JUNE 29, 2017 by Aimee
Stay Focused and Productive With Positive Affirmations
One of the hardest things to do as an entrepreneur is to stay focused and disciplined.
When you don’t have a boss to answer to, deadlines and goals can become a bit of a ‘do tomorrow’ task. Not to mention when working alone you can often feel isolated and lose confidence quickly. These factors can lead you to procrastinate and stall in your business.
One way to stay focused, productive and free from procrastination is to practice affirmations daily.
Affirmations are sentences created to affect your conscious and unconscious mind. When you write your affirmation words and sentences you’re composing a message to yourself to change your thought and belief processes to inspire, energise and motivate yourself.
Most of us make and say affirmations all the time without even really thinking about it. However unfortunately because of the lack of understanding about affirmations, and how a repeated word or sentence can programme your mind to believe, create and draw to you what you’re repeating, the affirmations you unconsciously repeat to yourselves are usually always negative. Have you ever said ‘I’m so stupid’ or ‘I’m so useless’? These are common off the tongue comments which have huge impact on your ability to believe in yourself, stay focused and achieve your goals.
Unfortunately, your unconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between positive and negative affirmations, it just absorbs what you’re repeatedly saying to yourself.
This is why it’s so important to be crystal clear on the words you use when speaking in any situation, but especially when creating your own affirmations for success. If you’re repeatedly talking about your fear of failing, then you’re programming your mind to feel like you already are. Your unconscious mind then tunes in to the law of attraction and draws the result of failure to you.
You’re also causing a negative energy field around you which drains your enthusiasm and motivation causing you to lose focus, confidence and to start procrastinating. This is a self-sabotaging behaviour which can be changed by creating your own positive affirmations, designed to keep you focused in reaching your goals.
Having your own specific created by you positive affirmations to say daily are a fantastic way to reprogram negative limiting self-beliefs, and channel your mind towards achieving your desired goals, bringing your dreams into your reality.
They also act as a great reminder and prompt to always come back to when you feel distracted, lose confidence and lose direction.
To make your own personal positive affirmations and reset your conscious and unconscious beliefs, you must affirm that you are already what you want to be and that you already have what you want.
If you do this you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll become what or who you want to be, and draw to you exactly what you want.
When creating your affirmations keep your words positive and in the present tense, such as I am a published author. To make them even more effective, be as descriptive as possible. So, my personal example of an affirmation I use every day is ‘I’m a published author of the book ‘She Can Have It All – A guide to modern lady entrepreneurs staying focused, productive and living with purpose. This is a very specific affirmation which brings my future goal in to the present moment. I not only say that I’m an author, but I’ve given the book it’s title. Repeating this affirmation daily makes my mind believe that it’s true and projects this reality from me, which in turn actually makes it become a reality. So a positive self-fulfilling prophecy.
Keep your affirmations as simple as possible. If you’re affirmation is long and complicated it just becomes too confusing, and the universe will struggle to recognise the message or request.
If you can, make your affirmations rhyme, this makes them easily absorbed in to the unconscious mind.
Make sure to repeat your affirmations daily, even several times per day if possible. Write them down and place them somewhere you’ll see them every day to act as guidance and prompts.
Remember to say them with energy and feeling. The feeling you generate is so important because it’s not enough to just think positive, adding how you’ll feel when you achieve your goal magnifies the power and strength of the affirmation.
Remember, if you act as if your desired goal has already come to pass, I guarantee you’ll soon wake up and realise it actually has!