Do you have a personal motto?
It is simply a word or words that summarizes your outlook on life and who you strive to be.
Think about it – mottos are all around us. We hear them and use them on a regular basis. They are a companies way to get us to remember them, their products and usefulness. From Nike’s “Just Do It” to McDonald’s “We’re Loving It” – marketing executives spend tons of time and energy coming up with the right mix of words to promote and sell their products.
Why should you have a personal motto?
We can utilize mottos to remember our true focus, passion and usefulness.
They should inspire us to take action, to overcome obstacles and live up to our highest selves.
They are a reminder to tap into the best that is within us and bring it to our families, communities and the world we live in.
Having a personal motto can also help with:
- establishing productive habits within your daily routine
- changing the way you speak to and about yourself
- reminding you of your purpose and focus
- providing you with a sense of calmness and peace
My personal motto is Embrace The Divatude!
This tagline for my Divas With a Purpose community is also my personal reminder and push. When I see it, hear it or write it I am reminding myself to keep a positive attitude focused on being driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action in all areas of my life. Embracing means to accept or support a belief, theory, or change willingly and enthusiastically. My goal is to do just that with my “divatude” on a daily basis.
Inspiration for Your Personal Motto
Find inspiration for your own personal motto by being honest with yourself and gaining clarity about your core values and what you want in life. Also, from listening to music, reading and speaking to others will help you reflect on your motto.
This is a challenge that you will not complete in one day. But you can take today to start reflecting on it and working towards your end result. Many of the ideas that you utilized while working on your personal mission statement can be incorporated with this challenge. The two should be closely related. Essentially your motto is the tagline for your personal mission statement – a summation or keyword.
Personal Motto Examples
Personal mottos are your reminder of the person that you strive to be in your daily walk. They help you articulate your desires, commit it to memory, embrace it and develop your plan of action.
The more you use the motto and embody it – the more impact it will have on your personal growth.
Here are some examples to inspire you:
We must become the change we wish to see in the world. — Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi
Live authentically. Grow continuously. Care for others. Give your best. Serve with humility.
Vision without action is a daydream. – Japanese proverb
We are what we repeatedly do. – Aristotle
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This article is a part of our 31 Days of Embracing Your Divatude Challenge.
Tuesday 27th of May 2014
Guess I better start thinking up a motto