Yesterday I mentioned seven truths around how the mind works using affirmations. With the first three, I shared the biggest obstacle to why affirmations fail and gave a strategy to make your affirmations effective.
Today, let explore the four remaining truths and really get into releasing the power of your subconscious in using affirmations.
These remaining four truths create more powerful and faster acting affirmations
Truth #4 – Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between reality and imagination.
There is no future or past in your subconscious mind. Even if your subconscious mind replays something, it believes it’s happening all over again in the present. The subconscious only know the present.
With this in mind, you want to make sure your affirmation is something you really really want. You want to make it very specific and always state it in the present tense.
I’m going to continue to use yesterday’s affirmation, "I choose to earn $500,00."
For example purposes, this is something you really want.
Make it specific….
Instead of saying "I choose to earn $500,00", you say "I choose to make more money."
The word "more" isn’t specific. What does "more" mean? While the word more may seem believable and would eliminate the inner conflict obstacle, it indirectly calls your attention to a negative situation.
By asking for more money, implies you don’t have enough. Your subconscious draws attention to the very thing you want eliminate… not enough money. This defeats the whole purpose of the affirmation.
State it in the present tense…
"I choose to earn $500,00 this year."
Truth #5 – Your subconscious mind responds to three things:
Verbalization, feelings & emotions (the most powerful) and visualization.
Verbalize your affirmation…
What you say to yourself determines everything you do. Keep your affirmations positive.
Avoid negative affirmations like I never have enough money or I never earn enough money. Vigilantly monitor your self-talk or you’ll cancel out your positive affirmations by creating confusing in your subconscious.
Add feeling and emotion…
Your subconscious thrives on feelings and emotion. You’ll turn the power up on your affirmations when you include emotion in your statements.
"I choose to easily, constantly and enjoyably earn $500,00 this year by adding value to peoples lives."
Visualize your end result…
Remember Truth #4? Use your imagination and picture and experience in your mind the end result while saying your affirmation.
If you read your affirmations, picture the end result and feel the emotions of what you are picturing, you can expect a 100% success rate.
Truth #6 – The subconscious mind learns by repetition not logic.
This is why verbalizing your affirmation once or inconsistently doesn’t work. You need to consistently say your affirmation over and over. The repetition repatterns your thoughts.
Psychological studies show saying your affirmation out loud and/or with music increases the impressing of the information on your subconscious 85% faster.
Start your day off with your affirmations and right before your go to bed at night.
The more the repetition the better. I like using The Think Right Now software program on my computer. It briefly flashes, on your computer screen, visible statements of affirmations.
You can use theirs or your own affirmations with or without music.
Truth #7 – Your subconscious will achieve anything you believe to be true for you.
Affirmations work through your subconscious. So you need to keep them personal by using "I" in your statements.
Persistent repetition of your affirmations, especially creating around the seven truths, conditions your mind to see things differently.
Affirmations eventually install themselves as consistent dominate thoughts…
dominate thoughts control your behaviors… your behaviors become habits… your habits create your reality.
Dr. Robert Anthony created a simple formula to help you remember when creating effective positive affirmations.
Affirmations + Imagery + Emotion = Success
We’ll wrap tomorrow with something called an "Affirmation Insurance Policy" and how to use to it to insure best results.
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