Student and Learning Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
~ Robert Frost

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In our modern, fast-changing world, learning is no longer confined to a period of years that we call “formal education”. The world where that was possible is long gone. We don’t learn information once and it lasts us for our entire lives or careers. In fact, learning is a life-long endeavor that lasts far beyond the classroom.

Most careers require continuing education and re-education as fields change, expand, and cease to exist. Some fields change so rapidly that the information by a college freshman is out-of-date by the time that student reaches his or her junior year. This is what it means to live in the information age. We are in a constant dance with information through its conduit learning.

In fact, the most successful and happiest people are those who become students of life. They understand what Frost meant in the quote above. Frost was articulating what Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

Life is the THE teacher. Experience is THE teacher. Our “teachers” and “gurus” are merely facilitators opening our hearts and our minds to be good students of these great teachers. Knowledge is just knowledge. It is the role of the student to  be a visionary, to use knowledge to transform and transcend experience.

The affirmations in this article are targeted at the student, the learner. They encompass everyone from the second-grader learning math to the student of life seeking the meaning of life. There will be more added to this list, but this is a good start.

Student General

  1. Today and every day, my thirst for learning is alive and well in me!
  2. I can learn anything! I can know anything! I can be anything!
  3. This semester is MY learning experience and I take from it what is useful to me.
  4. I love the challenge of finals! I am acing all my finals this semester.
  5. I am a student and being a student is ALL about the possible!
  6. I am a great student and getting better each and every day!
  7. Learning new things is a challenge and I love challenges!
  8. I am prepared for my tests. I love taking tests. Tests are a breeze for me.
  9. I thrive and I succeed at school! Learning is my gateway to an abundant future.
  10. When I am exposed to information that benefits me, I absorb it like a sponge!
  11. Learning is life. I love learning and I am good at it!
  12. Today I study hard, so tomorrow I can make my difference!
  13. Education is the gateway to my future! Today I make the most of my academic opportunities.
  14. Today I take charge of my education. The more I learn, the more I achieve.
  15. As my demand on my thinking grows, my learning expands.
  16. I am the engine of my learning!
  17. I am a good learner. Learning comes easy for me!
  18. My life is what I make of it and today I make it a great place to learn!
  19. Today I set aside my fears and achieve all my educational goals.
  20. I am smart and today I prove it!
  21. A great student lives within me and today that student shows up in my classes.
  22. I grow and I learn at my own pace.
  23. I value my education because it prepares me for a bright and successful future.
  24. I value my education because it creates a more complete me.
  25. This semester is MY semester! I succeeding at a whole new level!
  26. Education is the path to freedom and today I walk that path with confidence.
  27. Education is my way up! Education is my way out! Education is my way through!
  28. I am bigger than this test! I am better than this test! I AM acing this test!
  29. I contribute to the learning environment in every way that I can.
  30. I set high standards for my educational experience and I achieve them.

Student by Category

  1. Math is fun for me! Math is easy for me! Math is fun and easy for me! (Substitute class of choice)
  2. In those moments when I want to give up and quit, I remember this doctoral dissertation is a doorway to my dreams.
  3. I am easily and effortlessly gathering my research and documentation for an outstanding dissertation.
  4. I am writing a groundbreaking dissertation that receives high praise.
  5. I easily and effortlessly learning new processes at work.
  6. English to Spanish! Spanish to English! I am quickly learning and applying the Spanish I learn. (Substitute your foreign language)
  7. Uno, dos, tres. Spanish is as easy for me as one, two, three!
  8. Grad school is the gateway to my dreams. Today I am claiming my dreams!
  9. I have outstanding credentials! Any grad school would be lucky to have me!

The Seeker

  1. What is mine to teach, I willingly share. What is mine to learn, I eagerly absorb.
  2. Today I find the pearls of my enlightenment scattered along my path.
  3. Love is my teacher and life my classroom. Today I am an honor student.
  4. I am always open to learning a better way.
  5. A chance to learn is a chance to grow. I love growing!
  6. Learning from my morning, I make adjustments to my afternoon.
  7. I hear and I know. I see and I can. I DO and I achieve.
  8. Ordinary thinkers conform to the tribe. Extraordinary thinkers transform it.
  9. As I transform my thinking, I make it easier for those around me to do the same!
  10. Today I pledge to learn from what I don’t understand rather than fearing it!
  11. I learn from every experience. I grow from every experience. I thrive on every experience.
  12. I CHOOSE to move forward every day, growing and learning as I go!
  13. Today I release my either/or thinking and open my mind to new possibilities!
  14. I refuse to unconsciously become the past! I choose to consciously become the future.
  15. Whatever I need to learn always comes my way at just the right moment.
  16. Today I am choose to learn my life lessons the first time. I refuse to waste my energy learning them over and over.

Original Quotes

  1. One empowered mind changes a life. Many empowered minds transform the
    world.
  2. Every new experience is a new opportunity.
  3. The world is built from ideas, as surely as it’s built from atoms. The world can be transformed by rearranging either.
  4. Some days our progress is small, but our learning is much.
  5. A lesson learned is a heartache missed.
  6. A lesson learned is
  7. As an open leaf collects the morning dew, an open mind collects wisdom.
  8. An open mind opens worlds. A closed mind stifles them.
  9. An open mind is a growing mind. A closed mind is a conquered mind.
  10. An open heart opens the mind. An open mind opens the world.
  11. A closed mind gathers no light. An open mind thrives on light.
  12. Education that flows one way is conditioning, not education. True learning is always collaborative.
  13. The dogmas that you hold, hold you.
  14. A little vision takes you further, faster than a lot of knowledge.
  15. Actually, great minds don’t think alike. Great minds innovate and transform the status quo.
  16. In every moment, your thoughts are transforming your world consciously or unconsciously. It might as well be consciously.
  17. Big questions are scary things, but their answers can bring big transformation.
  18. Experts tweak the status quo. It takes visionaries to transform it.
  19. Authentic learning is about staring big truths in the face and refusing to blink when questioning them.
  20. The tribe will always conform you until you have the courage to transform you.
  21. The great learner transcends then transforms the group by pursuing truth, even at
    the expense of the group’s most cherished dogmas.
  22. One empowered thought is the birthplace of a life transformed.
  23. Do you create your own paradigms or are you a tenant farmer in someone eles’s paradigm?
  24. Your paradigms should serve you, not the other way around.
  25. Unless you awaken and think for yourself, those who control your paradigms will control you.
  26. Bigger thoughts change me. Bigger actions change my life. Bigger paradigms change everything.
  27. A paradigm tested by questioning is a fortress. A paradigm untested and
    unquestioned is a house of cards.
  28. Learning is not a period of years in your life. It is your life. The classroom never closes.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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21 Pianist Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play.”
~ Alicia Keys

In our modern world, the piano is a mainstay instrument common most types of western music. However, the modern piano has only been with us for about 300 years. The Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) is generally considered the inventor of the piano.

The piano was based on earlier instruments like the harpsichord (which was loud enough for concert play, but lacked the expressive control sought by composers and players) and the clavichord (which offered expressive control, but lacked sufficient loudness).

The instrument remained largely unknown until an Italian writer Scipione Maffei wrote a widely circulated article about the new instrument that included a diagram. That article inspired a generation of piano builders.

Today the instrument is a vehicle of expression for composers and players and a means of inspiration to billions of listeners.

The following affirmations are written for those intrepid pianists at all levels seeking to bring their brand of beauty into our world. I have used piano player and pianist interchangeably. Use the one that works best for you.

  1. I am a great piano player! I am a great piano player! I am a great piano player and I get better and better each and every day!
  2. I am a good pianist and ready to be great!
  3. I am great pianist and ready to be world-class!
  4. I am a great piano player! I use the piano to connect my heart to the listener’s ears.
  5. I am a great piano player! Who I am is expressed through the keys on a piano.
  6. I am a great pianist! I am a worthy next step to the great pianists of the past!
  7. I am a great pianist! I transform the composer’s vision into a work of art for the ears!
  8. I am a great pianist! I add something special to an ensemble!
  9. When I am at the piano, I am in my zone!
  10. When I am playing the piano I am calm, cool, and confident!
  11. Breathing in, I am attuned to the piano. Breathing out, I am one with the piano.
  12. Every time I sit down at the keyboard, I make a difference in the lives of my listeners!
  13. A great piano player lives within me! Today that piano player shows up in my auditions.
  14. A great piano player lives within me! Today that piano player shows up in my recital!
  15. A great piano player lives within me! Today that piano player shows up at my concert!
  16. When the pianist is ready, the audience appears! I am ready and my audiences are growing!
  17. Piano is my passion and I live my passion to the fullest!
  18. When my fingers dance across the piano keys, magic happens!
  19. My technique is flawless and it comes through in the music I play!
  20. When I play the piano, the melody shines through like sunlight in the morning!
  21. I am a great artist and the keyboard is my canvass!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

45 Soccer Affirmations

Today’s Thought

“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.”
~ Mia Hamm

Most experts agree that soccer is the most watched and played sport on the planet. Somewhere out there right now there is a wannabe David Beckham, Pele, or Mia Hamm in the making. As they advance in the game, they are realizing that the mind is as useful a tool as the feet and the head.

These affirmations are written to encourage and inspire your greatness as a soccer player whatever your level.

Please feel free to substitute football or soccer, whichever term works for you.

  1. We are a great soccer team! We are a championship soccer team! We are a team of destiny!
  2. When we come together as a team, everything becomes possible for our soccer team!
  3. I am a great soccer player! I am a great soccer player! I am a great soccer player and I get better and better each and every day!
  4. I defeat my opponent in my mind and then I defeat him/her on the soccer field.
  5. I always outplay my opponent by out-thinking my opponent.
  6. When I face superior skills on the soccer field, I win with the superior determination!
  7. When I have superior skills on the soccer field, I win by maintaining my focus and executing!
  8. I am one part amazing soccer skills! I am one part of amazing mental skills! I am all parts a champion!
  9. Soccer is easy! Soccer is fun! Soccer is easy and fun for me!
  10. I am good soccer player on my way to being a great soccer player!
  11. I am a great soccer player and I am ready to be world-class!
  12. A world-class soccer player lives within me! Today I AM that player during my match!
  13. When I take the field, I channel my emotions into amazing soccer plays!
  14. I am a great soccer player. When my team needs a lift, I am always there to provide it!
  15. I love soccer and it shows in the way I play every match!
  16. I am a great goalkeeper! When the game is on the line, I always make the save!
  17. I am a great goalkeeper! I thrive on the one-to-one of a penalty kick! Bring it!
  18. I am a great goalkeeper! The net and me are one!
  19. I am a great goalkeeper! I am the leader of my defense!
  20. A great goalkeeper lives within me! Today that goalkeeper shows up in the net!
  21. I am a great scorer! When I’m on my A-game, I am unstoppable!
  22. I am a great scorer! One on one I am better than any goalie!
  23. I am a great scorer! My kicks are always powerful and accurate!
  24. I am a great scorer! I am always working my way into scoring position.
  25. I am a great scorer! I know where I am going with the ball before I get it!
  26. I am a great scorer! I know the goalie’s tendencies and I use them against him/her!
  27. I am a great scorer! When my teammates shoot, I always follow the shot!
  28. I am a great scorer! I know when to use power and when to use finesse!
  29. I am a great scorer! Both of my feet are dangerous scoring weapons.
  30. A great scorer lives within me! Today that scorer shows up as balls in the net!
  31. I am the best striker on my team! When the game is on the line, I want to take the shot!
  32. I am a great striker! When I get in scoring position, I finish!
  33. I refuse to dwell on bad plays! I am always focused on the next good play!
  34. I am a great passer! I put my teammates in a easy scoring situations!
  35. I work hard on my dribbling skills! They make a real difference in my game!
  36. I am a play maker! I am a great play maker! I am a difference-making play maker!
  37. A great forward lives within me! Today that forward shows up on the soccer field!
  38. I am a great forward! I get my shots and I make my shots!
  39. I am a great forward! When I miss a shot, I am already focused on making the next one.
  40. I am a great forward! I am all about scoring goals! I am happy scoring goals or getting assists!
  41. I am a great defender! My job is to shutdown the best scorer and that is what I do!
  42. I am a great defender! I perfect my tackling skills and stop scoring opportunities before they start!
  43. A great defender lives within me! Today that defender shows up on the soccer field!
  44. I am a great midfielder! I win with speed, strength, and smarts!
  45. A great midfielder lives within me! Today that midfielder shows up on the soccer field.

If I have missed a particular skill or soccer topic that you would like an affirmation for, please leave a comment and I will update this list.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

Poem: Ultimate Reality

There are many ways to view the deeper nature of the reality around us.

I wrote this poem in 1993, as one way of seeing that reality.

It expresses the sense of wholeness, devoid of our individual personalities, that underlies the nature of our existence.

It’s a bit existential with some Buddhist overtones. I hope you enjoy and that it makes you think.

“Ultimate Reality”

Cling not to what is fleeting
All is fleeting, therefore, cling not.
Matter and energy, time and space
Are but reflections in the void.

Desire nothing and everything shall you attain
Have everything and, in truth, nothing is yours.
For no holder is there and nothing held;
And nothing to hold, only unity.

I am but a process in gentle progress; simply
Inter-connected energy flowing in a manner
Created by what has come to pass,
Its interaction bringing forth the future.

No self may be found behind the process,
Only a conscious part of a greater whole
Moving back and forth as far as may be seen
Yet, verily, never having moved at all.

Copyright 1993 Ray Davis

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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66 Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

~ Buddha

fitness-3168246_640On our health, rides every other aspect of our life in this world. Nothing is more important to your health and well-being than having your mind aligned and focused on the healthiest self possible for you.

Today’s affirmations focus on health, fitness, and weight loss. This is not a completed list. I will be adding to it.

If you have suggestions for specific affirmation topics in this category, please leave a comment.

  1. Breathing in, I feel healthy. Breathing out, I AM healthy.
  2. Step by step and rep by rep, I am creating my ideal body!
  3. Today I choose health and wellness over illness in my life.
  4. I am fit! I am healthy! I am strong!
  5. When I eat right, I feel right!
  6. The more water I drink the better I feel!jug-3464829_640
  7. My life is what I make of it and today I choose to make it healthy place to be.
  8. No (insert disease or condition) for me! My immune system is healthy, strong, and protecting me right now!
  9. Today I cease my focus on the weight I have to lose and focus completely on the me I am creating!
  10. When I feel good, I exercise. When I exercise, I feel good.
  11. Today and every day, I cleanse my being with the life force of my breath.
  12. I AM healthy in mind, body, and spirit!
  13. My body is a marvelous machine that supports and meets my every need!
  14. Day by day, my body is transforming into the vision I have for it.
  15. Today I am healthy, strong, and disease-free!
  16. I am strong, vibrant, and healthy!
  17. Today and every day, I express my gratitude for my good health.
  18. Today I am blessed by the beautiful and delicious food that brings me to full health!
  19. My pain is limited to my body. I am constantly connected to something far greater than my body.
  20. As my reasons for holding on to my excess weight melt away, so does the weight.
  21. Today I am shedding the pounds as I shred my self doubt.
  22. Today nothing, and I mean nothing, stands between me and my goal weight. I am there before I know it!
  23. people-2561333_640Day by day, I am losing the weight and the people around me are taking notice.
  24. My heart beats strong and healthy!
  25. My lungs breathe clear and strong!
  26. Day in and day out, I develop the habits of health!
  27. My body is the very picture of health and vitality!
  28. Today I am shedding pounds as i shred my self-doubt!
  29. My body is a well-oiled machine ready to meet my every need!
  30. I pay attention to the needs of my body. I feed it, exercise it, and love it!
  31. Today I push my limits in the gym so that tomorrow I can push the limits in my life!
  32. Today I am transforming my body into calorie-burning machine.
  33. As my self-confidence rises, the number on the scale drops!
  34. Who I am transcends a number on a scale! Today I focus on my health not my weight!
  35. Today I experience vibrant health and profound well-being!
  36. Even at the height of my pain, I experience moments of release, contentment, and joy.
  37. I may have to live with pain, but I absolutely refuse to be defined by it!
  38. I love and accept myself at my current weight, even as I march pound by pound to my goal weight!
  39. My contributions to life measure my self-worth not the scale!
  40. Happiness is an attitude not a number on a scale! I refuse to be defined by my weight!
  41. I beyond the need for food to fill me up. My life is full of people and activities that do it.weight-loss-2036967_640
  42. I cannot lose 100 pounds this week, but I CAN lose three pounds and I AM!
  43. Today I see myself at my goal weight. I feel my feelings at my goal weight. I see the clothes I wear. I see the experiences I have. I hear the compliments I receive. Today I am my goal weight. Today I am my goal weight. Today I am my goal weight.
  44. Day by day, I am transforming my body into a high performance machine!
  45. My weight loss is within me. My diet is only a tool to get me to my goal.
  46. As I commit to my exercise program, I transform my body!
  47. Step by step and rep by rep, I am losing pounds and inches today!
  48. A fit, healthy person lives within me. Today that person emerges.
  49. Today I eat for my goal weight! Today I exercise for my goal weight! Today I AM my goal weight!
  50. The more I bike the better I feel and the better I feel the more I bike!
  51. The more I run, the better I feel and the better I feel the more I run!Fitness center
  52. I am slender, strong, and perfectly conditioned.
  53. The longer I exercise the stronger I get and the stronger I get the longer I exercise!
  54. I am an immaculate being of light. Perfect in form and function. My body is a marvelous machine that supports and meets my every need.
  55. My weight is meaningless in the big picture. Today I release the need to weigh one pound more than I want to!
  56. Pound by pound, inch by inch, choice by choice I am becoming healthy and fit!
  57. I struggle, but I grow. I fall, but I get up. Even amid adversity, I keep moving towards my goal weight.
  58. Today my portion size is shrinking and so is my waistline.
  59. I am beautiful, I am fit, I am healthy; and more so every day!
  60. Today I am making the choices and the changes to have the body I want!
  61. Today and every day, I feel the momentum building in my life for a healthy, fit lifestyle.
  62. I love my body and today I treat it with the respect it deserves.
  63. I deserve a healthy, fit body and today I claim it!
  64. Today I weigh less than yesterday and tomorrow I weigh even less!
  65. Today I am seeing the new, slimmer me in the mirror and I love that!
  66. Today I am making peace with food. Food nourishes my body, but I nourish my soul!

I believe in your dreams. Meet me halfway and believe in them too.

Ray

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Poem: Opportunity of a Forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

“THE OPPORTUNITY OF A FOREVER”

Never before in time and space
has this moment come about;
never shall it come again.
our lives are built on here and now.

Only fools would let this pass
without feeling what we feel.
Let us be calm and let us be bold;
face the fears before which we kneel.

If it’s our past that holds us back,
then let us create a new future.
One where joy fills our hearts
and these feelings of ours mature.

If it is failure we most fear
then let us be filled with trust.
Knowing within that nothing is lost
by honestly expressing our love.

Copyright Ray Davis 1994

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams. He is the author or the ebook The Power to Be You: Game-Changing Posidigms for Daily Life – a book of 416 original empowering quotes, thoughts, and affirmations.

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