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

Sharisse Coulter | Photographer, Author & Visual Storyteller

This too shall pass. It’s what my grandmother used to say to me—as a comfort when times were difficult and as a gentle reminder not to take the good for granted. I’ve always appreciated that duality, the way we wish for time to expand or contract, especially when experiencing extremes. But I also think about it in my day to day life, in an effort to recognize that all of these seemingly inconsequential moments, when they’re all added up, whether they bring comfort or pain, will make up the entirety of my life. And I think that’s partly why I love doing what I do. In capturing moments and feelings in photos, videos and stories, I get to choose little time capsules to hold onto, and help others to do the same. It’s a reminder that every moment counts. Read more>>

Teny Chen | UX & Graphic Designer

“Fake It Till You Make It.” Once upon a time, I was an in-house graphic designer for a finance firm. The most successful wealth advisor lived by this motto. It’s not to lie about your qualifications or make promises you can’t keep. It’s having confidence in your knowledge and skills even if you haven’t applied or done it yet. It’s believing in yourself. So, keep at it until it becomes reality. I made it into typography art and posted it on my IG: instagram.com/p/BmtsJgXDXoj/. I also sell it on red bubble, it’s my most successful piece. Read more>>

Sami Peterson | Artist

My constant affirmation is, “Inputs, Outputs.” It’s short for, “What outputs will these inputs make?” which is actually a lyric from my brother’s (now retired) punk band, Black Out Kids. While the inputs and outputs of his song are probably beers and cigarettes, and vomit and hangovers, respectively, I’ve taken the whole thing to heart in my own way. Whenever I’m struggling to create, I think about the Inputs that I’m consuming. Holding this as my affirmation makes me more mindful of wasting time online, as well as creating moments to walk in nature, look at fine art, and read nourishing books. It is my hope that my Outputs — my artworks, actions, and words — can become the Inputs that then nourish others. Read more>>

Marisa Cali | Chief Mindset Motivator & Live Stream Producer

There is only this moment and this moment is perfect. As a business owner serving other professionals in an industry that is constantly updating, I’ve had to navigate the business world with flexibility and perseverance. In a moment of personal development, I came across this affirmation that has influenced my mindset as I approach tasks that are essential for business growth. Mindfulness is a practice that has provided a framework for adjusting to life as a business owner. This affirmation can push business owners outside of their comfort zone and it has proved to be a reminder to live in the present, approach entrepreneurship with tenacity, and keep on moving forward. Read more>>

Tu DeVera | Dance Studio Director

This Too Shall Pass. Why this is one of my favorite affirmations is because it reminds you that things will come and go. In good times, we need to cherish the moments because it too, shall pass. In tough times, even when it feels hope is lost, it too, shall pass. It reminds us not to take time for granted and whatever we are feeling, doing, coping, etc, the time will pass anyway and forward we must go. Read more>>

Sarah O’Connor | Art Instructor, Artist & Craft lady

My favorite kind of affirmation is gratitude. Gratitude is being thankful and appreciative for what you’re given, who you are, and all that you can achieve. Gratitude, I feel, is a healthy and healing form of affirmation. It may seem cliché, but I feel that a daily practice of gratitude can be fulfilling. I feel that it is a great way of reframing your way of thinking. Personally, It changes my mindset to be more positive, attentive, and open minded what could happen. I enjoy making a gratitude journal to constantly remind myself that even if I’m having a rough day there is still something to be thankful for. Remembering what I am grateful for affirms me that I am doing the best I can, I’m on on the right track and I’ll be ok. Read more>>