Making Your Affirmations More Powerful

Making Your Affirmations More Powerful

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. —William James

When you create affirmations, you need to focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. People often articulate their goals in negative terms. For example, “I want to be in a fulfilling, lifelong relationship” and “I don’t want to end up sad and alone” might seem like two ways of saying the same thing. They’re not. To your subconscious brain, they are saying the opposite. Your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between “I want” and “I don’t want.” It just hears “lifelong, fulfilling relationship” or “sad and alone.”
If you want to master your affirmation to create the wealth and prosperity you desire, I will show you how. While positive affirmations come in many forms, the structure remains the same. Whatever form you choose, be as clear, specific and succinct as possible:

I am: A statement of who you are.

These are positive affirmations of a real state of being that exists in you. You can achieve a full list of ‘I am’ statements by taking a personal positive inventory of your attributes, strengths, talents and competencies.

  • I am perfectly healthy in mind, body and spirit.
  • I am a genius and I use my wisdom daily.
  • I am passionate about everything I do.

I can: A statement of your potential.

This is a positive expression of your ability to accomplish goals. It is a statement in your belief in your power to grow, change and help yourself. I can statements could be designed after you have a set of goals.

  • I can love my partner unconditionally.
  • I can stop smoking easily.
  • I can grow my business and be financially free.

I will: A statement of positive change in your life.

Positive affirmations of what you want to happen. It is a success prophecy. I will statements are developed after you have set your priorities and goals. Many times the word “will” can be removed to bring the statement to the present.

  • I will love and nurture myself better each day.
  • I will gain more confidence each day.
  • I will do my visualizations daily.

You can intensify your affirmations with a single word—easily.

I am earning $1,000,000 a month versus I am easily earning $1,000,000 a month.

Notice how the wordeasily adds a sense of calmness and intensifies the positive emotional impact of the affirmation?

Here are some other ways to make your affirmations stronger:

1) Make sure your affirmations are bold, clear, and positive.

2) Practice saying your affirmations for 30 minutes a day. Say them in your head and out loud, even if it’s awkward for you.Your new vision takes courage and you can’t wait for your affirmations to feel genuine, they won’t feel genuine until you start believing them.

3) When you start doubting your affirmations, realize your non-conscious brain is sending you a signal based on your conditioning—not on what you are capable of achieving.

4) Keep recommitting to the process. Every time you set a goal higher, commit to re-articulating that goal and imprinting it onto your non-conscious brain.

5) Along with your affirmation, take action.

6) An affirmation alone will not cause results to happen in your life, unless you have the right plan to back up that affirmation and are taking daily action in accordance with the plan.

Remember that affirmations take some time, but once you begin the process, you will be surprised by just how quickly it happens. At first, it feels like a lot of effort without much result, but soon the momentum of the process begins to take over. Within you is a genius yearning to express itself. All you need is to learn how to use your conscious faculties to tap into the phenomenal power of that non-conscious brain of yours.

After all, (read this out loud): I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.



  1. Thank you so much Jon for this powerful message! Consistency and Action are key!

  2. I agree and know that consistency and Action are key.

  3. Patti Thor says:

    John, I would like to create my own affirmations mixed with a theta wave meditation track for my personal use. May I use one of the tracks from the Winning the Inner Game of Business Success series? If so, which would be best?


  4. Meenapersad says:

    Hi John, that was awesome! short and to the point, thank you very much for sharing that info.
    Many blessings to you!

  5. Sukumar Movva says:

    Wonderful article. Unknowingly many people are committing mistakes of affirming negative things. It is good to plan how we should not be, but that itself is going negative. It is always good to have positive affirmations like what we want to be like.

  6. Though I say affirmations every day, the idea of saying them for 30 minutes is great. And I have started adding the word “easily” as you have suggested

    Shankar, India

  7. Sooo True

  8. Irina Ponizova says:

    I can achieve whatever I set my mind to ! Easily !

    Have a Great weekend, John !

  9. I have found that using the word ‘choose’ helps me at lot.
    Sometimes the affirmation is not ringing true, so I add choose.
    “I choose to love myself”

  10. Chowdhurymoin says:

    The words like ‘easily’, ‘freely’ and ‘wisely’ etc. add extra strength to our affirmations. We can ‘easily’ make it when we ‘want’ it happen in our life…. Thank YOU JOHN, YOU are really GREAT! Best wishes and regards ALWAYS.

  11. I really appreciate the additional insights and comments you provide us John. Each bit of information is a confirmation or a revelation that I may want to change things up a bit. Biggest aspect for me is believing big enough in the goals and affirmations declarations and statements and having unswerving confidence day in day out to take massive action toward those dreams. The course helps me stay on track. Durango
    An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Arnold Glasow

  12. Thank you very much – very eye-opening!

  13. Thanks John! I have my clients begin by saying their affirmations as if they are the script for a part in a play they really want to play convincingly… it seems to help them say it as if they mean it because it is difficult to do in the beginning. Much love.

  14. I can give to others and have everything I want at the same time. I enjoy giving. I Tank you for your gifts.

    • Very precisely put ..I loved that soon as you believe in that, you lose all envy and insecurity!!

  15. I know and take the right action to achieve my goals every day. I am so happy and thankful to have this abundance in my life! Thank you!

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  18. Thank you, John, for sharing this great informations 🙂


  19. Garryharper says:

    thankyou John

  20. Thanks John, This makes things more clear on affirmations… Eric, San Diego, Ca

  21. Good information – Thank you!

  22. Doug Jones says:

    Hi John
    Great to meet you in San Diego last weekend and thank you so much for the inspirational guidance. I purchased a copy of the Winning the Inner Game of Business system and was hoping you could confirm which of the bonus tracks we are supposed to use on week 1. The reason for asking is that when I play them in my ipod Track 3 says its Bonus level 2 in the album name and track 10 says its level 1.
    I have been using them in number order but because of the different album names they won’t play consecutively in my ipod.
    If you could confirm I am playing them in the right order that would be great.

    Thanks again

    Doug Jones

  23. Onafeso Olajide says:

    Thank You Daddy, God Bless You, Amen

  24. thank you, I can easily practice every day 🙂

  25. oduro justice says:

    thank you for impact on this generation

  26. Vanessajmbuck says:

    I like the overall concept, but I don’t agree with all you say. I don’t agree that “I can stop smoking easily” will work, because it keeps the word smoking in the affirmation and I’ve helped lots of people give up smoking. Better to say I am a non-smoker every moment of every day. “I will” is useless. If it’s always in the future, it becomes like a carrot on the end of a stick in front of a donkey. “It’s 25th December 2010, and my weight is 134lbs” would be a MUCH better approach.

    • of course it won’t work if you use the word “smoking” in your affirmation. I believe that, instead something like; “I am enjoying a healthy lifestyle” could work with everything 🙂

  27. The finer the slice we take on our daily habits, the greater the rewards. “We are never NOT creating”, thank you for your input…George Ramirez

  28. Thx, John. What a great way to be preparing for a fantastic new year.

  29. Rita Schwarcz says:

    Fantastic stuff John….sometimes I wonder why people are still struggling to achieve a life they really want even though it’s so easy to create it!!!!
    It is really as easy as 1-2-3

    Rita Schwarcz

  30. Louise Hay says never say positive affirmation in the future tense as they will always stay in the future.

  31. Awesome~<3<3☺

  32. James breen78 says:

    I dont understand this, here John is saying to say the affirmations consciously, yet John has said in his THE ANSWER & HAVE IT ALL, as well as lee pulos, bob proctor and joseph murphy, to get into a relaxed state and then imprint to your subconscious with feelings and emotions, so which is right?


  33. Maria Luisa says:

    🙂 thank you, thank you and thank you again 🙂


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