Follow your passion.
You can do anything!
Have an attitude of gratitude.
You’ve no doubt had these mantras shoved so far down your throat, that your stomach was being tickled.
That’s because everybody pukes these mantras all over the internet, and even in the “real” world. Regardless of whether they’re useful to follow or not.
Am I knocking these mantras? A little, but not entirely.
Some mantras are legit, and some of them are exaggerated and unhelpful.
But these 7 no BS mantras to live by? They’re the real deal.
No fluff. No sugar coating. And certainly no fucking around…. Because that’s just my kind of style. ;)
1. Fuck It
You had a bad day today? Fuck it!
Your last relationship ended on a bad note? Fuck it!
You’re pissed off because Donald Trump is the president? Fuck it!
You’ve been made redundant for no fault of your own? Fuck it!
You started a business, went out of business, and you’re now in massive debt? Fuck it!
You woke up to some tragic news that you can’t do anything about? Fuck it!
You set a goal and didn’t achieve it, and you’re feeling disappointed? Fuck it!
Your best friend cheated on you with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Fuck it!
You managed to get a massive client, only for them to abandon the deal last minute? Fuck it!
The magic of two words
Whatever issues, problems or troubles you’re dealing with, fuck it! Life goes on. Moping and crying and bitching and complaining about it won’t fix it.
And if it’s not possible to fix it, you’d be wasting your time trying to. So fuck it! Move on and focus on what matters.
2. Does it matter?
Does it? How often do we go through the day, doing things without questioning whether it matters or not?
That argument you had the other day…. What If you asked yourself – “does it matter” before it started. Would the outcome have turned out differently?
The business you’re working on right now. Does it matter?
The job you’re holding down… Does it matter?
The questions you keep asking… Does it matter?
The things you keep complaining about… Does it matter?
The things that are pissing you off everyday… Does it matter?
The videos you watch on YouTube… Does it matter?
The university course you’re studying… Does it matter?
The reasons behind your actions… Does it matter?
Because if it doesn’t matter, then what are you really doing?
3. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job
This is taken from Jim Rohn, who goes on to say:
“If you work hard on your job you’ll make a living. If you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
Repeat it everyday and do it non stop. Repeat it so much that your lips fall off your face. And your vocal cords wear out.
You’re the best investment you’ll ever make in your life. And that’s why this mantra matters.
The more you work on yourself, the better your results will be. If you refuse to work on yourself, then you can expect things to remain the same and never improve.
4. Just Be Real
If a person I meet can’t handle my past or my truth, they doesn’t deserve to be in my future. Because I refuse to be anything other than real.
If you can’t just be real, regardless of the circumstances or people around you, then you’re living a lie. You’re living someone else’s life, not yours.
Where’s the fun in NOT being real just to satisfy others, and making yourself an unhappy fool in the process?
This is my mantra, and I believe it’s a mantra we all should follow. There’s no real happiness or self worth without it.
5. The easier it is, the less rewarding it’ll be
Can you think of something that’s jam-packed with rewards, and yet is incredibly easy to do? Of course you can’t. No such thing exists.
That’s because the easier something is, the LESS rewarding it will be.
Even winning the lottery is hard.
In the UK there’s a 1 in 15 million chance of winning the lottery. And that doesn’t even guarantee you’ll be swimming in boat loads of cash if you do win.
Selling drugs and making the “quick” cash is easy. But the cons that come with it aren’t worth the rewards.
Look at Harvard University. Not everybody will get in there. Why? Because the rewards are so big, and the difficulty reflects that.
What about starting a business that ends up being as big and profitable as Facebook? Extremely hard, which is why the rewards are tremendous.
Why do you think it’s so easy to have a one night stand these days? Because the rewards are so pathetic, which is why the task is so damn easy.
There’s little, if any exception to this mantra. Live by it. And burn it into your brain like a tattoo.
6. What If I succeed?
Scared to start a business?
Terrified of approaching the girl/guy you like?
Afraid of applying for a high paying job?
Think you’ll fail that “blog” you want to start, that you’ve been holding out on?
Uncomfortable asking a customer for a referral, because you don’t want to be “pushy”?
Hesitant to start a crowdfunding campaign online?
In situations where you’re afraid of failing, or things not working out.. Keep this mantra in mind:
What If I succeed?
Every time you come across something you’re scared of, say – what If I succeed?
The great thing about this mantra is…. It keeps you focused on the positive, and the possibility of success.
It locks your mind onto a positive outcome, as opposed to an undesirable outcome.
Make this one of your mantras to live by.
7. I’ll figure it out
“Everything is figure-outable.” – Marie Forleo
You know what most people do when faced with a challenge? They say things like….
- I can’t do this!
- It’s impossible!
- I’m not good enough!
- I’ll never be able to do it!
- It’s too hard!
- I may as well quit while I’m ahead!
But few of us will say – I’ll figure it out.
4 Simple words. And yet these 4 simple words keep you focused on what matters and what’s possible.
This mantra declares that you’ll figure it out, no matter how hard or difficult it seems.
Saying I’ll figure it out is a declaration of commitment.
You declare that you’ll figure it out and overcome the obstacle, regardless of how big, ugly or problematic the obstacle is.
If there’s any 1 of these mantras to live by, let this be the one you takeaway from this post.
To finish off this post, here’s a bonus mantra by the one and only – Bugs Bunny. ;)
“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” – Bugs Bunny