Affirmations that Work!
Do you remember being told that if you want something, really really want something you must affirm and reaffirm those very same things loudly and clearly again and again? That you must say all those things that you want to be true as if they were already true?
And that’s exactly what you did! You sat there or stood there (maybe in front of a mirror) and enunciated all those hopeful thoughts loudly and clearly, again and again (and hoped that nobody was able to hear you and if they did they did not think you were being silly!)
Even though that was precisely what you thought about yourself! And sometimes you asked if you were just lying to yourself…
It seemed like your words (even when stated loudly, clearly and repeatedly) still did not convince your mind or yourself. It became a process which you eventually agreed only made you feel conflicted, uncomfortable and unwilling to believe! And often plain silly!
So you stopped doing it!
You stopped believing in and practicing your affirmations!
Because you were not aware that it was possible to believe in your affirmations and to make them work!
And the Miracle Morning does just that – makes you aware of a process that will help you believe (again) in your affirmations and make them work!
There are 4 simple steps to this process:
- Affirm (again) – what do you really really want and why it is that so important to you. You begin by establishing and affirming what it is that is important to you and why it is important to you.
- Commit – what do you promise you are going to do to make sure what you really really want actually happens! What are the activities that you commit to do to make sure your affirmations come true?
- Say it with feeling – you should be able to see what you want, smell it, hear it, almost taste it (and know that you are going to touch it – definitely touch it)
- Check in – with what you really really want as often as possible. Review them again and again.
An example of an affirmation would be where you tell yourself that during this year you plan to double your sales volume in order to be able to afford 3 extremely exciting vacations with your family. And in order to double your sales volume you are going to ensure that you talk to 20 new people every new single day about your product.
I am doubling my sales volume in order to take my family on three vacations this year by talking with 20 prospects every day!
You are stating what you really want (the increased sales volume), why you want it (for that vacation) and what it is you are going to do to make certain that it happens (those 20 people you plan to talk to).
Then imagine, not talking to those 20 people you promised to contact. That should make you uncomfortable. Hopefully so uncomfortable that you actually make the calls.
And while that volume may not have doubled yet, it will be because of your commitment to talking to those 20 new people each day. Otherwise you would be living out of alignment, and that should make you more uncomfortable than not making the calls!
This is a reprogramming of the subconscious mind. You are creating new patterns and telling a new story about yourself. The difference now is that you can actually buy-in to your own words because it isn’t just wishful thinking. You are creating behavior change that will bring the results.
Integrity and without exception – that’s making sure you always do the things you say you are going to do.
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