One of the core thoughts and principles I live my life with is the thought I have a very powerful brain.
And with this powerful brain, I’m capable of doing amazing and wonderful things.
You have a powerful brain as well – one which you can tap into and do amazing things.
One of the ways your can tap into your powerful brain is through affirmations.
I’ve practice affirmations most days, and whenever I do, I feel ready and able to seize the day and accomplish my goals.
In this post, I want to talk to you about the power of affirmations and how you can tap into your biggest asset: your brain.
What are Affirmations and How You Can Use Them To Affect Your Behavior
Let’s start simple. What are affirmations?
An affirmation is a statement of truth.
Affirmations strengthen us because we can “trick” our brains into thinking what we want in this world.
An affirmation is as simple as the following statement, “I’m a nice person.”
An affirmation also could be more involved, such as, “I’m a person who is looking to become better in my relationships and I’m focusing on asking better questions.”
Typically, the statement you choose will be something you want to change in your life.
If you want to become a nicer person, tricking your brain by saying, “I’m a nice person”, will result in you becoming nicer!
By using affirmations, we can trick our powerful brains into becoming who we want to become.
“Every time you choose the easy thing, instead of the right thing, you are shaping your identity, becoming the type of person who does what is easy, rather than what is right.”
How to Write an Effective Affirmation
Writing effective affirmations, for yourself, is easy.
First, turn inward and think for yourself for a minute.
What do you want to change in your life? Who do you want to be? What are you struggling with?
Right now in my life, I’m struggling a little bit with focus and balance.
Taking this struggle, I can flip it around into an affirmation which will bring my brain to focus on what’s important.
Here’s my affirmation for the day:
“I’m able to focus for long periods of time and get my work done.”
Notice a few things:
- I started my affirmation with “I”
- Taking control of your life is critical to becoming better.
- I wrote in the present tense
- Right now, I’m focused – not, I’m going to focus (if I’m going to, I never will)
- The affirmation was positive
- Positive thinking is incredibly powerful and will lead you to where you want to go.
Using the three bullet points above as a loose framework will help you write affirmations for yourself.
Examples of Affirmations from My Life
Back at the end of 2016, I got really into affirmations. Recently, I was digging through my drawer of old notebooks and found some of my affirmations. Below are some of those affirmations.
12/11/16 “I am charming,easy going, and can get along with many types of people. I have a great smile that brightens the life of other people. I will ask good, penetrating, and thoughtful questions at work and at home to gain a better perspective on life. At the end of each day, I will reflect on the questions I asked people to better understand my interactions and to increase my ability to connect with others.”
12/12/16 “I am persistent, diligent, and detail oriented in my work. I want to climb the ladder at work. By doing the work I have done, I believe I can get there. I want this because more responsibility brings more money and options. To get there, I need to ask good, penetrating and thoughtful questions. I will do what is right, not what is easy, and will achieve this goal.”
12/16/16 “I am the owner of what happens in my life. I want to meet and hang out with amazing, beautiful women. I want this because it’s time to align my goals with my actions. I want a beautiful family. By being charming, easy-going, and kind, I will accomplish this.
12/17/16 “I am patient, I am kind, I am aware.”
12/18/16 “I am reliable, I am friendly, I am determined to succeed”
12/21/16 “I am capable of coming up with creative ideas”
12/27/16 “I’m an investor. I’m building financial wealth. Is today the day I find an opportunity to make a deal?” (I was reading The Millionaire Real Estate Investor)
After spending a month doing these affirmations, I was feeling much better about my situation, but still had a lot of work to do. I was looking to find a girlfriend, and later did in 2017. I was hoping for a raise at my corporate job and have received two in the last 16 months. I wanted to create a blog and business, and since have.
These affirmations allowed me to tap into my powerful brain and manifest my wants and goals. Now, it’s your turn.
Tap Into Your Powerful Brain and Influence Your Life With Affirmations
Becoming a better person, and someone who is more successful in what they do, will take time, but it can be accomplished.
We all have a powerful brain. Yes, this means you have a powerful brain.
Thinking critically about what you want, asking good, penetrating, and thoughtful questions at yourself, and getting answers will result in some action items to implement.
With these action items comes a call to become better as a person and a shift in your mindset.
With affirmations, you can influence your life and become who you want to be.
Thank you for reading!
Readers: what are you struggling with? Can you write an affirmation to help move towards success?
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