Life is Good Affirmation

This is one of my top five affirmations. I wrote it nearly 30 years ago and I use it practically every day. The affirmation is repeated 12 times each in the first person and second-person for maximum impact.

  1. First person: Life is good! Things are going my way. The people around me are noticing a difference in me and I am noticing a difference in myself.
  2. Second person: Life is good! Things are going your way. The people around you are noticing a difference in you and you are noticing a difference in yourself.

You can download a copy of this affirmation for your playlist here.

Get your week off to a GREAT start!

Ray

Say Absolutely! – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday April 27, 2010

Today’s Thought:

“When failure becomes your teacher, success becomes your future.”
~ Ray Davis

Have you ever noticed the power that words have to transform people and situations? Years ago I was teasing someone at work by saying “absolutely” to every thing she said. For some reason, it put me in the habit of saying “absolutely” to things in life.

When someone would ask me a question, rather than saying yes or sure, I got in the habit of responding, “absolutely”! I became aware that my own sense of resoluteness and confidence was buoyed by saying the word. I also noticed that other people seemed to respond well to someone saying, “absolutely”.

People would comment that someone saying that word so enthusiatically was refreshing and inspiring. So, I kept doing it. Today I answer absolutely practically and metaphorically in life. I’ve found the word has a power and surety about it that people seem to want to experience.

So, here is my challenge to you. When someone asks you to do something tomorrow say enthusiastically, “absolutely”! Amid the gray, unenthusiastic responses they experience all day, your “absolutely” will stand out.

Do I guarantee it? Absolutely!

Stay inspired!

Ray

All We Have Is Each Other – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday October 28, 2009

Check Out Our Cool New Affirmation Apps:

Check out our new affirmation apps for Apple devices or search i-mobilize on the iTunes store. The Affirmation Spot is developing these motivation apps in partnership with i-mobilize. Click an app to view it – Love Magnet, Sales Booster, Confidence Affirmation, or Full Body Scan.


 

Contact is a 1997 movie based on a book by Carl Sagan and starring Jodie Foster. It is one of my all-time favorite movies. Foster plays Ellie Arroway a highly-driven, highly rational astronomer searching for extraterrestrial life.

Her ridiculed search becomes an international sensation when her team detects a sentient message coming outer space. The message contains instructions for building a vehicle to rendezvous with the aliens. After a few twists and turns, Arroway winds up being Earth’s representative.

Her spiritual skepticism is tested when she has a profound experience that defies scientific explanation. The following scene includes her voyage to the rendezvous point and her meeting with an alien who represents himself as her father.

The key is the message delivered by the alien about how important we all are. The scene has unforgettable imagery. Enjoy and remember all we have is each other!

Upon return, Arroway has to explain her unprovable experience before a Congressional committee investigating the whole situation as a fraud. She makes an impassioned speech wishing that everyone could see what she has seen.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

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

Attitude of Gratitude – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday May 26, 2009

Today’s affirmation is:

“I have an absolute attitude of gratitude for everything and everyone in my life.” (click the affirmation to hear the mp3 version)

Few things allow us to experience greater happiness than feeling gratitude for what we have. Many of us are pursuing big dreams and that is awesome. This video reminds to appreciate what we along the way.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

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

CALL Your Negative Thoughts – The Affirmation Spot for Monday May 18, 2009

Today’s affirmation is:

“Each and every day I am learning how magnificent life can be and how magnificent I can be.” (click the affirmation to hear it in MP3)



“Speak of the Devil and he appears,” goes the old aphorism. Some people in the positive thought movement seem to think the same thing about negative thoughts. They are something to be avoided at all costs. You must stamp them out like burning embers of a campfire to prevent their spread.

Certainly the great Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a popular pioneer in the positive thinking movement. His writing has within it these admonitions to treat negative thinking like the plague. Many who have come after him have picked up on this theme.

Obviously, the goal of positive thinking and affirmations is to diminish negative thoughts and counter them with positive thoughts. This is a worthy and highly beneficial goal that enhances your life. Negative thoughts, however, are a natural part of being human. We all have them and we will always have them.

The problem is when we try to become a superhuman robot who avoids negative thinking. This is not realistic or even beneficial. The fear of negative thinking becomes a focus rather than the true task – to increase levels of positivity in our lives.

To panic and spend a lot of time concerning yourself with negative thoughts, only causes them to blossom and grow. Recognizing them, accepting them, and letting them go steals their power and allows them to vanish back into the void from where they came. Having a negative thought is not the problem. Allowing them to become your habitual way of seeing things is what you want to avoid.

Actually, our negative thoughts provide a natural benefit. They shed light on the parts of us that need work and attention. If you always have negative thoughts about your job, maybe that part of your life needs some attention. If you have negative thoughts about certain people, those may be relationships that need work.

It’s rather entertaining sometimes to simply “thought watch”. Our minds are interesting things. When you relax, close your eyes, and watch your thoughts for a while. Quickly,  you notice how impermanent thoughts are. They appear and create feelings. They disappear and the feelings disappear with them.

If your thoughts are very destructive and involve hurting yourself or others, get professonal help.
Here are four things you can do to handle and live more harmoniously with common negative thoughts. They form the word CALL.
  1. Counter – counter your negative thoughts with tools like affirmations. Persistent negative thoughts can be countered and changed by offering positive alternatives. This process is called thought substitution. Negative thoughts help you identify where you need to target affirmations.
  2. Accept – accept that you will have negative thoughts and it’s OK. You’re human after all. No beating yourself up.
  3. Listen – listen to your negative thoughts. They may provide insight into where you need to focus your self-improvement efforts.
  4. Laugh – some of your negative thoughts really are pretty funny when you get enough perspective. Lighten up and see the humor in the way your mind works.

I’m not saying don’t try to transform your negative thoughts into something positive. I’m just saying that when they want to come out and play, CALL allows you to say, “Bring it on!”

Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!

Ray

Be A Heretic for Your Dreams – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday May 13, 2009

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

~ Albert Einstein

einstein2Do you have a great idea; a dream so big that it could change everything? This Einstein quote highlights his observation that those who bring real change are always met with resentment by the purveyors of the status quo.

Throughout history, ideas that eventually gained wide acceptance were greeted with mistrust or as revolutionary or heresy. Those who conceived them have been called lunatics, heretics, and worse.

The fact is that if you have an idea – no matter how great – that shakes up the status quo, you are going to encounter this force of resistance.

Are you ready? Do you believe strongly enough in your idea, in your cause to be ridiculed and called heretic for it? Are you so committed to your path that you are willing to risk it all to see it through to fruition?

Here are few famous failures to remind you that “the experts” don’t always know what they are talking about.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your idea. Believe in your vision of what can be! Proudly be a heretic for your idea and go for it! That’s what has always changed the world.

Be peaceful Be prosperous!

Ray

anunnaki_cover_full_colorRay’s new speculative fiction novel – Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – is shaking paradigms among believers and non-believers. It’s a clever mix of ancient knowledge, modern conspiracy, and page-turning excitement.

One reader wrote, “(My) mind is officially blown!”

Author Graham Hancock said, “We are a species with amnesia.” This book begins the awakening. Is it fact? Is it fiction? You decide!