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Self-Talk 101: Affirmations for Living your Ideal Life

Affirmations are powerful tools that help you get comfortable with the notion of achieving and living your Ideal Life. Affirmations are positive statements, stated in the present tense, that are spoken out loud. The goal of affirmations is to reprogram the subconscious mind, removing negative thoughts, and replacing them with positive, motivational, uplifting and natural thoughts.

We all have self-talk occurring, already going on again and again in our minds. This voice comes from our parents, siblings, environment, teachers and other sources. This self-talk includes common “negative” theories such as:

“Money doesn’t grow on trees”

“I’m not good enough to…..”

“Money doesn’t come easily”

“Rich people are corrupt”

All of this creates our internal mindset. We can have a mindset focused on abundance, prosperity, goodness, kindness, wealth, peace, and love…..or we can have a mindset focused on fear, hatred, skepticism, and anger. The fact remains, we get to decide. And affirmations provide a valuable tool with which to create a new mindset.

There’s an old Cherokee story ………

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Which will you feed?

Here are some key points to creating your personal affirmations:

1. State your affirmations in present tense

2. Make your affirmations personal, using I

3. Make the statements positive, in the mindset of what I want rather than what I don’t want.

Use the affirmations daily, post them in frequently visited areas of your home (mirror, refrigerator, TV), memorize your affirmations, repeat them often and you will develop a new mindset.

Affirm your Ideal Life! Live your Dreams!

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