38 Career Mantras That Will Inspire Your Success

Having your very own career mantra has great benefits. These articles will help you find your perfect fit!

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This Is Why You Should Write A Career Mantra

By Career Contessa

“So there's this largely forgotten film from 1999 called Bowfinger. Seen it? In the film (and most things he's starred in, actually), Eddie Murphy's character, Kit Ramsey, has loads of issues. Whenever he's spiraling towards a breakdown, Kit's therapist suggests that he calm himself by repeating a personal mantra: ‘Keep it together. Keep it together. Keep it together.’ K-I-T.

Maybe because I happen to share a first name with Eddie's character, every time I hear the word ‘mantra,’ I think of that scene—and a little part of me squirms. To me, a personal mantra has always sounded life coachy, cheesy, even cultish. When I imagine the sorts of people who have one, I don't think of creative, interesting women—I think of strangely ageless dudes who do a lot of yoga in white linen.

So let me clarify: under no accounts am I about to ask you to write a personal mantra. No judgment if you want one, just maybe do it on your own time. Instead, I'm suggesting you create a career mantra for yourself.

It just takes three simple steps—no yoga or weird voodoo rituals necessary.”

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32 Career Mantras That Will Inspire You At Any Stage Of Your Career

By The Muse

“Many career experts and industry leaders have written about the benefits of writing aspirations on Post-it notes and keeping inspirational quotes close to your workspace. So you can only imagine the awesomeness that occurs when you combine the two ideas and write motivational career mantras on Post-its—it’s enough to keep you going no matter what your workday throws at you.

We know that it’s hard (and time-consuming) to find the career mantra that perfectly describes where you are at your job or career right now. So to help you out, we compiled 32 mantras you can scribble on a sticky note that’ll keep you motivated no matter what.”

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5 Career Mantras You Need In Your Life Right Now

By Levo

“Confession: I know so much about what this is like because I’m a career junkie too. I love my inspirational quotes and five-step processes as much as I love my morning latte. However, I fear that anyone who’s a career advice addict does themselves a disservice by constantly relying on someone else to constantly craft the plan for us. From one career advice enthusiast to another, I’ve come up with five career mantras that you’ll seldom see included in these advice listicles.”

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