Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation and these thoughts and words create your life experiences.
Your subconscious mind stores positive and negative beliefs that it learned while you were growing up (from other people and from past experiences) and you respond to life according to these beliefs. These beliefs manifest themselves as your thoughts about who you are; your self-worth; what you are capable of; what’s possible and your assumptions and conclusions about people and the world around you. This is what determines how you experience your life, the present condition of your life and what type of life you create for yourself in the future.
You need to pay attention to your thoughts so that you can eliminate the negative ones creating experiences that you don’t want in your life. You can reprogram your subconscious mind and replace any negative beliefs and thoughts with positive ones or insert new powerful thoughts about the life you desire.
You do this by feeding your mind with positive statements (affirmations). Your subconscious mind cannot distinguish between what’s true or untrue, good or bad, right or wrong, real or imaginary. It takes the data in and then gives it straight back to you when called upon. By feeding your subconscious mind with positive affirmations, you are creating a new set of beliefs that will overwrite the old ones over time and create more positive thoughts.
Some examples of turning negative affirmations into positive affirmations:
Negative Beliefs Positive Affirmations
I can’t I can
It’s impossible It’s possible
I don’t deserve to be loved I am worthy of love
I’m useless I have a lot to offer
Life sucks Life is full of opportunities
People hate me I am respected and well-liked
I never have enough money Life is abundant and I attract wealth
I’m lonely I make friends easily
Rules for powerful affirmations that work:
- Make positive statements (ex. instead of “I don’t want to be poor”, use “I create my own wealth”)
- Repeat daily (you have many years of negative programming to overwrite)
- Use the present tense (not “I will/I am going to” or “in the future”, but rather “I am” or “today”)
- Say them out loud or write them down (this will make them “stickier” in the mind)
- Attach a positive emotion to it (ex. feel the emotion that goes with the positive statement – remember, your mind will believe what you are feeding it, so trick it into believing that the statement is already real and happening now by reinforcing it with the positive emotion)
"Always remember, that you have the power to make a choice about what you believe and what you think, so use this power to create the life you want."