The 12 most uplifting words and phrases to keep handy

These productive, encouraging thoughts will keep you motivated no matter what life throws at you, professionally or otherwise.

I’m going to call these suggestions the Stalwart’s Self-talk Script.

1. “We’re all learning”

Give yourself a break when you make a mistake, especially when getting the hang of something. People who are plenty competent in one area often founder when trying to master something new.

2. “Get over it; move on”

My family has found a program that has given us incredible insight about, and support with, managing the ups and downs of raising a child with ADHD. That’s where I learned the acronym GOMO. Get over it. Move on. It doesn’t work for every situation. But it sure helps us keep some things in perspective.

3. “You’ve got this”

When you tell yourself this, it’s like being both the athlete and the sports fan. Without hesitating, you cheer for the folks on the field you’re pulling for. Cheer for yourself the next time you feel your game slipping away.

4. “I can”

Strong. Simple. Powerful.

5. “I’ll get there”

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