Creating your own personal mantra can be a lifesaver. Take a moment and reflect on your thoughts. Is your basic self-talk positive or doom and gloom? By creating and then repeating your personal mantra, you can catch (and save) yourself whenever negativity creeps in.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls. Whether it’s losing a job or experiencing a breakup (that you thought had potential), both situations are exceedingly difficult and can leave you feeling lost. Sayings like, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” are there and meant as support.
But, they may not resonate with you.
Enter your own personal mantra… a personal statement you create and make specifically for yourself which reminds you of who you are and where you’re going.
My personal mantra was created by me when I was out in Hollywood auditioning for commercials. It’s a very tough business; booking ratios claim that you would go on approximately 100 auditions and (if lucky) book 2 to 5 commercials. Obviously, that’s a lot of rejection. Not being selected for various roles required that I continually buoy myself up. After a particularly hard week of auditioning with no success, I started saying to myself… “Things work out for me!”
And I believed it, and continue to believe it, with all my heart. Even if the evidence in front of me isn’t in sync with that belief, I know that in every cell of my being, eventually things will come around. That is, if I keep moving forward in a positive direction. This belief proves to be true over and over again in my life as one disappointment develops into a happiness that I couldn’t have imagined.
Three Easy Steps to Your DIY Personal Mantra
- Believe it! Creating your own personal mantra has to start from deep within. If you truly believe you are abundant, then say it to yourself.
- It’s in the now! The best personal mantras are stated in the present tense… So instead of saying: “I want to be abundant, ” say: “I am abundant!” Now understand that abundance can mean a lot of things, so you are creating the opening for abundance to show up in many forms. It can show up as financial wealth, wonderful deep friendships or public accolades.
- Be clear on what you truly want. For example, I am not a believer in saying, “I am a multi-millionaire” as a personal mantra. Personally I feel like it’s too limiting — and focusing on just money may not be the best course. But that’s just me, and how I think and feel. If saying to yourself, “I am a multi-millionaire” makes you feel powerful and good then by all means have at it!
Bottom line when times get tough and even when times are good having a personal belief, a core belief about yourself and saying that belief out loud can be a powerful way to move through difficult times and feel powerful.
And, oh by the way, it’s FUN too!
You are never too old or too young to believe in YOU!