Hindu Mommy

June 8, 2006

My favorite motivational phrases

Filed under: Self Improvement — hindumommy @ 9:48 am

Got these from a friend and thought they were really good….

Can’t Never Did Anything

This one comes courtesy of my mother and is a phrase that I think helped me change my life when I was younger. The idea here is that you can be your own worst enemy when it comes to getting something done. If you say you can’t do something, or think you can’t, then very likely you won’t. It’s true—can’t never did anything.

Another way I look at this is when someone else tells me I can’t do something. That’s pretty powerful motivation right there. While it’s really good to have people have faith in you, it can really get you going when they don’t.

Make Yourself

There is a song by Incubus called “Make Yourself” and it’s got some rather harsh lyrics that illustrate what this is all about. In essence it’s about not letting other people make you into something you don’t want to be and taking responsibility for your own growth through life.

For me it’s often about taking responsibility for my own actions, my own life and getting things done myself. Oh, and hopefully doing them the right way. If you take responsibility for things you can then influence them and hopefully get them to right.

Acknowledge. Move on.

I’m not exactly sure where I got this one, but it’s been around for a long, long time for me. There are things in life you have little or no control over. With those things you acknowledge their existence, do what you can and move on with your life.

There’s not much point in stressing over something that you can’t influence or control.

No one ever excused his way to success.

I think most of us struggle with excuses. The truth is that if you’re making excuses you’re probably not getting much done, and you might be making yourself look bad in the process.

Just Do It!

I know it’s corporate, but hey, it works. The way I see it, there are usually a million reasons not to do something. Most of them are bad.

Of course it depends on what you’re doing! But in general I’m a fan of living life and not watching it pass me by.

Damned if you do. Bored if you don’t.

This one’s kind of a fun version of “Just Do It!” and one of my favorite sayings.

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