Affirmations Are Like Free Throws

Good morning, fellow affirmers!

Wherever you live in our world in 2022. you probably are familiar with the game of basketball. In North America, it’s been one of the four major sports for well over 100 years. The rest of the world has come around to it in recent decades.

If you’re familiar with the game, you’re familiar with free throws. During regular play, players guard each other, but free throws are shot when a player is fouled. If you’re a soccer/football fan, it’s like a penalty and a free kick.

How is an affirmation like a free throw? Three ways.

  1. They both are a break from “regular play.”
  2. They both require focus.
  3. They both require a lot of practice and repetition.

During a typical day, you’re exposed to a myriad of thoughts and ideas that aren’t your own and may not support your goals and aspirations. The news has opinions. Your boss has opinions. Your friends have opinions. Your family has opinions. Every one is constantly pouring disjointed and distracting information to your vacuum of consciousness and your mind readily absorbs it.

Affirmations are a break from that constant deluge. They are a way to put information, ideas, and thoughts into your mind that support you – your well-being and your aspirations.

They both require focus. Many great basketball are mediocre free throw shooters. They can fall-away 20-footers with a hand in their face, but they can’t make an unguarded shot because they lack focus.

Your mind has been unconsciously absorbing thoughts that don’t serve you day in and Fay out for decades. Consciously focusing, especially at first, makes a huge difference with new affirmations. Whether read, listen, or say them, give them the focus that will help you succeed.

The last comparison, and maybe the most important, is practice and repetition. Even with great focus, great free throw shooters practice incessantly. Through repetition, they develop the muscle memory to make free throws practically automatically.

People often wonder why they are asked to use affirmations over and over. It’s because they are different from hearing a fact. A fact is something you hear once and you know it.

Affirmations have a different goal. You’re not repeating until you know it. You’re repeating until they replace old negative thought patterns that have enjoyed years of unconscious repetition in your mind.

You must practice and repeat affirmations over and over until that mental muscle memory forms that makes them your dominant thoughts no matter what els3 you’re exposed to during the day.

I’ve been using affirmations for 30 years. When you thin’ of them like free throws, they become an effective tool in you achieving the life you seek.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember this. You’re a one-in-a-trillion miracle.

Put your mind on your side!

Ray

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Confidence, Choices, Chances Affirmation for Friday July 1, 2022

Good morning, my friends! Hope you’re ready to close out this week strong and a special wish for a Happy July 4th weekend to my American readers.

My latest video affirmation strikes a tone of defiant confidence about facing the new day, while reminding us that choices and chances are crossroads where all the magic happens in our lives.

I hope you enjoy it and find benefit for you in repeated listening. I’d also appreciate a like and feedback on YouTube, if you’re so inclined.

Have a fantastic day and remember, just in case no one else reminds you today, you are amazing!

Ray

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10 Reasons For Optimism Today

10 Reasons for Optimism on Any Morning

Start your morning positive and optimistic. In this brief video, I lay out 10 reasons anyone can use to begin their day with optimism today. They can all apply to you in your life either as something you recognize in your life today or something you can initiate in your life.

Your day starts with your morning and your morning is decided by your thoughts, especially those spots speaking to your WHY.

Wherever you are on your journey remember how amazing you are.

Put your mind on your side!

Ray

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Sunday Affirmation for June 26, 2022

The world is created with every thought a human being like you and me thinks. It can also be changed, even transformed, by the thoughts we think.

Let us choose our thoughts today with focus, care, and thoughtfulness. Let us choose them one eye on what moves you forward as an individual and one eye on what moves us forward together in this planet.

Wherever you are on your journey today, put your mind on your side.

Ray

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6 Attracting Love Affirmations

Good morning fellow affirmers! Love and an intimate relationship is something the vast majority of us seek in our lives. Having that one partner to experience the journey with is one of life’s great fulfillments.

If you’re still looking for that relationship or seeking it anew, these affirmations are for you.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember to keep your mind on your side.

Ray

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