List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
Affirm Your Intentions - Achieve Your Goals
Affirmations are emotionally driven statements of intention and faith that guide thought and action. Affirmation comes from the Latin firmus, meaning strong. Affirmations recognize and assert the existence of personal truths. These statements can be powerfully effective for developing and strengthening thought patterns, and thus actions, needed to achieve goals. These thought patterns also attract the situations we affirm to be true.
Use Affirmations Effectively
Affirmations are effective when combined with strong emotions and vivid sensory imagery: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Effective affirmations state, in present tense, what we want. At the same time, we are feeling the joy, satisfaction, and gratitude we would feel if each statement had already manifested.
Recall Vivid Imagery and Strong Emotion
An effective way to create mind imagery and emotion is to recall a situation in your life when you actually felt the emotion you want to create. Recall situations that made you feel joyful, loving, forgiving, excited, happy, accepting, successful, and grateful.
This is the same way emotions surface when we dwell on memories that bring tears, upset, or nostalgic feelings. When using affirmations, you get to select purposely the emotions you want. Let these emotions surface and permeate your mind and body.
Practice Positive Affirmations
Belief, imagery, and emotion are essential elements in effective affirmations. With practice, you will be able to create vivid images and emotions very quickly. It might also be helpful to begin by affirming the action you are now taking, as in the exercise below.
Here are seventeen sample affirmations for strengthening goal achievement, creativity, confidence and abundance. Practice the affirmations while combining them with compelling imagery and strong emotion.
Affirm Only Your Intentions
Each day, our minds fill unconsciously with self-talk, echoing thought patterns and beliefs formed during early development. These might be positive and supportive thoughts. However, our internal speech can also attract the very situations and feelings we would rather avoid.
Negative, distracting thoughts are actually affirmations working against us. By becoming aware of these negative affirmations, we can replace them immediately with positive affirmations that focus on what we want.
Create Your Personal Affirmations
After practicing with the affirmations above, create your own affirmations based on what you want to achieve. It will not help to simply repeat a list of someone else's affirmations that you don't actually believe. You must own each affirmation as a personal declaration of your intention and faith.
Act on Your Affirmations
Spend time each day with your personal affirmations. Then take actions that will lead to their realization. When charged with belief, vivid imagery, and strong emotion, affirmations can be effective and supportive tools that help you move toward the achievements that you desire.
© Copyright 2005 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, motivational author, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Get the next issue by visiting http://www.AchieveEzine.com
Reach Your Goals - Have A Pitch Party
Have a "Pitch Party" Invite friends and work together to haul out all the old stuff in your life that no longer works with your new direction. For example, if you have lost a substantial amount of weight, drag out all those too-big clothes, the ugly sweats you slouched around the house in and anything else that belongs with the "old you" (diet magazines, weigh-in charts, etc).
Perseverance is the Ability ...
"Perseverance allows you to get back on track when you hit a detour."Perseverance is the ability to keep going in the face of continuous challenges.
Number One Killer Of Could-Have-Been Success Stories
Fear.Everything in this world has its opposite.
The Power Of Partnerships
Everything we have in life is because of the help of other people. If you have a successful job where you are rapidly moving up it is in large part because of the help you've received from your coworkers.
How To Stop Having Problems
If you are like me you have probably lost a lot of sleep over the many problems that arise in your life. Sometimes, the problem seems too huge.
Perseverance - Your Key To Success
If failure is the roadway, then Perseverance is the vehicle to success. Not to forget, Persistent determination of yours is to achieve the goal, your ultimate objective; not to deviate from the main vision of yours by acting presumptuously?.
Personal Excellence: Whats Your Motivation? (Part 2 of 3)
The scene from "Biloxi Blues" where Matthew Broderick's character kept asking, "Is the heat getting hotter?" was looping in my mind. Indeed, the surface of the sun may well have been a cooler place to spend the day.
Being a spiritual teacher has continually frightened me. Not because I don't want to do it but that I don't feel adequate for the job.
What Do You Know?
"When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school It's a wonder I can think at all"- Paul Simon, KodachromeUnless you are a military historian, it is completely irrelevant to your life that the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Yet that knowledge is taught to you in school.
Using A Weekly Review To Improve My Life And Business
"What a week!" you say at the end of a series of days thatwent, quite frankly, very well. And yet.
Thinking for Success
Thoughts are very powerful. An intention held long and hard enough will eventually manifest itself physically.
Live Your Life To The Fullest
Do you sometimes feel that you're living a boring life? Youjust can't seem to find anything exciting. You wake up in the morning, then do the same old rituals.
Run Towards Fear: A Prescription For Success
Fear, or negative anxiety, is the modern day bubonic plague, infecting millions upon millions of people. It spreads with viral effect, and leaves behind consequences of mediocrity and regret.
Changing Your Mind Can Be a Wrestling Match
If you've been walking this earth for any length of time, it must be pretty clear by now that if you want to make changes in your life, the first thing that needs to change is YOUR MIND! But here there's a problem - maybe a lot of problems - called LIMITING BELIEFS..
Who Is Dietrich Mateschitz?
Hope you're having a GREAT Day!Last night I was reading the latest issue of Forbes magazine.It's an awesome magazine and this specific issue was about a group of 620 people that have something in common.
The 5 Categories You Want To Succeed In
If it comes to the question what we really want in our life the answer is always "Pleasure". Whatever happens to you, your brain asks 2 questions.
5 Ways To SuperSize Your Life
McDonald's does it, why shouldn't you? Life is filled with choices; why not choose to live life in a more satisfying way.1.
Emerging As Winners!
People like to emerge as winners by hook or crook and this is what one gets landed up in. It is human nature to desire to become rich, powerful, popular and famous always and forever.
The 2-Word Phrase That Conquers Adversity and Breaks Through Obstacles
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. .
3 Steps to Defining Success and Defining Your Future
Q: Are you a success?A: Its all in how you define the word!An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican Village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.Inside the boat were several large yellow fin tuna.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !