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15 Powerful Mantras

When you feel like the world is against you, take a second and repeat one of these mantras.

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task . Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, but the motivation to keep pushing through the struggle seems to have disappeared.

We’ve all been there. It’s part of the process. Often, it’s what creatives and makers feel just before finding greatness.

A tried-and-true method for rediscovering motivation is repeating a mantra designed to inspire and rejuvenate you when you need it most. Here are 11 powerful mantras that can be used to get you back on track and focused on the opportunities in front of you.

1. Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

The people you spend the majority of your time with will have the biggest influence on your life. If you spend time with people who are constantly talking about their goals and pushing each other to improve rather than gossiping and complaining about their circumstances, you will be more likely to achieve your own goals, and your attitude (and life) will improve.
2. Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

Sometimes you have to let go of things that are no longer serving you. If you’re holding on to something—like a goal—that is no longer in reach, it’s time to walk away. If you’re holding on to a relationship that is causing stress rather than growth, it’s time to walk away. Take an audit of the things in your life that you’re holding on to and assess whether they’re worth it.

3. It’s not the length of life, but the depth of life.

People all over the world are continually on the hunt for the latest supplement, food or elixir to live a longer life. We take vitamins, chug shakes and rub natural medicines on our faces just for the chance to live a few more years. But sometimes we need to remember to take advantage of the years, months, weeks and days that we already have, and to be in the moment. This mantra is a reminder to do things today that will make life worth living tomorrow.

4. Embrace the process, step by step 

If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you have goals. Maybe you want to hit a certain salary by a specific age. Maybe you want to visit a certain number of countries within the next 10 years. Maybe you want to write a book or learn how to speak a new language. Goals are great. Goals are important. But what’s even more important than our goals are the steps we take on a regular basis to turn our goals into reality.
5. The only one who can beat me is me

I’ve used this mantra many times when close to my tipping point during a workout or a late-night work session. It’s a reminder that the only person stopping you from achieving something is the person you see when you look in the mirror. The only person stopping you from losing 20 pounds is you. The only person stopping you from gaining the skills you need to succeed in your career is you. The only person stopping you from making a sacrifice to do one thing over the next is you. Use this mantra when you feel like the world is against you, because in reality, it’s not—it’s just you versus you.

6. Be a warrior, not a worrier.

Mantras that rhyme are great because they can be remembered easily. Think about the Spartans and the Vikings—there’s a reason we’re drawn to these historical characters. They’re warriors, people who are willing to put it all on the line to achieve something greater than themselves. They’re resilient, not hindered by their fears.

7. This is what you came for. 

Did you sign up for this job? Did you sign up for that marathon? Did you sign up to speak at this event? If so, this is exactly what you came for. You came to the table knowing that there would be challenges. You walked through the door knowing that obstacles might be waiting on the other side. Whenever you face a challenge, remember that’s part of the process and that on the other side of struggle usually lies the strength you need to level up.

8. Action conquers fear.

Fear afflicts everyone, but the people who learn to act on their fears rather than running from them are those who use fear effectively. We should strive to challenge fear, to dig deep into what’s causing it instead of giving in to our prehistoric survival instinct to flee. The best way to overcome your biggest fears is to look them straight in the face and take action.

9. Die with memories, not regrets.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make in life is to forget their mortality. We often act as if we’re immortal. In reality, we’re very fragile beings, so we should strive to live a life that is filled with great memories rather than regrets.

10. This too shall pass.

Nothing lasts forever. No pain. No struggle. No failure. When you feel like Fear afflicts everyone, but the people who learn to act on their fears rather than running from them are those who use fear effectively. If its too much for you to handle, keep in mind that it will soon pass. This mantra can be extraordinarily helpful when you’re creating something but the going is tough, or when you’re going through a hard time in a relationship.

11. Find a way, or make one.

The goal here is to be focused on the solution instead of on the problem. It’s easy to stay hung up on problems when times get tough; it’s harder to adjust your perspective and take action to move forward.

When you feel like the world is against you, take a second and repeat one of these mantras to get yourself back on track. Mantras are meant to be personal. Find one that inspires you and use it to help you reset your brain when you feel like you’re unable to keep moving through the struggle.

11 Mantras by Ross Simmonds ( http://www.success.com

Do you have a personal mantra that you rely on? The following three are my personal Mantras . 

12. Own your Journey 

Most people may know this about me. I don’t allow myself of people around me place limitations to my growth. If a drastic decision has to be made. I pay attention to the trend of advice from my elders but I always do what I feel most comfortable with. Considering all possible outcomes.  Wise counsel is always good. But our parents/elders have lived their lifes. We millennials are wired differently and are in a different space altogether. 

Never allow others project their fears and misconceptions on your life / progress. 

13. Zero To One  

In my short life as a millennial entrepreneurial catalyst I have learnt that we as humans don’t grow or learn anything when we copy those who have succeeded. You may move from A to Z but you will never have grown-up from Zero to one ( O to 1 ).

Failure is inevitable on the path to success but when you copy or imitate others your level of failure will be epic and drastic. 

Be true to your journey and find out how you and distinctly make your own Mark.

Innovation & Constant iteration. 

14.  Adversity = Growth / Progress

Reflecting on this past 3yrs I realised I was able to handle my ALAversity like an adult. I never thought I could have handled something as awful with so much grace.

 I firmly believe that my foundation for overcoming my tragic exist from ALA was the realest and psychological support Constance Swaniker sister of Fred Swaniker  gave me upon my return to Ghana. I had a privilege of spending a week with her before moving to my mums home. I chose to view it as an opportunity to create something even better in my life. 

It was in this hard time I created and fell in love with ( StartUpGh )

This was another profound, pivotal moment in my life. I had done it – again. I had achieved both goals within a year of setting them. But most importantly, I had evolved to the next level of myself and so I was ready for the next level of success.

ALA + Adversity ( ALAdversity )  my glam consolidated way of describing the state of mind i found myself after my  sad exist from such a noble institution. 

When a door closes Another will definitely open. Don’t depress yourself or deprive your self of good life when things don’t go as planned. God is the author of our Destiny. But your the caption of this same Destiny. 

15. Turn Up 

Well if my memory serves me right – I first encountered the word Turn Up whilst I was student at ( ALA ). Precisely I heard this word most times from a gentleman man named chidumaga.   Yes Turn Up is highly exemplified by chidu. Because in every environment he is present at you feel his energy and have a reason to have fun whilst doing what ever it is you participating in. 

Life is short and how the world is going now you never know when your going to Die or loose a loved one. So make peace and live every experience to the fullest because you may never know when death will come. 

I want to encourage any business minded passionate millennial person reading this. You must realise your dreams and take on whatever enterprising ambitions they have. As long as you apply yourself there’s no reason you won’t succeed.

Forgive any typos I consider this blog an excercise / deliberate outlet of improving my writing skills. 

YOLO. 

Coca-Cola Ghana Young Leaders Award💢✨💫💥 

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Trust yourself. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.  Thanks Coca-Cola for this recognition. I dedicate this 1stly to God,  my mum ( VAK ) , Ahmed ,Kathy & Araba .  #Coke60YoungLeadersAward #GhYouDeyForm

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2017 – Year Of Leadership

To my fellow social entrepreneurs (& leaders):

In 2017 (& beyond); let’s get down to real business. Abandon the “social media leader” life. Making self-congratulatory statuses with no added benefit to your organization’s work belongs to 2016. Rather, I hope we opt for many days offline, thinking deeper and reading wider about the work of service we’ve been called to. Choose to deeply connect with the people you work for, and with. Then execute, execute, execute! 
In 2017 (& beyond); let us also put our egos aside and welcome healthy criticisms as opportunities for growth. May we be endowed with the wisdom to appreciate the individual(s) whose seed knowledge, efforts and wisdom made possible the reality of our work today. Not doing so is a sure recipe for eventual doom of our work. May we all go forth and impact more lives this year! #GodBeWithUs #StillWeRise #YearOfLeadership

Image Source : Nana K duah 

Write Up Source : New Year Facebook Status is Shadrack Osei Fimpong.

Never Say Never

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How I see all this is that. Much of StartUpGh sucess had arisen from the fact that, throughout  the past 22 months. I have repeatedly pushed myself out of my comfort zone in order to take on new challenges and deal with new situations. Regardless of the circumstances and challenging environment I find my self.

My entrepreneurial path is a controversial one. But with time it will all make sense. Looking back I realise most of the decisions I am taking have being born out of courage and self belief. The life of the Phoenix bird is the kind I live.

Self belief particularly becuz most of my entrepreneurial ambitions  always meet
some scepticism.

I always say my ultimate goal is to become one of Africas Youngest Most Successful Entrepreneurs ( Like Aliko Dangote ) but at a younger age.

Through my interactions with most people in Ghana, I have noticed that when someone has a very good idea, it upsets people. When the idea is flourishing then real jealousy and a PHD ( Pull Him Down ) mentality sets in.
My constant mantra besides being a fearless Phoenix is to own your journey and not live someone dream of you.

My Leaderships Reflection highlights from Jan 2016

~ Never , ever give up
~ Make is cer very clear what you are doing and why you are doing it. Publicly and intentionally.
~ Don’t  waste time on does who don’t understand your journey and vision.
~ Sometimes you cannot make a big leap not only losrs of little improvesmemt
In the end or all sum up into a big improvement and growth.