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Be Careful What
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Writing affirmations may seem easy, but there's more to it than meets the eye.

Avoid putting the wrong things in your head with this free guide...

When you're writing affirmations, you have to be careful to aim them in the direction that you want, rather than the direction you don't want...

Because that little trick creates affirmations that work!

You want to use positive thinking phrases that encourage you to be powerful...

And to take the time and learn how to write affirmations the correct way so you get what you want out of life!

Of course, before we starting writing affirmations, we have to figure out what we want to put into our brain, right?

So, that's where we'll start:

IDENTIFY DESIRES

First, identify the thoughts you want to change...

What is your ”self talk” – what are you saying to yourself?

Are these thoughts helping you succeed...

Or are they keeping you from succeeding by creating resistance?

For a more detailed discussion on self talk and how to handle it, click here to read my article about it, then hit the back button and I'll wait for you here.

Okay, so now you know how to “stop the brain train” and re-direct it to what you want in a more positive light.

Great!

While you read this page, I'd like you to have one thought in mind that you'd like to change....

Just one thought...

A thought that you can apply to yourself while I tell you how to write affirmations.

Do you have your negative thought you'd like to change?  Then...

Let's begin...


There are four things to keep in mind when writing affirmations:
  • Keep phrases positive
  • Keep phrases present
  • Use action words
  • Tag each phrase with an emotion
KEEP PHRASES POSITIVE

First thing to do when writing affirmations is to look for the positive side of the phrase.

What do I mean by that?

Sample affirmations:

“I'm not going to fail the test

vs.

“I'm going to pass the test

Your brain hears the “going to
(fail/pass) the test...”

It doesn't hear the “not.”

So, you always want to look for the positive twist of any phrase.

Now, take your personal thought that you want to change and find the absolutely positive side of that thought using what you've learned from the samples above...

If you want to lose weight, an example would be: “I am easily becoming thinner everyday.”

Rather than, “I am losing weight.”

Why?

Because the second phrase is still focused on “weight,” which signals your voice inside to remember that you still have more weight than you want.

Give your focus to becoming thinner.

Make sense?

Good, let's move on...

KEEP PHRASES IN THE PRESENT

Another thing to remember when writing affirmations is to keep your positive thinking phrases in the present.

In the above samples, I used, "I'm going to" do something “in the future.”

It's better to see it “in the present” because your mind can attach a solid emotion to a present feeling of success....

Rather than a “future” feeling of success.

“I'm going to pass the test”

vs.

“I easily pass this test.”

What does your mind hear?

"How easy it is to pass the test."

You're putting yourself into the “moment” of success and giving your subconscious mind something to “fulfill.”

Again, take your own thought and make it happen in the present.  In my previous “becoming thinner” example, did you notice I already put it into the present? I just did that out of habit.

Now it's your turn...

Take your thought that you've turned “positive” and now place it into the present.

Next...

USE ACTION WORDS

A very important part of writing affirmations is using words like “easily” and “effortlessly” to program your mind to think that it'll be easy and effortless.

It's important to use these kinds of words to give action to the thought.

Here's a list:

Aggressively          
Attentively
Brilliantly
Calmly
Cheerfully
Competently
Confidently
Creatively
Diligently
Eagerly
Effectively
Efficiently
Enthusiastically
Gladly
Happily
Intentionally
Joyously
Lovingly
Naturally
Patiently
Powerfully
Quickly
Skillfully
Successfully
Thoroughly
Willingly

This list should give you a good start. There are, of course, “oodles” of words that you'll come up with as you get the swing of things.


how-to-change-your-beliefsIf you want to "do affirmations in your sleep,"check out The Effective Positive Thinking Program.

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MAKE THE PHRASE
EMOTIONALLY SIGNIFICANT

Lastly, to make your new programming work – and not just be a bunch of words that your mind will eventually tune out – you should add an emotional “tag” to each thought...

This “emotionally imprints” the thought into your head because it talks your brain's language.

Your subconscious “feels” thoughts...

So, if you really want this to work, do a little creative visualization with each phrase you input.

What's creative visualization?

Wikipedia says it's the basic technique that underlies positive thinking and is used as a technique to visualize behaviors and events...

Put more simply, you're running a movie in your head of how you want something to “play out” in your life.

Does it work?

Yes, if done correctly.

Staying with our “test” example, “I easily pass the test” is a good phrase, but it doesn't really offer much on an emotional level, does it?

It feels great to easily pass the test is a better phrase, but still needs one more thing...

A moment to feel how good it feels to have passed the test and picturing what your life would be like after passing the test.

Focusing on that “emotional moment” for a minute or two gives the mind a new picture of your “outside world” and makes it so real, that it's “the way your life runs.”

So your “auto” pilot inside starts helping you to fulfill that life...

And by the way, your mind doesn't know the difference whether that thought is real or not.  

So it “believes” what you're telling it...

That you've passed the test and feel great about it!

You've changed you mental picture of yourself and, "VIOLA," your mind fulfills that new picture.

After all, your subconscious's job is to “keep you sane,” right? It has to fulfill the picture you hold of yourself. So, it does. It works to help you pass that test.

Writing Affirmations
SUMMARY

Writing affirmations becomes second nature after awhile.

Just remember to:
  1. Always twist them to the positive
  2. State them in the present
  3. Use action words, and most importantly
  4. Take a moment to visualize the way you'd feel once the affirmation “comes” true.
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OVERCOME NEGATIVE THINKING AND
BECOME A MONEY MAGNET!



Remember to check out The Effective Positive Thinking Program because not only will you learn how to overcome negative thinking, but you'll also LEARN HOW TO BECOME A MONEY MAGNET!  Click here for more...


Check out these other positive articles too:

Positive Affirmations Are Not Always Positive:  How Do You Tell The Difference?  Many positive affirmations actually focus your attention on the problem. Use this free guide to spot a positive affirmation that works!

Positive Phrases:  The Ten Best Positive Words and Phrases!
Positive phrases are easy to keep in mind when they're boiled down to a simple list...


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