What you see, think, feel and say are all types of affirmations.
Affirmation is not voodoo or magic, even though they deliver very powerful results in line with your dreams, vision, goals and desires.
It is a technique and tool that can be used to boost action and produce rapid results.
Millions of people globally use positive affirmations to manifest success, happiness, fulfilment, peace, harmony etc.
However, just as many people use affirmations and they deliver powerful results, others use it, and it doesn’t deliver results for them, because they use them incorrectly.
To make affirmations work for you, you have to identify, understand and, avoid making several mistakes, to use them more efficiently.
Here are a few mistakes people make that cause affirmations to fail.
No clarity of vision, dreams and goals.
Many people make the mistake of trying to achieve results in their lives without clarity of their vision, dream and goal.
Clarity of your vision, dreams and goals is very critical to the results you achieve.
According to Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Without the effective use of our brains, we can’t achieve anything great.
Over the last 2 decades I have studied how our brains work and how we can use it to create positive and powerful results in our lives.
For example, without understanding the imagery dynamics of our brains, it won’t deliver. Our brain works in pictures, not words.
If I ask you, how comfortable blue sofa chairs are?
What will happen first to you?
To understand what I’m saying and respond, you would have to see a blue sofa in your mind’s eye, imagine how it feels to sit on it, then attempt to respond based on your imagination. That’s the way our brains are wired – in pictures – and it’s pictures that we use to imagine and manifest our ideal vision.
Words create the pictures that motivate and drive us to take action. Also words describe the pictures we hold in our minds.
Your subconscious mind, which executes 95% of everything, 24/7, works with, and understands the language of pictures. It’s the picture you hold in your brain that tells your subconscious what to look for and do.
So, without aligning your vision, dream, goals, imagined pictures in your subconscious mind with what you say, you won’t create the results that you want from using affirmations
No actions in alignment with your affirmations
Affirmations by themselves do not and cannot deliver results. It is not magic. Even though affirmations are spiritual, to manifest results, they need your action.
Affirmations can also be seen as the empowerment that you need to energize you to take consistent action.
Affirmations need an action plan to manifest. Please, stop waiting for any breakthrough without taking action, it will only lead to frustration. Until you have a supportive action plan for your affirmation, you’re only still joking.
As you declare your Affirmations, be conscious and aware of what you’re saying, see it manifesting or manifested, believe it is happening or has happened, feel it happening in real time as though it was real and your affirmations will transform your mind, body and life. Remember to follow-up with action though.
Not using affirmations long enough.
To get maximum results from your affirmations, you have to use the same affirmation daily for at least 30 days.
If you are working on various areas of your life all at the same time, you have to declare affirmations specifically for each area of your life for a minimum of 30 days.
For example, if you’re working on your finances, you must declare your financial affirmations every day for a minimum of 30 days, if at the same time you’re working on your self-esteem, you also have to declare affirmations for self-esteem for a minimum of 30 days. You can’t assume that because you declare affirmations for your finances it will also work for your self-esteem desires.
Be very specific in your affirmations, as each project requires equal focus, energy and attention, you can’t afford to shift or diffuse your focus, energy and attention.
The truth is that most people have incredibly short attention spans, and they are distracted continuously. To make affirmations work for you, you have to master your attention span, which only comes with practice. By practicing your positive affirmations daily, you can learn how to master your attention.
When you can learn how to master your attention, you will start to master your manifestations. When it comes to affirmations delivering rapid results, it is all about focus, energy, attention and consistency.
No alignment between your vision, goals, values, beliefs and affirmations.
As a life coach, I found out many years ago that when people are striving, working and living out of alignment with their core values and beliefs, it creates internal conflicts, personal misery, unhappiness and demotivation.
Interestingly, things go terribly wrong, when people speak, think, act and live in misalignment with their values and beliefs.
So, to create incredible results with your affirmation, they must align with your vision, dream, goals , values and emotions.
No emotional connection and passion attached to your affirmations
For affirmations to work wonders for you, you must connect emotionally and passionately with what you say.
According to Henri Frederic Amiel, “Without passion, man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
Your affirmations must therefore be declared with passion, emotions and a focus on your specific goals or dream.
Don’t think about anything that can go wrong, because that will affect your emotional energy, which will ultimately affect the workings of your affirmations.
Giving up before results start manifesting.
Commitment and consistency are very critical for your affirmations to create your dream life.
Once you start from visioning, meditation, affirmation and action, you must keep at it daily, believing, each time to significantly magnify your desired results.
The mistake many people make is that they give up the process mid-stream.
When you give up too soon, you don’t give the affirmations enough time to set into motion the process of creation which is the exclusive responsibility of your subconscious.