4 Mantras To Reset Your Mind and Crush Your Goals

Lauren Sullivan
4 min readMar 2, 2021
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

1. I am an observer of my thoughts. I am not my thoughts.

We often mistake our feelings, emotions, and thoughts with what is fact or certain in life. When in reality, our thoughts are not a depiction of our current situation, but only our perception of it. Our thoughts are shiftable. Because of this, we cannot trust them to be a true indicator of our reality.

We observe our thoughts. We are not defined by our thoughts.

Embodying this mantra will be the difference between an anxious life and a peaceful one. If we choose to go through the motions of each day internalizing our scattered thoughts, we not only are living life through a false lens, we are succumbing to meaningless chatter that is completely temporary.

If we can embody thoughts as moments of observation rather than as pieces of our identity, we can cope with the tough times in life with more patience. We can also forgive ourselves for moments of overthinking because they are in essence, just a fleeting moment.

2. All that I perceive to need is already within me.

Whatever it is you want in this life, if you can envision it, you already have what is required to make it happen for you. If you can want anything — a partner, a job, a lifestyle, etc — then the mere act of just thinking about it means it already is within your grasp. The universe already has a plan to bring it to you. The energy exists — you just have to show up for it.

If this is the case, why don’t we just think things and watch them appear? Typically because we have a tendency to get in our own way. We attract doubt and fear which hinders our ability to create the realities we truly want and deserve.

The truth is this — We are stronger than we will ever know. We are wiser than we will ever know. And we already possess all that we will ever need.

This mantra brings me from the lost corners of my thoughts back to the Earth at my feet. It’s so easy to pick out all that we lack. It’s much harder to recognize all that we already have. We can be scared to admit to ourselves how much we possess because it can be scary. What if I’ve had all this

Lauren Sullivan

A millennial living in Manhattan, eating too much sushi, and writing until 2am.