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I use short phrases to combat stagnation and anxiety. The problem is that inspirational phrases too often have short shelf lives.

"Celebrate Life" seemed to have an impact on me one night while I lay in bed thinking about how my life is like a washing machine drum, spinning but not moving. I repeated those two words like a mantra for a couple months until they were just two words again.

Then "Respect The Time You Are Given" gave me a push. That lasted for about as long as it took me to jot it down. For the moment I am hooked on "What Would The Hero You Do?". When I start to feel lazy or trapped I think of a perfect version of myself and try to imagine what he would be doing right then and there. I don't always emulate him (my pecs aren't big enough), but it serves me well...for now.

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