Aints No More! – The Affirmation Spot for Monday February 8, 2010

Underdogs rejoice! One of pro sport’s most hapless franchises the New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl Champions. Carrying the hopes of a plagued city on their backs, the Saints erased decades of futility and defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday.

Drew Brees connected on his final 10 passes and tied Tom Brady’s Super Bowl record for completions (32) in leading the Saints to victory. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning sealed his team’s fate with a late 4th quarter interception that was returned by Saints defensive back Tracy Porter for the decisive touchdown.

Many remember the 1980s when Saints fans wore paper sacks over their heads to games and called their own team the Aints. Sunday night Saints fans were partying on Bourbon Street in celebration the city’s first ever world championship.

This is the classic have-not reaching the top of the mountain story and it has a message for us all. No matter how low you’ve been. No matter how many times you’ve been knocked down or denied, as long as there is breath there is hope.

Five years ago the city of New Orleans was on its back. Tonight it’s on its collective feet. Have courage! Have strength! Know for certain that your tomorrow can be better than your today!

This victory is one for all of us who keep the faith! Always remember a challenge only becomes an obstacle when we bow to it. For true believers like the New Orleans Saints, the city of New Orleans, and I hope you obstacles are only shortcuts to something better than you had planned.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmation

2010 is MY year! This is the year I break free! This is the year I break through! This is the year I break out!

Conan O’Brien Leaves on Inspirational Note – The Affirmation Spot for Saturday January 23, 2010

Last night Conan O’Brien bowed out as host of The Tonight Show with tremendous class. What I really love, though, is his message to young people right at the end of this clip. It is such an important message. Thank you, Conan, for delivering it.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmation

“2010 is MY year! This is my year to break free! This is my year to break through! This is my year to break out!”

Today’s Forecast – The Affirmation Spot for Friday January 22, 2010

stepping stonesHere is the forecast for your day today.

Today: A powerful storm of success and happiness is forming in your vicinity. Looks like soaking growth-based rains leading to new self-discoveries and ever-growing opportunities.

Tonight: Clearing with a 100% chance of inspiration. Lows in the mid high achiever range.

Tomorrow: Sunny and warm as a high pressure project moves over your area. A gentle tail wind blows at your back, it looks like smooth sailing all the way to your dreams.

Stay inspired!

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.

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What Can You Actually Do? – The Affirmation Spot for Friday January 8, 2010

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You know sometimes we check things off our dream list because we think we could never do them. Obviously, we all have our limits and there are some things we will never do.

That said, our belief in what is possible for us probably falls short of our actual capabilities. Sometimes it’s more about heart and determination than facts and figures.

I was introduced to this wonderful video clip this week.

I hope it will make you think about what you might actually be capable of  if you gave it your all.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmation

“2010 is my year! This is the year I break free. This is the year I break through! This is the year I break out!”

Setting Goals – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday January 5, 2010

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For those of you setting goals in the new year, here is a great description of the SMART goal method. Goals and affirmations have a lot in common. Goals are written statements of things you want to accomplish. Affirmations are statements that affirm you are capable, empowered, and determined to accomplish them.

SMART goals are one of the most effective methods used to create goals. Writing goals is a great way to determine what kinds of affirmations you need to support your goals. SMART goals practically write your affirmations for you.

Here’s a thought to think about in creating goals or affirmations. The word some day does not appear in any true action plan.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmation

“2010 is my year! This is the year I break free. This is the year I break through! This is the year I break out!”

Be the Driver in Your Life – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday December 16, 2009

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Today’s Affirmation:

“A new day dawns…I am a new person today; a better person, a healthier person, a happier person.”

captains_wheelIf your strategy is to let life happen to you; it will. It’s time to put you back in the driver’s seat in your life in 2010. Ask yourself, honestly, “Am I the driver or the passenger in my life?” Yes, I know we can’t control everything that happens to us. I also understand the wisdom of just being and going with the flow.

Neither is a reason to not be the driver in your own life. Things out of your control are going to happen whether you are the driver or the passenger in your life. That’s no reason not to be steering the things you can control. There is wisdom in “just being”, but it is so much more beneficial when done as a conscious choice to enhance your life rather than as the result of sitting in a rudderless boat.

Wayne Dyer talks about being not only the actor in your life, but also the director and producer. Actors are just given scripts that they then play out. They have no say in how the story line progresses. Directors make conscious choices about how the story is going to be told. Producers select the ideas that become the storylines created by directors and actors.

CHOOSE your storyline in 2010. It’s not enough to just tell or act someone else’s vision of your life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat.

Here are a few tips for putting you in the driver’s seat.

  1. Be the driver – stop seeing yourself as the passenger in a life where things “just happen” to you. You have a say and you have a lot of control over what happens in your life and how you react and adapt to it.
  2. Make the decisions – if you have become a passenger in your life, you have probably given control to someone else. Take it back. Be ready to accept advice from others (many heads are better than one), but make your own decisions.
  3. Take credit and responsibility – give yourself the credit for your achievements and take responsibility for your failures. Others play a role in successes and failures, but you are ultimately responsible for the results and choices in your life.
  4. Get back up – getting knocked down or facing a setback is an event not a way of life for people driving their lives. Life is full of bumps and bruises. Adapt and move on.
  5. Empower your thinking – practice empowered thinking. Here are the three aspects of empowered thinking.
    • Thought aspect – you have to think positively. Belief and commitment are important in any endeavor. Show me two people of equal talent – one who believes in his or her ability and one who does not – and I can tell you with high accuracy who will succeed. Positive thinking is imperative to maximize success potential in any endeavor. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t; you’re are right.” Positive thinking is the basis for empowered thinking, but empowered thinking is more than just positive thinking. It incorporates two more elements.
    • Knowledge aspect – you have to be informed. In achievement pursuits, know what you are trying to achieve and be informed on what is going to be involved in succeeding. Knowing that ahead of time can help you prepare mentally for it. When empowering your thinking to critically evaluate information you need to know as many of the facts as possible. Positive thinking without information does not allow you to take powerful action. When you combine positive thinking with information you lay the groundwork for powerful action in your life.
    • Action aspect – empowered thinking is more than just thinking and knowing. Empowered thinking includes action. If you have incorporated the first two elements, your actions can be motivated and informed. Until there is action, informed positive thinking is just wishful thinking. Your world is supported by intentions, but it is built by actions.
  6. Take action – the driver’s seat is a place of action. The passenger’s seat is a place of passivity, paralysis, and fear of moving forward and making change. Take action. Some actions don’t work out, but you cannot allow that fear to stop you from being the driver in your life.

If you’ve been the passenger for too long, make 2010 your year to shift back over into the driver’s seat. Take the wheel and start steering! If you’re already the driver in your life, keep the momentum going into the new year!

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”

Who I Am Affirmation – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday December 2, 2009

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Today’s affirmation is:

“Who I am is not for sale at any price! I am brilliant and beautiful and a best friend to everyone who knows me. I am peaceful and happy and more successful than ever before. I am relaxed and confident and trading in my old fears on new hopes.

2010 is going to be a wonderful year for me; a year of breakthrough, options, and opportunities for new paths to follow. I am excited and ready for the challenges and the triumphs that lie ahead.

No, my self-worth, my happiness, my freedom, my unbounded optimism about what is ahead is not for sale at any price!”

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”