However some people think that positive affirmations are a bunch of nonsense and they don’t really work. I can agree with that train of thought because when I first starting saying them, I didn’t really think they would work either. I soon discovered that if I just kept repeating my positive statements and didn’t really think about what I was saying, they meant nothing. ‘Rote learning’ or memorizing positive statements will not do anything to help you unless you are totally aware of what you are thinking and saying.
I know it is very possible to change your way of thinking because I have done this. Even if you have spent most of your life thinking negatively as I did, your thoughts can become positive with time and patience. Doctors tell us that we can rewire the patterns in our brains by controlling our thoughts and this is clearly shown in research where many people have been successful in changing their thought patterns.
In order to make positive changes to your thinking, it is necessary to be:
- actively be aware of your thoughts
- actively focus on positive thinking
- actively stop any negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts
- actively reinforce positive thinking with positive affirmations
- actively avoid using words like can’t, won’t, don’t, replace them with can, will and do
- actively practice your affirmations daily, several times a day
Did I mention the word ‘actively’? Change only comes when you are actively working hard at it. Saying positive affirmations without believing what you are saying, will not produce positive results. Saying positive affirmations without feeling the power behind the words, will not produce positive results. Living your words is the key to success. You have to feel what you are saying. Words without substance are empty. Fill your thoughts and words with power! Start saying some REALLY positive affirmations.