Mantras for the New Year


A couple days ago I asked people on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and LinkedIn to choose one mantra for the new year. Here are some of the responses I got.

Feel free to share your own mantra in the comment section below. I’ll add my favorites to this post.

Comments from Facebook

“I love.” – Laurie Birdsong

“Be.” – Alan Garcia

“The best is yet to come, live furiously!” – Hope Martinez

“This too shall pass away.” – Dave Harbud

“Endure, you are on the right way.” – Luis Castro Quiros

“Live ’till your life is consumed, happiness will bring complacency, sadness will bring depression. Choose to be wise.” – Abqur Hijan

“Love oneself.” – Fior Maria

“Only within myself will I find the necessary means.” – Pamela Ann Mardis

Comments from Reddit

“No new mantras.” – VonWin

“Everything in life is only for now.” – Avenue Q – wirednyte

“Gone. Gone. Gone beyond the idea of going. So be it.” – Heart Sutra – sdbear

“Serenity now.” – Lumen_Biggs

    “…Insanity later.” – Freywin

“Wonder.” – danglydolphin

“All you need is love.” – ddshroom

“The most excellent struggle is that for the conquest of self.” – Bukhari – 777lucky777

Comments from Tumblr

“I’m going to do it big, I’m going to do it real big.” – Majik MC

“Make your own luck.” – Bryan’s Weblog

“Nothing is beyond your reach.” – Upsidedown Shoes

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha – Ravenous Soul

“To thine own self be true.” – JustKeepGoing84

“Never back down.” – Evolution-Dust

“Growth.” – Lauren Kablis

“Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better.” – Emile Coue – Brain Motivation

“Reduce the pressure and just believe in myself.” – ChasingTheLastTrain

“Do more, say less.” – sterup

Comments from Twitter

“Life is short, make better decisions.” – Love_Is_A_Place

“Breathe deeply in the silence, no sudden moves; this isn’t everything you are.” – Snow Patrol – richardjwaters

“Go hard or go home.” – KwashiraiKarima

“Be mindful, be bold, disrupt!” – StephanLiozu

“The answer to every question is KNOW.” – LIHTCguy

“LET’S DO THIS!” – CateyeMinty

“Trudge.” – recovery_cards

“Pretend the water is champagne. And fill my glass again and again.” – Howard Jones (“Life in One Day”) – DRJ1960

“Be hopeful.” – jacoyork

“Karma.” – Getafix365

“Follow your bliss.” – SaltySmile

“Frolic boldly.” – MoveByWillAlone

“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” – tiffanysparkles

“What am I feeling?” – ryukan2

“Appreciate the things you already have rather than dwell on the things you don’t.” – chloezone

Comments from LinkedIn

“I would use the Hebrew word ‘shema.’ It means ‘hear.'” – Rabbi Dr. Dan S.Wiko

“‘OM TARA.’ Tara represents the female energy and said to evoke compassion, strength and healing.” – Theresa M. Finer

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond all measure.” – Marianne Williamson – Vanessa Bezbrozh

“Breathe.” – April M. Broussard, LCSW

“Do not drink the poison of history.” – Robert Caldwell, CPA

“Ever upward!” – Annie Deaver-Dabney, LMSW

What are your mantras for the new year?

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