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Powerful Daily Affirmations To Improve Your Life

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Ask any highly successful person how they maintain their motivation and focus to achieve their ambitious goals, and chances are their answer will be, “daily affirmations!”

I have met countless successful business people, Olympic and professional athletes, NY Times bestselling authors, and visionary changemakers who all use daily positive affirmations to stay energized and focused on their goals, no matter what’s happening in the world around them. They have all told me that their daily affirmations practice has had a game-changing impact on their lives.

Today I’d like to teach you how daily affirmations for success actually work and show you how to write affirmations that will make it so much easier for you to achieve your life goals.

I’ll also answer common questions such as:

“What is a daily affirmation?”
“Are morning affirmations better than evening affirmations?”
“How to write affirmations that work?”

… and so much more!

What is a Daily Affirmation?

Simply put, daily affirmations are clear, positive statements that are designed to help you create change in yourself so you become the kind of person who is capable of accomplishing your goals in life. 

Do this by stating your goals in the present tense, as if they’ve already been achieved – so that thought and desire to experience that stated reality is always top of mind for you.

For example, if your goal is to become a bestselling author, your affirmation could be something like, “I am so happy and grateful to be holding my NY Times number-one bestseller in my hands!”

Sounds simple, right? But it’s also very powerful.

Not only do affirmations keep you focused on your goals, but they can also liberate you from negative thought patterns, boost your self-esteem, and allow you to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm as you work toward your goals. This will make it easier for you to stay positive and attract the people and resources you need to make your dreams a reality.

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5 Proven Benefits of Daily Affirmations

Studies show that repeating daily positive affirmations can help eliminate negative thought patterns and boost self-esteem, which can help you take bigger risks and get better results in everything you do. 

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience from a regular affirmation practice:

1. Combats Negative Self-Talk

Repeating affirmations to yourself every day helps you become more aware of your thoughts and true self. You’re quicker to notice when your thoughts veer into negative territory. You’ll find it easier to replace that negative self-talk with meaningful affirmations that boost your self-worth and keep you focused on the positive.

2. Decreases Stress

Negative thinking is a major source of stress. When we tell ourselves things like, “You’re going to fail!” it triggers our physiological “fight or flight” response and makes it hard to remain calm and think clearly. 

But when we replace our negative thoughts with a positive self-affirmation that emphasizes our good qualities and helps us feel proud of who we are, it’s easier to remain focused on the positive.

3. Alleviates Anxiety

A recent study proved that replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and imagining positive outcomes can help people who have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) manage their negative emotions. 

By focusing on positive results, they were better able to remain calm and centered even in stressful situations and concentrate on the task at hand.

4. Eases Depression

The brain naturally develops a ‘negativity bias,’ which helped keep the earliest humans on a constant lookout for signs of danger so they could react immediately to any threats in their environment. 

In modern times, this same mechanism means that we are pre-wired to see the negatives in each situation more predominantly than the positives. When people suffer from depression, all they’re capable of seeing are the negatives. 

Studies show that positive affirmations can lead to a cognitive restructuring of the brain so that people’s perception of themselves and the world around them becomes more positive and optimistic.

5. Improves Your Overall Well-Being

By helping to reduce stress and anxiety, a regular affirmations practice can help you sleep better, eat healthier, and be increasingly motivated to exercise and take good care of your body.

Making a daily declaration and affirmation of positive energy and self-love can make profound and lasting changes to the way we think about ourselves. When you see yourself as someone capable of achieving success, you’ll not only boost your self-esteem, but you will treat yourself with more respect and engage in necessary self-care.

Daily Affirmation Examples

Here are some affirmation examples to inspire you to create your own meaningful affirmations for success:

“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 car a new Tesla or Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Some other affirmation examples could be:

“I am so happy and grateful that I am now working in my chosen field, earning $150,000 a year.”

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

Or how about:

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

That last affirmation is incredibly special to me. It’s an affirmation I started writing for myself way back in 1989 – and in 2011, I actually made that vision a reality!

How to Write Affirmations

Here are my eight guidelines to write positive affirmations for success that will make it easier for you to get what you want and live your best life every day.

1. Start your affirmation with the words, “I am.” 

These are the two most powerful words in the English language!

2. Use the present tense. 

You want to imagine yourself being in the moment and experiencing the reality of your goal being achieved. This is what will cause the dissonance in your subconscious that will prompt you to take persistent action to make your vision real.

3. State your affirmation in the positive. 

Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want. (If you can’t understand why you tell yourself NOT to think of pink elephants. What did you just think? In the same way, if you try to focus on what you don’t want, that’s what you’ll end up attracting into your life.)

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4. Keep your affirmation brief. 

Your daily affirmations should be easy to memorize and repeat. The easier it is to remember and say, the easier it will be to visualize your goals – and the harder your subconscious will work to make it a reality.

5. Make your affirmation specific. 

Daily affirmations such as, “I am so happy and grateful now that I’ve lost weight,” aren’t nearly as powerful as, “I am so happy and grateful now that I have lost 25 pounds and am wearing my favorite jeans again!” 

When your affirmation is vague, your vision will be fuzzy as well. Visions that lack clarity are much more difficult to achieve.

6. Include an action word ending with “–ing.” 

This allows you to express your affirmation as if you are experiencing it at that very moment. 

For example, “I am so happy and grateful to be walking across the stage to accept my MBA degree from Wharton University.” The more you can imagine yourself in that moment of walking across that stage, the more powerful your affirmation will be.

7. Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word. 

I often encourage people, when creating their affirmation, to imagine themselves as happy and grateful. Happiness and gratitude are powerful positive emotions that will raise your energetic vibration and attract more things that bring happiness and gratitude into your life.

8. Make affirmations for yourself, not others. 

For example, saying something like, “I am so happy and grateful now that my husband has stopped drinking,” isn’t going to work because there is nothing you can do to change other people’s behavior. Only THEY can change their behavior.

Action Item: Write 3 Powerful Affirmations for Yourself

To activate the power of affirmations in your life, complete the following activity: Write down 3 big goals you have for your life. What are three accomplishments you would like to achieve in the next 12 months?

Now here’s how to write affirmations that will help you achieve those goals… record the following in your affirmation journal:


I am so happy now that I am [describe yourself experiencing or celebrating the achievement of that goal].


I am so happy now that I am [describe yourself experiencing or celebrating the achievement of that goal].


I am so happy now that I am [describe yourself experiencing or celebrating the achievement of that goal].

Once you have written your daily affirmations for success, leave your affirmation journal beside your bed, and then be sure to refer to it every morning and evening so you can always make sure your daily affirmations are the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you think of before you go to sleep.

Daily Affirmations Are Just the Beginning…

Daily positive affirmations are a powerful first step toward developing a confident, success-focused mindset that empowers you to reach your goals.

But if you want to awaken your full subconscious potential and make your most ambitious dreams a reality, you need more than daily affirmations. You need to learn how to unlock your full potential for success by tapping into the Law of Attraction and raising your energetic frequency so you can attract the people, opportunities, and resources you need to achieve your goals in life.

And I have a free guide that will help you do just that!

Activating the Law of Attraction will help you leverage the full power of this universal law so you can experience more happiness, peace, and abundance by living in harmony with the vibrations of the universe.

It’s time for you to discover the secret to deliberately creating and receiving more of what you really want in life!

Learn how to use the Law of Attraction from my FREE guide. 

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Meet Jack Canfield

For over 40 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life how to create the life they desire.

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series, he's taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and has trained and certified over 2,700 students to teach his content and methodology in 107 countries around the world.