Daily affirmations are simple, positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states. Although they sound rather basic at that level, these empowering mantras have profound effects on the conscious and unconscious mind.
Affirmations also hold a key to unlocking the Law of Attraction and creating the life of your dreams!
Successful people, from top salespeople and entrepreneurs to bestselling authors and Olympic athletes, have figured out that using willpower to power their success isn’t enough.
You need to let go of any and all negative thoughts and images and bombard your subconscious mind with new thoughts and images that are positive and stated in the present tense.
How do you do this?
The technique you use to do this begins with daily affirmations, which are simply statements that describe a goal in its already completed state.
Two examples of affirmations would be:
I am joyfully walking across the stage as I receive my MBA degree from Wharton.
I am so happy and grateful that I am now crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
What are Daily Affirmations?
Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Repeating affirmations helps to reprogram the unconscious mind for success.
It helps eliminate negative and limiting beliefs and transforms your comfort zone from a limited one keeping you trapped in mediocrity to a more expanded one where anything is possible. It helps to replace your “I cant’s” with “I cans,” and your fears and doubts with confidence and certainty.
How Affirming Phrases Can Keep You Focused
Affirmations are reminders to your unconscious mind to stay focused on your goals and to come up with solutions to challenges and obstacles that might get in the way.
They can also create higher vibrations for happiness, joy, appreciation, and gratitude that then, through the law of attraction, magnetize people, resources, and opportunities to come to you to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you know it or not, you are always using affirmations… but usually not ones that will bring you what you want.
These are things like:
- “Everything I eat goes straight to my hips.”
- “I am never going to meet somebody I can love.”
- “I never catch a break.”
- “No matter what I do, I never seem to get ahead.”
How to Create Positive Affirmations
The daily use of positive affirmations interrupts and eventually totally replaces this barrage of negative thoughts and beliefs. To achieve this, you must continually flood your subconscious with thoughts and images of the new reality you wish to create.
I am going to share with you two sets of guidelines for creating powerful daily affirmations that work—the long form and the short form.
Here are the eight guidelines for creating effective affirming statements. You may want to write these down.
- Start with the words “I am.” These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
- Use the present tense.
- State it in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
- Keep it brief.
- Make it specific.
- Include an action word ending with –ing.
- Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word.
- Make affirmations for yourself, not others.
Examples of Daily Affirmations
Here’s an example of an affirmation following these guidelines:
I am joyfully driving my new red Porsche Carrera convertible down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Or if you are more ecologically minded, you can make that a new Tesla.
You can use the following simple formula: I am so happy and grateful that I am now … and then fill in the blank.