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

Matt Pladsri | Creator, Entrepreneur & Artist

The late Chadwick Boseman said “Purpose is the essential element of you.” Any project I take on, I think about the potential impact it can have for others and why it is important to me. I believe purpose is the key factor to giving ourselves a direction in life. It is the reason why we create our own daily routine, who we align ourselves with, how we decide which path to take and how we respond to obstacles. When understanding my purpose, it helps me stay present with every step of my journey in order to bring me awareness to the lessons along the way. Read more>>

Tia Rodriguez | Chef Brown Sugar Vgan Owner @ Urban Soul Market

My favorite quote is, “You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You are not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back.” I love this quote because it defines my journey on so many levels. In 2016 I began the journey of completely recreating who I define as myself. I was severely overweight, pre-diabetic, suffering from fibroids, depression and I finally got to my lowest point. I began manifesting a healthier, happier version of me and began my vegan lifestyle by creating new habits backed by rituals. I never looked back and here I am a whole vegan chef leading people down the same path of healing. Read more>>

Jason Brazeal | Entertainment Industry Publicist and Copywriter

“The whole vast world, and everyone in it is merely yourself pushed out.” Neville Goddard It means that everything comes from within, and others interact with us based entirely upon our own self concepts, and beliefs. There’s nothing to change but yourself, and when you change your inner beliefs, assumptions, and expectations, the world follows suit as you persist in these new beliefs. Read more>>

Felecia Johnson | Cosmetics/Beauty

My favorite quote is “Bloom where you are planted” to me it means to trust the position you are in to grow and it will flourish. Read more>>

Clarissa Garcia | FInding Sweet Balance: Small Business Owner & Mom

“Never give up on things that make you smile” This quote reminds me to always push forward and work hard for things that bring me joy. It’s such a simple quote but has so much power. Oftentimes we are tempted to give up or abandon things when times get tough but this quote serves as a reminder that if it brings us joy then it’s worth the wait, the struggle, and the work. Being a stay at home mom and small business owner sometimes leaves me drained but more often than not I feel an extreme sense of satisfaction knowing that I can do both and feel immense joy and pride from both aspects of my life. Read more>>

DJ Perera | Artist and Educator

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent. You could have all the talent in the world but if you don’t do the right things then nothing happens. But when you do right, guess what? Good things happen.” Listening to this fatherly advice being delivered by Robert De Niro to his young son “Jimmy” after spending the day driving his bus route in the nostalgic period film classic, “A Bronx Tale” is the pinnacle of all quotes. Apparently, the screenplay for “A Bronx Tale” possesses almost 200 plus uses of the F-word. For a young child like myself growing up in Qatar where every profanity and innocuous kissing scene, in any film, was outright censored, this one dialogue between a Father and a son left an indelible impression on my creative spirit. Read more>>

Taylor Thomas | Lifestyle Brand Photographer & Creative Strategist

“I am capable. I am loved. I am worthy. I am enough. I am a magnet for blessings, abundance & prosperity.” I love this affirmation because despite having disabilities this is a constant reminder that I am still capable of making an impact with my gifts. And through my purpose and gifts, I will be a magnet for blessings, abundance & prosperity. I have bilateral hearing loss (in both ears) and speech impairment. I also have a birthmark on the left side of my face. I know what it’s like to be overlooked, to be seen as someone who is “disabled” and not as someone who is unique and able. The affirmation is a reminder that I am more than what meets the eye. Read more>>

Angela Fisher | Ordained Minister & Pastor, Working mom for New York Life Insurance Company in Policy Administration

My favorite quote is by Oprah Winfrey. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. What this means to me is that in order to really, truly appreciate what you have been blessed with in life you have to focus on what you have and not what others have. So often people can’t appreciate or value what God has given them because they are too busy watching someone else’s life. Or they can only focus on what they don’t have instead of what they do have. If we always think about what we think is missing in our lives, then we lose sight of what is available. We lose sight of what is good in our lives. We lose sight of those precious and tangible things we have right now. What I like about this quote is this is coming from a Woman who can have anything in the world she wants. Yet, she understands that the life she has been given is more than money can buy. Read more>>