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To achieve you must believe. I know, how cliché. But it's true.

To develop faith try using affirmations. Some say affirmations don't work. The truth is they're working too much, using force. Force negates so trying harder isn't the answer. Or these folks don't persist. They affirm for a week or month than say that affirmations don't work.

The 2 requirements for successful affirmations:

1 - Inject feeling into your affirmations.

Dance. Jump around. Act like a clown. Seriously, the lighter you can feel the more effective. I used to stand around and repeat statements like it was a job. This attracted boring and dull situations. When I began to move while performing affirmations the statements began to come true.

2 - Persist.

Most of us have loads of programming specifically designed to prevent our affirmations from coming true. To overcome this programming you must persist. Eventually your subconscious mind will accept the idea and proceed to make it true.

What's your experience with affirmations?

RB
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Faith is developed by listening to and reciting positive affirmations. It can also be developed by listening to something good that happened to a friend. So, you can say to yourself, "If it happened to Jack, it can happen to me."
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    The vital key here is to inject passion into your beliefs/affirmations in order for that faith to ignite. Mindless repetition alone will do little for your faith and beliefs.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      The vital key here is to inject passion into your beliefs/affirmations in order for that faith to ignite. Mindless repetition alone will do little for your faith and beliefs.
      Great point. Feelings are the fuel that make affirmations work. Of course this applies to both positive and negative feelings so be careful.

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        • Profile picture of the author Gino Robin
          Hi,Interesting Topic

          Faith is the highest state of mind and impossible to describe..

          All thoughts that have been given feeling to and mixed with faith....shoots a magnitude of impulses through the human being......

          To dance realy works and jump...even some people ..do it by screaming..

          Have anyone try this...by just wave your hands slowly through the air and tell yourself you feel bored...at moments you feel the energy of boredness...

          Then afterwards try to clap your hands fast,then faster and like ryan said ...jumping and dancing...you feel the sensation of energy ..JOY...

          Anthony Robbins ..describe that in his book of ..Awaken the Giant Within..

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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I'm a believer.. It's huge to have confident in whatever you do and believe in yourself. Persist - truly right mind set to have in any business.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasdon
    This is what I wrote in a thread I started a few days ago;

    I regularly see people extolling the virtues of positive affirmations - saying that repeating phrases to yourelf will change your beliefs.

    I don't see how this works, or at least how it could work over a reasonable period of time.

    The reason for repeating these sentences is to alter your beliefs, right? I don't see that it could be so easy to kid yourself into believing something.

    Whenever I tried affirmations, I felt wrong - I didn't believe what I was saying, and I actually felt a bit silly, like I was trying to fool myself. Does anyone else feel that way?

    The only way I have found to alter my beliefs, is to confront the negative belief; to take time out to rationalise why I should change my belief to one which will help, rather than hinder me.

    It's a very liberating experience - it gives a sense of self-empowerment -and it saves a hell of a lot of time.

    If affirmations work for you, that's great, but if like me it just doesn't work, try talking to yourself about the issue, as though you were helping someone else with their problem.

    Start from the perspective that all limiting beliefs are wrong - we are all capable of so much more than we realise. Debate with yourself how you came to get the limiting beliefs, and why it is wrong that you have been holding onto them - I have found I can change my beliefs sometimes in minutes, and I get a kick out of it when it happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    I tend to disagree with using affirmations in most situations. Regarding
    your title of how to develop faith, I'll say the following which is also
    related to affirmations.

    If you try to butt heads inside your head with conscious mind and
    unconscious mind, the latter will win every time unless you use your
    conscious mind in a different way.

    The reason affirmations tend to be ineffective is because there is
    an unconscious belief that is the antithesis of the affirmation. But
    the person will never know that, or have conscious awareness of it.

    I'll proffer that the main ingredient for a successful affirmation is
    to make every effort to be sure both minds are on the same page
    and in agreement.

    Most people, I believe, have enough awareness to know whether or not
    they really believe in an affirmation they're repeating. We all know
    that subtle nagging feeling when we're trying to convince ourselves of
    something that just doesn't feel right deep down inside.

    A person can feel and believe that he or she is the ugliest person in the
    world. Just an example and can be anything.

    No amount of affirming will change that belief.

    I've known truly attractive women who felt ugly, physically unattractive.
    Any guy would look at her and think how attractive that woman is. But
    there was no amount of convincing her otherwise.

    If other people cannot change that belief, why would anyone expect an
    affirmation of being attractive, or at least not being ugly, to change the
    belief?

    Something happened in that woman's life to completely convince her that
    she is ugly. And it probably happened when she was very young as is often
    the case with limiting and false beliefs that we all carry into adulthood.

    The key to changing those false beliefs is to have awareness and an open
    mind to even accept the possibility that some of our beliefs were actually
    thoughts and ideas sown a long time ago.

    The best situation is if that woman, for example, could identify what made
    her start believing she was ugly. It could have been an off comment made
    by someone whose word she took in as truth such as a parent or other
    adult in her life.

    No affirmation can overcome the awesome power of a firmly entrenched
    unconscious belief.

    You have to dig to the root and find out what's going on, first. Or at least
    have an open mind to realize that many self-limiting beliefs were planted
    a helluva long time ago. And they are not true; they are not the truth.

    Once a person can get to that point, then something meaningful can start
    to happen, otherwise there's a lot of wheel spinning and not much else.


    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author jasdon
      Great post Ken, you put it much more elequently than I.

      Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

      I tend to disagree with using affirmations in most situations. Regarding
      your title of how to develop faith, I'll say the following which is also
      related to affirmations.

      If you try to butt heads inside your head with conscious mind and
      unconscious mind, the latter will win every time unless you use your
      conscious mind in a different way.

      The reason affirmations tend to be ineffective is because there is
      an unconscious belief that is the antithesis of the affirmation. But
      the person will never know that, or have conscious awareness of it.

      I'll proffer that the main ingredient for a successful affirmation is
      to make every effort to be sure both minds are on the same page
      and in agreement.

      Most people, I believe, have enough awareness to know whether or not
      they really believe in an affirmation they're repeating. We all know
      that subtle nagging feeling when we're trying to convince ourselves of
      something that just doesn't feel right deep down inside.

      A person can feel and believe that he or she is the ugliest person in the
      world. Just an example and can be anything.

      No amount of affirming will change that belief.

      I've known truly attractive women who felt ugly, physically unattractive.
      Any guy would look at her and think how attractive that woman is. But
      there was no amount of convincing her otherwise.

      If other people cannot change that belief, why would anyone expect an
      affirmation of being attractive, or at least not being ugly, to change the
      belief?

      Something happened in that woman's life to completely convince her that
      she is ugly. And it probably happened when she was very young as is often
      the case with limiting and false beliefs that we all carry into adulthood.

      The key to changing those false beliefs is to have awareness and an open
      mind to even accept the possibility that some of our beliefs were actually
      thoughts and ideas sown a long time ago.

      The best situation is if that woman, for example, could identify what made
      her start believing she was ugly. It could have been an off comment made
      by someone whose word she took in as truth such as a parent or other
      adult in her life.

      No affirmation can overcome the awesome power of a firmly entrenched
      unconscious belief.

      You have to dig to the root and find out what's going on, first. Or at least
      have an open mind to realize that many self-limiting beliefs were planted
      a helluva long time ago. And they are not true; they are not the truth.

      Once a person can get to that point, then something meaningful can start
      to happen, otherwise there's a lot of wheel spinning and not much else.


      Ken
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