What Are Affirmations And Do They Really Work?

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

What we think about, we bring about.

Affirmations are positive phrases that will become truth when repeated and imbedded into the subconscious mind.  It has been shown that each individual has about 50,000 thoughts per day or in anotherwords, anywhere from 150 to 300 thoughts in a given minute.  It has also been researched that many people have daily thoughts that are 80% negative.

When a person continuously repeats negative thoughts and words regarding events and situations in their life, they ultimately create undesirable and negative situations.  Words are powerful and they can destroy or build up one’s self-worth.

Most of the 50,000 plus thoughts a day are subconscious and what affirmation do is bring subconscious thoughts into conscious awareness.  Thoughts default into a negative pattern when people are not alert and aware of stimuli that enters their mind.

Affirmations will help you think positively and avoid the pitfalls of allowing yourself to fall into a rut.

Some great examples of affirmations are:

“I feel terrific”
“I am a Money Magnet”
“I am happy and healthy”
“I have tons of energy”
“I am embraced in the light of love”
“I am successful in all I do”
“I have a satisfying career”

My own is “I am happy, healthy, wealthy and wise, and I attract those who are the same”.

This may feel weird when you first start, trust me, persevere.  When you begin your day with affirmations, experts say that it has a positive impact on you physically as well as emotionally.  Energy is breathed into life through positive affirmations and a person’s talent, strengths, skills and overall abilities are increased.  The mind is a powerful and effective tool and what is generated in the mind usually instructs the body to follow suit.

When positive phrases are repeated constantly and you focus on the things you CAN do (instead of your weaknesses), it becomes easier to resist feelings of anxiety that can hinder your success, and you will be on the path to achieving your ultimate goal.

Positive affirmation can and will:

  1. Raise your spirt.
  2. Fill your body and mind with energy.
  3. Relieve anxiety and stress.
  4. Increase motivation.
  5. Remove unhealthy and undesirable habits.

When positive affirmations are repeating throughout the day, you are generating positive thoughts and are better equipped to achieve your goals.  In addition, when you shift your thinking toward the positive, you are opening up the opportunity to bring positive people and situations into your life.  You are in effect raising your vibrations.

The subconscious part of the mind accepts what it believes to be true, so to attract positive situations into your life, try speaking (out loud and silently) with majority of positive statements and you will surely see positive results.

A fresh and positive outlook on life, a smile on your face and a stress free aura are all traits of a successful business person.  Are you ready to ‘Release Your Inner Preneur’ and rock your business online?

How has your experience with affirmations been?  I know that when I use them regularly I deal with challenges in a more positive and effective way. I deal with my children’s tantrums much better!!  Share in the comments below.

To Your Success

3 Comments on “

  1. I am right there with you: When I actually do use affirmations I notice that my life – and my sate of mind – is much less chaotic. As a result, I tend to be a LOT more productive because my mind is clear & my stress level comes way down.
    I did not begin to use daily affirmations as a technique until I was already out of college, and I was trying to get my freelance writing career off the ground. As an exercise, I tried affirmations in order to stay positive while trying to build up a steady customer base. I haven’t looked back since. 🙂

    1. Thanks Ann.
      Great to hear the amazing results you have had using affirmations. It certainly keeps you on track when needing to stay on track, getting back on track and as you mentioned to help build your business! Cheers Kate

  2. Hi Kate, thanks for your article on affirmations.
    I have been practicing this for a while now and I personally find very helpful.
    I would like to add a few suggestions I hope you dont mind?

    You need to read them ideally morning and evening-5 minutes well invested (Reading out loud from my hard copy works better for me, somehow seeing in writing and saying out loud is more powerful)
    Make some affirmations on both personal and business aspects of your life. They are at least equally important
    Say with feeling and emotion-otherwise it wont do anything for you
    Keep updating them as your journey moves forward
    Last one- I personally do at end of my meditation because I find they really are more powerful in that state of mind

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