For the fear of what people will think of me, I haven’t acknowledged this to anyone before. But seeing how highly everyone speaks of affirmations, I needed to get down to the root and sort it out (if that’s possible)
Going to the omini- know know (Google) to start my research on why affirmations do not work, I find that I’m definitely not the only one on this table. This knowledge makes my heart glad. And just in case you worry about affirmations not working for you, stay with me cos’ I’m about to hand you the key I found to unlock the working of affirmations. Let’s go get it.
The idea behind positive thinking is that you get a hold on unhealthy thoughts, then unearth and replace those thoughts with more helpful affirmations.
Often, affirmations tend to be a quick fix that helps you with the surface but barely affects your situation wholly.
So saying to myself “Vicky you are amazing” when I feel nothing like amazing makes me appear as a liar to myself and I only feel worse instead of better which is the intention.
Saying “you can do this” while I lazily sit around because of the weight of nervousness and confusion on me wouldn’t help me pull off any good stuff, and at the end, I’ll beat myself up.
Contrary to popular ‘subconscious’ belief, affirmations are not magic words that do all the work for you, rather they lead you to change your behavior to get the results you desire. They move you to make plans to achieve the desired outcome.
Affirmations should be accompanied by plans, programs, goals, schedules, and other tools that will help make those affirmations reality. It’s not enough to resound affirmations and do no work in that regard.
So, when you affirm that you are the best at what you do, remember that it is not the words that transform you into becoming the best. It is the work that those words commit you to do that takes you to the place you affirm to be.
I’m glad you got the keys, go unlock ’em doors. Cheers to more wins🥂
Meanwhile, how do you work with affirmations?
Have you had some sorta struggle with getting affirmations to work for you? How did you handle it? I’d love to hear your opinion on this