How to Use Success Affirmations Effectively 77

how to use success affirmations effectively

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

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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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.

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As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

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It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

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Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.