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Afformations, not Affirmations
This is the 8th post in the "Hold Yourself Accountable 2012" Series
By now, most of you know that I’m a huge advocate and daily practitioner of afformtaions, not affirmations!
I challenge myself everyday to stay on track headed to achieve my vision and goals.
I do my Afformations every day…yes you heard me right, every day.
I have not always been this disciplined, and as strange as it may sound I’m glad I haven’t.
My lacking of really being disciplined and committed to always keep my afformations at the forefront of my mind has proved to me that, when I actually do, I actually notice the power of doing them.
Afformations, not Affirmations
Not too many years ago, I read a post by Noah St.John about what Afformations is. Noah St. John is the founder of Afformations.
Noah St John believes that the fundamental problem with “affirmations” and that they don’t work for most people is because people are trying to convince themselves of something they are having a hard time to believe , simply because it is not really true.
Makes total sense to me, I’ve actually had a hard time with it myself. Deep internally I’ve found myself questioning, how can I stay true to myself about the present and still practice affirmations.
The answer to that is, Noah St. Johns Afformtaions. He believes that our mind is always asking and seeking answers to our question. So, instead of repeating affirmation statements that are hard to believe, his unique approach is that we ask ourselves empowering questions – questions that challenges our thought patterns forcing them from negative to positive in the search of the answer.
Now I did myself a favour and got his book, The Secret Code of Success and it really opend up my eyes. YOU SHOULD READ IT, as a matter of fact,
Noah provides an example. Afformations, not Affirmations
The affirmations statement “I am rich” – to which the mind replies “Yeah, right”
How do you put this into an empowering question you should be asking instead?
Noah’s afformation method: Ask yourself the empowering question, something like this. “Why am I so rich?”
Try it, ask yourself “Why am I so rich?”
Now your brain, your mind will start to search for the positive answer to your question!
If you give yourself a few moments to reflect upon this, you’ll see that it makes allot of sense. Most people look at their lives, and for one reason or the other, they compare it with others, their neighbors, their bosses, their idols, the lady that won the lottery, the list can go on.
Now, when they compare, most of the time, they ask themselves, “Why can’t I afford such a house, why can’t I win the lottery?” Too often we are focusing on the WRONG questions:
Why am I broke?
Why do I spin my wheels but never become rich?
Why am I so unlucky?
When we ask ourselves these negative questions, we get what we focus on
Do you recognize yourself?
When I ask myself “Why am I……?” My mind immediately begins searching and creating answers to my question! Finding new positive inspiration and new ideas to implement in my life, in my business or in any area I’m targeting my question to.
You do yourself a favor and give this some thought. If you find yourself thinking when going to bed tonight, “maybe I should start doing affirmations, I mean, I have nothing to lose then make sure to stick around for my next post, covering the steps to create Afformations that will change your life.
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