What we say to ourselves is a collection of word, habits of words and meanings that either serve us or they don’t serve. The words that don’t serve us are words and thoughts we have incorporated into habits, learned from others by experiences. Most are automatic many without conscious awareness.
An affirmation is an on purpose positive sentence or thoughts that when repeated several times a day can help to change the way we think. The direct definition for affirmation is a positive declaration; something declared to be true, a positive statement or judgment.
When I heard about affirmations, I was completely unaware of my thoughts because, like most, I was on autopilot, trying to survive my life, going from one moment to the next unconsciously getting through the days. Usually, when I hear about something new 3 times it has my attention, so I started paying attention to what I was thinking and saying. I decided if I made a conscious effort and came up with a new sentence of my own, something I didn’t believe in but heard if I kept saying something over and over it could come true. What the heck I have nothing to lose. I spent several days coming up with this and would change the wording a little now but at the time my first affirmation was “I have all the money I will ever need and I deserve every penny of it” This was way out of my comfort zone but I had nothing to lose so I put this sentence on like my favorite shoes and I wore it. Saying it many times a day, writing it making it a daily habit and ya know my life truly started to change within a few months. Not the way I thought it would, but it led me on a new journey which caused me to make more money than I could have imagined. Honestly, it was the beginning of my own personal empowerment.
We have belief’s that limit our relationships, how we feel about money, our success, our health truly every aspect of our life. All our choices, attitudes, feels and the quality of our lives are affected by our thoughts and words. The models before us lead the way in our early childhood programming. They were not aware of how it would affect our lives and so on through generations.
The good news is that today is a new day and WE have choices. We can notice what we say and choose to continue saying it and thinking it or come up with something new. We can overcome any limiting beliefs. Something new is called affirmations, empowering thoughts and the conscious statement we want to believe in.
Practice just like you did when you learned to speak or walk, ride your bike, drive a car. All of these things gave you independence and didn’t happen overnight. Each day with practice you improved. Make a conscious decision and intend to change your thoughts.