Successful people, from top salespeople and entrepreneurs to bestselling authors and Olympic athletes, have figured out that using willpower to power their success isn’t enough.
How do you do this?
The technique you use to do this is called daily affirmations, which is simply a statement that describes a goal in its already completed state.
Two examples of affirmations would be:
I am joyfully walking across the stage as I receive my MBA degree from Wharton.
I am so happy and grateful that I am now crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
In addition to all of the feedback I have received from hundreds of thousands of students from around the world about the effectiveness of their using daily affirmations, there’s now new academic research that shows in high-stress level environments those who do daily affirmations have lower stress levels and more success than those who don’t.
Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Repeating daily affirmations helps to reprogram the unconscious mind for success.
It helps eliminate negative and limiting beliefs and transforms your comfort zone from a limited one keeping you trapped in mediocrity to a more expanded one where anything is possible. It helps to replace your “I cant’s” with “I cans,” and your fears and doubts with confidence and certainty.
Daily affirmations are reminders to your unconscious mind to stay focused on your goals and to come up with solutions to challenges and obstacles that might get in the way.
Daily affirmations also can create higher vibrations of happiness, joy, appreciation, and gratitude that then, through the law of attraction, magnetize people, resources, and opportunities to come to you to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you know it or not, you are always using affirmations… but usually not ones that will bring you what you want.
These are things like:
The use of daily positive affirmations interrupts and eventually totally replaces this barrage of negative thoughts and beliefs. To achieve this, you must continually flood your unconscious with thoughts and images of the new reality you wish to create.
I am going to share with you two sets of guidelines for creating powerful daily affirmations that work—the long form and the short form.
Here are the eight guidelines for creating effective daily affirmations. You may want to write these down. They are also in my book The Success Principles.
Here’s an example of an affirmation following these guidelines:
I am joyfully driving my new red Porsche Carrera convertible down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Or if you are more ecologically minded, you can make that a new Tesla.
You can use the following simple formula: I am so happy and grateful that I am now ... and then fill in the blank.
Some examples would be:
I am so happy and grateful that I am now earning $150,000 a year.
I am so happy and grateful that I am now celebrating having achieved my ideal weight of 140 pounds.
One of my most famous affirmations is:
I am enjoying living in my beautiful beachfront villa on the Ka’anapali coast of Maui or somewhere better.
I started writing that affirmation in 1989 and in 2011 – that’s right, 22 years later, I had something better!
Make sure to take 5 to 10 minutes every day to repeat your affirmations – preferably out loud with high energy and enthusiasm. The best times are early morning and right before you go to bed.
Write down 3 affirmations for yourself that affirm you having already achieved 3 of your goals and dreams. Then, write down the time of day that you will commit to practicing your affirmations. Is it when you wake up in the morning? Before you go to sleep? Mid-day when you need a pick-me-up? Or maybe after your daily meditation when your subconscious mind is primed?
And to hold yourself accountable, go ahead and leave a comment below with your chosen time of day. I’ll follow up with you to make sure you’re staying on track!
Discover how you can use affirmations to re-create your self-image, replace your limiting beliefs, and achieve success. In this guide, I will teach you about the importance of daily affirmations, why they're critical to your success, and how to implement them in your life for rapid and positive changes. Click the graphic below to get this free daily affirmations guide.