Oh life. It’s full of ups and downs and ups and downs. And some of those ups are super high and feel amazing. And some of those downs are low, low, low and feel like there will be no end. It’s the same whether you’re building a business or not.

The key is to not give up because 90% of the time, when things get tough it’s because things are about to get really, really good.

Mindset plays a huge part in whether or not you’ll make it to the good. See, people so often give up on whatever it is they’re pursuing when things get tough and they never make it to the awesome. They change paths before they can get there.

The next time you feel like shit about… anything, repeat these mantras to yourself.

  1. What I focus on multiplies. I choose happiness, not worry.
  2. This too shall pass.
  3. I hand this over to the Universe and I trust that she will take care of it for me.
  4. Inhale. Pause. Exhale.
  5. I choose to face my fear and kick its ass.
  6. Any progress is a step forward.
  7. I am strong. I am beautiful. I am enough.
  8. I choose to see the light.
  9. Actions speak louder than words.
  10. I allow and trust.
  11. Commit. Succeed.
  12. Spread happiness like wildfire.
  13. Raise someone else up and you will raise yourself up.
  14. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)