Quotes That Inspire Us

June 3, 2021

In our always evolving and demanding world, it can be really easy to have discouraging days. With so much to always remember, sometimes we can lose sight of our goals, our dreams, and our purpose. The beauty of being human is that each of us has goals, dreams, and purpose whether related to work, our social lives, giving back, and beyond, and sometimes all it takes is a simple saying to spark that feeling once again. A string of words together can help remind us that we are capable. We thought of compiling a list of quotes to spark inspiration, motivation, and perhaps even joy that you can bookmark and come back to whenever you need a little reminder, and who knows, you may even find your next favorite quote in this list! 


“On the heels of success comes temptation every time so watch for it.”

This quote resonates with me because it’s so true. For example you make extra money, tempted to spend it, you get a good grade, tempted to brag and so on.
-Joanne Stewart, Broker


"Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all" - Helen Keller


"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -Charles Darwin

It’s just so simple and so profound all at once. This is one of the tenants that I try to live my life by.
-Ingrid Haugaard, Broker


"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" - Robert F. Kennedy


"Faith is the muscle you use when you decide to blast outside of your comfort zone and transform your life. Faith smothers your fear of the unknown. Faith allows you to take risks. Faith is the stuff of ‘leap and your net will appear."

I try to push beyond the boundaries of discomfort/fear that maybe in the past held me back. Calling a new client, worrying about what people think, am I good ‘enough’? This quotes keeps me looking forward and up, not in the rear view mirror. Life begins at the end of my comfort zone.
-Katherine Vincent

"Happiness is not a goal: it is a by-product" - Eleanor Roosevelt

For me it had always been about the journey.....and about believing.....and about the “doing”; being creative, inventive, tenacious, positive and mindful and whether it’s just for/with me or for/with someone else.
-BJ Connolly, Owner & Broker 


“I can do anything for ..... a day or ...a week or ....3 months.”

Not necessarily a quote, but this motto came into my life when I was 18. Through a job & government program, I was able to get free college courses if I worked full time, so I took the maximum credits available, essentially becoming a full time college student as well as working a fulltime job. I had absolutely no spare time, and no social life. I decided to take on the mindset I could do anything for 3 months. The next quarter, I decided again, I could do anything for 3 months. I've used it as a mindset in my life when facing many challenges. I've used it as I can do anything for a day to deal with a difficult person. I can do anything for a year such as tightening the budget to achieve a financial goal. Reminding myself it's not going to last forever makes it easier to face and provides the strength to get through  life's challenges. Another favorite quote of mine is "Always be kind, especially to yourself."  It's easy for me to be kind to others and I need to be reminded to be kind and take care of myself.
-Charlene Hanson, Broker


“Enjoy where you are at while you are on your way to where you are going.”

It reminds me to live in the moment.
-Lisa Kempf, Broker


"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world" -Harriet Tubman


“Wherever you go, whatever the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” -Anthony J. D'Angelo.

This quote is something I try to live by on a daily basis. It is so important to always bring your own sunshine to every situation, even on the rainiest days!
-Sofia Nikssarian, Marketing 


“Happiness is an inside job”

You are in charge of making yourself happy. Not your spouse, friends, job, money or anything else! You are 100% in charge of your attitude every moment of the day, and choosing to be happy despite the circumstances makes life much better.
-Dorae Lande, Broker 


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind.  - Dr. Seuss

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