Create Your Own Affirmations
by: Lael Johnson
Whether you are preparing for a final interview, first
performance, first gallery hanging or starting a regular day,
affirmations can really be helpful. Usually people practice saying
affirmations out loud. It’s very helpful to express your
affirmations by verbalizing them, listening to them and watching
yourself as you speak them in front of a mirror. Each time that you
express them, you give yourself more time to absorb what they say
However before you can verbalize your affirmations, you have to
create them. You can find them in books, ask for some ideas from
your friends, create them yourself or use a combination of
techniques to write them.
FIRST: Start your affirmations with the phrase “I am________.”
The idea is to keep your focus in the present and to keep them
positive. When you use the phrase” I am__” you are starting the
process of acting as if the affirmation is already part of your
SECOND: Choose one action that you want to complete. Do you want
to meet five referral sources during a meeting? Do you want to
complete six telenetworking calls next week? I’m sure that you can
think of some other actions that fit with your business. Choose an
action that is a currently a challenge for you to complete.
THIRD: Write out your complete affirmation. Read your
affirmation out loud. Listen to it and see if it reads like an
action that you want to complete.
FOURTH: Stand in front of a mirror. Repeat the affirmation ten
times, while looking at yourself in the mirror. Remember to repeat
this affirmation once a day for thirty days.
FIFTH: Be expectant. Don’t scan every moment of your life
looking for signs of change. Stay focused on learning your
affirmations. You will keep yourself very busy building new
thinking habits while you are changing internally. Any external
changes will follow your internal changes naturally.
I’ve included a list of affirmations, ready for use, until you
have created some of your own. Feel free to use them as catalysts
for writing your own affirmations or use them just as they are.
Remember to practice, practice and practice your affirmations
Here is the list:
1) I am writing my dreams daily.
2) I am filling my journal with valuable information.
3) I am expressing my feelings in a safe place.
4) I am creating a roadmap for my dreams.
5) I am making myself heard during important conversations.
6) I am recording my past memories easily.
7) I am solving important problems daily.
8) I am sorting out my thoughts freely.
9) I am creating something new daily.
10) I am writing my prayers daily.
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