Affirmations can be the quickest and easiest to apply method to powerfully transform not only what you think is possible about yourÂ capabilities, but aboutÂ the world that you live in.Â All of us have unconscious thoughts and messages that we pick up from teachers, coaches, adults in authority, or even from ourselves that play over and over again. Whether you know it or not, you use affirmations on a daily basis. Unfortunately, messages give to us by adults to keep us safe, can also keep us from achieving the goals we desire later in life. Messages of guidance can easily transform into messages of limitation.
There is a way toÂ change these messages to give yourself incredible confidence, self esteem, and personal power. When you finish reading this article, you’ll easily be able to create simple affirmations that you can use to propel yourself to automatic success. There areÂ three simple rules to learn, so that your affirmations will have a maximum effect.
Rule Number One: StateÂ Them in the Positive.
You want to focus on what you want, rather than you don’t want. Instead of focusing on losing five pounds, focus on being your ideal weight. Instead of focusing on quitting smoking, focus on breathing fresh, healthy air with every breath. Instead of focusing on quitting eating ice cream for breakfast, focus on eating healthy foods that support a healthy body.
Rule Number Two: State Things in the Present Tense.
Instead of saying “I want to weight 150,” pounds, say “I weight 150 pounds.” Instead ofÂ saying “I want to cut back on the number of sweets,” say “I only eat healthy food.” Instead of saying “I will quit smoking next week,” say “IÂ only breath fresh clean air with every breath.”
Rule Number Three: Avoid “Be” verbs and useÂ Powerful Action Verbs
Instead of saying “I am confident,” say “I behave confidently in every situation.” Instead of saying “I weigh 150 pounds,” say “My behavior easily supports a healthy weight of 150 pounds.” Instead of saying “I am a non smoker,” sayÂ “I treat my lungs and body with respect andÂ always inhale clean, fresh air.”
If you can, try this now. Choose something that you wantÂ to create in life, and apply these three rules, and say it out loud. How does that feel? The more empowered you feel, right now, as you say your affirmation is an indication of how you will take it as your truth the more you say it. When you say something that causes you to feel a strong emotion, your brain will be much more likely to accept it.
The best time to say these is as you fall asleep at night. This can be a golden opportunity to powerfully program your subconscious for automatic success generation. Ideally, you want to live your life so that you can naturally and easily get what you want without a lot of effort.