3 Things to Remember About Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful in a couple of ways. Not only do they affirm something – like their name indicates, they can also be used to overcome fear and past hurts, replace negative voices or limiting self talk, and also stretch one’s faith and vision!

Affirmations are fun to create and can be uniquely customized around what you’re going to conquer for the day. Remember three important aspects as you train your mind to affirm your vision and goals:

  • Positive – always write in a positive tone. Instead of writing “There is too much negative in the world, I’ll try not to be negative today,” you can write it like, “Today, I’m turning up the light; my positive vibes are attracting positive people and things.” The absence of negative in your affirmation is teaching your mind what to focus on and what to shut out.
  • Personal – keep them personal. Say them in the first person; they are your affirmations and not just general statements or quotes. Your subconscious mind will listen up when you address yourself; and, the same phenomenal mind can only answer, “Yes!” More on that later.
  • Present – write them and say them in the present tense. That’s right. Put your mind on the lookout for them right away. Also, watch how you start turning doubt to faith. When you say, “I am going to do…” your mind is waiting for a date and time. Without this, there is no decision. When you state, “I am doing…” your mind says, “Oh, I am? … Sure, let me start right away on that…” See the difference? Today, is also a great starter word for an affirmation.

Your affirmations don’t have to be perfect and no one is grading you on this, so let go of those fears. Just start and you’ll get better and bolder as time goes on. What do you have to lose? Take a minute to create and share one in the comments. Here’s mine for today:

“Today, I’m planting good seeds! Every thought, prayer and action WILL be reaped – sometimes immediately; most times at a future date. My life is a field of the best and most fertile soil; I’m the farmer. It’s understanding this irrefutable principle that causes me to plant with more fervor than ever before! I WILL reap if I simply keep planting.”

igniting energy … tim

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Comfortless Zone!

Comfort is good, but not all the time! Comfort won’t change us; it won’t grow us! Getting out of our comfort zones causes us to explore & find new ideas, solutions & yes, rewards. 

So much growth & good is possible if we’ll simply move beyond our comfort zones!

Our brains were created (hardwired) to find safety & comfort. Getting out of our comfort zone often yeilds a “kicking & screaming” reaction!

Verbally affirming what we’re doing is going to grow & better us is a great way to recarve habits of excellence in our minds. Tell yourself, “I look forward to this growth!” Reaffirm, “There is so much good that can happen if I’ll just stretch a little!”

MTSU spring semester starts today. A lot of “getting out of our comfort zones” for a lot of students! I say, “Way to go!”

Reading a book is often not easy to focus on. Getting up early, jumping up to the next set of dumbbells, or adding to the number of prospect calls each day doesn’t always come natural!

There are wonderful things beyond the comfort zone! Let’s get out brains OK with the comfortless zone! Massive energy happens in this zone!

igniting energy…tim