By definition, an affirmation is a statement that is
regularly repeated to stress its message. Affirmations can be
verbally or mentally repeated - or read from a written copy.
words of an affirmation statement by themselves - when spoken,
thought of, or read without a visualized (pictorial) result or a
strong emotional connection, are weak affirmations.
Affirmations, when worded correctly and connected with
emotionally charged feelings are able to tap into the positive power
of your subconscious mind and support the results you
affirmations are created equal. Some are better than
others. Your best affirmations are Power
Here is the way
to construct Your Power Affirmations
Affirmations are stated in the present tense.
Affirmations are more effective when stated in the present
" I am clean and sober today."
affirming something in the future tense. For example “I am going to
be clean and sober today” is affirming that you are waiting
to become clean and sober.
Affirmations express a positive statement.
Affirmations need to be stated in the most positive
terms possible. For example: "I am now completely
is a powerful affirmation. This statement is powerful
because it is positive and reinforces your desired goal and
doesn't confuse your subconscious mind with any mention of the
negative statements. Affirm what you want, not what you
don't want. For example: "I am no longer using drugs" is a
negative statement. It introduces the result you are
They're short and specific.
Affirmations are simple to say and stress one positive point.
This simplicity has a greater impact on your subconscious awareness.
For example: “I am honest with myself and others” is brief, in the
present tense, and stresses a single positive characteristic.
Affirmations that are long and wordy loose your focus.
Keeping them specific and brief adds power. There is no chance for
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importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It imprints the
affirmation into your subconscious mind. Each exposure deepens the
Visualize the end result like a clear snapshot picture in
your mind. Be
passionate about what you see. Keep the image in your mind until you
feel the matching emotion as clearly as the picture. Then, think
carefully about the meaning of the words as you repeat them. The
power is in the combination of image, feeling and easily understood
Repeating affirmations regularly creates results much faster
than repeating them occasionally.
effects of your sessions keep building on each other and have a
Initially, unshakable faith in your affirmation isn’t
necessary in order for it to work. Your belief will grow with
your emerging success. What is needed at first is the ability to
feel what you will be feeling when your affirmation is fulfilled.
Every time that you have a need, and your need is met, a certain
"sensation" is produced in you. You need to bring
up that same sensation when you state your affirmation.
way of explaining this: Let yourself feel with every fiber of your
being, that what you picture has already happened. Lock onto
that feeling. This is the power your unconscious taps into as it
helps to shape your future.
Personalize your affirmations. They must be your
personal affirmation. Your affirmation captures your spirit. It
feels right for you. The stronger your connection with your
affirmation, the deeper the impression it makes on your mind.
go. You now have simple, straight to the point instructions for
creating your own Power Affirmations.
the practice of creating and repeating affirmations is easy, it is
challenging to repeat the affirmations consistently while
experiencing the highly charged emotional state necessary for Power
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with the snapshot of you achieving your affirmation - picture
the feelings that accompany your achievement - feel it.
the affirmation deliberately while you keep the image and feeling in
your mind - combine feelings and mental picture.
you are not already affirmed, you will not automatically begin your
affirmations. Set a time each day, every day, to focus on your Power
becomes automatic after you do it enough to see and feel the changes
that occur - just as you pictured it.
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