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My Best Self - April

Posted: by Jo Thursday, 28 March 2019 @ 11:52

April sees the London Marathon happening – an event which requires immense determination and perseverance to complete. I have managed it twice, and both times required me to dig really deep, just to find a way of getting around.

Every part of your body is aching, your lungs feel like they are exploding, and that insistent voice in your head keeps telling you that you can stop all this pain, just by slowing to a walk. Somehow, you have to find a way of blocking out that voice, to enable you to continue.

For me, repeating mantras to myself, over and over, was the way through. It was the only way to drown out that voice. ‘Find a way’ was one of the many mantras I kept saying to myself as I ran – just find a way to get round, to keep running, to finish.

Let me tell you more of the story behind this particular mantra, and why I was so keen to turn it into a piece of Mantra Jewellery.

We were inspired by the remarkable story of Diana Nyad, who swam 111 miles across shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. It was virtually impossible, as the waters are dangerous, the distance is very long, and the navigation incredibly hard. But it was a challenge that Diana had decided she wanted to complete, for her own satisfaction.

So, she kept trying – and failing - from the age of 30. She succeeded on her fifth attempt, at the age of 64! She was absolutely determined that one day, she would find a way to succeed, so she never gave up trying. ‘Find a way’ became her mantra on that last attempt.

This is such a great example of persistence and determination, and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and challenge.

For me, whatever you face in life, ‘Find a way’ is a brilliant mantra to bring to mind. It acts as an encouragement, whether in our business lives, our personal lives, or our emotional lives – to keep going, to keep trying, to test new approaches, to make new attempts - until one day, we find a way to succeed. 

Some people are naturally resourceful, and live this mantra every day of their lives, without needing a reminder.

But for those of us who can sometimes feel defeated by life’s challenges; or who feel like giving up after a few set-backs; or who need encouragement, when everything we try seems too difficult – then calling to mind the mantra, ‘Find a way’, could be enough to spur us on.

Share your thoughts with us on this month’s mantra, and let us know what it means to you.

Wear this powerful mantra every day, to remind yourself to keep going: keep persevering, keep looking, keep trying, until you find a way; or gift it to someone who needs encouragement to spur them on.

As our Mantra of the Month, our ‘Find a Way’ Necklace is 15% off throughout April.

Crossed Arrows Necklace

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