Affirmations are the practice of positive self talk. An affirmation is a positive statement that is repeated to one’s self to replace a negative statement.
Many of us spend our business day allowing our mind to replay negative self talk. We’ve grown complacent and allow our minds to churn out thoughts own their own. We are no longer in control of our most powerful business tool, our minds. These negative statements have harmful business and life results.
You don’t have room for negative self talk to fill up your mind and fog your business vision, keeping you from your dreams and goals.
Negative self talk sounds like this:
- I’m not worthy.
- I’m not good enough.
- I can’t do this.
- I will never accomplish this.
Using positive self talk to replace those negative statements is a way of rewiring your brain! Now is the time to take back control. The thoughts we think today create our present and future. If you want real change it starts with your thoughts, now.
You need a plan.
First, you must become more aware of your self talk. Be conscious of your thoughts and when you catch yourself saying negative things, simple hit ‘delete’ and replace it immediately with a positive statement.
Self Talk: “I will never accomplish this.”
Responding to Self Talk: “Delete that thought. I will accomplish this and much more!”
These are your thoughts. No one hears them but you. You’re in control. Isn’t it time to make them work for you and your business instead of against you?
Tell yourself today, your done with the negative perception and you’re looking for a positive spin on everything. When you greet the morning before you speak to anyone have several morning affirmations that you speak to yourself like:
- I trust myself.
- I am smart.
- Every day, in every way, I am becoming better and better.
- I am willing to step out of my comfort zone to grow.
- I can and will do this.
- Life is good.
- I am more than capable of bringing all my dreams to fruition.
Take a deep breath, exhale, and take the day by storm!
Be sure to find ways to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Read self-empowerment material, books, blogs, listen to CDs, watch YouTube video’s, attend seminars, emerge yourself in positivity.
You must practice it every minute of every day, in someway. I’ve done this since I was 12, positive thoughts are a way of life for me. I admit, I have negative self talk slips on occasion, but I use my ‘delete’ button and I’m right back on track. If I can do this, so can you.
Until next time,
Live Bold. Be Di’namic!