Last time we talked on how to begin building the mind’s powerful framework for success. The lesson we needed to learn was that self-talk has a powerful affect on the outcomes we achieve. We found out that your brain will manifest whatever we dwell on, whether it be negative or positive.
This week, I would want to continue our discussion of self-talk and suggest how you may supercharge on your own-talk and also the results you accomplish through the use of affirmations.
Affirmations really are a powerful mental programming technique that happen to be underutilized and laughed at by a lot of. You might remember the Saturday Night Live skit with Stuart Smiley sitting ahead of the mirror saying “I’m good enough; I’m smart enough and doggone-it, people as i am!” The picture with this character makes one laugh, however, if understood in the context of methods powerful Stuart’s technique actually is, it shouldn’t!
Affirm ways to “make firm.” So affirmation essentially implies to produce a strong statement that something is already so. We all know which we could eventually reap whatever our conscious mind sows onto the realm of the subconscious. So through affirmations we shall become whatever image of ourselves we create, whether it is good or bad. I would recommend using positive affirmations to develop into all that you desire to get!
One of the most poignant samples of the effectiveness of affirmations arises from the boxing legend Muhammed Ali. When you think of Muhammed Ali, what vision pops into your head?
Actually, two visions visit my mind:
First is of Ali standing in the ring across a defeated opponent by using a sweat covered face, surrounded by his trainers. Ali yells, “I’m the king around the globe, I am the very best, I’m Muhammed Ali. I shook in the world, I am just the greatest, I’m king of the world. I’m pretty, I’m pretty, I’m a baaaad man, you heard me, I’m a baaad man.”
Another is of Ali covered with his boxing robe, dancing back and forth before a bout. He exclaims, “Float such as a butterfly, sting such as a bee.” Could this be simply brash talk from yet another cocky athlete? I don’t believe so. I believe that Muhammed Ali knew the power of affirmations. He spoke what he thought about being, and thus became it.
For your purpose of improving yourself and achieving the successes you’ve always desired, I want you to take it on faith that affirmations Do give you results. Give it a shot, if only for any couple months and make a decision whether or not to keep making use of them.
To do this, you have got to know some basics on how to get the best from affirmations. First, the subconscious mind is not going to know the future tense. By using affirmations, it is recommended to talk about the present. The last does work but not nearly as well. Speak just as if the things you want are happening within your life right now. For example, when your goal is to end up being the manager of your division you currently work in, you have to picture it now:
“I am just enjoying the title and responsibility being manager for your ABC Division of XYZ Company and am doing successful and important work. I am being recognized by my peers and my 22devhpky for my good and honorable efforts.”
The affirmations need to be positive and personal! You must usually start your statement with “I.” The affirmation should be specific. Educate your mind just what it is that you want and you may get better results.
Finally, your affirmation must be emotionally intense! Don’t just say it, BELIEVE IT. Shout it towards the top of your lungs in the event you must, but convince your thoughts, no matter how hard, that it must be actually true. This is certainly very important! Your success in using affirmations will live or die regarding how intensely you can get your brain to purchase into your spoken words.
I believe you should take note of and repeat your affirmations twice a day. I would suggest that you just do it as soon as you awaken and right before going to bed. Your assignment for the upcoming two weeks is always to take note of five affirmations that you would like within your life. Repeat them, twice a day, for just two weeks. Should you so, I think that you are quickly on the path to achieving the success you want.