Blogust 2018: The Series, Mantra Mondays

Day 6: “Life Is Too Short.”

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Hey, guys – welcome back to TNTH!

It’s only right to start off this week with a mantra!

As I’ve been trying to get through each day as smoothly as possible, I realize that sometimes quotes really do have some powerful meanings, and sometimes you have to hear it (or read it) in order to follow it moving forward. Today’s mantra is simply the following: “life’s too short to wait.”

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I say this only because of the hardships I’m personally going through. I’m having an extremely hard time growing up, in all honesty. It’s hard for me to start seeing my life than more than what it is and what it has been. It’s hard for me to grow up these last couple of months because I truly feel like it’s now time I put on my big girl pants and start doing adult things I’ve never done before. Plus, the older I get, the realization that everyone else does too becomes more of a reality.

As I’m writing this (which is two weeks before its actual post date), my grandfather is battling cancer. The last time I heard his voice was the day of my Master’s graduation and he was perfectly fine. By the end of June, he had gotten really sick and now at the end of July, he doesn’t have much time left to live. Time flew by, and we always take it for granted.

Edit: My grandfather’s battle with cancer ended on July 24th, 2018.

So please, life is too short to go to bed angry, to hold grudges, to not see the people you love, and to not take care of yourself. Life’s too short to wait for things to happen to you, you gotta make things happen. Once you let time navigate your life, you’ll realize just how much you’ve missed waiting.


-Liz. (:



Mantra Mondays

Mantra Monday #4 (7/24/17)

You are the only one who can limit your greatness.

I was having a conversation with my best friend the other day about this concept; that even though there are people in your life who are close friends to you that when it comes to further your success, you are the only one who can help you achieve that. Everyone else is worried about achieving their own success that people forget that you would want your people to succeed with you. At the end of the day, if you’re in a situation where your group of friends is practicing the “every man for himself” lifestyle, it’s only right to do so yourself. There’s no purpose in trying to help your friend out if they aren’t going to help you back, so why not begin to be there for yourself? Achieve your own success, follow your dreams at your own pace, do what it takes to satisfy your needs and wants to succeed. Only you know how you work, what you can handle, and most importantly: what you want.

-Liz (:

Mantra Mondays

Mantra Monday #3 (7/17/17)

One day or day one; you decide.

Never let the fear of the future scare you. Many of us believe that we have all the time in the world to do what we want and do it whenever we have the courage to do so, but why wait to do something when you’re thinking about it now? If you want to start working out and go to the gym, start today. If you want to sign up for a music class, start today. If you want to go and get your permit or driver’s license, start today. The “one day” isn’t guaranteed, but “day one” is.

In other words, live in the present, so do things in the present.


-Liz (:

Mantra Mondays

Mantra Monday #2 (7/10/17)

Grow through what you go through.

A person’s biggest mistake when going through a difficult time in their life is not learning from it the moment that it happens. Many of us wait until it completely passes us and when we have the time to reflect on it from a clear standpoint. Going through a rough time can result in making some dumb decisions – I’ve definitely made them myself – but not taking responsibility for your actions right then and there is not going to prevent you from making the same mistake twice. Now, there’s a difference between taking responsibility for your actions and there being a person being the cause of these actions. Taking responsibility for your actions means that every decision you decided to make was from you, not because someone forced you to do so. Yeah, there may be a person who influenced you to act a certain way, but they personally did not make you do anything; that’s all on you. That’s where a lot of people fail. It’s rare that people take responsibility for their actions in the situation, and put the blame on other people. In order to grow, you have to accept your own wrong-doings the moment you do them. iN other words, you have to be honest with yourself enough to acknowledge the decision you made wasn’t for the best. That’s how you go through your situations efficiently.

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-Liz (:

Mantra Mondays

Mantra Monday #1 (7/3/17)

Your vibe attracts your tribe.

The energy you put out into the world reflects on the type of people you have around you. If you’re naturally a pessimistic person who has a negative perspective on everything, you will “attract” people who view life the same way. Being positive, honest, and real with yourself allows others who are like that attract to you. All in all, living your life as honest and true to yourself as possible is the only way you are going to have healthy, communitive relationships and friendships.


-Liz (: