One thing that we all want in life is to succeed. But as much as we would all love to succeed, success doesn’t come that easy. When we first decide to do something, we begin with enthusiasm and it is all we want to do and all that we can think of.
But somewhere along the line, that zeal, that enthusiasm we felt, begins to fade away and we lose interest in whatever it is. This often happens when you feel like you are working and yet not seeing the results you want.
One thing you should however remember is that you can’t succeed if you give up on something. So you have to keep going and give it your all. But how do you do that when you are not even interested in it anymore?
Well, it’s simple. Find a reason to be interested in it again. You started for a reason, remind yourself why you started, and then keep going. And then every day, keep reminding yourself. When you do this, you will always have the zeal to pursue your goals.
One thing that affects us a lot is what we tell ourselves. The things we think of ourselves and the words we say to ourselves can make us or break us. So you have to keep telling yourself positive things every day, things that make you want to go after your goals and achieve them.
Below are 25 powerful success mantras you can tell yourself every day, to give you the motivation and zeal to go after your dreams. You don’t have to say all of them every day, you can just pick the one that resonates with you and say it to yourself every day.
25 powerful mantras for success
Don’t wish for it, work for it.
How many times have you seen someone’s achievements and wished they were yours? The next time that happens, remind yourself that they worked for what they have and you can get it too if you work hard enough.
You get what you focus on
This mantra is like the law of attraction. When you put your mind, focus, and energy on something, you get exactly that. If you concentrate on your goals and work for them, you will achieve them.
You didn’t come this far to only come this far
This success mantra reminds you that you started for a reason and for that reason you have to keep going. It is a reminder that you have come a long way from where you began and so you can complete what you started.
Action conquers fear
This mantra is a reminder that sometimes, things only seem scary because we haven’t tried them yet. More often than not, what we are afraid of is all in our head and once you do it you realize that it wasn’t even scary in the first place. So don’t let fear stop you, just do it.
You can find an excuse or you can find a way
How many times have you given up on something before you even begin because you thought of a reason why you can’t do it. You know the saying that goes “where there is a will, there is a way”. There’s always a way, you just have to find it, so instead of finding excuses and reasons why you can’t go after your dreams, find a way to go after them.
Yesterday you said tomorrow
This is very good for the one who likes to postpone things. Always remember that there’s always going to be a reason why you can’t, so just do it. The best time to start is now. Don’t reschedule, start now!
I’m doing this for me
Self-love and self-care are very important. As much as you would like to be there for others, the truth is you can’t truly love or care about others if you don’t care for yourself first.
Think about it this way? How can you help someone when you are ill? How can you help the needy, when you are poor? It doesn’t matter how much you want to care for others you have to take care of yourself first. So if you ever feel like giving up on yourself, remind yourself that you are doing it for you.
Excellence does not require perfection
Sometimes, people put off doing something because they feel the need to do it perfectly. Others feel they need to learn everything about something before they begin. Sometimes, you don’t need to know everything, you just have to start. You will learn as you go.
Know your limitations, and defy them
What’s stopping you? What’s holding you back? Think about it. Figure it out. And once you know what it is, find a way to overcome it.
Wake up. Kick ass. Be kind
Need the motivation to get out of bed every morning? Then this mantra is for you, wake up, seize the day, and always remember to be kind to others.
One year equals 365 possibilities
You know the saying, where there is life, there is hope. This saying is a reminder that each day you are alive, you have the chance to work for your goals. So if you tried yesterday and it didn’t work out, today is another day, so try again, a different approach may be, but try again.
If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up
The thing about giving up is that, when you give up on something, you begin another thing and that means you are always starting new things and never completing them. So this time around, instead of starting something new, complete something old. Don’t be a “giver uper”.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs
One major reason why people don’t follow through with their dreams is that they are afraid to go after them. This mantra is a reminder that you should be courageous enough to follow your heart and intuition.
Tough times don’t last; tough people do
This mantra is a reminder that difficulties in life don’t last, eventually, they pass. So you need to be strong and go through the difficulties now, it’ll get better.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
This mantra is self-explanatory. If you don’t go after something, you won’t get it. So you miss 100% of the dreams you don’t go after.
Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow and improve
In life, challenges will arise no matter what. But you have to use the challenges an opportunity to learn something. Something that will help you to grow and improve on your life.
I have the power to create all the success and prosperity I desire
Everyone has sat down at a point in their life to imagine what they want their life to be like. This powerful mantra is a reminder that the life you dream of can be yours if you work at it.
Things don’t happen to me, They happen for me
When bad things happen in life, one thing we mostly ask ourselves is, “why is this happening to me?” The moment you say that to yourself, you feel defeated. You have to take whatever happens in life as a way to do better in life. So instead of thinking that things are happening to you? Change your mindset to “things are happening for me…to improve on my life”.
I am destined for big success in life
Again, this mantra is all about changing your mindset. Instead of believing you are a failure or you won’t or can’t succeed, tell yourself every day that you are destined for big success.
I am capable. I am strong. I believe in myself
This mantra empowers you to go after your goals. To achieve a goal, you need to believe in yourself and have the strength and ability to get it done.
Don’t be afraid to be great
Fear of success is a real thing. Some people are afraid to achieve greatness and that’s what limits them. Don’t be afraid to be great, don’t be afraid to succeed.
You can have anything you want if you give up the belief that you can’t have it
I don’t think I can do it is the reason why some people fail. It’s the reason that some never even begin. Don’t let that be you, believe in yourself. You can do it!
My potential to succeed is infinite
A lot of people are afraid to go after their dreams because they were often told that they don’t have the potential. Say this mantra to yourself always to remind you that you are capable, you are limitless and you have the potential.
There’s plenty of time to rest when you’re dead
A very powerful mantra for the procrastinator or lazy person. This is a reminder that you should get to work now, and you can rest later when all is done.
What if it doesn’t come true? Ah, but what if it does? – Amber Scholl
This mantra is a personal favorite and one that I use. When someone is going after a goal, they tend to think, what if I don’t achieve it. What if I am one of the people who won’t succeed at this? What if my dreams don’t come true? Well, the next time your mind is flooded with those thoughts, just ask yourself, what if it does come true? What if I actually succeed and get everything I have ever wanted. Go after your dreams, they can and will come true, if you work hard enough and don’t give up on them.