Would a mantra work?
January 29, 2010 12:38pm CST
Yesterday, I was talking to a girl about how she prepares herself for job interviews. She said that she has a mantra that she says before going to the interview. It was something like, she is good, she is great, and that she’ll do great in the interview. She repeats this to herself over and over again, and she believes it works. She even has other mantras for when she wakes up. Like this day is going to be a great day. She would repeat this to herself after she wakes up. Got me thinking, should I adopt my own mantra? What would it be? I’m awesome, I’m great, and for work, I won’t be late! But seriously, if I’d come up with an appropriate one, would it work? Do you have your own? Do you mind sharing them here?
30 Jan 10
I read that thinking about positive thoughts will help make your days brighter.I don't have a specific mantra,but what happened to me was I though about a positive thought and it came out well.it was traffic and I was pretty sure I'll be late for the office.instead of wailing and pouting,I compose and told myself,"I am too early for the office".well,I arrived at the office,with 2 minutes spare from my grace period.another thing is,my colleague who won an IPhone from last year's bingo won a 3GS Iphone in our recent annual dinner.he said he kept on thinking two months before the bingo,"i hope i win an iphone.i want an iphone".
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jan 10
bounce when I was going to the U I often pictured myself making as or bs and telling myself, you made it through junior colleg e with a four point average , you can nail this. and for the most part it did work. I did not have a four point average when I graduated but I had a three point average. B plus so it was good enough. I use this when confronted by people who are negative or who look at the world with sourness. let it be, do not stress, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. borrowed with thanks from the Beatles. lol lol lol.when I am going to try something new I envision my self succeeding. like a new thing on the computer and it does work.
29 Jan 10
I guess what you're saying is that if you believe it, it will work. Even though sometimes it's not necessarily the outcome we want, but for the most part, it is helpful. Thanks Hatley. I should think of an original for me. And maybe not saying it over and over. Maybe just a couple of times to set my mind.
• United States
30 Jan 10
I would get sick of saying the same thing over and over. In fact I would want to smack myself in the mouth to make myself stop, lol. I have a motto I live by though, it is from the movie road House , " Be Nice until it's time Not to be nice"