Affirmations are simply statements that you think or say about yourself, and this can either be positive or negative. Negative self-talk can become a roadblock to being your best and enjoying life to the fullest, even if you work hard to pursue your dreams.
On the other hand, positive thoughts can give you the motivation you need to achieve your goals and succeed in every area of your life.
Repeating positive affirmations daily helps to reprogram your negative thoughts, so that you can manifest more positive thinking, feelings and experiences.
Simply put, they replace your negative self-talk with positive and motivating thoughts, which eventually become a reality.
It’s important to note that your subconscious mind accepts as true the statements you keep telling yourself, and attracts corresponding events in your life.
That means that if you choose to say only positive things to yourself, you’ll get positive results and vice versa. Repeating positive affirmations focuses your mind on your goals and dreams, and creates corresponding mental images in your conscious mind (the mind you think with).
Using this process intently and consciously, helps to influence your subconscious mind according to your will, which in turn reshapes the way you think, behave and act.
The following are 7 great positive affirmations you can start using…
1. I am confident that I am on the right track to reaching my goals.
2. I have the strength, determination and ambition to make my dreams come true.
3. I am happy and successful in what I do, and that keeps me motivated to continue moving forward.
4. I am a better person today than yesterday.
5. I use my challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
6. I attract people who help me attain my goals.
7. I exceed expectations whenever I put my mind into what I do.
So, how do you repeat positive affirmations?
Here are some tips to get you started:
Choose affirmations that aren’t too long.
Repeat them several times a day, especially when your mind isn’t engaged in important things like driving, crossing the street, etc.
Pay full attention to the statements you’re repeating.
Be as relaxed as possible.
Choose present tense, as opposed to future tense. For instance, instead of saying, “I will be happy and confident”, say, “I am happy and confident”.
Stronger faith, feelings and desire in what you say to yourself, brings faster results.
Feel free to use the above positive affirmations to motivate yourself whenever you’re feeling low and discouraged. Repeat them several times day, as you work towards achieving your goals by taking some sort of action, and very soon you’ll live the life that you’ve always desired.
Want more affirmations?
Check out these 49 other great affirmations you can start implementing in your life.
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