Powerful Mantras to Help Motivate You

Here are some powerful mantras and quotes to inspire you to get in shape and get more out of life. I list some of my favourites below.

I've heard of mantras for years, but never used them much. However, Danica Patrick, the professional race car driver, made a real case for them in her book "Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that will absolutely Change Your Life". Since reading her book, I've started collecting some that really resonate with me.

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Mantras are phrases that inspire you. You can read mantras just once and they can inspire you. Another thing you can do is say them repeatedly over and over. Shorter mantras lend themselves to this more easily than longer quotes. By saying these powerful mantras repeatedly they can help you to replace your negative self-talk with a more positive dialogue.

Oftentimes we know that we shouldn't be saying the negative things that we say to ourselves, but we don't know what to say to take the place of those negative words. By saying the same mantra over and over, we can help improve our self-talk.

Did you know the average person has about one thought per second? That's about 57,600 thoughts on average in the waking hours (16 hours) of the day. Did you know that about 70-80% of those thoughts are negative? That's 43,200 (based on a 75% average) negative thoughts per day. Also, 90-98% of those thoughts are repetitive, or the same thoughts you had the day before.

Why not take some of those negative thoughts and use some powerful mantras to replace them?

Your mind is a powerful weapon. Soldiers and people in extreme situations know that it can often be the thing that determines whether you live or die, not how physically fit you are. Mantras are also often used by elite athletes.

Some of My Favourite
Powerful Mantras and Quotes

Easy day, I got this. – Mark Divine, author of "8 Weeks to SEALFit: A Navy SEAL's Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness"

Lookin' good, feelin' good, oughta be in hollywood. – Mark Divine

You were made for more than this.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of someone else.  Judy Garland

You did not wake up today to be mediocre.

My problems are always smaller than my potential.

Carve your successes in stone. Write your failures in the sand.

The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil

You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.  Jennifer Freeman

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.  Napoleon Hill

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.  Jim Rohn

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

If we do all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison

Give a voice to the voiceless.  Oliver Campbell

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.  Maya Angelou

Have big dreams. You’ll grow into them.

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground.

One year equals 365 possibilities.

As you know more, you grow more.

Trust your crazy ideas.

Don’t be afraid to be great.

Let it all go. See what stays.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.  Carl Jung

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.  Joseph Campbell

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.  Robin Williams

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.  Thomas Jefferson

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.  Arthur C. Clarke

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. – Helen Keller

Excellence does not require perfection. – Henry James

Change your thoughts and you change the world. – Norman Vincent Peale

I will talk to myself as I would talk to someone I love.

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. – Dr. Robert Anthony

Don't think. Don't think. Don't think. Don't think. Don't think... – T. Harv Eker, in helping him clear his mind from incessant chatter, as in just do it, don't think.

I am here. This is now. – Dr. Edith Eva Eger, from her book "The Choice: Embrace the Possible" - this mantra helped ground her in the moment so as not to relive the horrors of the Holocaust.

I'm not little - I'm just a little scared.

How you spend your days is how you spend your life.

My future is out there. It is just waiting for me to find it. – Kevin Hart

A formal education will makee you a living. A self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

If plan A fails, remember there are 25 letters left. – Chris Guillebeau, American author and blogger

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is. – Danielle LaPorte

These are some of my favourite powerful mantras and quotes. I hope they can help you to get more focused and motivated to take better care of your mind.

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