How to Use Positive Affirmations to Improve Your Life

How to Use Positive Affirmations to be Successful and Improve Your Life

Positive affirmations are the answer! Well, it’s one of them. 😉

This is the first post in a 3-part series of things you can do to improve your life and increase your success.

Post #2: Use Meditation, the Law of Attraction, and Visualization to Be More Successful

Post #3: 3 Ways to Change Your Mindset and Become More Successful

Answer these Happiness and Success Questions

Do you want to be happier and more successful in life?

Do you want to improve a certain area or aspect of your life?

Do you want your business to thrive?

Then change your mindset by using positive affirmations!

NOTE: This blog post is available as a PDF. Download it now. Save it to your Google Drive. Use the built-in worksheet to fill in the blanks, create your own positive affirmations, create your list of goals, etc., and change your life FOREVER!

About Your Mindset (and How to Change It)

Our mindset is made up of our thoughts and beliefs. Our mindset is how we view things. It involves our attitudes and a particular way of thinking. Simply put, it is our state of mind.

Each of us has a set of different thoughts that regularly occupy our minds. These thoughts are determined by our experiences, our education, where we live, and how we were raised.

Sometimes we have good thoughts. Sometimes they are negative or bad.

Generally speaking, a person leading an average life will have different thoughts than a business owner who is successful, happy, and prospering. Millionaires and successful people or influencers, for example, tend to think differently than the average person. They are positive people who think positively about everything!

People (such as myself) who suffer from depression and/or have suicidal thoughts also think differently than the average person.

Trust me… I know this from personal experience.

I once tried to kill myself. I also suffered from suicidal thoughts for years. But I eventually learned how to deal with such thoughts. I also learned different strategies and techniques for overcoming them and changing them.

I share and teach you these techniques in my book, From Nope to Hope.

In fact, one chapter of that book is all about positive affirmations (what they are and how to use them)!

The majority of this article was copied from this book! (About 95% of it!!!)

From NOPE to HOPE book cover

A very important step in overcoming negative thoughts is to re-frame your thoughts and practice positive self-talk. This involves taking the opposite of what you are thinking and reframing it so that it becomes positive.

For example, instead of saying “I want to die,” you would say “I want to live.”

“I want to kill myself” becomes “I don’t want to kill myself.”

“I just can’t handle the stress anymore” becomes “I am strong and I can handle anything life throws at me!”

“I am worthless” becomes “I am a person of value.”

Even if you currently think these positive statements are not true, if you tell yourself something often enough, you will eventually believe it.

If you want to become happy and successful, you can.

The reason you can become happy and successful is simple:

The human brain can be trained!

Our brains consist of two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. By changing our subconscious thoughts, we can change our negative conscious thoughts and replace them with positive ones.

The best way for us to do this is to use positive affirmations and positive self-talk.

What are Positive Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that are repeated on a daily basis that alter your current (usually negative) beliefs by sinking into your subconscious.

Even though these statements might not initially be true, the constant repetition of them eventually makes them a reality!

This is a strange phenomenon, but it is also a theory that has been proven to work. In a way, it is kind of magical!

How does it work?

If we continually feed our subconscious mind with thoughts and imaginary situations that depict our desired reality, our subconscious starts believing it after some time. Our subconscious then tries to make these inner scenarios match with our outer reality of life, thus changing our thought processes.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson

How I Use Positive Affirmations (and My History with Them)

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