“Do you believe in affirmations?”
“I’m not a mirror-talker,” I reply.
But if I was to be honest, I’m full of affirmations. Especially in the shower and kitchen.
Some of my favorites?
“Don’t Worry Be Happy,” by Bobby McFarron.
“Just Do It.” Big thumbs up to Nike for that one!
“Keep going…you’re almost there!” How many times have I whispered these? Maybe a billion?
Because affirmations are clinically proven to be effective. Psychologists utilize them to help clients make significant and positive changes in themselves or their lives.
Popular affirmations used by Psychologists.
1. I am a good person who deserves to be happy.
2. I have confidence in my abilities.
3. I am comfortable being myself.
“I am” affirmations help Athletes to improve their performance.
1. I am the fastest.
2. I am the toughest.
3. I am a world champion.
(Mohamad Ali was quoted as saying, “’I am the greatest’. I told myself that even before I knew I was.”
Favorites for Entrepreneurs:
1. I will be successful.
2. My success or failures do not define me. They grow me.
3. I have confidence in my abilities.
Aspiring businessmen and women use affirmations like coffee.
Suze Orman wrote the following phrase and said it to herself 25 times a day. “I am young, powerful, successful, and producing at least $10,000 a month.”
And a few months later, it was true.
Are affirmations magical?
No. Their purpose is to train our minds to think positively. To create a productive mindset that gives the energy and focus we need to achieve our goals.
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., states that affirmations work because our brains can be trained to believe a spoken concept…
“This is because the mind doesn’t know the difference
between what is real or fantasy. When you watch a
movie and you start to laugh or cry your mind is
empathizing with the characters on the screen even
though it is only Hollywood magic.”
Should I try affirmations?”, you may ask.
Well that’s up to you.
But you know what they did for Mohammad Ali…
And for Suze Orman…
So here’s a list of affirmations to get you started. They’re based on quotes of famous people who used them as inspiring words to live by.
1. Don’t let others bring you down. You’re great!
(Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt)
2. I’m effective at whatever I do!
(Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln)
3. Action is the key to success!
(Action is the foundation key to all success. -Pablo Picasso)
4. I will keep visualizing my goal!
(If you dream it, you can do it. –Walt Disney)
5. I don’t regret the past, I learn from it!
(Don’t regret the past, just learn from it. –Ben Ipock)
6. I’m the best because I can handle the worst!
(To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst. –Wilson Kanadi)
7. I believe it- so I’m halfway there!
(Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt)
8. I will live what I love!
(Live what you love. –Jo Deurbrouck)
9. Obstacles are my stepping stones!
(An obstacle is often a stepping stone. –Prescott Bush)
10. Mistakes make me stronger and wiser!
(Turn your wounds into wisdom. –Oprah Winfrey)