In this miniseries I’ll be talking about the stages of the Miracle Morning SAVERS!
This week I’d like to discuss the A of Affirmations.
It’s one of the parts that took some getting used to in the beginning. You take an affirmation from the Miracle Morning book or right one yourself. Then it’s just of daily repetition. You make yourself believe that what your telling yourself is or will be the truth! What was hard for me was saying out loud what you would like to happen in the future. For the down to earth Dutch guy that I am this was a bit of a struggle:-)
But as it turns out, it’s quite a powerful tool! First of all it’s really helpful to actually put your goal/wish/desire into words. It gives you a clear image of your goals and wishes. Not to mention the connection between your ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. That sound a bit odd, but stay with me and I’ll explain it a bit more.:-) Think of a morning when you got up with a ‘Monday morning” feeling. You feel down and nervous and you have no will or energy. You assumed the day was going to be a disaster. And 9 out of 10 times? You guessed it, it’s a disaster!
Now think about a day when you got up with a feeling like you could do anything. It turned out to be an amazing day!
What you think, or expect you will most likely get. What goes on in your head (inside), will probably happen to you (outside).
Off course just reading an affirmation isn’t the same as actually expecting it to happen and really believing in it. That’s why it’s important that your affirmation fits for you. You can u
se someone else’s or write your own, but make sure it makes you feel good. Apart from that you need to be clear about what you want and how you’re going to get it. Telling yourself you’re going to run a marathon on a daily basis isn’t going to help you. Take a look at the example given below instead:
I’ll be running a marathon in 2016 at good pace.
I will make a training schedule, gather information and stay motivated.
Because I’ll train on a regular basis, I’ll get faster and better.
Because of this , a successful marathon won’t be a dream but reality: This marathon will be fantastic!
In this example, you tell yourself what you want and what you will do to get it. It’s very important to have a clear picture of what you want. Another important asset is passion. Be enthusiastic about what’s in your affirmation, and enjoy it. This way you Affirm your goal and expectation to yourself. It keeps your goals clear in your head and give your subconscious a better picture of what you want.
– Only use affirmations thatreally suit you, so you can use your passion in completing them.
– Keep in mind that this stage of the SAVERS can take some time to take effect, it took me several weeks.
– Rewriting your affirmations form time to time can be a welcome change.
What’s your take on the A of Affirmation? Let me know in the reactions below!
Do you have questions or suggestions for this blog? Contact me at email@example.com! Henk