Motivational Mottos

Posting about logos not long ago got me to thinking about something similar: mottos.

A short sentence or phrase that encapsulates the belief(s) or ideal(s) that guide a person, family, or an institution.

You may want to consider creating a slogan or catchword that identifies your business or yourself.

On a business/professional level, a motto or slogan distinguishes what you do and/or offer.  Like a logo, it’s something you want people (potential clients and consumers) to remember you by.  It should be simple and relatively short.  Above all, it should be memorable, catchy . . . evoke an image, be positive.  You want to grab people’s attention and retain it.

On a personal level, you might want a motto that serves as positive reinforcement, or reflects an objective or desire.  Or it may “nudge” you re overcoming a fear or unhealthy tendency.  A personal motto could prove inspiring, uplifting, or strengthening.  I’ve had a personal motto—a mantra if you like—for a long time, one I adopted to overcome a persistent sense of non-confidence: conviction of self.

conviction  =  belief  =  faith  = confidence

Believe in yourself =  I believe in me

To be frank, I’m still lacking in the confidence department.  Nevertheless, I hold firm in my motto . . . and, one day, I will wholeheartedly believe.

If it’s personal, place that motto—that rallying cry—on your desk, wall, mirror, body (mine’s on my shoulder).  When readily visible, it serves as a boost and a constant reminder; it becomes a part of who you are (or strive to be).  Maybe it would even work well on your blog or site or “About Me” page . . . ?

See what’s out there in the vast world of mottos.  Perhaps you’ll find one that speaks to you.  Work with it.  Make it your own. WPmottoPixabay

Happy motto-ing.

Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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