Positive (The mind cannot hold a picture of a negative)
Present Tense (The time is now)
Short (Easy to remember and easy apply)
Specific (A specific target allows for a specific course of action and most direct route)
Emotionally Intense (This is necessary to break through the clutter of the thousands of thoughts and images that you are bombarded with on a daily basis)
The real goal is to imbed this into the subconscious to allow it to do the yeoman’s work. The only real obstacle is convincing your subconscious that you are serious and committed and that you truly have a burning desire for what you want. Long-term change will only happen when there is congruency between who you think you are and how you act and behave and the choices that we make.
Affirmations are Catalyst for Success
Positive affirmations mixed with emotional intensity produce amazing results. Music is an amazing mood catalyst. To really get the most out of affirmations and create an incredible Incremental Advantage in their effectiveness in your life, I suggest recording your affirmations to inspiring music.
A good friend of mine challenged me to do just this ten years ago. I purchased an inexpensive karaoke machine, put an upbeat instrumental tape in and recorded all of the affirmations I could create to change behaviors and support my goals.
Unless you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and give this a real opportunity to work in your life, you could never know the simply incredible power and way that this mental programming technique can work in your life. I literally wore my first tape out listening to it, but it created significant leverage and results for me. I know the vast majority reading this will not make the commitment to this habit. It is a shame, but for those of you who do, I promise your results in every area of your life will improve as your internal communication improves. I constantly look for, borrow, adapt and write down affirmations. I cannot claim originality for all of them as they have been collected and changed over the years.
I turn challenges into opportunities.
I eliminate debt as dead weight and a YOKE around my neck. I will only be as free as I am free from debt.
I am a leader and a developer of people!
I am calm and composed under pressure.
Stress makes me stonger.
I utilize my strengths and abilities to benefit everyone I come into contact with.
I actively pursue excellence in myself and others.
I get up at 5:00 every morning feeling energized and ready to take on the day.
I face my fears and conquer them.
I am empowered by the energy that I feel and that flows through me.
My daily routines are positive and improving.
I always increase my value to other people.
I am flexible and adaptable in every situation. I look for creative alternatives and seek out new ways of accomplishing my goals.
I have money in savings and a balanced plan for security and income growth.
I see people, not as they are, but rather for what they can be.
I am a strong, motivated and extremely dedicated leader.
I am a great leader and achieve my victories thru the victories of those I serve.
I choose to spend my time with positive and forward thinking life affirming people.
I am persistent in the pursuit of my goals.
Solutions and alternative ideas come easy for me.
I take time each day to play and to enjoy my family.
I am an excellent role model for others.
I forget the mistakes of the past and press on to my greatest achievement.
“What a man thinks of himself that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.”
“I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau
Excerpted from Stack The Logs!
by Frank F. Lunn
About The Author
Frank F. Lunn is an expert in leadership, marketing, and small business entrepreneurship. A former military officer and Gulf War veteran, Lunn is the founder of the Kahuna Business Group, a $20 million annual company. Lunn is the author of STACK THE LOGS!: Building a Success Framework to Reach Your Dreams, pledging to donate 10 percent of all sales to St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, where his son?s life was saved.