How to Use Success Affirmations Effectively

Success affirmations are those positive statements that become your mantras and lead you to the ideal lifestyle.

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With their help you’re using the power of your subconscious mind to believe in yourself more and create abundance and prosperity around you.

All that happens on the inside first, before you can see changes in reality. That’s how affirmations work. But how to do them effectively?

Here are some things to keep in mind when writing  and using powerful affirmations and creative visualization:

7 Ways to Make Success Affirmations Work For You

1. Truly want it.

Get clear about what you truly want in life. Write down your dreams and goals, but also your fears and insecurities as these are things you don’t want.

Then, once you’re honest with yourself, create a list of the statements that – when they come true – will give you all the joy, contentment and purpose in life you’ve always wanted.

2. Make them specific.

Turn these into crystal clear success affirmations so that you’ll be able to visualize them vividly.

Give it a deadline, add numbers (like how much you want to make a year from now). And any other detail that will help you have a clear picture in your mind and see yourself successful.

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3. Add a definite desire.

According to Napoleon Hill,

“A burning desire to be, and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born in indifference, laziness or lack of ambition.”

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

He emphasizes that hope and wish are not strong enough to describe what is needed to achieve success. What he calls a definite desire is something so powerful that it can change reality.

Strong belief is essential if you want to improve. It is connected with certainty.

4. Have faith.

That’s another part of the equation that helps you use affirmations effectively.

Not only do you need to believe in your goals and desires, but you also should have faith that everything will be fine and that things will turn out in the best way possible.

5. Be confident when saying an affirmation.

Say the affirmation words out loud to make them work for you, but also add conviction. Use the mirror technique – look at your reflection while saying the positive statements in the most confident way.

Body language helps here too.

6. Repeat them.

“Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the motion of faith.” – N. Hill

This is the principle of auto-suggestion. Repetition is a key factor, as it will make you think of your goal all the time and won’t let you lose focus.

Affirmations can be repeated (preferably aloud) during meditation, or in front of the mirror as a part of your morning routine. For best results, you have to be relaxed, concentrated on what you are saying, confident, and to really believe it.

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7. Visualize.

Success affirmations become even more powerful when you picture your desired result.

To visualize is to see your desire as it has already come true, to picture what you want in detail, to think you are successful, to feel that way. To be able to imagine the change you want to see is what makes it real.

To hope and wish for something is not enough, you need to have this definite desire we’re talking about and visualize it every day. It must be strong, and the image must be vivid, so that they can reach your subconscious.

So that’s how you use powerful success affirmations effectively to achieve your goals in life.

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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