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What is an Affirmation and How can it Help?

Posted on: July 2, 2009

affirmation-t-shirtI strive to bring out the best in those around me whether they are clients, family or friends. One of the best ways to add positivity to your life is through daily affirmations. Now what exactly is an affirmation? The following article gives us a description about affirmations and why they help heal the mind!

“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

An affirmation is a wish stated as if it is already true. Thinking, saying, or writing affirmations is an easy way to bring positive change into your life. Amazing results in life come when we change our habits. Our habits change when we have a change in attitude. Affirmations are a way we can change our attitudes.

Your current beliefs and habits have come about because of repeated thoughts. Many of these thoughts have been self limiting and destructive. The repetition of negative thoughts is discouraging and affects your motivation and confidence. It is hard to feel motivated when you are skeptical that you can get beneficial results. Replacing negative thoughts with affirmations, then, can help you change your attitudes and encourage you to believe in yourself and your good luck. As you adopt more positive attitudes and feel encouraged, your actions and habits will shift. When your actions and habits come into alignment with success, then success will come to you quickly.

Choose an area in your life where you would like to have change. Perhaps you would like to earn more money. You might choose for an affirmation, “I earn a lot of money.” This states it as if it has already happened. This is good. Or maybe you would like, “I get paid well for providing quality work.” Play with it until it feels right to you. Make your statements short and sweet, and always as if they have already come true. Writing your statement twenty times is a good way to begin. You can also say it out loud. Repetition and passion are both very important with affirmations. You want to repeat it often enough that you have it memorized. This will be handy when situations come up that are critical to your achieving your dreams. Passion is what helps your statement to feel real and comfortable to you. As it begins to feel natural, you make it easy for your affirmation to be true.”

Article Source: What Exactly is an Affirmation

4 Responses to "What is an Affirmation and How can it Help?"

Hey everyone. I’m hoping to meet new friends here so drop me a note when you
get a chance.

I hope to make some quality posts soon but first I have to look around the forum and
familiarize myself with everyone and the forum.

Bye for now. lol


Biggest Loser of All Time

I like this idea! Very positive approach to reaching our goals! I put them up around my home-and have to remember to take them all down when guests come over-or they might think I have gone a little crazy! But at least I will have reached my long time goals!


Having a positive thought always helps. It never allows the self-motivation to die away. It also brings up newer ideas that can really enrich our lives.

Very nice introductory article to affirmations. Thank you for what you are doing to spread the message about these effective tools, in particular, and self-empowerment in general.

Stay inspired!


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