101 Uses for Affirmations

Today’s Affirmation

Whatever goal or dream I choose to pursue, I find success.

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.”

~Louise Hay

Affirmations are such an underutilized tool in our society. Many people have mistakenly associated them with just a few areas of life – self-development, recovery, or sales. The fact is they are a simple and effective tool for improving nearly any area of your life where you want to improve or acheive.

Affirmations are the thought part of the equation. They must be supported by action. Remember, a mind practicing empowered thinking is much more apt to take the actions that make dreams so.

Here are 101 ways to use affirmations to get you started.

  1. Empower your thinking
  2. Empower action in your life
  3. Improve your golf swing
  4. Develop your confidence
  5. Advance your career
  6. Exceed your quota
  7. Experience more peace
  8. Win more games
  9. Become a better public speaker
  10. Become a better student
  11. Build your self-esteem
  12. Successfully battle addictions
  13. Live more happily
  14. Focus on your goals
  15. Achieve your goals
  16. Become a better musician
  17. Become a better shortstop
  18. Become a better gymnast
  19. Deepen your faith
  20. Stay motivated in the face of difficulty
  21. Improve creativity
  22. Give yourself some credit
  23. Attract a better job
  24. Become a better quarterback
  25. Become a better dancer
  26. Become a better free throw shooter
  27. Enhance your trust in yourself
  28. Enhance your trust in the Universe
  29. Enhance your trust in God
  30. Achieve more
  31. Strengthen your commitment to your relationships
  32. Improve your tennis serve
  33. Commit to and achieve weight loss
  34. Commit to an exercise program
  35. Improve your cooking
  36. Become a faster swimmer
  37. Write your best
  38. Challenge yourself
  39. Gain inspiration for your painting
  40. Build a more successful business
  41. Increase your sales
  42. Help you appreciate life
  43. Develop new skills
  44. Become a better skier
  45. Become a hockey player
  46. Become a more successful author
  47. Help you pursue your dreams of a singing career
  48. Deal with stress
  49. Handle adversity
  50. Become a better engineer
  51. Connect to your audience
  52. Pursue your acting dreams
  53. Be the best coach
  54. Start over
  55. Try something new
  56. Experience more love
  57. Feel more joy
  58. Find encouragement
  59. Encourage growth
  60. Become a better engineer
  61. Take charge of your dreams
  62. Become a better pitcher
  63. Improve your putting
  64. Envision a better life
  65. Stay organized
  66. Get more done
  67. Become a better preacher
  68. Write your great novel
  69. Paint your great painting
  70. Develop a sense of purpose
  71. Develop more wisdom
  72. Become a better volleyball player
  73. Become a better architect
  74. Age gracefully
  75. Enjoy life
  76. Become a better poet
  77. Assume leadership confidently
  78. Be your best
  79. Change direction in life
  80. Calm down
  81. Become a better lawyer
  82. See the beauty in life
  83. Become a better teacher
  84. Appreciate nature
  85. Remind you that you have choices
  86. Get control of your finances
  87. Become a better salesperson
  88. Make more time for you
  89. Succeed more often
  90. Become a stronger person
  91. Become a better manager
  92. Inspire others
  93. Make a difference
  94. Become a better right fielder
  95. Improve your gardening
  96. Make time for leisure
  97. Achieve relaxation
  98. Become a better police officer
  99. Attract business opportunities
  100. Make peace with money
  101. Fine-tune practically any skill

Affirmation The Power of Thought

I was honored this afternoon to join my friend, Omar Faizi, on his show Watcher’s Talk. We had a wide-ranging discussion on the power of thought. Never in human history, has the potential of our thinking to transform or destroy our world and our lives been more evident.

We discussed some very practical ways to shift the direction of your life and our world.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!

Ray

Are Affirmations Enough?

Are affirmations enough?

Nope. Not if they’re just rote words you say or read or listen to.

There are two ways affirmations do their work. There is power in “subconscious” affirmations delivered subliminally or listened while you sleep. This approach requires intense repetition, but given time, it can be very effective.

For some, that conscious skeptic or cynic can interfere with affirmation acceptance and belief. Going around that negative inner voice is great way to undermine that voice at its subconscious roots.

For affirmations recited or read or listened to consciously, they will be utterly ineffective if they’re mere words to you.

They must be words that carry the fire of belief and a deep commitment to see them achieved. They must stoke emotion and determination.

The key is to figure out which strategy is most effective for you – flooding your subconscious with better thoughts or consciously “practicing” with affirmations each day.

I’ve had success with both over the years, but others succeed with one or the other.

So, what’s the answer? Are affirmations enough? Affirmations are one tool in your mindset and spiritual development toolkit. Used correctly and appropriately for you, they are a workhorse for shifting your thinking, your perspective, and your life.

Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!

Ray

Affirmations: Your Personal Ad Campaign

Advertisers in our planet spend more than a trillion dollars a year selling stuff to you and me.

They right smartly-worded copy meant to inspire us to action. They repeat the message over and over again.

Even a company like Coca-Cola that practically every human on the planet knows spends billions each year to keep them at the top in our minds.

Why do they do this? The short answer is it works. They are very effective at molding our perceptions, our behaviors, even our beliefs.

Everyone else is trying to sell you on something. Why aren’t you selling to yourself? Selling the life you see yourself living. Selling the goals you have for yourself. Selling yourself on, well, you.

There’s not a better investment you can make than a higher degree of confidence in you and your capabilities.

In a nutshell, that’s what affirmations are and why they’re so powerful. They are your pervades campaign to yourself.

Not everyone trying to sell you something has your best interests at heart, but by using affirmations you can put tour best interests front and center in your day and your life.

Just in case no one else reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

Why Affirmation Repetition Matters

Most people involved in a personal spiritual journey or personal development get the value of affirmations. What’s often not understood is why repetition is so important to shifting your paradigms.

Our conscious and subconscious minds are both constantly filtering information about the world around us. We often use that power of the conscious mind to our benefit. It helps us find our friend in a crowd of faces or pick the best bananas at the store.

However, the subconscious mind filters without your control. It will show you the world IT expects or seeks. It’s filtering your world all day every day. It’s filtering it based on its dominant thought or mindset. If it chooses to see the negative, the obstacles, and all the problems in the world, that’s the world it presents to you.

The problem is, for the vast majority of people, that negative vision is what you’ll get unless you intervene. You see, for most the human species’ existence, identifying danger was the constant concern of the subconscious mind. That’s why it continues to be the default setting.

You may say or listen to an affirmation a few times and you’re conscious mind says, “I’ve got it.” That’s great, but your subconscious mind does not yet. If you want to change that subconscious filter, you must bombard your subconscious constantly with thoughts of your choosing to help shift its paradigm to begin showing you hope, opportunity, and the positives in the world.

One only need look at today’s headlines to see what happens when we don’t shift this process. Everywhere what divides us, limits us, prevents us from being more is the dominant thought of the popular culture.

That’s because it’s the dominant thought of an untrained collective human subconscious.

Retraining that collective subconscious is done one person at at time by feeding it with more positive thoughts, images, and ideas to help it begin selecting a better paradigm and eventually a better world for us all to live in.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, You ARE awesome!

Ray

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