Affirmations Will Only Work If You Are Willing to Change
Have you ever set out to accomplish goals before? You have probably tried many of them. The next question is, have you followed through on any of them?
Don't beat yourself up too much if you haven't. Most people don't. The problem is even though people think they want something, they dislike change. It could also be that what is needed to accomplish those goals is not as glamorous as they first thought. For instance, it’s easier to find an excuse rather than go to the gym. Do that once, and it becomes even easier the next time.
If you want to make affirmations work, you must accept the changes you desire. This seems so fundamental, and yet, people delude themselves all the time. Another problem is they give up way too quickly. If they use an affirmation and don't see results immediately, they pass them off as not working or it wasn’t meant to be.
When affirmations start to work, people can become fearful as it changes who they are. Their identities become part of those changes, and that can scare the you-know-what out of people.
Another situation arises when speaking about your changes or affirmations to others. They may pass them off as superstition or have other misgivings about the practice. Some people may even tease you about your use of them. In the end, you will be a better person as you grow from your journey. However, this doesn't help when people pick on you about your actions in the short term.
If you can get past the doubters and even your self-doubt, you will be well on your way to having something extraordinary happen to you. Plus, you will set the stage for many other beautiful things to happen in your life.
You can take command of your life and repeat this as often as you want. However, it would help if you made sure you are mentally prepared for those changes to occur. Change does not come easily to many, and it may take some time to break through the barriers you hold.
One way to handle change is to start slowly. Don't try to enact too many changes at once, as this can overwhelm you. Instead, take incremental steps, get used to each shift, and then increase them when you feel comfortable doing so.