An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change. – Louise L. Hay
I know what you’re thinking, “Oh great, another personal development post about the “magic” of positive thinking!” “What I am supposed to do, just focus on what I want and then magically, “wham bam alakazam! All my problems will be solved!? Well not exactly, but in the bigger picture yes. You see, our thoughts form our reality. In the words of author James Allen, “Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.” What we focus on becomes our experience and reality in that moment. Depending on what we focus our thoughts and energy on, our life situation will change – for better or for worse. If we become aware of our thoughts we can start to change our relationship with life. We can hypothetically “see through new eyes.” The way Supercoach Michael Neill explains it is that we don’t emotionally feel our circumstances or environment; we only emotionally “feel our thoughts.” The way we interpret and make meaning out of a situation is what our emotions and life experience is made of. So, does your thinking and self-concept aligned with the life you want to live? What are you feeding your mind on a daily basis? Just like feeding our body junk food leads to high blood pressure and illness, when we feed our minds garbage and negative messages it leads to doubt, frustration, depression, and despair. “Garbage in, garbage in.” Instead of focusing on problems and what is lacking, shift your consciousness and focus your thinking toward creating the life you want! How? Create and memorize some positive affirmations!
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Claude M. Bristol
Here are 25 affirmations to help you get you started! Whether you use these or create your own, start by selecting a few of them at a time, and memorize them. Put them by your bed stand or on the mirror or anywhere you will see them on a daily basis. Start integrating them into your life, or create a few of your own.
1. I accept complete responsibility for my own well-being.
2. I choose to direct my life in constructive channels. 3. I refrain from negatively criticizing myself and others. 4. I don’t blame others for my problems or mistakes.
5. I accept problems as challenges to my growing awareness and development.
6. I get satisfaction from doing my work well and making conscious choices. 7. My current goals and objectives motivate me, I don’t procrastinate. 8. I think for myself and act accordingly. I don’t compare myself to others.
9. I face reality honestly and accept what I cannot change.
10. I am true to my values and personal needs. 11. I stand up for my opinions and what is important to me. 12. Fear of failure does not hold me back. 13. I am patient, kind, and compassionate with myself. 14. I approach today with honor, joy, and appreciation.
15. I am disciplined and live a balanced life.
16. I am an intelligent, conscious, spiritual being. 17. I don’t require the approval of others. I am authentic. 18. I learn lessons from my mistakes. 19. I don’t have to impress others with my worth or importance.
20. I am capable of anything I put my mind, body, and soul to.
21. My health and well-being is a top priority for me. 22. I follow through and finish things that I start. 23. I am confident, capable, and fully able. 24. I’m willing to do what it takes to get what I want.
25. I have unlimited potential and am always expanding and evolving.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation. – Florence Scovel Shinn
What affirmations would you add to the list? What affirmations do you use, or are going to use?
Disclaimer! Must have Positive Action along with Positive thoughts
Don’t let positive affirmations become idle. I’m not a believer in things magically manifesting out of thin air. You have to take action and move toward what you want. You can’t wait around hoping for opportunities to appear. Use affirmations to gain confidence, feel inspired, and get motivated so you can take the next step. Affirmations can help elevate our state of mind so we feel good. And, if you’re like me, when you feel good, you’re more likely to stay disciplined and take positive action on a daily basis.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.- Jim Rohn