Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's your Mantra?

I got this great magazine "Free", for 1 year, just by buying a workout video. So I thought what the heck, can't lose here, so I ordered it. The magazine is called fitness. I liked the magazine and found a lot of helpful information. Anyway, one of the first things I read was the editor's note, written by Betty S Wong, Editor in Chief. Out of everything I read, this article has stayed with me all week.

It's about finding your magic words. Words that help you get through the tough stuff and get your going!!

Some of the words used in the article were..."Breathe, just breathe"..."Bring it"...."I am invincible!"..."Keep your chin up"..."You've got this"...

If you've read my blog for any length of time, my mantra is...."Keep Focused!"

I have often wondered why I picked that one, when there are so many other ones out there. Kimberlynn wrote this great post about The Power of Focus that made so much sense to me and helped me see why focus is so important. Here's one of my favorite parts:

If you think about it, our minds are a lot like a magnifying glass having the same ability and power to focus. A magnifying glass, depending on how you use it, can make things appear larger or smaller, can bring clarity, and if truly focused can direct the sun's energy to ignite a fire! Are our minds really any different? Do we not also have the ability to make our problems seem bigger than they really are when we focus on them? And can we not also make them seem smaller when we change our perspective? And when we're truly focused, our path seems clear and bright and easy to navigate. But losing our focus brings confusion and a loss of clarity in the choices we make. It can seem like we're drifting through a blurried fog. And finally, if we focus in on the Son, our Lord and Savior, does He not have the power to ignite in us a fire that is life changing?

I think that's why I like Keep Focused......Helps me stay on track, have clarity, direction and a place to go.

What about your...what's your mantra?

Keep Focused!!!!


  1. I haven't really given this much thought before, but I do find myself using the same phrase when I need to kick it up a notch when I'm running: Suck it up, buttercup!
    My other mantra/reminder is: Only I can let myself fail

  2. Joy, my mantra is pretty simple. BE CONSISTENT. No matter, just be consistent. It's simple, but it's hard to be consistent, isn't it?

  3. Mine has always been: If it is to be, it's up to me. :) After all, I'm the one in charge of my destiny - no one else is.

  4. Keep focussed is an awesome mantra! I don't know what mine is, but in thinking about my blog... I'm always saying "Life is good" so maybe that is my mantra. I need to focus on the good and let go of the heartaches from my past so I always say "Life is good"... Yay, I found my mantra!! :)


  5. I don't really have a mantra, but if there one, it would be: this has to be the last time I lose weight.

  6. Hey Joy, to follow me, on the right hand side of my blog, you'll see the "Subscribe to" section. Click on the down arrow on the "Posts" and then choose the method you want to read my blog.

  7. Hmm...I really haven't thought about mine yet! I should really figure it out... but I love this!!! Focus is everything!

  8. We're going through some change at work and I've had a mantra lately: "Clear the decks and secure victories". Clear the decks means to close out my commitments, get to inbox zero, etc. Basically, to be ready to respond to anything. Secure victories means to get projects through to closure, in case the wind changes and we're on to something else. It is really keeping me focused and helping me stay productive through an uncertain time. Not exactly related to weight loss, but it's where I am right now.