Magic words distract you from the discomfort, while they connect directly to the extra spirit that all of us have hidden inside. You don't have to give in to any negative message that hits you when you're under stress. By focusing on the positive, you maintain control. It's what you put in the forefront of your thoughts that counts.


  • There is no pressure on me.
  • I'm going slow. If it gets tough, I'll just slow down more.
  • From the first step, I'm going to relax and enjoy the endorphins.
  • I feel comfortable, supported by all of the energy.
  • I'm part of a very positive movement.


  • I feel good about myself and what I'm doing.
  • This experience gives me control over myself.
  • I know what I'm doing when I'm out here.
  • This is my heritage; the power of the human migration spirit is with me.

I'm Getting There!

  • I'm tired but strong.
  • I'm feeling better.
  • I'm tired but proud.
  • There's plenty of strength left.
  • The reward is coming.
  • What a wonderful accomplishment!