What is your motto in life?

@gr8life (6252)
Malaysia
September 28, 2007 2:58pm CST
When I was a student, I always remember this, "Don't Crack Under Pressure!" I saw it first in a fashion magazine for the TagHauer advertisement. I made it my own motto while I was still studying. I just loved it so much. Whenever I felt pressure, I will say this word over and over *laughs* Since then, my motto has changed. Right now, I always remember the words my husband used to tell me whenever we chatted online before (while we were seriously in love and were separated between two countries) : Life is amazing. Life is beautiful. I think he is right. Well, that time when he was my boyfriend, he was always right *big laughs* So tell me what is yours...lets share it here.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
I have a few mottoes that I kind of rotate trough my life as circumstances make them more or less appropriate. Right now, my motto is : "Whether the glass is half full or half empty, somebody is gonna have to wash it" :)
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello arkaf61, For the past 35 years, I only have two mottoes in my life as I mentioned above. But after reading all the responses, I think there are so many mottoes that can encourage me to have a better view of life and to hope for more in my life. Thanks to all my friends and respondents here.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
22 Oct 07
Yes, our lives go trough so many different phases and steps, and there is a quote for each one :)
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 07
Hello arkaf61, Not to forget what others wrote here, I cut and paste all the mottoes and keep them in one file *smiles* Whenever I have time or feel so boring about my dull life (if it ever happens) I will read and re-read the mottoes and hope it will help me to get back to my colorful, happy life *smiles*
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
when i was student i didn't want to pressure myself. because other people were already pressuring me! ^__^;; so my motto then was "don't take life so seriously, learn to enjoy but don't forget responsibilities". its just my self-made motto, bits and pieces taken somewhere and combined together. ^__^ i just thought why would i be so serious if i were not happy with it?? i preferred to live my life with flying colors, although i always remind myself to be responsible for all my actions and i always keep in mind my responsibilities to myself and to my family. ^__^ and besides, "all work and no play makes secretbear a dull girl". LOL
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 07
Hello secretbear, You are right, all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl *laughs*
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@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 07
My Motto is To be who I am.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello andyliuzn, That's just great. I think it is better to be who we are rather than pretending to be someone else.
@musicman6 (2391)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Oh, this is a very good philosophy, and I want to add to it,"just hang on until the storm is over"! And this has helped me out in many an endeavor!
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello musicman6, Thanks for completing my motto *laughs*
• United States
29 Sep 07
my motto in life is " if god brings you to it he will bring you through it" i am a firm believer in the fact that god would not give us something we couldnt handle... there are many obstacles in ones life that they have to over come.. how do they do that? faith & hope.. i have prayed so many times for a "break" and it seems like i never get one... god has a sense of humor.. these are some things that i have heard others say... sure at times its difficult and people ask "why? why me?" there is ALWAYS a reason for everything,. thats my motto
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello beutfulmama6701, Sometimes, I also ask myself, "Why me?" and I feel so depressed and tensed when I think of it. But at the end, I realize that God does love me more than others and that's why He chose me to face the obstacles in this life : for the reason to make me a better person. That is my opinion. And I do agree with you that there is always a reason for everything. No matter what, life must goes on and without all the problems and obstacles in life, our lives will be very boring and dull.
@skydancer (2018)
• United States
29 Sep 07
My motto in life is, "Take heart." Or at least that's how it's best summed up in only a few words... to know yourself well, dream big, and work towards that dream... and don't let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Whatever your dream, that's what you should reach for - don't be pleased with your limitations, don't settle to have less than would make you happy... always strive to improve... It's all trite but nonetheless true... at least for me.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello skydancer, Thanks for sharing your motto in life and the thoughts with me and the rest here. It is good to hear all those positive words to start a life with. Thanks for your response.
@mari123 (1862)
• China
29 Sep 07
my motto is"where there is a will ,there is a way",i have many troubles to do my work,but i believe i can try my best well to come true my dream.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello mari123, You are right. When there is a will, there will be always a way to achieve your dream. Life is not easy but with a strong will, we definitely can achieve what we hope for. Good luck to you!
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
29 Sep 07
My motto - Live in the moment and be happy. Don't bother about the 3 "tense" which really gives tensions.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello gloria777, I like that. I always try to be happy and live life to the fullest but well you know, life is not always a bed of roses for me. Anyway, I will follow your motto : Live in the moment and be happy! Thanks!
@kellyalex (151)
• China
29 Sep 07
"Once start never give up".It is a sentence on a wall in my campus.I like it.Share with you.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 07
Hello kellyalex, Thanks for sharing the motto with me. It is good.
@laylomo (166)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Anything worthwhile is worth fighting for.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello laylomo, That's good. All the best for you!
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
I do not rally have specific motto in life but I do have a mission statement which is to set a pace that everyone should follow. This has got something to do about hard work in particular. I want to prove to anyone that hard work really pays and this is a better option rather than longing for quick money.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello hersmart4ever, I have to agree with you on that. At first, when I started to know about making money online, I thought it will help me to earn extra quick cash by sitting in front of my computer all night long but unfortunately, nothing comes that easy, right?
@devilsangel (1817)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Well given the fact that I am a very cynical person my motto is a bit different than most peoples. Its a bit morbid but entirely true. "Life: sexually transmited, always fatal"
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello devilsangel, It is very very unique and yes, totally different from others. How did you get this as your motto?
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
my motto is DO NOT DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU DONT WNT OTHER DO UNTO YOU...
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello jHoEn16, I agree with you. I also believe that when we always be good to others, others will always be good to us too.
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
Be a fighter...whatever circumstances or trials would come..
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello chammy000123, I bet you are a great fighter in life. That's good. How I wish I could always be strong whenever I have problem in life...
• India
29 Sep 07
I m a coll. student as well a researcher on nuclear physics. MY motto in life is-"Give the world the best U can,& the best will come to U."
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello anuj_3103, Thanks for your response. You are right. I do believe if we are good to others, others will be good to us too.
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
"Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give". I love children that's why this is my motto. I really wish to do even a small part in providing a better life for those children who know nothing but pain, suffering, hunger, war.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello christineli, Thanks for your response. You are such a good person. I like your motto too.
• Hong Kong
29 Sep 07
My motto changes all the time according to different situation. But these days, I love "Live Life to the Fullest". Yes your husband is right about life is beautiful and amazing. But the thing is because he appreciates it and that's why he thinks like that! I wouldn't want to waste my life on earth and I would to enjoy everyday. Sometimes there are just too many things around which keep us from appreciating life, and I need to remember the motto and don't let those stuff bother me.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 07
Hello wondericequeen, Mine changes too. It depends on the age, maybe *laughs* I always try to follow that motto : Live life to the fullest. But sometimes, you just can't get away from all those bad lucks that haunting you *smiles* Whatever it is, life is still beautiful and amazing, right?
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
28 Sep 07
"I've got nothing to lose" That is because when I hit my mid life I decided to go for my dream. The very least anyone can say to you is "no" so what the heck...
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 07
Hello jillhill, That sounds good. When I hit my 30s, I feel like I am going to be forever young. I don't care what people say about getting older. For me, things just get better when we get older, right? *laughs*
@darshakk (2142)
• India
28 Sep 07
live your present
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 07
Hello darshakk, Thanks for your response and very sorry for my late comment. Your motto sounds very simple but I don't think it is very easy to follow, right?