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Affirmations – Rituals That Will Change Your Life

By: Angela Cortright

“It’s going to be a great day!”

“I am stronger than any challenge that faces me.”

“I am going to succeed in the opportunity that I am pursuing.”

These and other positive affirmations can be the difference between a good day and a train wreck. You see, affirmations are strong, positive statements that something is already so. By affirming that something is already so, you are programming the subconscious mind to shape our behaviors and actions to achieve that outcome. Plus, like exercise, what you put your energy into grows stronger. Put it into negative thought… you’ll be depressed and self-absorbed. Put energy into positive affirmations and you will be empowered and ready to take on the world.

How to make that affirmation stick? Experts say it takes 21 days to create a new habit – so try this trick. Write your affirmation down (some say that blue ink works best!) and either copy it to your calendar every day or put on your bathroom or rear view mirror. Repeat daily for 21 days as often as you can remember.

Voila! I’ll bet than in three weeks you will be looking for other affirmations to put to work – and teaching others your secret as well.