What are some favorite life mottos?


Here are some favorite life mottos shared by various experts:

  1. Lane Shackleton emphasizes focusing on the present moment and stresses the importance of creating positive momentum and change in whatever one does: "The present moment is all that we have... Make Things Happen" 1.

  2. Gina Gotthilf shares two mottos:

    • "This too shall pass" which helps her through tough times.
    • "Fake it till you make it," a way to overcome imposter syndrome and embrace potential opportunities 2.
  3. Maya Prohovnik advises not wishing time away, emphasizing the value of every moment, even the mundane or challenging ones: "Only a fool wishes time away" 3.

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    Lane shares his perspective on living in the present moment and the importance of making things happen, while also discussing the valuable lesson of active listening taught by his psychologist mother.

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  4. Karri Saarinen believes in taking thoughtful actions, especially in fast-paced environments like startups: "Go slow, to go fast" 4.

  5. Brian Balfour resonates with the idea of resilience and learning from experiences, drawn from Theodore Roosevelt's speech, known as "The Man in the Arena": "The thing that defines success is the speed at which you pick yourself up" 5.

  6. Paul Millerd advocates for prioritizing personal fulfillment over external achievements: "One coming alive over getting ahead" 6.

Each of these mottos showcases a philosophy aimed at personal growth, resilience, and mindful living.