Our minds have the ability to accept as truth any criticisms that we think about ourselves, but positive affirmations can help us to overcome those negative thoughts.
The words that we say and think about ourselves have a way of perpetuating themselves in our life. If you are thinking negative thoughts they seem to magically come true in our daily lives. If we continually tell ourselves and others that failure is the only option, we or they are not good enough this then becomes our reality. The subconscious mind accepts what we say and think as truth no matter how negative and hurtful, however we also have the ability to change that by changing the way we think and speak. This can be accomplished with positive thoughts and words through affirmations.
Affirmation are positive statements that we can create, speak and think on a daily basic. Once they enter our consciousness they have no choice but to then become part of our subcounscious minds. It is there that they have the power to change our lives. What the subconsious believes the conscious has no choice but to achieve it!
Your affirmations should be positive, specific and not too long or wordy so that you can learn and recite them daily. They should be in the present tense as if were already a true statement of what you have in life. Focus on what you want in life or a specific goal or that you ARE in control. And rather than state that you want something make the statement positive and current that you already have that something.
As your subconscious becomes programmed to accept these postivie thoughts you will being to live as if. As if it were already so. And very soon it will be. The reality of your life will begin to reflect what you have told it is so. Revert to your new positive affirmations everytime you begin to go back to your negative thinking patterns. Carry your affirmations with you written down on a 3x5 card or in a daily planner or whatever you can carry with you every day. As you continue to repeat these affirmations they will grow stronger within your consciousness to override old negative thoughts and feelings. These new, positive thoughts will motivate you to take action in their direction.
Affirmation ARE a powerful tool to Create A New Life. By speaking and thinking positive affirmations we invite those opportunities into our life that will help to make them a reality.
Adapted from Words of Wisdom by Madisyn Taylor and DailyOM
Paula J. Kaprocki, LMT, BS, CPC
Life Coach, Massage Therapist, Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Author