Affirmations are the most positive self-talk.

December 22, 2008

Dear Friends,

Affirmations are the most positive self-talk. An affirmation is an announcement in present tense of some condition you want to create in the future. Affirmations are effective ways of bringing the power of positive thinking to bear in bringing to you the things that you fervently desire.

Napoleon Hill spoke the truth when he said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Since you are today who you thought you were yesterday, begin today to think about what you expect to be in the future. Make statements to yourself that reflect the life you want. For example, if you find work to be an unfulfilling drag, you might begin today to affirm that you have meaningful work. As you make these statements, keep in mind these rules for affirmation:

· Rule #1: State Them in the Present Tense
Your behavior tends to mirror what you believe. When you state something to yourself as if it were true today, your behavior will come into alignment with the belief. For example, if you are looking for a new job, you will not get as positive a result by saying “I will find a good job” as you would if you affirmed “I have the job I desire.”

· Rule #2: State Them Positively
Your mind works more effectively with affirmations that express what you want, rather than ones that express what you don’t want. For example, “I accept myself” is more powerful than “I don’t criticize myself.”

· Rule #3: Use Them Every Day
Since you talk to yourself all day long, your affirmations should replace your negative self-talk. Say them frequently, at least every morning and every evening. Say them as you fall asleep at night, and you can program your subconscious mind as it is relaxed and susceptible to suggestions.

· Rule #4: Empower Your Affirmations with Feelings
When you say your affirmations to yourself, evoke as much feeling as you can. This is like supercharging your affirmation. You remember things that you feel.

Your affirmations can be about anything. Begin with affirmations related to your self-esteem, then your finances, your relationships, your spiritual life, your physical health and your mental health.

As you do this every day, you will begin to notice a difference after about one month. You will be pleased with the results. The route that lies between purpose and true bliss and joy is a two-way street. The better you feel about yourself, the more apt you are to take delight in life and to identify your passion and your purpose.

Equally, the clearer you become about your purpose, the better you will feel about yourself. The two form a synergy — an upward spiral, if you will. You will lose the temptation to listen to negative messages you get from yourself or from anyone else, for that matter. You won’t feel tempted to compare yourself to others. You will understand that you are unique and will be able to appreciate that quality as much in yourself as you do in others.

The destination is not the ultimate aim. The joy comes from the journey. Purpose is bound up in the process. Make 2009 the best year of your life! All you need to do is to start!

I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

With appreciation,

Jim White, PhD
Best Selling Author of What’s My Purpose?
Creator of the What’s My Purpose Life Mastery Course

P.S. As a reminder, our next class begins January 19, 2009. To register, visit:

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4 Responses to “Affirmations are the most positive self-talk.”

  1. Carol Metz Says:

    I have set my intention for a great 2009. Thanks for inspring me to seek out my passion and to help me clarify my purpose.

  2. Roger Says:

    Dear Jim,

    How true, affirmations have changed my life.Self-talking
    to myself HAS BEEN A WAY OF LIFE FOR ME SINCE 1992.
    It is one of the easiest way to attract positive change
    in ones life and can be done at any time of day.I have
    become more peaceful, more creative, more clear, organized,
    you name it ,or say it, the universe brings to you.It is one
    secret that is not APLIED enough today. I feel because people
    concentrate more on what they don’t want- then what they do
    want.It took me a while to get the feeling into play,but by
    getting aligned with my self- authenticity, what was alive
    in me it became routine and easy.Continue the great work.
    You are an inspiration to the nation.

    PS. With affirmations, I have become a Life Coach-
    Best- selling author and speaker, not bad for
    thinking well.

    Roger N Quevillon; B.Msc.

  3. Dr. Aristotle Says:

    Affirmations are also a wonderful addition to any healing technique or procedure.
    Great tips!

  4. Keith Cook Says:

    Thank you so much! Much success in all you do!


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