” Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.”
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Speak things into existence.” ?
I for sure had.
At first, I did NOT believe it, but I tried.
And the results I got were remarkable.
I honestly think that without that phrase, you probably wouldn’t see this blog.
The words I spoke became affirmations and I said them every single day.
Here are 5 affirmations that I use(so can you) to improve my life:
1. I Always Strive For Greatness.
” Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
This affirmation reminds me that I should always look to the best.
Whether that means to be positive, relentless, or hard-working, I have to do it.
This also reminds me that I only live once, and that I should squeeze all of the potential that I have within myself .
That affirmation made me invest myself in books like The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
So, strive to be the greatest you can ever be!!!
2. I Love Myself
” Our first and last love is self-love.”
-Christian Nestell Bovee
When I was in my early teenage years, I really struggled with this one.
I always thought that if you truly wanted to be happy, you had to always have validation from others.
For those who are reading this and are living life like that right now, let me tell you something…
That is a LIE!!!
Success starts with being comfortable with yourself, not being ashamed of it.
After saying this affirmation many times, I noticed how much more enjoyable my life became.
3. I Always Assume The Best
” Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.”
This simple statement reminds me that I should always look to the positive.
I try to do this when I wake up, so I can truly enjoy the day.
While saying this affirmation over and over, I realized that you actually have a greater expectation for yourself.
You might have had a bad day, but you are still looking towards the positive.
Realize that we all go through tough times in life, but it’s how we react to them that truly determines who we are as people.
4. I Love Making Mistakes And Learning From Them.
” Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
We’re human beings and we all make mistakes.
The problem is so many of us beat ourselves up when we make a mistake.
We do that because of fear.
The fear of being judged and ridiculed is what cause us to do that.
But, realize that no matter what you do or who you are, there are always going to be people who criticize you.
That’s just a fact of life – you can’t control it.
Instead, focus on what you can control.
Here are some things you can control when you make a simple mistake:
- Your Attitude Towards It.
- How You Respond To It.
This affirmation reminds me that I should have a positive outlook when I make mistakes because that’s what is making me better as a person.
So try it, and your attitude towards mistakes and failure will change.
5. I Love Being Uncomfortable
” The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.”
This affirmation reminds me that if I want to achieve something I’ve never had, I must do something I’ve never done.
That means writing a blog post or recording a podcast episode when I don’t feel like it.
And trust me, being uncomfortable does make you grow mentally.
When I made a habit of waking up hours before everyone else, it was uncomfortable.
Matter of fact, really uncomfortable.
I remember pressing the snooze button over and over just to give myself a little more time to be “fully awake” .
And then, I would just go back to sleep.
Over time, it finally became a habit for me to wake up at around the same time every single morning.
I was able to do more things and get stuff done.
Let me give you a quick statement about being uncomfortable:
If you want to become stronger, you must lift the weight you thought you would never lift. If you want to be more social, you must talk to the people you would never talk to.
That’s how it goes.
When you do something over and over again, it soon becomes a part of you.
Some of you might be thinking with doubt and asking,
” Geary, how do YOU know?”
I know because I’ve tried this myself, and I saw the significant changes it gave me.
Now, my way of thinking is much more different from it was almost a year and a half ago.
Have faith, try it out, and you will see the remarkable benefits.
” I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.”
Always remember that YOU are AWESOME!!!