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25 MOTIVATIONAL MANTRAS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Motivational Mantras for Success
Motivational Mantras

Have you ever came across a quote or mantra from someone that left you feeling motivated to achieve all of your dreams? Have you ever uttered the words “nothing will stop me this time,” but then all of a sudden, that urge to improve yourself or your business vanishes within just a few short days?

Well, it’s okay if this has happened to you. I believe almost all of us have been there at some point in our lives; I certainly know I have. The fact of the matter is the juice runs out. The motivation that we had after hearing those inspiring words eventually starts to run thin, leaving us with nothing but fatigue and disinterest to continue the grinding and hard work that chasing our dream requires.

Fortunately not all mantras have this effect. Some mantras actually work. There have been numerous amounts of famous people who have had accredited their success to a daily mantra. For instance, Steve Jobs would wake up every morning and ask: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Ben Franklin would wake up everyday and ask the question: “What good shall I do today?”

So to help you stay motivated to continue chasing all of your dreams, I’ve compiled a list of the 25 best motivational mantras for success that will actually work for you long term.

Here they are:

25 Motivational Mantras For Success That Actually Work

Mantras for Success

Mantra 1: You Didn’t Come This Far to Only Come This Far

This is one of the best motivational mantras as it is a great reminder of how far we have come. By waking up every morning and repeating this mantra, you remind yourself of all the success that you have had in your life and are ready to tackle the day.

Without a doubt, this mantra will helps us realize that if we were to quit, as we all have a tendency to do from time to time, how much we would actually be giving up.

Mantra 2: You Get What You Focus On

This mantra keeps our minds focused on what is important. So often we have a tendency to fall in the trap of having very negative thoughts that consume us. This mantra, if repeated daily, can remind you of the importance of staying positive every day of your life.

Mantra 3: You Can Find an Excuse or You Can Find a Way

In every crisis, you have two options: keep going or give up. Usually, if we choose to keep going we are able to overcome whatever obstacle lies before us. However, if we choose to make excuses for our misfortunes or every minor setback, we ultimately may end up throwing in the towel.

So, use this motivational mantra for success to dust off when life tries to knock you down and KMF(Keep Moving Forward).

Mantra 4: Wake Up. Kick Ass. Be Kind

I love the simplicity of this mantra. Despite its simplicity however, it says it all. The ultimate goal in life is to be the best at whatever it is we do, which in return brings us satisfaction. But what brings us true lasting happiness however, is being kind.

Mantra 5: I’m Doing This for Me

All too often in life we get crippled by our fear of what other people think. We are often times so consumed with keeping others happy that we forget to chase our own aspirations. This mantra is not intended to promote selfishness, but to remind us that the best and only way to truly help others is to help ourselves first.

You matter, your dreams, goals and aspirations matter. So use this affirmation to remind yourself that its okay to do you.

Doing This For Me Mantra for Success

Mantra 6: Action Conquers Fear

One of the pithiest yet powerful motivational mantras.  This is one is a very simple, short and straight to the point mantra that says it all. Fear keeps us from achieving our dreams. Overcoming fear often times requires action. Action can sometimes involve risk. Risk, and as a result action, is our way of overcoming all that we fear.

Mantra 7: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

How many times have you said “I’ll do it tomorrow.” One of our worst enemies is the notion that we have more time than we actually do. The best time to start is now. So, live in the moment and chase all of your dreams while you still can.

Mantra 8: Don’t Wish for It, Work for It

This mantra for success has the ability to get you out of your head anytime you drift off into the world of what could be. You know what you want, so there is no time for daydreaming about it. Instead, get to work. The difference between success and failure is the action that you take today.

Mantra 9: Excellence Does Not Require Perfection

When we are passionate about something, whether it be fitness, business, etc., failure and imperfections can drive us crazy. This mantra reminds us to not chase perfection, but instead excellence, so we can realize that failure is a big – if not the biggest – component of success.

Mantra 10: Our Intentions Create Our Reality

Believe it or not, we get exactly what we want in life, and we get exactly what we intend to get. The problem, however, is our thoughts are so negative that that’s what we bring into our life: negativity.

So, deploy this effective mantra for success. Start thinking positive and have the intentions of being great, and before you know it, you will be.

Motivational Mantra For Success on Intentions

Mantra 11: If You’re Tired of Starting Over, Stop Giving Up

This is so true. I believe it is much easier to make something out of what you already have then to give up on all that you have accomplished and start over again in six months. If something isn’t quite working, make adjustments – but never give up.

Mantra 12: Know Your Limitations, and Defy Them

One of the most important aspects of success is knowing your limitations. When you know what you are weak at, you are able to come up with a plan to overcome those weaknesses. Don’t shy away from your weakness, but instead overcome all that you may struggle with.

Mantra 13: One Year Equals 365 Possibilities

I like this mantra because it insists that you focus on one day at a time. All too often we get overwhelmed by the bigger picture when we are far away from achieving what we set out to achieve. Focus on one day at a time, and you’ll get there.

Mantra 14: You Miss 100% of The Shots You Don’t Take

This quote is famous and might be a bit of a cliche at this point, but it is true. When we fail to capitalize on opportunities, or even worse, fail to pursue them in the first place, we throw away any chance we have of that being our big moment.

Mantra 15: It’s The Start That Stops Most People

The hardest thing to do is start. Often times, we look too far ahead and only see how far away we are. Instead, we should try and just make that first step. This inspiring mantra highlights the fact that we don’t need all of the answers, but what we do need is to at least take that first step.

It's The Start That Stops Most People Mantra

Mantra 16: The Best Project You’ll Ever Work On Is You

If you want to improve your business, marriage, position at your company, etc., the best way to do it is to improve yourself first. It is important to work hard at what we want to accomplish, but we must never forget to work hard at improving ourselves as well.

Mantra 17: Work Harder

Motivational mantras won’t work, unless you do.  This mantra is simple and straight to the point: work harder. If we aren’t where we want to be with fitness, relationships, etc., the best solution, and sometimes the only solution, is to work harder. Working harder is never a bad solution.

Mantra 18: Things Don’t Happen to Me, They Happen for Me

This mantra will keep you following into the mentality of a victim. Where you are in life has nothing to do with luck, or fate or anything. Instead, it has everything to do with what you are allowing to happen in your life. Let things happen for you and quit waiting for things to come to you.

Mantra 19: Tough Times Don’t Last; Tough People Do

This mantra will keep you from giving up when times are tough. A tough person will always overcome tough times. So be tough and don’t give up when things aren’t going they way you expect them to go. Just continue to push on, and you’ll get to where you want to be.

Mantra 20: I Am Capable. I Am Strong. I Believe in Myself

This positive affirmation brings you to think about all the good things about yourself. In a world that can be cruel and full of negativity, this mantra allows you to block all that out so you can focus on being the best you everyday of your life.

I am Strong Motivational Mantra

Mantra 21: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Great

Sometimes we may think that we don’t deserve success. We may think that we weren’t born to be successful, and people who are successful are different. This couldn’t be farther from the truth and that is what this mantra affirms. You can be great, and you will be great if you persevere and work hard.

Mantra 22: You Can Have Anything You Want If You Give Up The Belief That You Can’t Have It

The mistake we fall into a lot of times is the thought that we can’t have this or can’t have that. The fact of the matter is if we work hard and dedicate ourselves, we can have anything we want. Whether it is a fitness, business or relationship goal, we can achieve it.

Mantra 23: Nothing Will Work Unless You Do

The beauty of life is that we can have almost anything if we work hard for it. However, this mantra helps us to realize that the opposite is true; If we don’t work, nothing will. So the next time you feel being lazy, this mantra can help you stay motivated.

Mantra 24: What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Out of all of these motivating mantras for success, this one actually allows you to actually answer it directly. Every morning when you wake up, answer this hypothetical question, and then follow through with the answer by living it out daily.

This mantra keeps us from falling into the pits of failure and allows us to go through our day with the confidence that we will succeed in whatever we aim to do.

Mantra 25: There’s Plenty of Time to Rest When You’re Dead

Although the last of these motivational mantras may seem dark, it helps us to realize that we don’t live forever. Use it to accomplish everything you ever dreamed of and hold nothing back because we are not here for forever. If you have ambitions, chase them and don’t ever rest until the goal is completed.

Rest When You're Dead Success Mantra

Don’t Be Afraid to Chase Your Dreams

Hopefully these motivational mantras will move you to go out and to chase your dreams. Many, if not most, successful people in this world have a go-to mantra they refer to whenever times get tough. Some successful people will even repeat their mantra to themselves throughout each day.

I urge you to choose a success mantra, whether it be from this list or one you came up with yourself, and use it to inspire you throughout your journey.

Most importantly, remember that it isn’t the mantra that defines you, it is the action that YOU take. So be proactive and go get what rightfully belongs to you: success.

So whether your dream is to lose 20 pounds by new years, get the promotion you’ve anxiously been waiting for, or have the business you’ve been trying to grow finally take off, I encourage you to do your best to make that happen.

STRIVE

PS – Motivational mantras for success are highly effective, but if you really want to stay motivated to achieve your goals and dreams, this tool will keep you motivated and on track.

Aaron Westbury is a fitness enthusiast and the owner of ropecity.net. He enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and helping others to reach their health and fitness related goals.

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