Why Affirmations? – Day 96 of 365 Days to a Better You

Why Affirmations?

Today’s Quote

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
~Muhammad Ali

Many people don’t call affirmations affirmations. They call them something else, but we are all using affirmations all day long every day. Many successful people, like Muhammad Ali, have specifically called out their use of affirmations as a key part of their success.

You may challenge the idea that you use affirmations. “Ray, I’ve never sat in front of mirror or listened to recorded affirmations.” Maybe not, but you do say and think “I am” or “I am not” or “I can” or “I can’t” or “I choose to” or “I choose not to” all day long every day. These are affirmations and they are impacting your belief and your outcomes.

The key to succeeding with affirmations is to get conscious about what you’re saying to yourself all day long and use it to your advantage rather than allowing it to run on auto-pilot or according to life-long conditioning from other people.

Successful entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, sales people will all tell you that mindset is everything in what they do. It’s the foundation without which the rest is impossible.

I’ve been writing, recording, and using affirmations for 30 years, not because I’m “Mr. Positive” 24/7, but because I need them to overcome my own human propensity to see the negative instead of the positive. Frankly, that’s true of most people. Left to our own devices, unless you’re one of the lucky few, you need cultivate a positive mindset that supports your goals.

The great Zig Ziglar made this point succinctly.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Power hack: Here’s a link to my website where I’ve posted a number of the articles I’ve written over time about using affirmations. I welcome questions below. I’ve written and recorded literally thousands of affirmations over the years. I’ve used them for virtually anything you can think of. I’ve also, on occasion, written and recorded affirmations for people. If you’d be interested in help with your affirmations, reach out to me privately soulerflare at gmail.com. Put affirmations in the header.

Be Thinking: Starting this Monday, I am beginning a 10-day Soda Detox. I love my Dr. Pepper. For me, it’s like my coffee in the morning. I’ve been working on drinking less in 2019. I’m going to go without for 10 days. If you’ve got something you’re working to cut back on and you’d like to join me for this 10-day journey, share what you’re committing to cut for 10 days. I will be sharing my progress on blogs during that time.

Thanks, as always, reading today.

Ray

 

 

 

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

4 thoughts on “Why Affirmations? – Day 96 of 365 Days to a Better You”

    1. Thanks, Chrissy! If you do it, my experience was it took about five days for the worst of the cravings to subside. The good news is, since the 10 days, having a soda (or not) has remained a choice rather than a need.

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