We are always affirming our own thoughts and beliefs throughout each day as we tell and reassure ourselves based on our beliefs about who we are. Speaking affirmations to ourselves and others stimulates the subconscious mind to take action and to strive to make the positive statement come true. Affirmations are short powerful statements that ignite change within us. Affirmations are also called positive self-talk or your personal growth mantras. Openly repeating our desires engages us to state what we want for ourselves in all of our life areas.  Positive thinking is tied into wanting positive people, events, and things for our lives. We have to first realize that we deserve to have the things we desire for ourselves.

One of the greatest resources to read or listen to is Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book The Power of Positive Thinking. Many of us grew up knowing and believing the passage from the Bible that declares to us, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4: 13) This is known as speaking life into your daily existence and knowing how to encourage yourself. The Bible also tells us that “Death and life are in the power of your tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). The more you affirm a belief or desire about yourself with your own words and thoughts, the more that action becomes real to your brain. Your brain’s subconscious and conscious actions strategically respond to your thoughts and beliefs. 

Affirmations work wonders if you use them properly and consistently. Our focus is to develop positive actions, behaviors and thoughts and eliminate negative actions, behaviors and thoughts. Your actions must be intentional and purposeful. By doing so, you activate a powerful mind technique that will change your life and your thinking. Our subconscious mind thrives on our thought processes in very literal terms. Affirmations take the form of using “I am …”, “I can …”, “I will …” and “I believe …” statements.  These statements denote the ability, capability and potential to do something – right now.  You take your power of intention and put it into action through your affirmations. Within your mind and thought process you signal your brain that you are putting your beliefs into action and making your thoughts a reality.

Affirmations should be stated as fact and must be personal to you. They must be spoken as if they are happening right now. Keep the process simple and meaningful.  Some examples of  positive affirmations include:  I am healthy and happy.  I have loving relationships. I am courageous and I stand up for myself. I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring. My business is growing, expanding, and thriving. I can do this. I believe in me. Make up your own list and begin changing your environment by speaking life to yourself.

Repeating positive affirmations is a great tool for self-improvement, building self-confidence and self-esteem, and positively changing your environment (inner and outer). Your transformation always begins on the inside and results in outer victory to overcome challenges.  Affirmations help you to grow in every area of your life. What areas are you must concern about right now? Write and repeat several affirmations to help you change your approach to manage your concerns. Contact me to help you grow and live an incredible life. ~ Dr. Sandra Sessoms-Penny ~