Affirmations are another tool that helps you on your road to success. They are sentences with which we confidently say that something is true. We use them every day, sometimes without noticing it. You see, our minds are constantly active, and we often have internal conversations going on, that is, our mind is constantly talking to us. The words we use in internal conversations depend on our past experiences, be it pleasant or unpleasant, and on some patterns that we have developed through the years and which affect our present and future.
Ever since you were a child, you’ve been hearing things about yourself from other people (family, friends, teachers, co-workers, etc.) and you believed them, whether they were correct statements about you or not. Why? Because they were said by people important to you and because, when you were a child, you didn’t have the power to decide what to believe about yourself and what not to. This is how you internalised some of their beliefs about you and kept repeating them to yourself as if they were your beliefs or truths. That is why sometimes your mind is supportive of you and your actions, and sometimes it hinders you. For instance, if your parents told you that you could do anything you set your mind to, then when you are in front of a challenging task, you probably say to yourself Come on, you can do it!,but if your parents said that you were no good, that you could not do anything right, then you start thinking You can’t do it. It is too difficult! when you are in front of a challenging task.
The mind is a powerful tool, you see. It can talk you into doing something, or it can talk you out of it.
Affirmations are also an important tool in visualisation because with them you confirm that what you are visualising is true and real. That is why affirmations need to be positive because, this way, you are confirming the positive, you are confirming what you have. When you use negative affirmations, you are confirming the negative (what you don’t have or don’t want), and so the focus is on the negative, and you get more of the negative. Each affirmation is also accompanied by energy – positive affirmations with positive, negative affirmations with negative – and what you send out, you get in return.
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