140 Short Yet Powerful Mantras To Live By

Last Updated on February 12, 2024

140 mantras to live by sounds great, right?! Absolutely, but what, exactly, is a mantra?

Join me in this article where I talk about ‘everything mantra’ and how mantras can help you improve the quality of your life.

I will look at mantras to live by, succeed in life, overcome stress, and build self-esteem and self-love.

First of all, let’s find out about what a mantra is.

Mantras are words or phrases that are repeated to help us focus on a key idea.

You may have heard the word mantra associated with meditation. While we meditate and repeat a mantra our mind focuses on this thought or idea.

Mantras often reflect a goal that we are working to attain. For example, you may wish to improve your financial situation, or improve your relationships.

A mantra can also be based on your desire to develop self-love and self-acceptance.

While mantras can be an integral part of a meditation practice, they can also be thought of and said aloud in any number of places and at different times.

Your commute to and from work is ideal for going over your mantra. If you’re on a lunch break why not take a few minutes to think about your mantra?

In the shower or bath, walking the dog, or watching the kids play at the park are all opportunities for devoting time to your mantra.

The more often you say or think your mantra, the more firmly it will be implanted in your mind and that translates into it becoming a part of how you think and behave.

That’s when the real change happens.

Let’s begin by looking at personal mantras to live by.

Personal Mantras To Live By

The process of using mantras helps us in two ways. Firstly, it forces us to take some time to think about what is important to us and figure out our priorities.

Secondly, it provides us with a clear message captured in a simple phrase we can use to guide us in our lives.

What is it that you believe in and what do you desire? 

What do you see when you examine your life? Do you see alignment between your beliefs and desires and your reality?

Personal mantras need to be just that, personal. This is about you and your life. Figuring out what you want from life is step one.

Forget about the internet and what everyone on social media is posting and going on about. 

Focus on what is going to bring you fulfillment.

If you feel you are lacking a broader perspective on the world, you may decide to focus on a mantra that reflects actions you want to take in regard to poverty, or climate change.

These mantras should guide you in your life, the decisions you make, and the choices you opt for in relation to all facets of your life.

Read the following list for ideas that can help you.

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24 Personal Mantras To Live By

1. “I deserve to take the time to have fun, relax, and center myself. My value is not tied to my productivity.”

2. “I did the best that I knew how at that moment. I have received the wisdom to grow from that experience.”

3. “My friends love me for who I am. I am not a burden.”

4. “I honor my sensitivity, and I treat myself with compassion.”

5. “I have many talents and gifts to offer the world. I inspire others.”

6. “My future will be prosperous. I attract abundance, and I am worthy of the riches I receive.”

7. “It’s okay if some people don’t like me or disagree with my opinions. It is not okay for people to disrespect me. I am worthy of respect.”

8. “I feel comfortable being honest with others about my feelings. Expressing myself soothes me and leaves room to accept more light.”

9. “I possess the power to change what isn’t working in my life.”

10. “Tomorrow is a new day to welcome joy and positivity into my life. I am excited by what the day will bring.I embrace my beauty. I am becoming the best version of myself.”

11. “My success is inevitable.”

12. “I no longer crave validation but meaningful connections. I am secure in myself and who I am.”

13. “Other generous souls are attracted to my giving spirit. I am open to receiving positive and mutually beneficial relationships in my life.”

14. “I am exactly where I need to be”

15. “I don’t owe anyone my truth. I speak my truth because I am proud of who I am.”

16. “I am forgiving of my own mistakes. I release all of my self-judgment.”

17. “I am deserving of a powerful, radiant love.”

18. “Comparing myself to others doesn’t feed me. Collaboration and community fulfill me. I inspire others, and I allow others to inspire me.”

19. “My mind is a magnet for positive outcomes from the universe.”

20. “I love my body. When I look in the mirror, I see my true and beautiful self reflected.”

"I love my body. When I look in the mirror, I see my true and beautiful self reflected."

21. “I radiate love and receive love in return.”

22. “My potential is unlimited.”

23. “Every day, my pain is healing. I am letting go of suffering and things that no longer serve me. I hold a profound joy within.”

24. “I am capable of overcoming my greatest fears and trust in my intuition to lead me on the right path.”

Motivational Mantras To Succeed In Life

Sometimes, I just don’t have the ambition to get going on something, to energetically pursue a goal, or even start my day.

I hate feeling that way. You, too?

Mantras have been very helpful in giving me a jolt of motivation when I am in this state.

I can go from feeling very ho-hum about a day, or even life in general, to wanting to grab the day and put everything into it I’ve got.

Mantras can give us this motivation!

Whether you’re looking for motivation in the area of perspective on life or boosting your confidence at work, mantras can inspire you to pursue your goals and succeed in life!

Mantras are powerful. Determine what aspect of your life needs attention, use a mantra from the list below or let it guide you to develop your own, and give the mantra regular, frequent attention.

You’ll be surprised and thrilled about how quickly you see that area of your life improve!

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73 Motivational Mantras To Suceed In Life

25. “You are not alone.”

26. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.”

27. “It’s always too early to quit.”

28. “When one door closes, another one opens.”

29. “You are capable of anything you put your mind to.”

30. “The more you do, the more you can do.”

31. “Kindness is never wasted.”

32. “The more you give, the more you get in return.”

33. “You have within you the power to do anything you want.”

34. “Tell the world this is my voice”

35. “Think for yourself and question authority.”

36. “Start with one step and keep going from there.”

37. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

38. “Take time for yourself and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.”

39. “Your only limit is the amount of willingness that you exhibit.”

40. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."

41. “The only way to make a difference is to take action.”

42. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

43. “You are capable of more than you can imagine.”

44. “The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know.”

45. “You are never too busy to set goals and work on them.”

46. “Perseverance is power.”

47. “It’s not about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.”

48. “The only way to find out if you can do something, is to try.”

49. “The only way to find out the truth, is to ask questions.”

50. “You can’t put a limit on how much you can improve.”

51. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

52. “Think about what you want in life and go for it.”

53. “You are never too busy to work on your dreams.”

54. “You are capable of more than you think.”

55. “Take the time to be thankful for what you have.”

56. “You can do anything you set your mind to.”

57. “Smile and the world will smile back at you.”

58. “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.”

59. “The only way to learn is through trial and error.”

60. “You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream.”

"You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream."

61. “Always be open-minded and willing to learn new things.”

62. “Do your best and let go of the rest.”

63. “No one can control your happiness but you.”

64. “Take time to relax and recharge.”

65. “Life is too short to waste time on things that don’t matter.”

66. “Your story is not over yet.”

67. “The only way to find out if you are truly happy, is to experience different things in life.”

68. “Believe in yourself.”

69. “Dream big and dare to fail.”

70. “The only way to fail is to give up.”

71. “You have everything you need inside of you.”

72. “You can’t be afraid to fall, you have to be afraid to not try.”

73. “There is no such thing as an impossible dream.”

74. “Every day is a new opportunity to do something amazing.”

75. “When you stand up for what’s right, sometimes you’ll stand alone.”

76. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

77. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being vulnerable.”

78. “Follow your heart.”

79. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

80. “You have to be willing to take risks and step out of your comfort zone.”

"You have to be willing to take risks and step out of your comfort zone."

81. “The only way to get better is to keep pushing yourself.”

82. “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.”

83. “Start with one step, just one.”

84. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

85. “You have to be a little bit crazy to do great things.”

86. “The more you know, the more power you have.”

87. “Appreciate everything that you have in life.”

88. “Knowledge is freedom.”

89. “Challenge yourself every day.”

90. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

91. “You have to find your passion and run with it.”

92. “The only way to make a difference is to start today.”

93. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

94. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

95. “You are never too old or too young to do something amazing.”

96. “The only way to make a difference in the world is to be different in the world.”

97. “Failure is not an option.”

Mantras For Anxiety

Feeling stressed out and anxious? It’s a common feeling in our hectic lives.

Stress from work, health issues, financial woes, world issues, and relationship problems is greater than ever before.

We know that anxiety does not only negatively affect our mental health but our physical health as well.

The good news is that there are ways to reduce anxiety in our lives. More often than not, lessening anxiety is about changing how we view our lives and making small changes here and there.

One powerful thing you can do to support your goal to lead a less anxious life is to incorporate mantras into meditation.

You may feel like you don’t have time for meditation but just getting up 15 minutes earlier can provide you with the time you need to sit quietly, be calm, and focus on a mantra.

You can even repeat a mantra as you are standing in line for your morning coffee, sitting on public transit, or shampooing your hair.

Soon, you will find that repeating a mantra becomes second nature and you will begin to internalize the message of your mantra.

That’s when the real change happens. You will find yourself taking things in stride, and what used to get you tied up in knots will roll off you like water off a duck’s back.

Make mantras a part of your plan to live a less anxious life and reap the benefits!

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25 Mantras For Anxiety

98. “I live in the present moment.”

99. “I can redeem myself.”

100. “I am powerful, and I deserve every power-filled thing.”

"I am powerful, and I deserve every power-filled thing."

101. “I am safe and secure.”

102. “I am worthy of good things.”

103. “Look how far I’ve come.”

104. “You are lovable.”

105. “I’m in control.”

106. “I will be okay.”

107. “I’m loved”

108. “Others love you.”

109. “Thank You”

110. “One day at a time.”

111. “I’m more than my mistakes.””

112. “My life matters.”

113. “All is well.”

114. “I will not be denied.”

115. “Failure will not define me.”

116. “Today I choose peace.”

117. “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.”

118. “I am more than my anxiety.”

119. “I am wisdom, love, and selfless.”

120. “Calm down.”

121. “This will pass.”

122. “I am worthy of a calm, peaceful life.”

"I am worthy of a calm, peaceful life."-Short Powerful Mantras

Mantras For Self-Esteem And Self-Love

It is far too easy in this life to get down on ourselves and take on a negative view of who we are and what we have accomplished.

This belittling of ourselves is not helpful in any way. 

All we achieve by dwelling on mistakes we may have made and telling ourselves we are incapable of attaining goals is more despair, sorrow, and regret.

Each and every one of us is worthy of self-love, yet, it is sadly easy to be critical of ourselves and find innumerable faults within us.

From our physical appearance to the material things we own, we are a society that is discontented with who we are and what we have.

Social media does not help. We constantly receive a barrage of messages about the fabulous lives others are leading: the wonderful vacation someone took, or somebody’s great career achievement.

We are also bombarded by images of people showing themselves as flawless. In the face of this, it is so easy to feel ‘less than’.

Mantras can help to flip the switch from negativity to positivity, from self-loathing to self-love.

Regularly repeating phrases that speak to our worth can put us on the road to attaining self-love.

Start this journey and start seeing the good in you.

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18 Self Esteem & Self Love Quotes

123. “I’m grateful for bumps in the road; they help me steer in the best direction.”

124. “I have power over my thoughts and emotions, and I will not let them control or define me.”

125. “You are enough.”

126. “Just breathe. All will be well.”

127. “I frequently remember my successes.”

128. “I do my best. At the same time, I know I’m not necessarily in control of the outcome, and I won’t lose my confidence if things don’t go my way.”

129. “I value myself, and I love my mind, emotions, body, and spirit.”

130. “You are doing as best as you can.”

131. “You don’t need to be perfect to be worthy of love.”

132. “I believe in myself. I’m excited about my talents, gifts, and qualities.”

133. “I know my life is a miracle, and I respect it like a precious gem.”

"I know my life is a miracle, and I respect it like a precious gem."-Short Powerful Mantras

134. “I will fill my heart with love and joy every day.”

135. “I take joy in every positive step I take.”

136. “This, too, shall pass.”

137. “I can better myself! I will stop worrying about what will happen and let it flow.”

138. “You are smart, you are kind, you are important, and you are enough!”

139. “I don’t have to be perfect to be confident.”

140. “Small progress is still progress.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Short Powerful Mantras Be Customized?

Yes, short powerful mantras can be customized to suit individual preferences and goals. You can adapt them to focus on specific areas of your life, such as self-love, success, gratitude, or healing.

How Often Should I Repeat Short Powerful Mantras?

The frequency of repeating short powerful mantras depends on personal preference and schedule. You can incorporate them into your daily routine by reciting them during meditation, while commuting, or as a part of your morning or bedtime ritual.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Short Powerful Mantras?

Using short powerful mantras offers several benefits, including increased self-confidence, reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and clarity, enhanced emotional well-being, and a more positive and empowered approach to life.

Can Short Powerful Mantras Help With Daily Challenges?

Yes, short powerful mantras can provide the motivation and inner strength needed to navigate daily challenges with resilience and positivity. By repeating affirmations that emphasize strength and perseverance, you can overcome obstacles with greater ease.

How Can I Create My Own Short Powerful Mantras?

To create your own short powerful mantras, identify an area of your life where you seek empowerment or positivity. Choose words or phrases that resonate with you and encapsulate the essence of your desired mindset or goal. Keep it concise and memorable for easy repetition.

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