When you start working on your own positive affirmations, you may become inundated with information. One of the best tips you will get though is to write your affirmations out. By writing them out, you will be able to keep a clear, concise list of the exact words that you want to use when reciting them. This will also give you the chance to ensure that they follow some basic guidelines and tips, because in order to create successful positive affirmations, there are some tips to keep in mind that will help you achieve the best success you possibly can.
Positive affirmations are always that: positive. A good affirmation does not have negative connotations. A very simple example of this is stating what kind of person you are. There are two ways to do this. The first is to say “I am not a bad person”. This states your desires and beliefs simply, but it puts things in a negative light. Your purpose is to change your way of thinking from the negative to the positive. The word not is a negative term, so is the word bad. These, by default, put your mind into a negative way of thinking. Don’t try to accomplish something by moving away from the negative, accomplish what you want by moving toward the positive. “I am a good person” is the exact same statement, but is stated as a positive affirmation.
Make your mind visualize your positive affirmations in the here and now. Don’t tell yourself what you are working toward, instead tell yourself what has already happened. “I want to be a good person” implies that you are currently not a good person, but that you want to work toward that goal. Using the future tense, how will you know that your affirmation has happened? If you instead state “I am a good person”, then you are telling yourself that you are already a good person. When that goal has been reached, you won’t have to guess whether your affirmation was correct or not, because you have already stated that it is true. This can be a tricky tip to think about sometimes, but it is an extremely important one for writing successful positive affirmations.
Each of your positive affirmations should be a single statement containing a single thought. If you say too many things in the same affirmation, you will be creating a scenario to fail. “I am a person with a great personality and wealth flows into me” is a statement that may be hard to know when it has come true. Is it true when you have a great personality or when you have wealth? This statement is only true when both conditions exist. Both conditions may not happen at the same time. So it is important to keep your positive affirmations as single, individual goals, rather than one long list of conditions in one statement.
Writing your own positive affirmations that will work the best does require a little bit of planning out. You will want to ensure that they are positive, in the present and individually listed. It is possible that when you sit down to write them, you will have to make a couple of drafts in order to get them correct for you. While it may seem like a large task, keeping these tips in mind will help you easily write the best positive affirmations that you can.
Richard is a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Neurological Re-patterning™. He is also the co-founder of New You Life Coaching.
Because his interests stem from philosophy, spirituality, psychology, and leadership, Rich’s coaching style incorporates a rare and ingenious approach to understanding and empowering you in an insanely effective manner.