11 Mantras to Boost Your CourageJun 20, 2022
by Melody Stacy
You’re standing in frigid temperatures with wind gusts reaching 50 miles per hour, facing nothing but 930 miles of blinding white, snow-covered terrain. And the only company you have is the supply-filled sled that you’re pulling.
Everyone thought so before Colin O’Brady completed his 54-day adventure, the first unassisted solo trip across Antarctica, in 2018.
It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela
When asked, “How did you do it?” Colin, an endurance athlete, shares, "I would, without a doubt, say that the mental part is harder.”
He attributes his ability to keep the mental challenges at bay to his daily mantra, a trio of statements that helped him realize the best, most capable version of himself.
Each morning, he would repeat this refrain to himself.
You’re strong. You’re capable. You can do this.
Tell yourself a story that speaks into possibility.
Recently, we asked a question in our weekly #WarmDemanders Twitter chat that hit an especially strong chord with this remarkable crew.
Do you have a favorite self-talk phrase to boost your courage in tumultuous times?
The answers shared were so inspiring that we had to share.
11 mantras to boost your courage
Give me the strength for today. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow's not here yet and has enough worries of its own. - Adam Seaney
That which does NOT kill me ONLY makes me stronger. - Josh Tovar
Accept, embrace, transform. - Carla Meyrink
Citius! Altius! Fortius! Clarius! (Faster! Higher! Stronger! Clearer!) - Tom De Fazio
It's always the right time to keep learning and growing. - Jeremy Smith
How people treat me is their karma. How I treat those people is mine. - Peter Embleton
This may be tough. But I’m tougher. - Abe Rivera
Keep the main thing, the main thing. - Scott King, Ed.D.
Focus on the present (not the past) to help move forward to the future. - Chris Legleiter
Stay aligned to values. - Marcus Luther
You’ve got this. Just keep swimming. - Heather Rentz
We all tell ourselves a story.
When we begin telling ourselves things like “You can do this,” we start realizing all we actually can do.
We are capable of achieving greatness we never thought possible. And our dreams are impossible enough that surely they deserve all the positive energy we can throw their way.
Want more strategies to actualize your dreams and truly lead as a warm demander?
Click on Warm U below or any of the courses to the right ⇢
QUESTIONS ABOUT COACHING OR CUSTOM PD MENUS?
We're experienced administrators and understand your time is valuable, so we'll just focus on your questions and problems you're trying to solve.
We'll take it from here and arrange a time to talk!