If you had to pick a motto or catchphrase to describe your outlook on life, what would it be and why?

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Noah Green Profile
Noah Green answered

My favorite motto would probably have to be, "If you can't find a trail, blaze one." - John Hanes.

This is my favorite motto because it actually suits my personality quite well. I regularly find myself leaning towards more unconventional methods of completing tasks, no matter what it may be.

This motto can be taken in many different ways. Some would say that it means one should force himself through a situation like a "knuckledragger", and another may say it means to think outside of the box. I lean towards the second opinion.

Pete Roome Profile
Pete Roome answered

I normally go with: "There's always Roome for improvement".

First and foremost it's a play on words with my surname.

Secondly, I love learning new things and believe people can always improve as human beings, no matter what their age, how intelligent they are or what their background is. I believe you can always push yourself further than you've gone before, it's just mind over matter most of the time.

Nickie Wren Profile
Nickie Wren answered

It alters but one of my all time favourites is 'Logic will get you from A to B but imagination will take you everywhere.' Einstein

thanked the writer.
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Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
Haha I know what you mean. I remember a teacher at school telling me that, whilst most students would take the A to B route, I always went A, Z, Y, X and then all the way back round to B!

I don't know if that was meant to be a compliment, but I think it's important to think outside the box.
Nickie Wren
Nickie Wren commented
It works for me because I like to understand why things work and why they don't so you can learn from both.

I'm sure it was a compliment :-D
Lily Bradic
Lily Bradic commented
That's a great quote, Nickie. Thanks for sharing!
Lily Bradic Profile
Lily Bradic answered

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet and essayist) has some great quotes which describe my outlook on life - or what I'd like my outlook to be like, anyway! Here are some of my favourites:

  • "Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."
  • "Every artist was first an amateur."
  • "A man is what he thinks about all day long."
These quotes suggest that it's your outlook on life that's important, and by changing your outlook you have the power to change your situation for the better.
I don't really live by mottos or catchphrases — I don't really see the need, although it can be nice to look at inspirational quotes now and again!

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