shirts with this quote on them because it’s my reminder to keep going no matter what. As a first-generation Latina in getting my PhD, there are many obstacles that I, as well as many other Latinas in academia, face. Telling myself “no pasa nada” is a boost of motivation despite all of the challenges that we must overcome to continue to break generational cycles within our communities. Read more>>

Nicola Casale | Vice President & Interior Designer

“Failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying” – Sara Blakely. Sara discusses how when she was a little girl, her dad would encourage her to fail. Each week, he would ask what she failed at and if she didn’t have anything, he would be disappointed. As a perfectionist, this resonated with me and changed my mindset on how I tackle projects. I’m learning to jump in, let go and try something without fear that it won’t turn out exactly as imagined. If it doesn’t work, find the positive lesson and begin again. Read more>>

Brooklyne Baker | Storyteller & Founder

Somebody, somewhere is depending on you to do what God has called you to do. I love this quote so much because it reminds me of the interconnectedness of legacies. Your “yes” will spark the “yes” of the person coming after you. It ties into my other favorite by Ava DuVernay, “If your dream only includes you, its too small. The calling that someone else’s purpose is directly attached to mine is my biggest motivator. Read more>>

Jennifer Moraca | Musician/Songwriter

One that has been resonating with me lately is from Jeff Tweedy’s book “How to Write One Song.” He says “That’s one of the problems with humans—that we can be talked out of loving something. That we can be talked out of loving something that we do, and we can be talked out of loving ourselves. Easily, unfortunately” I think a lot of creative people struggle to value our own work and it’s so hard to be able to look at what we make and think about whether we like it honestly. Read more>>