Affirmations are not a proven fact, so believe what you want. It is an idea; accept it or not. The concept is based on the idea that what you tend to get what you think about most.

The definition of an “affirmation” in wiki is as follows:

“Positive affirmations are statements a person says or thinks to himself to increase confidence, self-esteem and to help turn negative thinking into positive thoughts. Positive affirmations are often repeated daily or at another set schedule to reinforce them.”

The effectiveness of an affirmation is not based on scientific research. It is based only on observable results for some people (myself included). I won’t go into it now, but suffice to say that affirmations have worked for me . . . in spite of all odds and against all “logical” reasons why they shouldn’t and couldn’t work.

The keys to success in using affirmations is:

#1 Don’t tell others about your affirmations. Thoughts of others can affect you in negative ways. You don’t need ANY doubts, reservations, or negativity coming your way in regard to your personal affirmations. None would be preferable.

#2. Write them out as exactly as possible. Visualize what it is like to achieve what you put there. Imagine what it would feel like, and how this would affect your life.

#3. Get a mental picture of exactly what it is that you want.

#4. Have a way of constantly reminding yourself of your affirmation. Believe me, you will be challenged daily to forget about them. Develop a habit that reminds you of what you have put there as an affirmation. Repetition is the key to success on this.

Here are some examples:


1. I am a number one, best-selling author.

2. I am rich.

3. I am healthy, wealthy, and happy.

4. I am a highly respected, and in-demand as a highly-paid musician.

5. I am highly respected and in-demand as a highly-paid consultant.

Post-notes: All of these affirmations build on talents and abilities I already have.

They work only when clearly stated, free of all doubt and reservations and accompanied by an explicit and unambiguous desire for success.

Following the pattern above, you should construct your own. What do you have to lose? At least you’ll end up with a tight focus on what you want, right?

Daniel Jacobs, 2016

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