“Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.” ~ Alexander Haig

The past few years affirmations have become quite popular with many actively using them to attain what they want, some even contributing them to success in achieving their goals. While others say they don’t work and have given up on them all together writing them off as one more failed technique. The reality is, that the action affirming what you want is to first convince yourself that what you are affirming is true. Delivering affirmations with an internal critic only work against your goals. Affirming something in your life is more than chatting a few words into being. It’s about imagining, believing and feeling what is is you’re affirming and that part you wish to play in life.

4 Helpful hints to affirming what you want

1. Acting is doing. What would you do if your affirmation were true? Fill your imagination with action that would arise from your affirmation being real.

2. Imagine your affirmed circumstance in detail.  Be very specific. Only when you have filled in all the details of your affirmation or anything else in your mind, including whom else is there, can you affirm it with conviction.

3. Study others who do or have what you want.  If you want to be in love, remember times you were in love and how it affected your body, your walk, your tone of voice and watch couples interact. Then when you affirm these things you will be affirming them with the energy and details that make them feel real to your subconscious rather than as an idle wish.

4. Know your justification for what you are affirming.   If you want to affirm being wealthy your justification needs to extend well beyond because you want to be able to buy things–what kind of things, what will wealth change in your life, specifically.

Learn the technique of belief, have faith in yourself and practice quieting the internal critic. You cannot play a part bigger than you or your experiences. Increase your experiences so that you can increase the size of the parts you play  in life.

~Have a Meaningful Monday!