Affirmations can be a great way to take control of your life. They help reform your thought process in ways that make things happen. But, they need to be used in the right way. Otherwise, you could be wasting your efforts. Use these tips to help you create the right affirmations.
Stay in the Present
People tend to think in terms of the future when trying to make something out of their lives. For instance, they may say, “I am going to get a promotion someday.” While this is certainly better than using negative language, when you stay focused on the present rather than the future, you will find you get better results. People who get promoted are more successful when they are already performing in that higher role. Those who try to learn the new job find themselves struggling, all things being equal.
Make Affirmations Part of Your Routine
Our brain has been programmed with certain beliefs and habits. Making changes can be difficult, especially as we get older. There is something to be said about the statement, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” But, anyone, regardless of age, can reprogram their brains if they do it long enough. Affirmations will help, but only if you are willing to make them a part of your daily routine.
Seek out others who have successfully implemented affirmations to get what they wanted. You could look online for blogs or forums, or you could even advertise in your local area. Another option is to create a group on Meetup.com for your local area. Search for ones that may already be available or create your own and see what kinds of responses you get. Between the internet and local groups, you should be able to find a person or two who can help.
Read Much About the Subject
There are many resources on the subject, more than you may imagine. This can be a double-edged sword in that, not all of the information will be helpful or relevant. However, as you become more proficient on the subject, you will find it easier to filter out the noise. There are several books available on Amazon for this topic. You can also find some courses on Udemy.com. It will take a bit of searching but they are there, and most have good ratings (at the time of this writing). As resources change, be sure to search online for other resources as well.