Success through Affirmation

This year my fiancée and I started out on a mission to find extreme success in life. We started simple and very soon we had a whole lot of goals and plans and projects underway. We started a study of success and pretty soon we came across the idea of affirmations.

What Are Affirmations?

 

“Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. Repeating affirmations, and the resultant mental images, affect the subconscious mind, which in turn, influences the behavior, habits, actions and reactions.”

By Remez Sasson

Traditionally, I haven’t been much of a liberal positive thinker, so my initial reaction was that all this affirmation stuff was nonsense. In my study I was more inclined to listen to Tony Robbins on the subject, when he says things like: “It’s not about positive thinking, because I don’t believe in that … I don’t believe you should go to your garden and chant, ‘There’s no weeds, there’s no weeds, there’s no weeds,’ and think that that’s going to solve something. I’m a believer in find the weed and rip it out.”

So, to be clear right from the start, I’m not a devoted affirmationist (if that’s what they’re called). However, I am willing to concede that affirmations have power.

It is true that everyone talks to themselves. I do. The voice in my head goes all the time. It’s also true that what that voice says usually comes true. If it says “you’re not good enough to write a novel!” Then, well, you’re not likely to ever write that novel. (or whatever your pie-in-the-sky ambitions is.)

So, what I’ve learnt is that if you want to find success and if you want to live with purpose and achieve all the wonderful things you’ve planned out for your future, you need to have the kind of bright, positive, empowered voice that will drive you on to success. A powerful voice that drives you to take risks, to be positive and to persevere and strive to do more than you currently can.

I used to have an inner voice that sabotaged and stopped me at every turn. However, little by little, I’ve taken power over my thoughts and I’ve developed a new set of affirmations that will drive me on to achieve the success I need in the future.

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How to Respond to Failure So You Can Keep Chasing Success

Or how I smiled while losing $10,000.

How can you lose money and still feel like a winner?

It’s strange I know, but when you are really in control of your feelings and you have the right plans and motivations, you don’t react so drastically to things.

Don’t get me wrong, there are moments of fear, doubt, anger and pain. For us $10,000 is a huge amount of money. But no amount of money is worth giving up my connection with my partner. A small slip is not worth giving up a whole bright future. If you let loses get you down, they only take away from your future wins.

The way to respond is to take a breath, take stock of what’s important, remind yourself of your long term goals and prepare to fight to get it back and get back on track for the future you want.

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I am a Success: Because I learned to act like a millionaire.

I decided that 2018 was going to be my year to make changes and get the life I really want. Ultimately, I decided I wanted one thing: I want financial freedom!

I want to be free to do what I want, to live where I want, go where I want and have what I want.

In order to have this dream, this lifestyle, and live well to the day I die, I need to make millions.

Why I don’t make Millions?

I, like so many others in the world, had been brought up with the message: Get a good job, work hard and you will be able to enjoy a modest to good life.

This, I have to admit sounded like good advice. My fiancée and I had good jobs and we were living well and saving a reasonable amount of money.

But when we started to think about how we wanted to live, and the life we wanted for our future children, and our future expenses and how we wanted to live in retirement, we came to the realization that we would need to work a very long time and save a whole lot of money. And even then, we couldn’t live the way we wanted.

I knew there was a better way. I knew there were people living much easier. I wanted more than the normal plan would give. I wanted financial freedom.

So I needed some new messages and some new lessons.

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