Affirmations are nothing more than powerful, inspiring statements made by you about yourself. They are designed to alter your self-concept.
The purpose of using affirmations regularly is to allow you to override the existing programming in your mind that is the result of years of conditioning from parents, teachers, friends, and family. Though often well-meaning in intention, the programming most of us received in our early years is actually holding us back from living the life we really want.
If you can't honestly say that you are in fact living your dreams, chances are its limited thinking that's preventing you from being all you can be, doing all you can do, and having all you can imagine. Powerful affirmations can help and to get you started on the right track, I'm about to reveal 3 examples of affirmations you can use or model to create your own.
Affirmations are powerful tools of change. You simply repeat the statement to yourself as though it were absolutely true. Follow the examples below and you will have learned another valuable tool for self improvement.
What affirmations do is they help you to change your existing beliefs. They are designed to upgrade your beliefs about who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing. If you have yet to accomplish all you want in life (and who has, really) than affirmations are something that could seriously benefit you.
Delivered in a positive, confident manner, affirmations eventually take over the existing belief to change your internal programming, making you stronger and more able than you were before. What makes them so effective is they help to create a vision of you having, being, or doing exactly what you want. It's a preview of coming attractions, with you stepping into the new role you've chosen.
Here are the 3 examples of affirmations as promised:
1. Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better. (Emile Coue)
2. My past is nothing more than the trail I've left behind. What drives my life today is the energy that I generate in each of my present moments. (Wayne Dyer)
3. I know that I can only think and focus on one thought at a time, so I deal with each issue of my life, one at a time, before moving on to the next. (Art Stanley)
Choose statements that resonate with you and your primary goal. Stand tall. Feel confident and radiant. And speak your chosen affirmations with power and conviction. Use the above examples of affirmations to guide you and then create your own. Repeat several times daily and combine affirmations with visualization and you've got a one-two punch that will help you create the life of your dreams.
This guide was authored by ArtStanley whom I am a great fan of.You can read the rest of his articles on the ezinearticles.com website.