There is an outstanding number of tools that can be used to improve our lives. The best thing about having so many different tools to choose from is the fact that it allows people to find the tool that works best for their life. Affirmations are one of these tools and just happen to be one of the most commonly chosen when it comes to personal development.
Some people are quite familiar with affirmations and some people have no idea what they are. If you are a bit unfamiliar with affirmations, you are in luck as this article from Success Consciousness should clear things right up for you.
What Are Affirmations?
They are positive statements that describe a desired situation or goal, and are often repeated, until they get impressed on the subconscious mind.
This process, causes the subconscious mind to to strive and to work on your behalf, to make the positive statement come true.
When you know how to use affirmations, you get a great tool for achieving success and for improving your life.
Most people repeat in their minds negative words and statements concerning the situations and events in their lives, and consequently, create undesirable situations. Words work at both ways, to build or destroy. It is the way we use them that determines whether they are going to bring good or harmful results.
Your subconscious mind accepts as true what you keep saying. It attracts corresponding events and situations into your life. So why not choose only positive statements, in order to get positive results?
Imagine that you are swimming with your friends in a swimming pool.
They swim fifteen rounds, something you have never done before, and since you want to win their respect, you want to show them that you can make it too.
You start swimming, and at the same time keep repeating in your mind, “I can do it, I can do it…”. You keep thinking and believing that you are going to complete the fifteen rounds.
What are you actually doing? You are repeating positive affirmations.
In a different situation, you might find yourself repeating, “I cannot do this”, “It’s too big for me”, “It is not going to work out”, and consequently, lose ambition, motivation and faith, and actually bring about what you said to yourself.
It would be a good idea to pay attention to the words you repeat in your mind, to discover whether you are using negative statements, such as:
•I cannot do this.
•I am too lazy.
•I lack inner strength.
•I am going to fail.
If you discover that these, or similar words, run through your mind, you should do something to change them.
Your words and thoughts program the mind in the same way that commands and scripts program a computer.
Repeated positive statements help you focus your mind on your aim. They also create corresponding mental images in the conscious mind, which affect the subconscious mind accordingly. In this way, you program your subconscious in accordance with your will. This process is similar to the way creative visualization works.
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Sir, Honour is great to me as it has been given my mother who is now in Heaven with peace and rest. I think that is my best reward for me. Money is loss nothing loss. But happiness is enough for me if limited money is found for maintaining the honour of late mother. Experience is telling that education makes the people perfect. So I think that I have enough power to share with the people who are in distress. MY parents were poor. I know what is the pain of them. I am now the member of Handicapped Society in Mumbai. Every year i send some money for them. They say that we are not beggars, we do work fearlessly and honestly as where there is a will there is a way. They have no legs and hands. I cry for them in dark place as I have no money to help them properly. They want only food and nothing else. God bless all.
I’m sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know that must be painful. However, it is important to keep in mind that she is in a much better place right now. I think it’s wonderful that you are doing what you can to help others. Selflessness is the key to making the world a better place. Keep sharing your story. I believe that you will be able to inspire, motivate, and encourage many others.
Have a wonderful day!