5 Inspiring Catchphrases and How to Develop Your Own

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Catchphrases: short and sweet and typically used repeatedly. They derive their power from the subtle cues they send your brain — messages you receive whether you realize you’re internalizing them or not.

But why should you care about catchphrases if you’re not a screenwriter or ad executive? Well, no matter your pursuits, you can tap into the power of this literary tool and harness it to propel you toward your goals.

In the same way repeated use reminds you of a character’s motivation during a TV drama, crafting and using a personal catchphrase helps you maintain focus on your goals, inspires you and reveals to others what you’re working toward and why.

The Power of a Personal Catchphrase

Ideally, you’d be able to create a singular phrase that works in all situations. Since you often have different goals that are determined by which facet of your life you’re focusing on, crafting a few different phrases ensures you’re prepared for any scenario. Take these five examples below:

You can do it!
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Crafting Your Own Catchphrase

Now that you’ve seen how these snippets of sentences aid in achieving your fitness, career, health, nutritional and personal goals, let’s break down how to create one tailored to you.

What Do YOU Think?

What are some well-known catchphrases that have inspired or motivated you? What area(s) of your life would benefit from a personal catchphrase? How do you think creating one might help you better achieve your goals? Share your thoughts, suggestions and questions in the comments section below!


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