Creating Powerful Affirmations: 9 Dynamic Tips

Introduction to Creating Powerful Affirmations

Creating powerful affirmations is not just a matter of throwing some nice-sounding words together. 

There is a technology for positive affirmations. 

Violating the laws of positive affirmations means you lose out on the fantastic benefits of using them.

In the video below, I outline those 9 Tips for creating your own powerful affirmations. However, you can also use these tips to ascertain if an affirmation meets the requirements to work effectively for you. 

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Using positive affirmations every day is a powerful way of switching up your mindset to positive.  Not only that, they set you on the path to success.

More and more people, from sports stars to entrepreneurs, use affirmations to change their mindsets. Moreover, this allows them to concentrate on achieving their goals and thus,  creating the life they really want.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create your own, powerful, positive affirmations focused on what you want.

  1. Take Control with “I Am” Statements

Positive affirmations are much more powerful if they start with the words “I am.”  Amazingly, those two little words make whatever follows personalized and immediate. Straightaway, the affirmation is not generic but focused on what you want to be or have right now.

  1. Keep it in the Present

Notice the words “I am” are not “I want” or “I will.”* A powerful affirmation puts you right in the middle of what you want to achieve right now. Not something to work towards or wish might happen but is happening now.

Most importantly, this is one of the most common mistakes I see. “I will”, puts everything off for another day or time. It has no immediacy

  1. Keep it Positive

Powerful affirmations make you feel good. They are positive. Keep the focus on want you want, not what you don’t want.

  1. Keep it Brief

You’re not writing an essay or even a wish list. Keep your affirmation short and focused, so it’s easy to remember.

However, here is a suggestion. Group 3-5 affirmations on a similar topic on index cards and read them all together each time you use them. 

In this manner, you cover more of the “nuances” of the topic. 

  1. Keep it Specific

A powerful affirmation is focused on precisely what you want. If it’s a house in a particular street or a trip to a small Tuscan village, or a specific weight goal, include the detail in your affirmation. Make it as real as you can.

  1. Include an Action

Creating powerful affirmations with an acton boosts their energy—they have an active, present tense verb in them.

Think of what you’re doing in your desired life. Are you enjoying your new home? Relaxing on that Hawaiian beach? Driving your new car?

  1. Include a Positive Emotion

If your affirmation is going to make you feel good, you have to evoke the positive emotion you want to feel.

How will you feel when you achieve your goal? Happy? Grateful? Proud of yourself?

  1. Stay Attentive to Yourself

The most potent affirmation are the ones you make for yourself.

That’s why generic affirmations have a limited effect. They might feel good at the moment but won’t go to the heart of what you want for yourself.

  1. Create an Affirmation Habit

Like any new behavior, affirmations are most powerful when they are repeated regularly and consistently.

Set up a positive habit by writing down your affirmations and committing to repeating them to yourself at least three times a day. Morning, midday, and bedtime might be convenient times for you.

Include positive affirmations that are part of your regular routine and manifest the life of your dreams.

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

Creating Powerful Affirmations: Next Steps

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Now that you are armed with the proper technology of positive affirmations it’s time to put your knowledge into practice.

Take one area in your life you would like to improve or be more positive about.

Using the 9 tips write 5 I Am affirmations on that topic.

Print or write them out on 5 4×6 Index cards.

3 times a day work through all five affirmations.

Repeat for at least 7 day

Doing this will help you start to develop a positive affirmation habit. 

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