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

Jenna Roden | Photographer and Videographer

“We all have something within us that the world needs.” I am passionate about capturing what that is. In 2012, I saw this quote, with the words smacked right in the center of a random landscape photo, with a galaxy overlay on top of it (classic 2000s Tumblr). Read more>>

Chris Dickinson | Professionally Trained Observer aka Professional Photographer

I remember having a conversation with someone very close to me and they asked, “do you feel like you’ve made it?”. It took me by surprise. I thought about it for a moment, then pulled up an image from a branding I was at many years ago. The image shows a young boy on the ground with his feet up, jokingly fending off his great-grandpa is chasing him with the branding iron and his grandpa is sitting horseback with his rope around his grandson’s ankles. The boy’s mom and dad are standing in the background near each other, laughing. It’s a moment, a brief second in time of families sharing their laughs and love. Read more>>

Sarah Gump | Fine Art Landscape Photographer

The Guest House By: Rumi “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide.” This poem speaks to the fear within all of us. Read more>>

Jean Hendry | Brilliance Coach & Consultant

There are so many factors that impact our success, but I believe it really comes down to just a couple of key things that are more important than all of the others: 1) total belief in yourself, and 2) absolute commitment to the work you are called to do. I spent so many years doubting myself, my capabilities, my experience, my credentials, my presentation, my capacity, and on and on ad nauseum. That’s exhausting! And it is a complete waste of energy and time. I finally realized that I have to be my biggest supporter, my greatest advocate, my strongest believer – that’s when the magic happens. Because that belief is the biggest generator you will ever have. Read more>>

Karen Tessandore | Licensed Professional Counselor

“Run at the dog.” It’s not exactly a quote, but it’s my distilled version of a story told by Pema Chödrön, Buddhist nun and author, in her book, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. The tale is about her teacher, Trungpa Rinpoche: “He told a story about traveling with his attendants to a monastery he’d never seen before. As they neared the gates, he saw a large guard dog with huge teeth and red eyes. It was growling ferociously and struggling to get free from the chain that held it. Read more>>