A one-time affirmation will instantly transform you from one state to another by simply speaking.
Before you think I’ve totally lost it, think about a wedding. When the official says, “I now pronounce you husband and wife, “ the couple is instantly transformed from one state (single) to another (married) by simply speaking. Each person is expected to act differently than before those words are spoken.
Graduations, bar mitzvahs, first Communions are all examples of one-time affirmations.
You can easily write one-time affirmations that will instantly transform you from one state to another. If you want to be a successful business person, write an affirmation, “I now pronounce you a successful business person.” Just like the married couple, you must now ACT like a successful business person. (The reality and the money may come a bit later.)
Ongoing affirmations are repeated on a regular basis and reinforce a person’s beliefs. The Pledge of Allegiance, the Apostle’s Creed and the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Promises are examples of ongoing affirmations.
Ongoing affirmations are effective because they remind you what you believe on a regular basis. When recited in unison with others, they form a bond between members of a group.
You can easily write ongoing affirmations that will remind you about your beliefs in yourself. If you want to be smart, simply affirm it. “I am an intelligent person.”
- Affirmations must be written in first person present tense – “I am” rather than “I will be someday.”
- Affirmations must be positive. Never affirm negative things about yourself. Remember the Universal Law of Focus.
- The most affective affirmations have extreme emotion and energy attached to them, “I am excited to conquer the business world.” Is much more effective than “I am going to do well today.”
- Praise yourself whenever you accomplish something, no matter how small. (I am super because I chose fruit instead of a donut for breakfast.) This reinforces your self-worth and counteracts any negative comments that outsiders make about you.
- The more you affirm, the more you will achieve. The best time to affirm is right before going to sleep and first thing in the morning. This is when your subconscious mind is most active.
What will you affirm today?
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