I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that positive affirmations could work for everybody.
Sadly, that is not the case.
I have friends who I hear saying positive things about themselves, while achieving positive results in their lives.
I also have friends who I hear saying positive things about themselves while sadly, getting little to no positive results in their lives.
What’s the big difference between these groups people?
Why Positive Affirmations Work For Some People But Not All People
The difference is that people who I see getting results are the ones who actually believe that those results are truly possible for them, whereas the one’s who don’t get the results, have a belief system which counteracts all of the hard work they do in using positive affirmations.
When in the process of discovering how to manage stress effectively, it is extremely important to understand these differences in order to access your personal power through positive affirmations, most effectively.
You’ll find it helpful to examine these types of differences concerning those important areas of your life in order to see where it’s difficult to use positive affirmations effectively.
Positive Affirmations and Perception
Earlier, we talked about how to manage stress through your perception and showed you examples of how your attitude defines your perception and how your perception then shapes your reality.
So to use positive affirmations effectively towards enhancing your life, it’s fundamental that your attitude about your life be positive, as well. It’s crucial that your inner belief systems agree with whatever you use your positive affirmations to achieve.
“I don’t get stressed with deadlines at work”.
Your inner belief system might not believe that, especially if you tend to procrastinate or have organizational challenges.
Instead, you could try:
“I’m finding better ways to end procrastination and organize my work, so that I can manage stress with deadlines effectively”.
That might be closer to your belief system’s acceptance and can more easily motivate you to try a better approach. That type of hurdle is not too high to jump over, whereas the first example gives you the highest hurdles, from the start.
By shaping your positive affirmations differently you also help yourself to discover how to manage stress effectively.
Reach For The Positive Affirmations That Are Closest To You
- Instead of “I’m going to the gym 3 times a week”; try “I’m implementing healthy exercises into my regular routines”.
- Instead of “I’m going to lose 20 pounds by the summer”; try “I’m using a good weight loss plan that’s helping me to lose X amount of pounds a month”.
- Instead of “I’m going to get a promotion and a raise within 3 months “; try “I’m bringing new quality to my work that will enable me to reach greater heights”.
These types of positive affirmations also keep you focused on your skills and possibilities in life, instead of focusing on the actions and reactions of others.
I think we’ve all seen people focus so much on improving their skills that instead of a promotion, they got a better job, which was an extra benefit gained from their increased capacities!
It’s that energy and momentum that you will use to quantify your actionable steps towards achieving your goals with much less stress.
What Positive Affirmations Do and What They Don’t
Positive affirmations won’t change your mind about who you believe yourself to be deep down in your heart.
But they are designed to help you create the person you’d like to be by taking one step at a time.
By starting with the smaller, more believable steps, you can truly “say it loud and say it proud” when using your positive affirmations. Then you can move on to the bigger chunks.
It’s by believing what you focus your positive affirmations on at some deep emotional level, that your actionable steps towards that level of fulfillment will be steps that you can really wrap your mind around.
This is the difference between those who affirm and get results and those who affirm but don’t get results.
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