That’s what you tell yourself every day, without realizing it.
- I can’t lose weight
- I can’t go after my dreams
- I can’t be myself
- I can’t start my own business
- I can’t change
So, when it comes to actually taking on the task, you don’t.
You build it up to a bigger reason: lack of motivation, lack of skill, lack of ability or lack of desire. But, it’s rarely ever true.
The reason you can’t is because that’s what you tell yourself – day in, and day out – in your self-talk.
The success, happiness and peace that’s missing in your life isn’t because it’s actually missing. It’s because you tell yourself that you can’t have it.
And, this harmful process is so deeply ingrained into your mind, that it’s become habitual to devalue yourself and talk to yourself as if you don’t matter. When, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You are valuable, you are important and you can do whatever it is you set your mind to. First, you just have to re-wire your brain to believe it.
Which is where Positive Affirmations come in.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive Affirmations are the reverse of what you’ve just read. They are designed to build you up, change your perspectives and help you see yourself for the wonderful, talented, valuable person you are.
And, that’s something you’d really like, isn’t it?
For a dictionary definition though, I’m going to hand you over to a true expert in the world of affirmations Dr. Carmen Harra, who says:
“Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Much like exercise, they raise the level of feel-good hormones and push our brains to form new clusters of ‘positive thought’ neurons. In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations play an integral role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.”
But, I like to keep it simple. After all, I use the power of affirmations with anyone from school children, to elderly adults – so it’s good to have a method that works right across the board.
I like to think of Positive Affirmations this way:
If you were to send out an angry, insulting letter to your boss (or coach), you’d ruin any chances of getting a promotion (or making the team). But, if you were to send a nice, flattering letter, you’d receive the same in return (and get into their good books).
Those negative affirmations are ‘angry letters’ to your brain and to the world around you. Whilst the positive affirmations are the lovely, flattering letters to the world around you.
When you put those negative thoughts in to the world, you get negativity back. When you put the positive thoughts into the world, you respond positively to them.
Now, which one sounds better?
Why Are Positive Affirmations Important?
Our thoughts shape our lives.
And, as you just discovered, what you put out into the world (or plant into your own mind) is what you get back.
Positive Affirmations are important for a few reasons:
- They re-wire your brain to use more positive self-talk
- They change your opinion and perspective on what you can and can’t do
- They allow you to slowly ingrain new, more positive beliefs
- They improve confidence, self-esteem and happiness
And, these are all elements you could do with changing in your own life, don’t you agree?
Plus, they can be used to improve any part of your life: success, health, weight loss, business development, personal development, sleep, dream and many, many more.
How Can You Apply Positive Affirmations?
Well, you could trawl the internet looking for different techniques to do so.
Or, you could download my completely free eBook of The 300 Most Effective Positive Affirmations by filling in your details into the box below.
Within it you’ll find 300 different affirmations, for any possible goal you can think of.
You’ll learn how to apply those affirmations to your life.
And, you’ll discover how they can completely change your life in less than 30 days.
So, what are you waiting for?
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