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Tell Yourself A True Lie: The Real Purpose of Affirmations

Independent New Thought minister (since 1993), professional speaker, singer, writer, executive coach, talkative, a good listener.

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So how do you discover where you're stuck?

Why Affirmations Work...All the Time

You will hear a lot of people make light of affirmations. They don't work, they say. And for the most part, they are right. It's very difficult to affirm a new Cadillac or BMW into your life if you're living on Social Security.

It's equally difficult to affirm a CEO position at a large company if you have one year of experience delivering pizza and nothing else.

However, when you understand that affirmations are a form of self talk designed to get you to hear all the nonsense you've been feeding yourself, then they do their job.

  • The idea is to get clear on the negative stuff. If you don't know that you're talking to yourself in a negative way, there's no way to release it.
  • When you use an affirmation that you initially don't believe, you will hear yourself denying the truth of it. That's how you learn what's holding you back on any particular level, in any particular area of your life.
  • Keep repeating them. They will bring up everything you need to hear. As that stuff begins to fade--and it will--the deeper part of you can get through. That's when the real change begins.

But don't take this all on my word alone. Practice. If you don't like the results, drop it all.

Remember this: What you love, you empower. What you fear, you empower. And what you empower, you attract.

Learn to speak well of yourself and your world and watch your world start to take on a new and wondrous glow.

You've talked yourself into this experience; now, talk yourself into a new one.

It's not so difficult! Just keep this question in the forefront of your mind:

“What am I telling myself every day?”

Practice, Practice, Practice

You become an expert through practice!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Richard Kent Matthews

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