9 Mantras That Changed My Life Forever

“Thank you.”

I would say those two words over and over again. A kind of chant. I probably looked a little crazy.

“Thank you, rock.”

“Thank you, tree.”

“Thank you, home.”

“Thank you, shoes.”

As the months passed, I realized I was actually becoming more grateful by default.

“I would say to myself every morning:

I am unstoppable.

I am unstoppable.

I am unstoppable.”

He would say this for hours on end as he ran. Is he unstoppable? I don’t know. He believes he is unstoppable, though, and that apparently matters.


“Mantra” comes from a Sanskrit root meaning “a sacred message or text, charm, spell”

“Sacred.”


1. “LOVE IS SACRIFICE”

Romantic or platonic, not much speaks louder than giving up something you care about for another person.

2. “FOCUS ON FOUR”

This connected culture makes us think we have to impact 4,000 people to be important — maybe 4 MILLION!

3. “NO DAYS OFF”

When I left on my 5 A.M. alarm for Saturday and Sunday, these things happened:

  • I woke up without an alarm clock
  • I started cooking a big breakfast that became a new weekly tradition
  • Monday mornings were much easier
  • 9 A.M. became a lot less scary.

4. “THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM”

Most people have a deep fear: One day, they will run out of ideas.

5. “30 x 30 x 30”

If you do just 30 seconds more of what you love day after day, you will likely be much more fulfilled at the end of a year.

6. “I LOVE YOU, BUT I CAN’T GIVE YOU MY FOCUS RIGHT NOW.”

What has suffered in this generation is our ability to work deeply. We settle for shallow interactions, quick dopamine hits, and endless entertainment.

7. “HEALTH COMES FIRST”

I wasn’t able to accomplish much in 2014. A large reason for this was because it felt like my guts were about to fall out of my stomach at any moment.

8. “80% LOVE, 20% BUSINESS”

My friend told me once:

“SEO is the only way to win.”

No.

9. “CREATION BEATS AFFIRMATION”

One of the great ironies of life is this: the praise which follows success can stonewall your progress.


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Todd Brison

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Author of The Creative’s Curse, The Unstoppable Creative. Seen in CNBC, Inc. Magazine, and in my kitchen doing dishes. https://instagram.com/toddbrison

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