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

Marla Schulte | Home Decorator

My favorite quote is Psalm 46:10, “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” I always need the reminder to “be still.” I don’t need to strive more or try harder. There’s already Someone in control and it’s not me. In verse 5 of the same chapter it says, “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” Not only do those verses guide and encourage me in daily life, I also apply the same vision to home design. Our homes are not there to impress – to be better than. We don’t have to constantly strive for perfection. Our homes are a place to find contentment – a place to be still. We want our homes to reflect who we are and who we want to be comfortable in them. Using what’s true to you and focusing on your contentment is how I design a home that’s not perfect, but perfect-for-you. Read more>>

Hilary Hadden | Marketing Manager – AOR, Inc.

One of my favorite books is called More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth. Elaine is a journalism icon and role model. Her book is a must read, women’s anthem about claiming our space for who we are as women. It’s one that I’ve read and re-read. One of my favorite quotes from the book is – “If we aren’t vigilant, we can move through our entire lives feeling smaller than we actually are — by playing it safe, by unconsciously giving away our power, by dimming our radiance, by not recognizing there is always so much more waiting for us on the other side of fear. But when we are brave enough — to go there, to grab what we want, and tap into who we are — damn, it feels so good.” This quote stood out to me and continues to inspire me in my career working in the marketing and creative strategy industry. It has never served me to be meek and complacent, working in a silo. While definitely the easier route, it’s important to push myself and get comfortable with being uncomfortable to excel. Read more>>

Jon Gauer | Working Musician & Lesson Instructor

I’m a big fan of Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” A couple of gems: “In order to express yourself, you first need a self to express.” “By being willing to make bad art, I am free to make any art – and often, art that is very good.” “Serious art is born from serious play.” Read more>>

Carina Bañuelos-Harrison | Photographer and Art Curator

“The purpose of education is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions.” , James Baldwin. This quote resonates with me because it reminds me about all the things I have learned while working as an artist. For example I always try to learn new art mediums. At times it can be intimidating but, it’s always good to try because I walk away with a different perspective. You also learn something new about yourself. It might even land you towards a new path or direction you never even though about. Read more>>

Venus Howard | Realtor, Team Leader

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” I can’t ever read this without having to stop from tearing up. Read more>>

Kimberly Spencer | Founder of Mama Llama

My favorite quote is “wherever you go there you are.” This quote keeps me grounded and helps me channel my inner self to know that staying in the moment is always important. Having your own business has its up and downs and when I am overwhelmed in any way I try to remember that this is where I’m supposed to be and just take it all in. Read more>>

Mandi Pacer | Owner of The Moxi Poppy Creative Co Op + Small Business Digital Media Consulting

During my undergrad pursuit at CU Denver I encountered an amazing marketing professor named Peter Max Miller who was very impressionable on me. I’ll never forget his very prolific and wise words “YOU are the most important product you will ever sell!” Nothing rings more true as I had set foot into Corporate America and now entering my thirties as a small business owner. I try to keep this statement in mind with how I conduct myself and treat other people whether it’s in a professional or personal sense. If you can sell something you’ll never go hungry, if you can build a loyal relationship with a customer or client you’ll be able to enjoy the finer things in life like the occasional fine dining night out. Read more>>

Tae Silvers | Musician , Entrepreneur, Cannabis Influencer

My favorite affirmation would be ” I don’t entertain negativity in any shape or form. I simply let it go” . This one hits home for me, because I feel like you attract the energy you put out into the world. If you entertain negativity then eventually you’ll be surround by it. But If you put nothing but peace and love into the universe , You will get that energy back . I love this affirmation because its saying … instead of being apart of the negativity, Im ending it. No matter what has happened.. I’m releasing all negativity and opening up more space for peace. Read more>>

AMBER FREED | Rare Disease Mother Turned Self Taught Molecular Biologist

Winston Churchill once said that success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. It is never easy to receive bad news. It’s especially hard when the bad news is about the health of your child, or a scientist has hit a stumbling block or an anticipated treatment will not proceed. Life is a game of grit and tenacity. We have no choice but to pivot the game plan and move forward or stop. Failure is not an option for children with rare diseases. Read more>>

Whitney Favor | Nail Technician

“Never underestimate the value that you add to this world.” It reminds me that there is only one of me, but to always remember we are all connected. Every bit of good you can offer, makes a difference in the universe. Read more>>

Laurie Smith | Photographer

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I write this question down dialy. It helps to remind me to fearlessly dive deep when pursuing my photographic goal of helping people to remember what has happened in the past and opening people’s eyes and hearts to what is happening in the present. Read more>>