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How to Use Affirmations to Change Your Life?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ―Buddha

Positive affirmations are statements that change your thought process positively. You can achieve anything and everything in the world if you equip with affirmations. Affirmations help you bring mental images, motivate, and stay focused on accomplishing your goals. They create positive vibes and help manage your time. They reinforce your inner voice. They build positive, right, and strong attitude. They help you take a step closer to your ideal mindset. They enhance your longevity as you enjoy living for a longer time with optimism. They keep you happy and help you lead your personal, professional, and social life successfully. They purify your thoughts and inspire you to dream and achieve big. You begin to think that everything is possible in this world.

Research shows that we get around 50,000 to 60,000 thoughts in a day and most of them are negative. Hence, it is essential to convert negative thoughts into positive thoughts through affirmations. Life becomes truly great when we can think positively and contribute constructively to make a difference in the lives of others.

Tips to Acquire Positive Affirmations

Everything depends on your mind. Your thinking will create magical words that inspire and mesmerize the people around you. Here are some tips to affirm yourself. Appreciate yourself. Look at the positive things within yourself. Use sentences such as ‘I can do it’. Use the letter like ‘I’ to affirm yourself.  Use the present tense in your statements to become optimistic and achieve maximum outcome. Surround with motivational slogans. Wayne Dyer remarked, “My favorite affirmation when I feel stuck or out of sorts is: Whatever I need is already here, and it is all for my highest good. Jot this down and post it conspicuously throughout your home, on the dashboard of your car, at your office, on your microwave oven, and even in front of your toilets!” Above all, look at the door that is opened, not the door that is closed.

To apply affirmations, remove negative thoughts from your mind and replace them with positive thoughts. Prepare a few positive affirmations that suit your age, expectations, and passion, and repeat them. They creep into your subconscious mind and convert your thought process positively. Once the messages are ingrained in your subconscious mind effectively, your behavior will improve automatically.

Change Your Mental Vocabulary

James Allen once remarked, “All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.” Whether you want to succeed or fail, it is in your hands as your thoughts will lead to actions. When your thoughts are positive your actions will be positive. Here are some techniques to convert your thoughts into positive action: Replace “if” with “when,” “hopefully” with “certainly” and “I hope” with “I expect.”  Don’t think about what you don’t have. Think about what you have. Don’t say, “Have a great day!”  but say, “Make it a great day!”

Write down your affirmations in a journal and read them before you go to bed and when you wake up from your bed. Do it regularly because it helps the affirmations enter into your subconscious mind easily giving you amazing results. Here are some examples of affirmations you can customize and adopt:

  • I exercise every day and I am healthy.
  • I always learn and grow.
  • I always see good in others and appreciate it.
  • I forgive people and forget unpleasant events. I am compassionate and kind at heart.
  • I am surrounded by healthy and positive people.
  • I always get what I want.
  • I am an abundant person.
  • I have a loving wife and children.
  • I read great books and enjoy sharing my knowledge with the world free of cost.
  • I am blessed with loyal fans and followers all over the world.
  • I have an attitude of gratitude.
  • I am blessed with good family and friends.
  • I am happy and successful.
  • I have the heart to serve others.
  • I always add value to others and make a difference in the world.
  • I inspire the world.
  • Life is great!

When you want to grow as a leader, you must create a positive and healthy thought process to build your confidence. To build your confidence, you must be equipped with positive affirmations. And equipping with positive affirmations is easy when you adopt the outlined techniques. Hence, follow the tips, tools, and techniques to acquire, equip, and apply positive affirmations effectively to grow as a leader and achieve greatness in the world.
Reference: Spark: The Power to Become Big is Within You.

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India. He is an International Leadership Guru with thirty-nine years of experience and the author of forty-eight books including the award-winning See the Light in You: Acquire Spiritual Powers to Achieve Mindfulness, Wellness, Happiness, and Success (Waterside Productions). He is a C-Suite advisor and a sought-after keynote speaker globally. His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030. Most of his work is available on his blog. Professor M.S. Rao is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.