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12/15/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2015

10 Motivational Phrases To Tell Yourself Today

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Everyone needs a little motivation. Sure, it can come from a co-worker who spurs you on to greater things. Often, it starts with what you believe about yourself. Try saying these phrases to give yourself a boost. Repeat them often to inspire creativity.

1. You're going to kill it today

I love this phrase because it puts you in the right mindset. You will kill it today. You can push yourself harder and finish that monumental task you're facing.

2. Think outside of the box

There's a reason this phrase exists. Creative thinking is what can help you form a strategy in business that actually works, rather than relying on the same old approach.

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3. This is your moment

What does it mean to say this is your moment? For starters, both you and Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk have exactly 60 seconds to spend in a minute. You are equals. Make the most of the time you have.

4. The issue you are facing is not insurmountable

Most of us don't face the challenge of how to get to Mars and back or invent a new mode of transportation. The challenge you are facing today is likely not as insurmountable as you think it is, especially in comparison to other tasks.

5. You are surrounded by a smart team to help you achieve great success

Look around you. Make sure you take account of your employees and co-workers and the skills they offer, because they can help you press ahead and succeed.

6. Dig hard, and you will find the right answer

Stress is often caused by not having an answer to a burning question. Start your day with the attitude that you will find the answer. Make the assumption you will solve problems.

7. You are the only person with your exact blend of talents and skills

It's true. Your background, training, skills, and personality all blend together into a unique individual. No one approaches work with quite the same skill-set.

8. Even if you fail today, you will learn

Failure is a lesson. It teaches you what you did wrong, but also instructs you about what you did right to get this far on a task or project. Capitalize on that lesson.

9. Each day is an opportunity

It's one thing to say this phrase each day, another to actually apply it. When you're standing in line at Starbucks, remember that this day has never existed before.

10. The sky is the limit!

Did you know there really isn't a limit to the sky? This catchphrase seems trite, but it can inspire you, because there isn't a ceiling on creative thinking.

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