Slowly, as the rising of the sun, she watched herself ride into the clouds of stardom. She couldn’t tell how it happened but she knew she kept telling herself she too could attain mastery in baking.
Mary had turns of rollercoaster rides of doubts about her ability to learn icing designs for the past four months of signing up for baking classes. She got tons of ”naying” applause and pats to quit but thankfully, she clouded her subconscious mind with what she needed, giving little or no space to nurture what people thought she couldn’t achieve.
Like the lady in the story above, at a point in life, you must have told yourself therapeutic and winning statements that were captured by your subconscious mind and unknown to you, nudging you to attain success. It could be words as simple as, “I can do it,” “I’m enough,” “I can do better,” and the like. These words when repeatedly spoken to oneself, become steroids for achieving success in different spheres it’s spoken, in a person’s life.
How can you use affirmations to achieve success?
According to Dr. Harra, who is a best-selling author, psychologist, and relationship expert, in her article, “In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations play an integral role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.” This clearly describes the benefits of affirmations in influencing the trio-nature of a person, especially in breaking negative thoughts pattern and actions. In essence, saying encouraging words to yourself consistently, sets you on the path that won’t lead you to detours and dead ends. Rather, you will be consciously or unconsciously guided to make decisions that cheer and lead you to success.
Speaking well of yourself is a way of breaching the gap between you and your next achievement. It’s quite sad that affirmations have been underrated and made to look more like a regular motivational script that gives you a eureka feeling.
The words of God to Job often struck me with the sensation of satisfaction and confidence that affirmation is something I shouldn’t give up on.
”Have you commanded the morning since your days began and caused the dawn to know its place?” (See Job 38:12)
Can you set a challenge for yourself to repeatedly affirm some nice words to yourself for some days and see how how it affects your productivity?
Regardless of whether a statement is tagged “affirmation” or not, once it encourages and uplifts you, consistently affirm it to yourself because unknown to you, your subconscious mind captures it and begins to influence your actions.
Below are some affirmations you can try out.