I think life mottos are great to have—especially when trying to live your best life! Like, hello? Aren’t we all!!!?
If you don’t have one, create one! The past few years of my life have been a rollercoaster, and trial after trial has molded what’s now my own life motto: “CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!” Let me explain why I chose this. There are going to be experiences in life that you have absolutely no control over and can’t change. But the ONE THING you can control is your attitude towards it. I find it so incredible to be able to have agency. How cool is it that we have a choice? How cool is it that we can choose happiness? We choose how we react to things. If I wanted to choose to be mad or angry about a situation, so be it. I love the quote by beloved Thomas S. Monson saying, “Of this be sure: you do not find the happy life, you make it!” When we choose happiness over all things, I promise it brings so much joy—no matter what you’re going through! Each morning you have the choice to become a happier (and better) version of yourself. How lovely is that!?
So that is my life motto. And I stick to it! Reflect on what you’ve been through in life and what makes you want to be a better person. Come up with a saying or find a quote you love. Put that saying or quote everywhere!!! (phone screensaver, whiteboard, print out)
So, what’s your life motto? What fits your life? What saying motivates you and gets you excited about living life?!