WHAT ARE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS?

Positive affirmations release you from anxiety, negativity, guilt, fear, and pain.

These mantras are simple messages. Repeated over-and-over and they begin to worm their way into your mind – slowly changing both your thinking and your reality. Sometimes these sayings start as wishful thinking, but they often end up becoming the reality of your life.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

Affirmations do not work by magic. For the most part, they work due to the power of positive thinking. First, affirmations make people receptive to change. Then they assist in bringing the change about.

Studies show it is easier to make positive change when you use daily affirmations. Affirmations prime your brain for change.

The first way affirmations work is by creating less anxiety and stress about the change you are undertaking.

Secondly, they change the way people think about “falling off the wagon” with their change. There is nothing wrong with having an “off day” with a habit change. Unfortunately, many people use this as an excuse to say, “I can't do it” and quit. Daily affirmations give you the motivation to keep going through these tough times.

The biggest method affirmations effect change is due to the science of neuroplasticity. “What is neuroplasticity,” you may wonder? To put it simply, neuroplasticity is the science of rewiring the brain for different thoughts.

Kids do this all the time. And they do it quite easily.

As we grow older, it becomes tougher and tougher to change our thoughts. We become used to our thought patterns. But with conscious effort, you can “rewire” your brain. One of the best ways to do this is by using positive affirmations.

HOW TO DEVELOP POSITIVE THINKING


It works like this: your mind thinks a certain way automatically. When you think “diet,” your mind might think thoughts like:
 

  • deprivation

  • starvation

  • lacking

  • bland

  • boring

  • doesn’t work


With negative thoughts like these, is there any wonder why it is hard to lose weight?

Affirmations are about making new connections. So, in our weight loss example, rather than connecting to “diet,” we connect to less charged words of “weight loss.”

Let’s analyze a few (random) positive weight loss affirmations.

  • I believe I can lose weight

  • My health is the most important thing to me

  • I am avoiding excessive carbs

  • I am happy and grateful to have lost ____ pounds

  • There is no need for rich or sugary foods

  • I have the power to control my weight through healthy eating and exercise

  • My body is a temple. I will keep my temple clean


Get help beating negative thinking by reciting positive affirmation every day.

Over time, when you use these affirmations, your mind begins to equate new words with weight loss. It equates “weight loss” with thoughts like:

 

  • I can

  • health is important

  • avoid carbs

  • happy

  • grateful

  • no rich foods

  • I have the power

  • my body is a temple

  • clean

 
A positive attitude is not a guarantee of success. But a negative attitude comes close to a guarantee of failure. So, using affirmations has increased the odds of success.

This same basic theory backs up the power of all affirmations.

Affirmations are not wishful thinking. They use the power of Neuroplasticity. Affirmations change thoughts of doubt and fear to thoughts of confidence and taking action. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections.

HOW AFFIRMATIONS CAN BANISH NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

With each breath you let out, you should also release old, negative thoughts that may be plaguing your mental health. Positive affirmations can help get rid of these negative thoughts that threaten your positivity.

For your affirmations to work, you want to make sure to banish negative thoughts because your underlying feelings may be what is negative. All the negative thoughts you continue to have may start to cancel out any positive thoughts, and the affirmations will feel more like wishful thinking instead of positivity.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT AFFIRMATIONS

How many times a day, for how many days, and for how long, should you repeat affirmations?

Affirmations should be repeated at least once every day but for no more than three times a day. You should spend at least 5 minutes repeating affirmations, but no more time than 15 minutes per session.

There is no set time to “stop” doing affirmations. You should keep going with your affirmations until you feel you have actualized your goal.

Increasing the time spent on affirmations to greater than 15 minutes 3x a day is simply not worth your time as there is no added benefit.

Now let's get to the examples of affirmations…

AFFIRMATIONS FOR CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

Of all the different areas of your life where positive affirmations can make a difference, the biggest area is in confidence.
As noted earlier, affirmations work by taking negative thoughts, such as doubts, fears, and anxieties and slowly turning them into more positive emotions.

  • Everything will work out for me.

  • I am a winner.

  • The tools I need to succeed are in my possession.

  • There is nobody better to get the job done than me.

  • I have faith in my social skills.

  • Other people will not take advantage of me.

  • I have confidence in my skills.

  • I am not afraid to be wrong.

  • Happiness is within my grasp.

  • I am confident in the presence of others.

  • Success will be my driving force.

  • The success of others will not make me jealous. My time will come.

  • I will speak with confidence and self-assurance.

  • I will say “No” when I do not have the time or inclination to act.

  • The only person who can defeat me is myself.

  • I dare to be different.

  • My every desire is achievable.

  • Even outside my comfort zone, I will be comfortable in my own skin.

  • If I fail, I will fail forward.

  • My confidence knows no limits.

AFFIRMATIONS FOR SELF LOVE

Self-love. Perhaps those words sound a bit indulgent to you. They certainly can be indulgent when self-love is found in someone vain and self-centered.

But for most people, self-love is something we don't get enough of. We are often our own worst critics. It is easy to be critical of our own mistakes. And we may be unforgiving when we fail.

If you want to succeed in life, you need to love yourself. Those that want more than anything to find love need to love themselves first.

“Love thyself” is some of the best advice ever written. If you want to do well… in just about anything, you need to love yourself. Positive affirmations are a great way to bolster a flagging of self-love. They will build your confidence in your best asset: yourself.

  • I do not need other people for happiness.

  • I chose hope over fear.

  • Positivity is a choice that I  choose to make.

  • I will not take other people's negativity personally.

  • My commitment to myself is real.

  • I am a diamond.

  • It is time for me to shine.

  • My opinion matters.

  • I am a magnet for love.

  • Self-love is a natural state of being.

  • I am loved, and I am wanted.

  • I will stop apologizing for being myself.

  • Negative self-talk has no place in my life.

  • I do not bow to my fears.

  • My mind, body, and soul are fit and strong.

  • I am grateful for the things I have.

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS FOR GOAL SETTING

Unless you create goals and plans, all your positive affirmations may end up as is wishful thinking.

Positive thinking is wonderful. It is an important part of success, but even more, you need action to succeed. This is where goal setting comes into play.

When you create goals, it is a step-by-step instruction on the process you will use to reach your desires. Achieving your desires without goals is like putting together a complicated IKEA assembly project. You may get it done in the end, but it will not be as efficient or easy as if you followed directions.

Goals setting come in two different styles. There are process goals and outcome goals.

Outcome goals are goals what most people think about when they think of goals. They are the end result.

They include goals like: “I want to earn one million dollars” and “I want to lose twenty pounds.”

Process goals, on the other hand, are based on steps in the process of reaching your goals. These are goals like:

“I want to increase my revenue by 5% every month.” And, “I want to lose 3 pounds every month.”

Personally, I prefer process goals. These goals give you a standard to keep and are much better for tracking than outcome goals.

Enough about goal setting. Let's move on to more goal affirmations...

 

  • I will achieve all of my goals.

  • My goals are simple and uncomplicated.

  • Clients will flock to me.

  • My goals are getting closer to completion every day.

  • I set clear goals and work to complete them every day.

  • I have a plan of action to achieve my desires.

  • My priorities are clear. I work to finish my most important tasks first.

  • My goals are my focus.

  • I only set goals that matter.

  • My focus on success is unwavering.

  • When my need is strong enough, I will find a way.

  • I am committed to becoming the person I will become.

  • My mind is like water. I will change and adjust as needed.

  • Success is in my future.

  • I will master distractions and keep my focus on my goals.

  • I must rely upon myself.

  • Blame for failure rests upon my shoulders.

  • I am my own best chance for success.

  • I will accept nothing but the best.

  • Success is in my future.

  • I am constantly improving.

  • I desire to learn new things.

  • Where others see a challenge, I see new opportunities.

  • I have a growth mindset.

  • Time is my friend. I finish all the tasks I need to finish.

  • My life is made for joy. I will live with exuberance.

  • I will be proactive in discovering obstacles to my accomplishments.

  • Mindfulness will help me get the most from my time.

  • I take responsibility for my successes and my failures.

  • I am not dependent on anyone else.

TRADING AFFIRMATIONS

  • I am a confident trader.

  • I keep trading simple and easy.

  • I am winning 70% of my trades. .

  • I am a master trader.

  • I am forever in profit.

  • I attract wealth and abundance and this is reflected in my trades. I trade with peace, confidence, and clarity.

  • I am not a signal taker. I create signals.

  • I develop specific plans of action that meet my trading goals.

  • Support and resistance is my middle name.

  • I exercise wisdom and patience in trading.

  • I wait for the right opportunity to present itself.

  • I am paid to wait for great trades.

  • Every trade entry meets the required criteria.

  • I recognize trading opportunities quickly, clearly, and with great ease.

  • I act decisively when executing my positions

  • Emotion has no place in my trading plan.

  • I recognize loss as a part of trading.

  • I follow good money management principles that minimize loss and maximize gains.

  • I am consistently in profit.

  • I will manage my time correctly so I can be up for the major moves in the market.

  • I will study forex at least 3x per week.

  • I practice proper risk management.

  • I am optimistic in my forex platform.

  • I am learning how to trap price and predict it’s movements.

  • I surround myself with positive people who help bring out the best in me.

  • I completely trust my analysis.

  • I am a patient trader.

  • I will make up to (___) a week in forex. (Enter the dollar amount, you desire.)

  • I know when to act and when to wait patiently.

  • My forex account never stops growing.

  • I am so happy and grateful now that I have learned how to swing trade.

  • I am a profitable trader who understands the market.

  • I will check my emotions at the market door.

  • I am not a greedy trader.

  • I will study my pairs everyday.

  • I am a savvy and disciplined trader.

  • I am happy to take profit and I will not be greedy.

  • Consistency and confidence are key.

  • I am always patient and wait for the best trade setups.

  • Confidence comes from following my trading plan.

  • I consistently catch 20 pips a day.

  • I am an intuitive trader.

  • I enter and exit trades when the market tells me too.

  • I am here to feed my family, not the broker.

  • I will take a baby pips quiz at least once a week.

  • I will show up to the trainings and stay connected.

  • I am worthy!

  • I deserve to be rich!

  • I will introduce at least 5 NEW people a week. (For those who want to make residual income)

  • I am not an emotional trader.

  • I trust myself, I trust my analysis.