Habits and Mantras in Blacksmithing, General Discussion Posted May 5, 2014 No mantra really unless I am with someone else. Then I gotta watch the heat real close otherwise you burn something. And this is most likely to occur and therefore be much more annoying as you get closer to the end of a project. So I may get to a point where I say I need to focus on the fire more to avoid this. The only other thing is that occasionally I get annoyed at how things are going... or not going. Things not quite working the way I had planned or thought or evolved to... When I start to get irritated about that it is usually a good time to quit and come back to it. I guess the only mantra that is constant is don't hurt yourself. Life is too long to go through it with any sort of major or even minor injury just because you didn't think ahead.