Be A Farmer, Not A Hunter I stumbled across this mantra thanks to the awesome Kathleen and Tara over at Braid Creative in this post. The idea of being like a farmer, who gets up early and looks at the bigger picture and sticks around for the long haul, really resonated with me and guides me now in how I approach my work (and my life). Head over and read their post as they explain it perfectly.
Be Kind, Stay Humble To be the kind of human I want to be, I want to stay kind and humble every step of the way. Treating everyone and everything with kindness and respect makes us better people, and I've found that ego and arrogance is one of the biggest things that can get in the way of us leading a positive and happy life.
Do Good Work My mum has said to me many times; if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well. Every day when I wake up and get started with my work, I try and remind myself of those three words: do good work. I try and give everything 100%, and even when I doubt myself and feel insecure I remind myself that I just have to keep on doing the best I can do, and pushing forward into the next challenges and adventures that come my way.
Be Present Way back in July I wrote a piece called Be Present, where I shared what I'd learned about the importance of staying present every day in our lives. Ferris Bueller once said "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it" and I try and remember this whenever I'm lost within my head too much.
Feel The Fear And Don’t Look Back A few months back I shared a post with the very same title, and learning to embrace fear and run with it has made such a big difference in how I live my life. Fear can hold me back, it can stop me from chasing my dreams and leaping into the exciting unknown, and reminding myself to just feel the fear and not look back helps me to move forward, even when I'm scared.
What about you, do you have any mantras you live by?
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