Goals,Affirmations,Visualizations - MOST EFFECTIVE TIPS

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If you agree with me, most of us have found some success with using 'Affirmations' but results have always been inconsistent to the degree that you cannot depend on it 100% of the time and mostly have mixed feelings about using it for all your goals.

I personally came to the conclusion that the degree of success with Affirmations is directly proportional to two things 1. The Design of the Verbal Affirmation 2. How effectively you are using it.

The following tips on designing a verbal affirmation is the best I've come across so far, it's simple and gets the point across perfectly.. I'm very excited to share this stuff with you. From now on follow these simple ten steps to create a affirmation for any goal you want to achieve.

(Source : Release Your Brakes by James Newman (Book))


1. PERSONAL. Be sure that you are in the affirmation. Use a first person pronoun such as "I," "me/* "my" in each one. It may be tempting to use a platitude like "Patience is a virtue," or "Enthusiasm makes sales," but such sentences will have ho effect whatever on your behavior. If you find
yourself feeling some tension about your frequent use of "I" in your affirmations, simply recognize that tension as one more illustration of the effect of childhood programming on your behavior. The purpose of this entire exercise is to bring about some lasting changes in the self image, and the only way that will happen is with first person experience in your imagination, stimulated by a first person affirmation.

2. POSITIVE. In each case, the affirmation must describe the attitude that you want,to cultivate or more toward, not what you want to diminish or move away from. Instead of, "I don't lose my temper," the better affirmation would be, "I am calm and even tempered."

3. PRESENT TENSE, Reference to the past or the future in an affirmation will diminish or destroy the effect of the triggering sentence. "I am getting things done more promptly than I used to" will stimulate the experiences and emotions related to past behavior—and that is not what you want to be dwelling on. An affirmation phrased in the future tense always remains in the "some day" category and reinforces the fact that you are not behaving that way here and now. Instead of "I am going to be more patient," or, "One of these days I am going to get organized," the better affirmations are, "I am a very patient, understanding person," and, "I organize my time very carefully and follow the plans that I have made."

4. ACHIEVEMENT. The affirmation should indicate that the desired change has been achieved, not that you are growing or progressing in that area. Thus, "I have a sincere, outgoing, warm regard for others" will have a much greater effect than "I am steadily improving my warmth toward others." Your objective is to develop an affirmation which will easily evoke an imagined experience, and it is much easier to imagine the accomplished change than a changing process.

5. CATEGORICAL. Do not compare yourself with others in your affirmations. Instead of, "I am the most productive sales person in our company," a better wording is, "I am an excellent sales person and my production is very high." Comparing yourself with others opens the door to unconscious acts which might impair the effectiveness of other people
rather than strengthen your own.

6. ACTION. The affirmation should represent an action, not an ability. Wording such as "I have the ability to remember names," or "I can relax," simply makes the affirmation more difficult to experience in the imagination. Better wording is, "I remember people's names easily," and "I relax easily and quickly whenever I want to do so."

7. EXCITEMENT. Whenever possible put the positive emotion you want to cultivate right into the wording of the affirmation. For example, 'T am very proud to be free of the smoking habit, and I feel terrific!" or "I am a very enthusiastic person and I enjoy expressing my enthusiasm and excitement to others," are affirmations which are enhanced by the positive feelings included in them.

8. ACCURACY AND BALANCE. In those areas where a specific, measurable objective is part of your definition, do not overshoot in the hope that results may be achieved more rapidly. If you are affirming a particular weight level, golf or bowling score, or some other change which can be measured, then pinpoint the affirmation to the exact level you wish to achieve. Be careful what you affirm—it will happen!

9. REALISTIC. Do not affirm perfection. Such affirmations only lead to frustration, and in some cases are not truly representative of what you actually want to accomplish. For example, the affirmation, "I am always enthusiastic," may lead to frustration—and there are some occasions when it is not desirable to be enthusiastic. Look out for words like "always," "perfectly," and "completely."

10. YOURSELF ONLY. Sometimes it may be very tempting to write out an affirmation about someone else's behavior, such as "People like me," or "My children admire and respect me." Unfortunately, your affirmations will only have an effect upon your behavior. In fact, there can even be a "backlash" effect if your affirmation develops an expectancy which conflicts with the perceived behavior of the other person. Better affirmations are, "I enjoy building friendships with others," and "I am the kind of parent who earns and deserves the respect and admiration of my children."

Designing a good affirmation isn't enough..

Some key concepts to understand Affirmations better..

#1. Goals : When you set a goal and program it into your "REALITY" structure, a conflict develops between "the way things are" and "the way things are supposed to be" which stimulates creativity and releases the necessary energy to achieve the goal.

There is one more aspect of the conflict resolution process which we do not yet clearly understand, but which should at least be mentioned. Sometimes your mental system seems to be able to tap outside sources of information or inspiration through some channel other than the conscious process of perception. This may be related to parapsychology—telepathy, clairvoyance etc.—or for some it may seem to have religious or spiritual implications.

Setting goals in itself releases Internal Pontential and attracts External Potential and triggers your creativity(conflict resolution) to achieve the desired outcome.

#2. Affirmations : Simply put 'Affirmations' is just another powerful to tool that helps us program our sub-conscious mind into believing a New reality (notion) by using Auto suggestions.

#3. How Affirmations work: Affirmations is the use of Verbal thoughts to trigger emotional and conceptual thoughts and feelings to create an image.
When we are able to use Affirmations successfully to change our 'Reality Structure/Notion' in our mind - our Mind/Brain/Heart starts using all it's internal and external potential to bring that 'Internal reality' into real world manifestation. We continuously act and produce results according to our reality structure that we have formed about our abilities. HUMAN BEHAVIOR TENDS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE INDIVIDUAL'S CURRENTLY DOMINANT "REALITY" STRUCTURE. If we can change that Reality Structure to something more inclined to our desired outcome - we can accelerate the process of achieving our goals many times over. This is a scientific fact.

If your mind have accepted something as the 'Reality' - the outer world and your internal potential starts working in various ways to guide you to experience that reality in the real world.

PLEASE NOTE : From my personal experience, I wouldn't say Affirmations or Visualization guarantees SUCCESS but it definitely speeds up the whole process by triggering new ideas, thoughts and unseen opportunities to manifest the 'Perceived reality' into real world experience.

Some things to know about yourself (your mind) before we proceed..

a. We've unlimited potential or at least much more potential than we think we actually do because of our negative conditioning and low achievements of our past.

b. 'Positive emotional patterns' or 'positive expectancy' helps you release your brakes and utilize your full potential and abilities to achieve almost anything we now think is impossible.

c. HUMAN BEHAVIOR TENDS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE INDIVIDUAL'S CURRENTLY DOMINANT "REALITY" STRUCTURE and your Reality Structure is built by how you filter information and the feelings associated with the world around you. Due to varying environment in which we receive and accept information we associate feelings to them and limit our potential to that REALITY we form in our mind - which is highly inaccurate due to the filters in our mind.
(Knowledge + Feelings = Reality Structure or Attitude Patterns)


e. Our REALITY Structure can be changed by Affirmations and Visualization (Creative Imagination)

I x V = "R"
Imagination times vividness equals "REALITY"!


f. All lasting change in the human behavior starts on the inside, with a changed image of 'REALITY'.

Quick Tips on how to use your Affirmations more effectively:

1. First set a few goals : You can set as many as 20+ different goals pertaining to different areas of your life. Number of goals doesn't matter as long as they are congruent to each other. Don't be afraid to set lofty goals - lofty goals generate more creativity and has many other benefits.

Once you have a set of goals you can either focus on the top few or all of them depending on whatever you're comfortable with.

2. Use the 'DESIGN RULES FOR WORDING YOUR VERBAL AFFIRMATIONS' points to create highly effective Affirmations for each goals. (See above)

3. Affirmations can either be read loud to yourself or another dynamic idea is to record your affirmations and listen to them. My research shows even though this is not a widely used method - but people have found great results listening to their own voice.

4. Remember, There are three media that we use at a conscious level which, together, contribute to the development of attitudes (Reality). The most obvious of these, to most people is the VERBAL medium. We think with words.
The three media of thought, verbal, conceptual, and emotional, are flowing continuously in your mental system— at least during your waking hours.

Affirmations is the use of Verbal thoughts to trigger emotional and conceptual thoughts and feelings to create an Attitude Patter (Reality).


5. Two specific times to do your affirmations - The 15 minutes before sleep and the few minutes after you wake up still in bed. You can carry your affirmations with you and use it as many times as you like all through out the day - but the most effective times are the few minutes exactly before and after sleep hours. I wouldn't get into the scientific explanation to that - trust me on this.

6. THE KEY INGREDIENT - (The most important piece of the puzzle). While doing your affirmations "LET THE POSITIVE EMOTIONS/FEELINGS FLOW THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE SYSTEM and live the experience momentarily.

(Remember; Imagination X Vividness = Reality)

You get the point, right?

You feelings and emotions build your reality structure, allow the verbal affirmations to create those feelings and experience them as it is already a part of your life.


7. Once you start using affirmations sincerely (extreme dedication but without exerting too much effort), within only a few days or hours depending on the degree of your success, you'll develop this positive attitude towards those area of your life.

This is the time to START acting on your hunches and intuitions. Our intuitions somehow already know what is right for us - and you'll probably have new opportunities coming your way during this time.

During this time, listen to your inner voice more often, have an open mind to change and be alert to passing opportunities.

This will make all the difference, once you think you've made significant changes in your mind using Affirmations, the only way to rip it's benefits are to be driven by your gut instincts(intuition) there on and be ready to act on your hunches. (It may cost you sometime, but gut instincts are way more valuable than our logical instincts) and it is always congruent to your life's ultimate purpose.

I've thoroughly enjoyed writing this post, hope it contributes to your success in some way. Do let me know what you if I was able to help you understand these concepts better, and what has been your personal experience with Affirmations.

Any new tips or additional information that I could add in this post is welcomed.
#mind warriors #affirmations #rules #wording
  • Profile picture of the author chelsean
    I completely believe in positive affirmations. What better way to help improve your thought process than by positive affirmation. It's something I definitely need to keep working on. Thanks!
    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      Originally Posted by chelsean View Post

      I completely believe in positive affirmations. What better way to help improve your thought process than by positive affirmation. It's something I definitely need to keep working on. Thanks!
      Couldn't agree more
  • Profile picture of the author fmnely1
    this article has drag me to the realization of the real person in me ,..and i will check back for update on this ...thanks
    • Profile picture of the author brute77
      I highly recommend the book - Release Your Brakes by James Newman.

      I found it way better than any Law of Attraction books even slightly better than Psycho-cybernatics. It's a good read.
  • Profile picture of the author Emotia
    I think if you could trick your mind enough, positive affirmations could work for the short-term. Personally, I find it easier to think about what would motivate me to take action and put any fear behind me.
  • Profile picture of the author nelsonann
  • Profile picture of the author pablo2011
    thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author coloradojaguar
    If I can manage to practice even a few of these then it will be a great way to start the holiday season.
    • Profile picture of the author rahip4567
      Originally Posted by coloradojaguar View Post

      If I can manage to practice even a few of these then it will be a great way to start the holiday season.
      so try it out, it looks too long for me to read "LAZY ME"
  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Amazing post! Very motivational and inspiring! I might try those tips. Thanks a lot for sharing!
  • Profile picture of the author robertgrier
    • Profile picture of the author brute77
      Thank you everyone for you kind words.

      I wouldn't mind sharing more info on this - if you're interested - but this post is enough to see significant results if you gave them a try..
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Harrington
    Thanks for the great tips.
    You have definitely done your research.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotusdragon
    I was listening to an interesting interview last night by a millionaire called Andy Shaw.
    He was talking about how he discovered that, like with a computer, you need to clear your mind of viruses (he calls them bugs), so that whatever excellent (self dev) program you 'download' will be able to work OK. That not doing so was what made the difference in whether any such program continued to work beyond the enthusiasm immediately following doing whatever course. I would suggest this is also why some people get better results from affirmations.
    Personally I integrate them into my daily workflow rather than 'chant' them, so I repeatedly remind my usual and higher mind my intentions. It does get some remarkable results which I would attribute to LOA law of attraction.
    Direct example I set it up so I repeatedly used the word dolphins as part of something
    Within a few months I was handed the caretaking of a site for healers and LOA practitioners helping dolphins which has also led to publishing deals and radio interviews
    Also dolphins have a lot to teach us about how we use our minds as their brains are very similar to what long term meditators develop theirs to be.
    I have practised things like meditation for a very long time which does help with clearing such and also with clearing a channel for accessing higher mind.
    I liked Andy's simple techniques though and think they will assist my clearing anything that's still in my way.

    @77 do any of your new books cover this in particular 'Get out of your own way' sounds very promising.
    I was thinking it might be good to do a comparison as even on special offer Andy's course costs a lot more, as is usual with such courses.
    Andy also offer a membership site as part of his, which enables folks to share their findings on working with the techniques, I find that is always helpful as folk tend to be mutually supportive and can get feedback on what they find works or have difficulties with. Great for finding like minded friends also.

    Btw Is there another name for cybernetic-transposition. Is it related to Quantum Jumping or NLP. I've heard of Cybernetics and Cybernauts.
    • Profile picture of the author 777jn
      Great post. I also heartily believe in affirmations and that you can really add to your ability to manifest by creating a matching affirmation for your desires.

      My main problem is that I get the affirmations created, then go on to the next thing. Inevitably, I forget all about the written affirmations until they show up some days later. My best results have occurred when I've had an all-consuming problem - thinking and worrying about it all day - building different scenarios. All at once, I just KNOW the solution.

      If I could just translate that process to plans and wishes instead of problems, I'd have it made!:rolleyes:

      Again, thanks for the great post!

  • Profile picture of the author lotusdragon
    that is why I incorporate them into my work flow
    kind reagards lotusdragon
  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    We instinctively seek affirmation. If you ever visit a playground, you will hear the kids imploring their moms, "Look at me." It is almost never, "Mom, see what Billy can do."

    The person who consistently affirms people will do well in the social media realm. If you announce your latest blog post, and someone broadcasts it, you will pay attention, right?
  • Profile picture of the author TheEnlightenedBeing1
    These are wonderful and highly thought-about tips. Thank you so much, this would really help a lot of people out there!
    • Profile picture of the author netface2000
      Thank you for sharing your insights, I believe that being consistant is a key to achieving goals, just keep in mind you need to focus on improving what you are doing - and everyday make sure you are improving just a little bit more, success doen't happen as a big bang rather as a result of constantly improving- take baby steps each and every day, and every week/month/year when you look back you will see how much progress you've made.
  • Profile picture of the author DueDiligenceDiva
    Fantastic post, thanks for the share!!

    Love how you break down the components of the power of affirmations, and then detail how to implement, your "chances" of succeeding increase exponentially. I put "chances" in quotes, because of course by your intentional focus, you have moved from "chance" into "probability"!

    Also love Richard Brooke's "Mach II With Your Hair on Fire", which is a great study on how to vividly visualize your life vision ~~ the difference between an instant camera snapshot and a high definition, 3D extravaganza of your life!
  • Profile picture of the author freitasjohn25
    very nice tips...
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful life strategy. Positive affirmations and positive thinking techniques can help develop a powerful and positive attitude to life; which is an essential element in life success and good health. With this power you can turn failure around into success and take success and drive it to a whole new level.

    Great share buddy!

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