What is a motto? Well, according to Oxford Language guide:
Mot·to /ˈmädō/ noun
a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution.
Some business mottos:
“With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good”
“Red Bull gives you wings”
"Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline"
Some personal mottos you may have heard before:
“One person can make a difference.”
"Keep your eyes on the prize."
These are memorable and positive statements. The business mottos are meant to create a vision so we will have a happy thought and choose the product they are selling. Personal mottos create a similar idea for you in a specific way. They support your personal vision positively so that as you take steps towards your dreams, you can release the negative thoughts.
As a Certified Centrella Life Coach™I teach what are called Power Motto from Sarah Centrella’s #HBRMethod, and her book Hustle Believe Receive because I have found it to be one of the most powerful tools to change your thoughts, beliefs, and outcomes.
How does a Power Motto work? It changes the old patterns we repeat in our thoughts, and it crushes negative and/or limiting beliefs to create new positive ones.
Our beliefs will always manifest in our reality. Please read that again.
It is extremely important that you know what it is you truly believe about everything from money to your body, your abilities, who you really are, and so much more. If you have negative or limiting beliefs around these topics, you will want to identify them, so they do not become your reality.
For example: If you believe that money is hard to make, money will ALWAYS be hard to make. This means that it will always be a struggle no matter what job you have, what promotion you get, or how much it pays you. To change this, you must start with the core belief; A core belief is the THING that is creating the outcome you DON'T want. Create a motto that addresses the core belief directly, such as: "Money comes to me easily and grows rapidly." This motto will change your core belief over time if you say it daily, and especially if you say it when you think about money. When that money belief starts to change, your outcomes will also change. You'll start to see money coming into your life unexpectedly, and it will become easier to make, and equally important, you'll be creating a belief that you GROW money. To grow the money, you need to be aware of your financial habits and make changes to increase your financial knowledge and management skills to grow the new abundance into wealth.
A true Power Motto has three parts:
First: It addresses the negative belief head-on. Example: The negative belief is "Money is Hard to Make." Address that directly and change that belief to: "Money comes to me easily" It is a flip to positive from the negative belief.
Second: It DECLARES your ideal desired outcome. This will feel like a lie at first, and it is. We are making a declaration that we have/feel/believe the opposite of what seems "true" in our current reality.
Third: The positive statement should make you feel better instantly. There is something magical about a good Power Motto, it has the power to relieve stress, calm anxiety, bring peace, and give you power almost immediately. It is a reminder that the outcome you want IS COMING. It gives you hope and perspective. Play around with the wording of your mottos until it rolls off your tongue easily and feels powerful.
Here are some of my top general mottos.
Say these to yourself every morning (Out Loud in the Mirror) and all day long until you BELIEVE them.
"I AM BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY & PROUD OF ME!" -Use this one to transform your beliefs about your body, how you look, and your health. This claims health for your future (whether you have good health today or not) and begins changing how you feel about how you physically look. Adding "I am proud of me" encourages you to make the changes you need to make to reach those goals.
"I FREELY GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE." -This one will help you keep your heart open to love of all types and forms and remind you to give it without strings or reservations. Giving and receiving love is a powerful generator of manifesting energy and an important source of joy and happiness. This will help remove unhealthy walls and build your trust in love.
"I am worthy and deserving of...." -fill in the blank, with the word of the thing/feeling/belief you want.
"I CREATE AND JOYOUSLY RECEIVE ABUNDANCE AND WEALTH." This one will help you begin to see yourself as the generator and creator of wealth and financial success, which will also help change your money management habits and keep you open to all the various ways and opportunities the universe will bring you financial abundance. Adding "joyously receive" helps remind you that you must be OPEN to receiving abundance and do so with joy. This will bring more financial windfalls!
"I AM IN CONTROL OF HOW I FEEL." -Especially when you want to be drawn into other people's negative energy or when others try to bring you down. Whether you believe it or not, you REALLY ARE in control, it starts with what you tell yourself, so use this motto to get instant peace and control and to change your beliefs over time.
"I AM MOTIVATED AND DETERMINED TO ________ACHIEVE MY DREAMS." -Especially when you feel unmotivated or want to give up. You fill in the blank with anything specific you are working on.
"I AM MAKING PROGRESS EVEN WHEN I CAN'T SEE IT. I AM PROUD OF HOW FAR I'VE COME." -Especially when you feel like you've not made any progress and are feeling discouraged.
"I AM OK. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE. THE UNIVERSE HAS MY BACK." -This motto is so powerful; it will bring calm and peace when it feels like everything is falling apart or you are experiencing fear, stress, and anxiety.
"I LOVE MY LIFE!" -Make this the motto you use EVERY SINGLE DAY; nothing will help you FEEL gratitude faster and teach you how to be present in your life and feel blessed and thankful for what you have right now.
"I AM TRANSFORMING!" -This is one of my favorites because you can use it for physical (body, weight loss, etc.) goals, those of your mind, and your entire life. It encourages you to keep up making those changes that create transformation.
"I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL MY BLESSINGS AND EXCITED TO SEE WHAT WILL MANIFEST NEXT!" -This combination of gratitude for what you have and eager expectancy for what is coming will keep you manifesting for a lifetime!
Remember, these mottos will only work if YOU DO.
You must be dedicated to using them daily, especially when you are feeling susceptible to old, negative thoughts. If you are consistent, you will see results very quickly!
Lastly, the most impactful mottos are ones that are personalized to YOU, so write down ones that directly address the things you stress about the most.
If you'd like more guidance on writing your Power Motto, I would be happy to help you get a personalized motto just right for you! I am available to help with this or anything I teach; check out my various resources at www.lauriewilcoxandco.com
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