The most effective affirmations are those that are believable. For instance, affirming that you live in a huge mansion when, in fact, you’re renting a studio apartment may be too much of a disparity for you to believe in and work toward.
It’s right to challenge yourself and encourage yourself to stretch and grow. However, if you perceive that there’s too much distance between your current reality and the future reality you’re affirming, then the affirmations will be counter-productive. You won’t feel energized and empowered by them; instead you’ll feel discouraged and helpless.
To make your affirmations more effective, break them into steps and pieces, just like you do with your goals and dreams. Make sure the steps-and-piece affirmations are believable and, even though they are a stretch for you, they are still ones that you know for sure you can accomplish.
For instance, going back to the example of an affirmation about the home you want to live in, instead of affirming that you live in a 20 room mansion—if you’re currently in a studio apartment—perhaps it’s more believable and, therefore, more energizing to affirm that your home is a warm and inviting two bedroom apartment.
Move step-by-step in your affirmations as you move step-by-step toward your dreams.
Your homework for today is to look at the affirmations you are using. Re-do the ones that aren’t working by making them more believable and, therefore, more achievable. Break them into increments that make you excited, rather than overwhelmed, to work toward.
You can do it!
I’m proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,