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Can you count the times during the day when you have been told something positive about yourself by another? How often through the day do you tell others something positive about themselves?
Affirmations are statements that declare truth within it. Take a moment to think about the things you said to yourself today. Were they positive or negative? Removing negative statements about ourselves from our thoughts is extremely difficult. Keeping a journal and recording those random thoughts will help as we learn to reprogram the negative into a positive experience. I firmly believe we can be our own worst critics when in fact we should be our best cheerleaders!
How often have you heard someone say, I wish I had more money or I wish I had a better job? The key to making these wishes happen is to believe in our words and to go out there and use the resources available to make these wishes come true. I have personally experienced affirmations that came true. I believed that they would happen and trusted that somehow the money would appear to make them happen.
I am passing on some links here that have been meaningful to me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg – This little girl knows who she is and I hope she keeps this confidence throughout her lifetime!
http://affirmart.blogspot.com/2009/05/power-word-for-action.html - Awesome affirmations and motivational art.
http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/2012/02/are-you-positive-how-and-why-affirmations-work/ - Jessica Ainscough from the Wellness Warrior and her story of how affirmations have helped her.
http://www.kindovermatter.com/2010/03/kind-over-matter-spring-collboration.html - This is an awesome free collection of printable affirmations along with a printable envelope.