Below is a 30-day affirmation challenge by Brian Tracy designed to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, increase positive thoughts and maintain a positive attitude to life! BAM!
How can affirmations change my life?
The quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our lives, therefore it’s imperative that we control what we think! Whatever we intently focus on becomes our reality. Affirmations help to direct our focus. At first, you need to consciously practice your affirmations, however, in time they will become automatic. It is natural that your old beliefs/negative affirmations will come up but if you persist, the positive affirmations will become more powerful and it will be the reality you will experience.
Who uses affirmations?
Athletes, professionals and business people use these techniques to develop personal power or gain a competitive edge. At a personal level it will transform your life, your health, vitality and passion for life. It is that powerful…
What is an affirmation?
An affirmation is the act of declaring or affirming something to be true. Affirmations are statements we make that can be positive or negative, the result of which will influence the quality of your life.
We create beliefs about our world and ourselves as young children without having the knowledge or filter at that age to determine which beliefs to hold on to or not. The interesting thing is that if we do not change these beliefs, we will carry these beliefs through to adulthood.
Some of these beliefs may no longer serve you well and could have a negative effect on your life. For example, you were raised in a family struggling to make ends meet and you were continuously overhearing your parents comment (affirming) about how tough life is and that ‘making money is hard’ (a negative affirmation). As a child, without knowing any better, you could form the belief that ‘making money is hard’ and still believe it to this day.
Your current reality will reflect this belief as you may not be in the financial position that you wish to be and you believe it is too hard to make money.
Without consciously deciding what to believe about money, the affirmation that ‘making money is hard’ will play out through your life experience, and in this case, have a negative effect on your financial status which may affect your happiness, which may affect the happiness of those around you, and the cycle continues.
Take some time to think about what beliefs you may still hold that are not serving you well anymore.
The good new is that by deciding what to focus on can change your life around. This is where positive affirmations come in!
How often do I practice affirmations?
How often you practice affirmations depends on the individual and how strong the old beliefs are that require change. There are no rules around it; they can be practiced one hundred times a day or 10 times a day. You could set a reminder in your phone or you could make an effort to practice at the following points of the day: on waking up in the morning, while brushing your teeth, when you get into the car before turning on the ignition, in the shower, while cooking dinner. The main idea is to practice them as often as you can.
Who is Brian Tracy?
Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development. His seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results. For more info: http://www.briantracy.com
Are you ready to take on the 30 Day Affirmation Challenge? Follow the affirmation chart below for 30 days. Starting from day one, repeat the affirmation as often as you can throughout the day.
To your success
The BAM Team