catalyst challenge, day 13: seven-word life motto

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Relaxing Music for the month: Awakening: Liquid Mind (12:11) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4558Ml1RuQ

Note: Please enjoy the relaxing music while completing the assessment!


Seven Word Life Motto

As part of the Character Resume, you’ll need to include a Seven-Word Life Motto – a summation of how you will live your life now and in the future, based on the activities completed from this Catalyst Challenge. Think of your Seven Word Life Motto as your compass for living every day – in SEVEN WORDS! Not six words, not eight words, SEVEN WORDS!  Why create a Seven Word Life Motto?

  • A motto is: (1) a maxim adopted as an expression of the guiding principles of a person, and (2) a sentence or phrase expressing the spirit or purpose of a person.
  • Why seven words? In numerology circles, the number “7” is seen as being spiritual, reflective, introspective, and possessing wisdom and completeness.

Your Life Motto should be so profound that this statement drives your actions and decisions every day! What words would be your inspiration to get you out of bed in the morning? What words would you be willing to put on a t-shirt for all to see?

To create your Seven Word Life Motto, use words from the previous activities such as your personality type characteristics, strengths, values, motivators, and superpowers. If you don’t know where to start, use the list below to choose a few “Inspirational” words that resonate with you. Regardless of the specific words you choose, make sure to choose words that inspire you, words that excite you, and words that will encourage you to be your best every day!

  • Abundant
  • Achieve
  • Accomplish
  • Active
  • Action
  • Admire
  • Adventurous
  • Aligned
  • Alive
  • Amazing
  • Appreciate
  • Artistic
  • Astonish
  • Astounding
  • Authentic
  • Believe
  • Beautiful
  • Best
  • Blessed
  • Bliss
  • Bold
  • Bright
  • Brilliant
  • Centered
  • Cheerful
  • Cherish
  • Clear
  • Compassion
  • Complete
  • Confident
  • Connected
  • Courage
  • Create
  • Creative
  • Delightful
  • Delicious
  • Desirable
  • Determined
  • Discover
  • Dream
  • Dynamic
  • Elegant
  • Embrace
  • Empower
  • Encourage
  • Energetic
  • Enhance
  • Engage
  • Enjoy
  • Enough
  • Enthusiastic
  • Exceptional
  • Exciting
  • Experienced
  • Explore
  • Exquisite
  • Faith
  • Fabulous
  • Fair
  • Fascinating
  • Flourish
  • Freedom
  • Friendly
  • Fulfilled
  • Fun
  • Generous
  • Genuine
  • Gifted
  • Glorious
  • Glowing
  • Gorgeous
  • Graceful
  • Gracious
  • Grand
  • Great
  • Grow
  • Handsome
  • Happy
  • Harmonious
  • Healthy
  • Helpful
  • Heavenly
  • Holistic
  • Honest
  • Hope
  • Humorous
  • Imaginative
  • Innovative
  • Inspired
  • Interested
  • Intuitive
  • Inventive
  • Invincible
  • Irresistible
  • Joy
  • Kind
  • Laugh
  • Lead
  • Limitless
  • Live
  • Lively
  • Love
  • Luminous
  • Magical
  • Magnificent
  • Marvelous
  • Masterful
  • Meaningful
  • Miracle
  • Motivated
  • Natural
  • Nice
  • Nurturing
  • Noble
  • Optimistic
  • Outrageous
  • Outstanding
  • Paradise
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Persistent
  • Play
  • Playful
  • Pleasure
  • Possible
  • Positive
  • Powerful
  • Precious
  • Prepared
  • Productive
  • Purposeful
  • Profound
  • Prosperous
  • Proud
  • Radiant
  • Reflective
  • Refreshing
  • Relaxing
  • Reliable
  • Remarkable
  • Renew
  • Resourceful
  • Respected
  • Rewarding
  • Satisfied
  • Secure
  • Seductive
  • Seeking
  • Sensational
  • Serene
  • Service
  • Skillful
  • Smart
  • Smashing
  • Smile
  • Smooth
  • Sparkling
  • Special
  • Spiritual
  • Striving
  • Strong
  • Stunning
  • Successful
  • Superb
  • Talented
  • Tenacious
  • Terrific
  • Thankful
  • Thrilling
  • Thriving
  • Timeless
  • Transform
  • Treasure
  • Trusting
  • Truthful
  • Unique
  • Valuable
  • Versatile
  • Vibrant
  • Vision
  • Vivacious
  • Vivid
  • Warm
  • Wealthy
  • Well
  • Whole
  • Wisdom
  • Wise
  • Wish
  • Wonder
  • Wonderful
  • Worthy
  • Young
  • Zest

See your Seven-Word Life Motto as the story of your present and future. Remember, itt must be EXACTLY seven (7) words – no more, no less. Remember that your life motto describes how you want to live your life every day, starting today.

Your Seven-Word Life Motto can be:

  • One statement;
  • A series of small statements;
  • Seven individual words;
  • Or any combination of statements and/or words that work best for you.

If you aren’t sure what to write, ask those people closet to you for words that seem to describe you best.

For example, I have three Seven Word Life Mottos that I’ve used over time to guide my life:

  • Dream Big. Live with Purpose. Inspire Others. (Original Life Motto)
  • Striving to be 1% better every day. (The statement that drives my actions every day.)
  • Achieving more than one ever thought possible! (How I engage with others – in work and in play.)

If you want more examples, check out these Seven-Word Life Mottos from previous classes/workshops:

  • Weaknesses are just your few strengths unconquered.
  • Lead others, serve others, and maintain integrity.
  • Be lovely, be loyal, and live enchantingly.
  • God has your back, just keep faith.
  • Today makes you who you are tomorrow.
  • Appreciate Life. Maintain health. Remember to play.
  • Be happy. Be strong. Be free. Always.
  • Live intentionally. Be for others. Cultivate peace.
  • Make each moment inspiring with life’s beauty.
  • Ambition should be stronger than any fear.
  • Live through captured moments from the past.
  • Ambition is key. The gate is excellence.
  • Dream spontaneously. Love patiently. Live open-mindedly.
  • Have faith. Love one another. Anything’s possible.
  • Never be afraid to make an impact.
  • Discover daily. Lead with integrity, optimism, love.
  • Live every day like it’s my last.
  • Persevere through challenges. Achieve success. Gain wisdom.
  • Clearly conscious, serving God and people faithfully.
  • Connecting people to their God-given destiny.
  • Magic is something I create every day.
  • Play every day. Live for each moment.

Now, it’s your turn to write out your Seven Word Life Motto. Use any words you desire to construct your Life Motto – remember, it’s YOUR Life Motto! Come up with the seven words that describe how you want to live your life on a daily basis, words that will inspire you when you get out of bed in the morning. When you’re feeling down, these will be the words that will inspire you to move forward! Don’t forget – it must be EXACTLY SEVEN WORDS! If you feel ambitious, create two or three Seven Word Life Mottos – that way, you’ll have several statements that guide you on a daily basis. And if you really want to OWN your Life Motto, share it with the people you know you well and live it every day.

Construct at least ONE Seven-Word Life Motto, your statement to describe how you will live your life every day, starting today.


Bill’s Seven-Word Life Mottos

  • Dream Big. Live with Purpose. Inspire Others. (Original Seven-Word Life Motto)
  • Striving to be 1% better every day. (The statement that drives my actions every day.)
  • Achieving more than one ever thought possible! (How I engage with others – in work and in play.)

Catalyst Challenge Worksheet

Here’s the link to download:

If you have any questions/comments/thoughts, feel free to contact me at whjohnso@uncg.edu.


 

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