Affirmations—clear, definitive statements declaring something is so—solidify your ideas of where you want to go or how you want to change. Without exception, positive affirmation is the key to all advancement and achievement. The most powerful and successful affirmations are the ones we design around our goals in the areas of our life that are most important to us.
The key to effective affirmations is that they must be bold, clear, positive and stated in the present tense. Get absolute clarity on what you want to create.
Here are some other affirmation best practices:
Own your affirmations—the feelings and associations you have with these words. Get into the feelings and emotions of your affirmations by experiencing your statements as if they are already true. Our outside world is a reflection of our internal programming. Always.
Repetition is the mother of learning. When you first begin your affirmations, your old beliefs will fire up. This is normal. Just return to your affirmation and you will change the hard-wiring in your brain.
Don’t quit. Act like it’s true. Feel like it’s true. Stay positive and confident that everything you are doing will produce results because the repetition of the affirmation is teaching your brain how to think.
Use negative self-talk to identify barriers to your success.
Once you get the hang of it, you can actually use your negative self-talk to catch any negative, non-supportive beliefs that are blocking you from achieving success in your goals.
What you put out is what you get back. When you become more, you will have more. you give your attention, energy and focus, is what you will attract into your life.