If you really want to make goal setting and achievement work for you, consider daily affirmations to set your mind in action. If you have ever used visualization techniques then you already know how much power your mind can have over your actions. Affirmations work the same way, they are powerful words that give precise instructions to your mind.
Once your mind has been instructed of your goal, it will perform as if you have already conquered that goal. However, what you say must be sincere. You must believe that you can achieve it in order to bring it to reality. Thus my motto, believe it to achieve it.
Starting your day off with affirmations tells your brain that you really want this goal and you whole-heartedly believe that it is possible to accomplish it. There should be no signs of doubt that you can indeed make it happen. Repeating the same affirmation each day, readdresses the need, but may lead to boredom and complacency. Each night, choose your daily affirmation and make a decision on how you want to say your affirmations.
Many people find it helpful to say their affirmations in front of a mirror. This way they can look themselves straight in the eye and without hesitation or disbelief repeat their affirmations. Others like to repeat their affirmations during their morning prayer or meditation. Just choose a time that works best for you.
Affirmations can work for nearly any area of your life. I find it extremely helpful for weight loss and taking my fitness program to the next level. Not only is it instrumental in my exercise program, it keeps me on faithful to my diet and keeps me from falling to temptation.
Daily affirmations don’t need to be long winded. Usually a few words or a sentence is perfect for setting the mind in motion and putting your goal on the fast track to success.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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