My motto has always been "Just do it". Much like the Nike motto, which should send any potential sporty person into action, I used it to force myself to do things whether I was afraid or not. I don't really appreciate hedging, hemming and hawing, hesitating...although I do find myself doing it when I want to say no, but can't for whatever reason.
Last year, while working on my Masters thesis, I altered my motto to "I AM doing it". In the present-progressive tense, it tricked my mind into thinking that I was ALREADY making progress and that I NEEDED TO KEEP GOING.
A quick Google search brought me to this gem of a motto, which I have adopted for this purpose.
It is simple, but it implies an entire story about who I am, how I see myself and what I can accomplish in the future.
I can. I will. I am.
I have signed up for Part 2 of Brene Brown's class, so I will continue to blog about my progress along with other things.