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Affirmations for success - my really useful trick makes affirmations 10x more successful

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by ChrisV, Sep 4, 2018.

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    I have a strange relationship with affirmations. On the one hand, I think they’re a little geeky. But on the other hand, if they’re helpful, they’re helpful. The problem with Affirmations is that most people don’t believe them. Some studies have even found that reciting affirmations you don’t believe can backfire.[1] How can we overcome this problem?

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    "If we are nodding our heads up and down, we gain confidence in what we are thinking. But when we shake our heads from side to side, we lose confidence in our own thoughts.”​

    But be careful, because if you’re being negative, it can be detrimental

    "Nodding your head doesn't mean you'll agree with whatever you hear. One of the most surprising things we found is that if you're thinking negative thoughts while you're nodding, this actually strengthens your disapproval," Petty said. "What the head nodding is doing is making you more confident in your negative thoughts. In contrast, when the thoughts were mostly positive, then nodding increased confidence in these thoughts and thereby increased persuasion."​

    Science Daily - Nodding Or Shaking Your Head May Even Influence Your Own Thoughts, Study Finds


    Anyway, I put together a list of helpful Affirmations.

    I have control over my life
    Where I am is 100% result of my choices
    My actions lead to my results
    Completing most of my daily to-do list is essential for success
    Every minute, I’m moving forward
    Every tiny little decision I make has an enormous effect on my life
    I am only interested in actions and behaviors that will take me closer to my goals
    It’s better to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow
    Dreams are fantasy, goals are concrete
    Every day i make steps toward my goals and dreams
    Discipline and grit are the keys to success
    I go above and beyond
    I do more than is asked
    I do more than is required
    I constantly look for ways to make money
    Hard work feels great and is essential for success
    Sometimes we have to do things we don’t like to get places we want to go
    Having a great diet allows me to perform at my best
    My financial return is in DIRECT PROPORTION to help provided to others, that is law
    Money is a measurement of the quality and quantity of help i provide people
    This entire world and everything we enjoy was built by people like me
    I use Meditation to hone my focus
    I try to listen more than I speak
    I make my own luck
    Money gives me freedom
    The wealthy are good and honest people
    Written Goal-setting is extremely important to attaining goals
    I’m a doer, not a talker
    I am the cause of my life circumstances
    My financial status in life is the result of my actions
    Self-discipline is everything
    Taking action toward my goals will get me there, talking about them will not
    I rely on no one else to attain my wealth
    I seek expertise when there’s something i don’t know
    My health is incredibly important, i only have 1 body
    I never put all my ego in one basket or rely on one source of income
    I read daily to improve myself
    Surrounding myself with positive influences helps me stay on point
    I do everything possible
    I genuinely love people
    I am genuinely grateful for my life
    I become genuinely interested in people
    I am a great listener
    My relationships are invaluable to me
    My relationships are crucial to my success
    Great things require risk - Time energy to money
    I trust the advice of qualified individuals
    I always aim yo give just a little more than I receive
    I obsess over my desires and goals
    Living below my means allows me to invest the other money
    My actions create my habits and my habits create my life situation
    I stay positive, yet realistic
    Sales skills are fundamental to success
    Everyone deserves respect, big or small
    I am subtle, sophisticated, restrained, genteel and of good taste
     
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    Bonus: want to annihilate your negative or limiting beliefs?

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    To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

    What if the best way to change minds isn't to tell people why they're wrong, but to tell them why they're right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.

    Researchers found that showing people extreme versions of ideas that confirmed — not contradicted — their opinions on a deeply divisive issue actually caused them to reconsider their stance and become more receptive to other points of view. The scientists attribute this to the fact that the new information caused people to see their views as irrational or absurd, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
    So how can we use this to change self-limiting beliefs? Well create an extreme version of your own argument. Let’s take someone who believes that you need to defraud people in order to get rich. They can give themselves an extreme arguemnt “You’re right.. there has not been one case in history, where someone made an honest dollar. In fact, it’s completely impossible to make any money without doing something immoral. People shouldn’t have any money. It’s evil. People don’t need food. Or clothing. Or shelter. And definitely no nice things. Having money is evil and only evil people do it.”
    And don’t make the argument sarcastically.. just an extreme version of whatever belief is holding you back.
     
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    In neuro-linguistic programming circles it's also recommended to avoid using negative-oriented speech patterns. In other words say "I intend to be happy" instead of "I intend to avoid unhappiness" for example. One of the books I've published goes into affirmations. Personally, I used to use them quite frequently during long periods of meditation. It worked for me, but I used to devote 100% of my time to deep spiritual practices for years.
     
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    Yea the argument is that ‘the subconscious mind doesn't understand negatives’ - but i don’t really agree. Why? Because you understand negatives. You know the difference between ‘there’s yogurt in the fridge’ and ‘there’s no yogurt in the fridge.’

    But if you subscribe to the idea of not using negative speech patterns, you can change them to your liking.
     
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    Of course you are correct; if we are conscious of what we're telling ourselves, as far as context is concerned, it negates whatever the subconscious might interpret otherwise.
     
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    And another trick is the opposite of the first.

    For removing limiting beliefs. You can knock them out 1, 2, 3.

    Like I had an issue ‘you shouldn’t try to sleep with women right after you meet them’

    which affected my behavior because I figured they wouldn’t go for it.

    I was wrong. And with that belief gone it no longer holds me back.
     
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    Having too much affirmations and rules about them seems counterproductive to me. Or as you said geeky.

    I have about 4 affirmations:

    How I want to feel ( i am a positive person );
    What I want to do (create...);
    What I have ( freedom to....);
    What I give to others ( something valuable);

    I thought about every single one first and imagined how it feels. I just review them every day, and I think about the feeling behind them. You don't need 1000 affirmations, you can tie a lot behind something simple yet powerful like " I am always working on creating a legacy".

    Plus having 4 affirmations make it easy for your brain to always keep them at the top of your mind. You can always remember them and remind yourself.
     
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    Looks like it takes 30 mintues to say all of that
     
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    You don’t have to say all of it... pick out what you need.. come on guys we gotta use some sense


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