Successful people have understood that the key to creating the change they desire in their lives, career and business is more than determined willpower- it is also about the inner game.
Successful people “have a word”. with themselves. They let go of negative and limiting self beliefs and instead develop a habit of creating new thinking about themselves and their situation.
Taking responsibility for negative self talk is key to success.
Negative self talk hinders and sabotages. It prevents us from taking positive action and leaves us comfortable in our comfort zones – often as a ‘victim’ and powerless. However, we have the power to change that thinking that threatens to sabotage the achievement of our goals.
You need to create a mental fertile environment for your success – focusing on new thinking, build motivation and beliefs consistent with the great success you what in your outer world.
One way to do is through affirmations. Here are some guidelines and explain on how to create and use affirmations.
7 tips to creating powerful affirmations that will change your thinking and motivate you achieving you goals.
- Begin with the words “I am”
- Use the present tense
- State in positive terms and make them dynamic.
- Keep it simple and brief
- Include at least one emotion and action words to make your affirmations powerful enabling the outcome you desire i.e words ending in -ing. Imagine the emotional state you would be feeling if you had already achieved the goal. For example – celebrating, proudly, happily, excitedly, lovingly, enthusiastically, joyfully – you get the picture.
- Be specific.
- Make your affirmation about you and your behaviours.
Now the ultimate key to using affirmations is in taking action. Affirmations will encourage, motivate and bring about a shift in thinking and your mindset – but they are a tool – a tool to create positive action. A tool for you to make things happen and bring about positive results. Faith without action serves no useful purpose.
So have the intent, decide, fuel that intent with emotion, affirm yourself and take action today.