Stop Using These Affirmations Now

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Life is full of obstacles and roadblocks. It is easy to slip into negative self-talk when faced with these setbacks. This pessimistic outlook has a greater impact on your mindset than you’d think. I want to share a few common affirmations that you should stop using immediately and some positive replacements for them.

The Law of Attraction is at Work Right Now

The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. Like gravity, it is always in effect, always in motion. It is working in your life at this very moment.

Simply put, the Law of Attraction says that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you. If you focus on lack and negativity, then that is what you will attract into your life.

Replace These Negative Affirmations Now!

The negative messages that you feed yourself can lead to depression, lack of self-esteem and low self-confidence.

If you are using any of these affirmations you should stop, and replace them right now, instead choose from this list of positive affirmations.

1) “Money is the Root of All Evil.”

The first affirmation you need to stop using now is “Money is the root of all evil” or “Having money creates more problems in life.”

There is nothing wrong with desiring financial wealth. You can do a lot of good in the world with greater financial assets. It is only the attachment to money that becomes problematic.

Replace this with:

“My life is abundant in every way.”

2) “I Don’t Want to Be Angry.”

The second affirmation to stop using now is “I don’t want to be angry.”daily affirmations for success guide 2 offer

It’s important to focus on what you do want, not on what you don’t want. State your desires in a positive way.

Your mind works in pictures. If you say “I don’t want to be angry,” you are creating the picture and the vibration of being “angry.” The universe only receives the frequency of “angry” and responds to that.

You must focus on the opposite of what you don’t want. In this case, it would be a better choice to say

“I want to be more loving and accepting of the way things are.”

3) “I Don’t Want to Get Sick.”

The third affirmation to stop using now is “I don’t want to get sick.”

We have a tendency to focus on what we don’t want in so many areas of our lives, even when it comes to our own health.

When faced with an illness or disease, we become completely preoccupied with the problem rather than the desired outcome. We tend to give our complete focus to the illness, and all that it entails, instead of focusing on being healthy.

Use an affirmation like

“I always enjoy being vibrant, healthy, energetic and strong.”

Since what you focus on expands, you want to direct your energy and thoughts to those of being well. Keep your thoughts positive and optimistic, and see yourself as healthy and whole.

Your positive energy, thoughts, visualizations, affirmations, prayer and meditation combined with whatever holistic, natural integrative or traditional medical treatments you choose to seek will serve to enhance the healing process.

4) “I’m Losing Control.”

The fourth affirmation to stop using is, “I am losing control.”

There are times in life where you may feel like you can’t control the things that are happening around you. Remember that you are always responsible for how you react to the things happening around you.

Negative thoughts often cause feelings of hopelessness and distance. Begin to think positively about the things happening around you and acknowledge that you are responsible.

A positive affirmations to replace this is:

“I am grateful for every experience in my life.”

Think Differently and Positively

I want to leave you with a bit of homework to complete upon reading this post.

Leave a comment below of a negative affirmation that you’ve been using and what you’re going to replace it with. I’ll be sure to follow up with you!

Make a conscious effort to restructure the way you think and speak. Avoid giving any unnecessary energy to the things you don’t want in your life. Avoid subjecting yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions to the negative people and influences in your life.

Conclusion

Now is your chance to begin thinking differently! Changing from negative to positive affirmations is the first step in the right direction.

Remember, nothing will change for the better until you do. I’ve created a step-by-step, daily affirmations guide to help you learn to use affirmations and recharge your inner power. Click the banner below to learn more.

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Daily Affirmations for Positive Thinking

Daily affirmations are simple, positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states. Although they sound rather basic at that level, these empowering mantras have profound effects on the conscious and unconscious mind.

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Affirmations also hold a key to unlocking the Law of Attraction and creating the life of your dreams!

Successful people, from top salespeople and entrepreneurs to bestselling authors and Olympic athletes, have figured out that using willpower to power their success isn’t enough.

You need to let go of any and all negative thoughts and images and bombard your subconscious mind with new thoughts and images that are positive and stated in the present tense.

How do you do this?

The technique you use to do this begins with daily affirmations, which are simply statements that describe a goal in its already completed state.

Two examples of affirmations would be:

I am joyfully walking across the stage as I receive my MBA degree from Wharton.

I am so happy and grateful that I am now crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

In addition to all of the feedback I have received from hundreds of thousands of students from around the world about the effectiveness of their daily affirmations, there’s now new academic research that shows in high-stress level environments those who do use them have lower stress levels and more success than those who don’t.

FREE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: Daily Affirmations for Success

What are Daily Affirmations?

Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Repeating affirmations helps to reprogram the unconscious mind for success.

It helps eliminate negative and limiting beliefs and transforms your comfort zone from a limited one keeping you trapped in mediocrity to a more expanded one where anything is possible. It helps to replace your “I cant’s” with “I cans,” and your fears and doubts with confidence and certainty.

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How Affirming Phrases Can Keep You Focused

Affirmations are reminders to your unconscious mind to stay focused on your goals and to come up with solutions to challenges and obstacles that might get in the way.

They can also create higher vibrations for happiness, joy, appreciation, and gratitude that then, through the law of attraction, magnetize people, resources, and opportunities to come to you to help you achieve your goals.

Whether you know it or not, you are always using affirmations… but usually not ones that will bring you what you want.

These are things like:

  • “Everything I eat goes straight to my hips.”
  • “I am never going to meet somebody I can love.”
  • “I never catch a break.”
  • “No matter what I do, I never seem to get ahead.”  

How to Create Positive Affirmations

The daily use of positive affirmations interrupts and eventually totally replaces this barrage of negative thoughts and beliefs. To achieve this, you must continually flood your subconscious with thoughts and images of the new reality you wish to create.

I am going to share with you two sets of guidelines for creating powerful daily affirmations that work—the long form and the short form.

Here are the eight guidelines for creating effective affirming statements. You may want to write these down.  They are also in my book The Success Principles.

  1. Start with the words “I am.” These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
  2. Use the present tense.
  3. State it in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
  4. Keep it brief.
  5. Make it specific.
  6. Include an action word ending with –ing.
  7. Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word.
  8. Make affirmations for yourself, not others.

Examples of Daily Affirmations

Here’s an example of an affirmation following these guidelines:

I am joyfully driving my new red Porsche Carrera convertible down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Or if you are more ecologically minded, you can make that a new Tesla.

You can use the following simple formula: I am so happy and grateful that I am now … and then fill in the blank.

Some examples would be:

I am so happy and grateful that I am now earning $150,000 a year.

I am so happy and grateful that I am now celebrating having achieved my ideal weight of 140 pounds.

One of my most famous affirmations is:

I am enjoying living in my beautiful beachfront villa on the Ka’anapali coast of Maui or somewhere better.

I started writing that affirmation in 1989 and in 2011 – that’s right, 22 years later, I had something better!

Make sure to take 5 to 10 minutes every day to repeat your affirmations – preferably out loud with high energy and enthusiasm.  The best times are early morning and right before you go to bed.

Action Item: Create New Positive Statements for Yourself

Write down 3 affirmations for yourself that affirm you having already achieved 3 of your goals and dreams.

Then, write down the time of day that you will commit to practicing your affirmations. Is it when you wake up in the morning? Before you go to sleep?

Mid-day when you need a pick-me-up?

Or maybe after your daily meditation when your subconscious mind is primed?

And to hold yourself accountable, go ahead and leave a comment below with your chosen time of day. I’ll follow up with you to make sure you’re staying on track!

Get My Affirmations for Success: A Step-By-Step Guide

Discover how you can use affirmations to re-create your self-image, replace your limiting beliefs, and achieve success.

In this guide, I will teach you about the importance of daily affirmations, why they’re critical to your success, and how to implement them in your life for rapid and positive changes. Click the graphic below to get this free daily affirmations guide pdf.

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How to Turn Limp Affirmations Into Mantras for Success!

Actually, the true art of the affirmation is both subtle and profound. Despite the popularity of this technique, some people use affirmations that are bland and perhaps even self-defeating.

When creating your affirmation, remember that even minor variations in wording can make a huge difference in the results you get. Since your words literally have the power to create your circumstances, invest a few minutes now to take your affirmation skills to a higher level.

Consider the following statement:

I will quit smoking with ease and joy, remembering the effects on my physical and mental health and preparing to live a longer life.

Five Daily Affirmations Guidelines to Follow

By using the guidelines found below, you can transform limp affirmations like that into mantras for manifesting a huge change in your life!

The following points are key:

1. Enter the “now”

Start your affirmation by entering the present tense. Take the condition you desire and declare it to be already true.

2. Be positive

Our sample affirmation keeps the focus on smoking—the condition that you do not want. Instead, shine a light on what you do want—to be smoke-free.

A related reminder: Our subconscious mind skips the word not. So, delete this word from your affirmations. “I am not afraid of public speaking” gives us the message that you are afraid. Use, “I feel at ease as I speak in public.”

3. Be concise

Shorter is better. Affirmations with fewer words are often easier to recall, especially in situations when you feel some stress. Rhyming makes your affirmations even more memorable. For example, “I am feeling alive at 185.”

4. Include action

Whenever possible, affirm yourself as a person who takes action. For example: “I am gratefully driving my new Porsche along an open highway.” Action engages the Law of Attraction, creating new results in our lives and opening us to further inspiration.

5. Include a feeling word  

Powerful affirmations include content and emotion. Content describes the specific outcome that you desire. Emotion gets to the heart of how you feel about that outcome. For a more potent affirmation, add both elements.

Consider this affirmation:

“I am supporting my children to fully come forward into the world.”

The content of this statement is clear. Yet it lacks an emotional charge. Breathe life into this affirmation by adding an active expression of feeling:

“I am lovingly supporting my children and encourage them to fully express their unique talents and gifts.”

You will know that you have a powerful affirmation when you feel a surge of emotional energy. The force of feeling jumpstarts you into action.

An Affirmation Makeover

Now get some direct experience with “affirmation transformation.” Return to the first example mentioned in this article:

“I will quit smoking with ease and joy, remembering the effects on my physical and mental health and preparing to live a longer life.”

Playing with the guidelines listed serves up some more exciting options, such as:

“I am breathing effortlessly with lungs that are pure and clean.”

“I am celebrating how easily I breathe through strong, healthy lungs.”

Also consider the following affirmations on a variety of topics:

“I am joyfully celebrating my graduation from college with a master’s degree.”

“I am effectively delivering my first talk to an audience of over 1,000 people who affirm my message with a standing ovation.”

“I am confidently checking the balance of my bank account as I make a deposit of $1,000,000.”

“I am walking up on stage to receive my first Emmy award and receiving a roar of applause.”

When you’re satisfied with the wording of your affirmation, start using it right away.

Repeat your affirmations at least three times daily—first thing in the morning, midday, and just before you go to sleep. Regular repetition will gently return your focus to manifesting the life of your dreams.

My List of Positive Feeling Words for Affirmations

Below I have included a list of positive feeling words that you may want to use when creating your daily affirmations. 

Remember, when creating affirmations you want to create positive, self-affirming, self-empowering statements that uplift and inspire you – that raise your emotional set point and your self-esteem.

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Here Are Some More Examples of Positive Affirmations:

I am celebrating feeling light and alive at my perfect body weight of one thirty-five.

I am enjoying the thrill of flying.

I am attracting joy into my life.

I am confidently expressing myself openly and honestly.

I am feeling exhilarated, agile  and alive.

I am effectively communicating my needs and desires to my loving partner.

I am looking around me at the faces of the people I am helping and I am thrilled to know that I have made a difference in their life.

I am feeling relaxed and grateful to be sitting here in Hawaii with my toes buried in the warm sand, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face.

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How to Develop a Millionaire Mindset Using Positive Affirmations

Did you know that all millionaires think a little bit differently? Over time, they have developed a mindset for success and are able to create more wealth in their lives. Developing this millionaire mindset is important because if you want to be rich, you have to learn how to think like someone who is already rich.a millionaire mindset secrets demonstrated by an expensive mansion

Without a millionaire mindset, you will remain stuck in a lower or middle-income reality. But, once you have developed a wealth mindset, you’ll start to do the things you need to do to create more wealth in YOUR life.

Discovering Your Financial Set Point

We all have a financial set point. A financial set point is like the thermostat in your house that is set to a certain temperature:

  • Too hot, and the air conditioner comes on.
  • Too cold, and the heater comes on.

This system keeps you within a degree or two of where you set the thermostat.

Your inner financial set point works the same way, keeping you in your financial comfort zone until you reset your financial thermostat.

If you don’t work on developing a millionaire mindset by retraining or reprogramming your subconscious mind, your subconscious negative attitudes and limiting money beliefs will keep you stuck where you are.

The following metaphor will help you understand this more clearly:

Imagine you have 100 horses. Imagine they are harnessed in such a way that 15 horses are pulling in one direction, and 85 horses are pulling in the other direction.

The 15 horses are your conscious mind, your conscious intentions, and financial goals. The 85 horses are your unconscious mind – your unconscious programmed beliefs and attitudes about money.

Clearly, the 85 horses will overpower the 15 every time, and this is the same with your mind. You have to get the unconscious mind pulling in the direction you want to go.

Otherwise, you’ll always stay stuck.

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How to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

So let’s look at how you can learn the secret of the millionaire mind—what steps do you need to take, and how often, until those secrets become your reality?

First, you have to identify and release your limiting beliefs around money.

These are things like:

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • It’s selfish to want a lot of money.
  • You have to have money to make money.
  • You have to work too hard to make a lot of money.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • You can’t buy happiness.
  • The more money you have, the more problems you have.
  • Wealth brings pain and misery.
  • I don’t have what it takes to make a lot of money.
  • I can make money, but I can’t hold onto it.

You must banish these thoughts. You can do this through positive affirmations.

Repeat These Affirmations Instead

You can do that by repeating written affirmations out loud or silently to yourself twice a day for 5-10 minutes each time.

Or you can listen to recorded affirmations on CDs or on mp3 files while your hands are busy but your mind is free.

Repeat affirmations like these:

Every day I practice the success principles that are based on universal laws.

I have everything I need to create anything I want.

I am now using my core genius to create unlimited prosperity.

I now have enough money to buy anything I need or want.

I see opportunities for enriching others and myself everywhere I look.

I have the ability to accumulate people, resources, and capital to support all my goals.

I consistently take the actions I need to take to increase my wealth.

I constantly find abundance and prosperity everywhere I look.

I deserve to be a millionaire, and I am comfortable asking for what I want and need.

You also want to create and practice prosperity affirmations affirming both your income and your lifestyle.

Some affirmations for success and prosperity are:  

I am so happy and grateful that I now have a $200,000 a year income.

I am so happy and grateful that I am a millionaire.

I am so happy and grateful that I now spend my days traveling all over the world solving global challenges through impact investing.

I’m so happy and grateful that I am now feeling safe and secure in the knowledge that we have enough money for our kids’ college education.

Take a few minutes twice a day – when you first wake up, and right before you go to bed. Repeat each income or lifestyle affirmation one at a time, and then close your eyes after each one and then visualize it as if it has already come true.

Fill in the Details 

Fill in all the details of where you would be, who else is there, any sounds you would be hearing including what is being said, and most importantly feeling the feelings you would feel if you had already achieved it.

Practice Acting As If You Were a Millionaire

Finally, practice the principle of “Acting As If.”

Start right now acting how you would act if you were already a millionaire or multimillionaire.

How would you walk and talk, how would you hold your body? What would your attitude be? How would you interact with your family, friends, coworkers, clients, and customers? And then start acting that way today.

One of the most powerful exercises I often do in my live seminars and training is to have people stand up and mill around interacting with people for ten minutes as if they were already millionaires.

At the end of the exercise, I ask people if they found that they were different…

Everyone always reports that they were more confident, more outgoing, happier, more enthusiastic and energetic.

Yet they really hadn’t become millionaires except in their minds. Start acting as if you are already a millionaire or multimillionaire, and the energy of that will help you attract the people, the resources, and the opportunities to actually create that in your life.

How Much Money Will You Be Making Within the Next Year?

Pull out your checkbook and write a check made out to yourself for the amount of money you want to be making within the next year. Sign and date the check, and place it somewhere where you will see it every day. Use it as a daily reminder of where you want to be, and do whatever work is necessary to reach that goal.

Leave a comment below and share one thing you’re going to do to ensure you reach the financial goal you’ve set for yourself within the next year.

Continue Learning My Success Principles

If you want to reach your fullest potential or have ever thought about teaching others how to reach their fullest potential, you must change the way you think.

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