If you’re a fan of self-help books and personal development, you may be familiar with positive affirmation.
Positive affirmation is a statement that confirms something to be true. Repeating a positive word or phrase is a proven psychological self-help process especially for changing, adding or removing specific behaviors and habits¹. Jack Canfield, a success coach, even outlined nine (9) guidelines on how to create effective affirmations on his book, The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Other experts, like motivational author ²Louise Hay, actually has an audio-book that features positive affirmations.
BENEFITS OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATION
Various experts and studies support the effectiveness of adapting this concept in our daily lives. One website ³ cites the following benefits of positive affirmation:
- Strengthens muscles.
- Increase physical and emotional energy levels.
- Brings to life a person’s capabilities, strengths, talents and skills.
- Penetrates a person’s subconscious, thus affecting one’s actions, behaviors and attitude.
A simple search of this term on the internet would give you hundreds and hundreds of stories of people who show affirmations really work. Of course, take everything with a pinch of salt. Positive affirmation should not be the be-all-and-end-all of your self-improvement journey. This should just form part of your action plan to achieving your goal of personal growth and success.
I really believe that words have power on their own. This is why we should be very careful on what we say to ourselves and to others. Words, when said often enough, inspires belief which then may turn into action and reality.
The following are some of my personal affirmations. You may also create affirmations that are specific to your job or relationships. Hope you may find these useful:
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²Louise Hay’s Free Audio Book