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.

Taylor Johnson | Filmmaker & Video Editor

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” – Gretchen Rubin The art of showing up, and working every day to get better at your craft is one of the most important contributors to success, in my opinion. And the reason I appreciate this quote is because it grounds me and reminds me that the small things I do on a consistent basis, which often don’t seem like much at the time, are what’s ultimately going to help me reach my goals and be the best version of myself. Read more>>

Caitlin Goehring | Astrologer & Reiki Master

I can’t help but take a deep breath and feel a sense of peace when I hear this quote, which is why it had to be my choice to share. This quote brings me back to a truth of human existence: our interconnection with nature, the peace that is found when we breathe and connect to the rhythms of nature, when we allow ourselves to experience lightness and joy. Joy, laughter, allowing the exuberant and excited inner child to come out are some of the brightest and best moments that we can find ourselves in. Our society tells us that as we get older, we must lose our imagination, we have to give up childish dreams, we have to study something profitable so that we can make money and make “real life” decisions. We’re fed an idea that to grow up, we have to lose our creativity and fun. It doesn’t have to be that way – joy is everywhere. The spark of play, of creation, is everywhere. Joy is within you, where you are. Read more>>

Eyga Mojus | Founder & Director of San Diego Swim Week

The best advice I can give to any little girl out there is – show up for yourself everyday even when you don’t want to, don’t have the resources or it’s hard. If the future doesn’t seem promising, just show up for yourself. Because if you don’t, who will? Don’t neglect your future. One of my favorite quotes is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” by Eleanor Roosevelt. Read more>>

Laurel Ritchey | Maker & Owner of Cotton & Comb

the concept is simple, & perhaps a little cliche, but it’s more than just “do what makes you happy.” It’s the “real & honest” adjectives that stand out & make me actually stop & think. To ask myself the question, “is what I’m doing in my life fulfilling?” The act of acknowledging your day-to-day actions is key to staying present & truly living an intentional life. It’s so easy to get caught up in what society dictates: how much money you should be making, what your love life looks like, if you have an important job title… This quote is my constant reminder that it’s not about what other’s think you should be doing, what things bring YOU joy? To remember why I started my business in the first place & continue to make decisions that align with my mission statement & values. 🙂. Read more>>

Justin Navalle | Partner at Quartyard | CEO ITSFAROUT LLCDeante’ Pate | Owner & Moving Pro

“There’s a simple doctrine: outside of a person’s love, the most sacred thing that they can give is their labor.” – James Carville We believe that living is connected to giving, and giving is connected living. The work that we do at Quartyard and ITSFAROUT in its simplest form is to create opportunities for others to create. We create place for the human experience. That is the labor. We recognize the importance of harboring an ecosystem where people’s labor creates win/win synergies. That synergy defines our success and influences the projects that we take on. Read more>>