Many people claim, to want, to become, the best, they might possibly become. However, it is somewhat, rare, to, actually, witness, individuals, proceeding with the behavior, and quality of character, and personal discipline, and focus, to proactively, proceed, in a positive manner. One method, which has been, effectively used, for decades, is known, as personal affirmations. When used, properly, consistently, and, in a positive way, they are an effective method, and technique, for addressing any areas of weakness (actually, or personally – perceived). With that in mind, this article will attempt to, consider, examine, review, and discuss, the 4 steps, towards effectively using affirmations, to become better, happier, more fulfilled, successgful, and personally satisfied.
1. Create an Affirmations List: Begin the process, by objectively, introspectively, taking the time, and making the effort, to give yourself, a check – up, from the neck – up. In other words, what do you like, and dislike about yourself? If you could, what areas would you want to address, and why? Are you ready, willing, and able, to proceed, with the level of discipline, etc, to do so, effectively, and efficiently? Be certain, your statements are made in the present tense, and in a positive, proactive way. For example, for those, who aren't satisfied with their personal weight and subsequent appearance, instead of saying, I want to lose weight, use a wording, such as, I feel great because I take care of my body, and health, daily, and this makes me happier and healthier. If the concern is work – related, such as, becoming a better communicator, instead of stating this, as, I want to be able to communicate better, or something, like that, the better wording, should be, I am proud of my ability to express myself, effectively, and in an inspiring, motivating, clear way . The list should consist of 10 items, which you believe, are personal otherwise.
2. Read it, 2 to 3 times, per day: One must have the discipline to proceed, proactively, to read your personal list, in a convincing way, at least, 2 – 3 times, per day. It is often, most effective, when you do this, reading in front of the mirror. Generally, good times, to do so, are, first – thing in the morning, mid – day, and before going to bed.
3. Continue until you've met / reached your goal: Ensure your list, represents your personal needs, and matters. When you are convinced, you have successfully met a specific aim, then, replace that item, with something, else, of personal concern.
4. Adjust periodically: Our goals, implications, insecurities, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as our personal perceptions, often change, and / or evolve. When this occurs, adjust your list, accordingly.
Henry Ford is credited with saying, You can think you can, or can't. Either way, you'll be correct. Will you commit to using affirmations, to become, the best, you can become?