All the information you require to make a success of your business is within you. Contrary to popular belief on self-development, you don’t need to consume endless podcast episodes, social media posts or opinion pieces to become a better leader or entrepreneur.
We don’t need to learn more, we need to be reminded of what we already know. Re-reading your favourite business book and cementing its lessons will take your revenue far further than picking up the latest Sunday Times bestseller. Reminding yourself of your vision and values will set up a successful day more than catching up on business news ever could.
What’s the alternative to new books, podcasts and ways of consuming new information? Mantras. Simple reminders of what we already know to be true. Subtle hints that we’re on the right track. Small nudges in the right direction if we’ve steered slightly off course. Craft your personal mantras to ensure you stick to your path.
Creating powerful mantras with ChatGPT
Channel your challenges
The adversity you have overcome holds lessons that are unique to you. No one else on the planet has faced the same set of obstacles and overcome them in the same way. Use the challenges you faced to come up with mantras that resonate, and remind you that you can get through any crisis thrown at you, just as you have done in the past. Copy and paste this into ChatGPT and edit the square brackets with your information.
“Produce three mantras that encapsulate the wisdom gained from my past experience and guide me through future obstacles. For context, a challenge that significantly shaped who I am is [describe the challenge and how you overcame it].”
Play the long game
If you act in accordance with the long term, all your actions will be beautiful. You’ll make more investments in your health, business and relationships. You’ll regain perspective quicker, seeing short term blips as no reason to fear. You’ll have the end game in mind and have a calmer disposition. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the future when the pressing present seems so dramatic. Create a mantra that helps you think long term at all times.
“Produce three mantras that keep me aligned with my long term vision and motivated to achieve it. For context, in 10 years, I see myself [describe where you see yourself a decade from now].”
Find inner peace
“Mantra” roughly translates to “a tool or instrument of the mind.” In a broader sense, a mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated or chanted during meditation, prayer, or rituals. When you have lost a sense of inner peace, a mantra can bring you back to calm. Describe what anger or fear look like for you, for words that resonate and transform your mood.
“Produce five mantras that help me find calmness in challenging times. For context, when I’m stressed or in turmoil, I find peace by [describe activities or thoughts that bring you calmness].”
Stay true your core values
Acting true to your values means your words, thoughts and actions match up. You’re in complete alignment, practicing what you preach and feeling your energy go in one direction. When you’re not acting true to the values you hold for yourself, you’re likely to feel unsettled. Get back on track with a mantra that reminds you what really matters.
“Produce three succinct mantras that serve as a daily guide, to remind me of who I am. For context, the core values that are most important to me are [describe your top values].”
Be right here
The past no longer exists and the future is anyone’s guess. All that matters is the present moment. But when you’re ruminating, fantasizing, or distracted by technology, it’s easy to forget where you are right now. Find a mantra that can bring you firmly back to this moment, the only place where life takes place.
“Produce three mantras that remind me to be fully present and make the most of each moment. For context, I find myself most present when [describe situations or activities where you feel fully engaged].”
Prompt ChatGPT to create powerful mantras that resonate
The right mantra can change your mood in an instant. Even a few words can transform a negative disposition, bring perspective that’s been lost, or set you back on track with your mission in mind.
Use your challenges, play the long game, find inner peace, channel your core values and bring yourself back to the present with mantras personal to you, compiled by ChatGPT. Write them down, display them somewhere you can see, and never forget why you’re here.