“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.” —Norman Vincent Peale ________________________ Enjoy today. Achieve today. Tomorrow is promised to no one! original graphic credit: unknown
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
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.
It’s tough being between places. April and I are feeling that way right now. It helps to take one day at a time. I’ve always loved Oprah’s suggested question. What does this situation have to teach me? Patience for sure, but maybe something deeper that might be missed if I live only in the stress of limbo.
Here is the latest video on the TAS YouTube channel. So many people go through life thinking they are not enough. This affirmation is meant to remind that you are, you always have been, and you always will be.
If you love this affirmation, you can add it your personal playlist by downloading it here.
We shouldn’t be surprised that dystopian visions rule our mass media when so many people dismiss raising our vibrations and our thoughts as merely platitudes. We must stop sipping poisonous thoughts as though they are the enlightened, educated perspective, if we are to move forward as a species.
The dystopia is nothing more and nothing less than an attempt by forces that don’t really want an awakened humanity to keep our vibrations low. We must raise them anyway! We decide our future and it’s time we start acting like it!