Funny Mantras

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“I collect mantras:

Everything is figureoutable. (Marie Forleo)

I am an Endlessly Evolving Process,
I am Relentless Forward Motion.

No matter what, I will be okay. (Charlie Houpert)

OMMS (Obstacles Make Me Stronger) (Brian Johnson)

Screw it, let’s do it! (Richard Branson)

That’s like me! (Brian Johnson)

This too shall pass. (Tim Ferris)

And many more.”

“They’re all so serious.”

“Their purpose is to help you recover balance once lost.”

What if you used unserious mantras?

There’s one I know from the book The Improv Handbook by Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White.

As a warm-up, to help their students get into the right headspace and silence their inner critic, they instructed them to repeat to themselves:

I suck and I love to fail.

It always makes me smile when I say it.

Humor is a beautiful tool for breaking emotional patterns and changing state.”

“Reminds me of a funny word from the adventure game The Curse of Monkey Island


In the language of the natives of Plunder Island, the word means ‘Ouch!’

It’s a funny reminder not to take myself so seriously.”



About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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