Self – Improvement: Using Affirmations

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How often have you, or someone you know, said, they'd like to be better at something, etc, but, fail to do anything, to achieve this stated objective? How can anyone, be, as good, as they can be, until / unless, he first, gives himself, a check – up, from the neck – up, and objectively, introspectively, considers, both his personal strengths, as well as weaknesses? Personal development and self – improvement, must be based on, better understanding yourself, your needs, and what you feel, needs to be improved, and is important, enough, to you, to do something, concrete, in your best interests. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, how using affirmations, and effectively preparing and using, a positively – stated, Affirmation List, will be beneficial, and effective.

1. What are affirmations, and an Affirmation List ?: Once you've identified, what you want to change, enhance, and / or improve, a time – tested method, is using affirmations. An affirmation is a positively worded, present tense, statement, seeking a desirable result. If this is, something, as simple as losing weight, rather than merely, dieting, the affirmation – based, approach, would be, something like this, I am proud of what my body looks like, and I do, everything, what's needed , to maintain this condition. Notice, it is a positive statement, proactive, and stated, in the present tense. It does not state, I want to lose weight, or my diet, will help me do so. Ponder, for a moment, the difference in the mind – image. If, for example, someone isn't satisfied with his school performance, instead of considering it, a problem, affirming, I am a consistently superior student, because I am always prepared, do all my homework and studying, and achieve good grades . One's Affirmations List, should be, ten positively stated, statements, in the positive, about issues, and / or matters, that you, personally, truly care deeply about!

2. Using the list: Once you've prepared your personal list, and believe in it, it's very important to read, it, carefully, and with thorough commitment, at least four times, per day. It is generally advised, you do so, reading in front of a mirror, when no one else, is around. Do it, first thing in the morning, as well as immediately before bedtime, and, two other times, during the day. Don't just read these, but do so, with care and conviction. The more, the statements matter, to you, personally, the better the results.

If you hope, to personally, improve, develop, and enjoy a large degree of self – improvement, and satisfaction, proceed with an open – mind, and use this technique, consistently, and regularly. Do you, really care about becoming, the best, you can possibly be?

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Source by Richard Brody