Learn how to set goal affirmations with these personal productivity tips!
Setting affirmations for goals can help you accomplish your goals. Why? Because repeating goal affirmations can help change the limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns that get in the way of getting what we want. In other words, setting positive affirmations for goals allows us to be in charge of what we tell ourselves and whether or not we can achieve our goals and live the life of our dreams.
When we tell ourselves something enough times, we begin to believe that it is true. The problem is that most of the things we tell ourselves, and thus our ability to achieve our goals, is often done unconsciously. This puts our limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns firmly in the driver’s seat. Therefore, these unconscious patterns will remain in charge until we consciously put something in its place. Positive goal affirmations can do just that.
Related: How to Set SMART Goals
Why Make Goals Into Positive Affirmations?
If you want to change your life you need to change your habits.
The things we tell ourselves and the words we use are habits. These thinking, feeling, and emoting habits matter more than most people realize.
Want the good news?
The way we think and the things we tell ourselves is a habit we can change!
The best way to change the habit of limiting thinking is to start acting “as if” you have already achieved your goals. And, the best way to do that is to make positive affirmations for achieving goals.
Our subconscious thought patterns will continue to let us down if we don’t do the work necessary to change our negative thinking. So let’s limit our negative thinking by setting goal affirmations to accomplish goals and realize our dreams instead.
Goal Affirmations Can Transform Unconscious Thought Patterns
Stating affirmations for accomplishing goals can help you change the negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs that unconsciously sabotage your efforts to achieve your goals. If you don’t believe you can achieve your goals, it is unlikely that you ever will. This is why it is important to set SMART goals and believe your goal to be attainable before working with positive goal-setting affirmations.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
We must believe it to achieve it. If we don’t believe we can accomplish a goal, we probably won’t. Just as Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, your right.” This is where setting goal affirmations come in handy and why they work so well–because they can help us transform our beliefs!
Changing our beliefs can change our lives in the same way that maintaining good habits can. Doing both can you put you on the fast track towards achieving your goals. Make your hopes, wishes, dreams, and goals come true by acting “as if” they have already entered into being with positive goal-setting affirmations, and create a new positive habit that will change your life! Learn how with the step-by-step instructions below!
How to Set Goal Affirmations
The easiest way to turn goals into affirmations is to take each of your goals and rewrite them “as if” they are true in the present tense.
The key is to make your affirmation both something you feel good about telling yourself and something you believe you can achieve.
Setting Affirmations for Goals:
- First, add “I am” to the beginning of the goal affirmation statement.
- Next, add a feeling action word to energize goal-achieving affirmations.
- Last, change affirmations for goals to the present tense to act “as if” and help make your goal feel real now.
3 Rules for Setting Goal Affirmations
The most important points to remember about setting affirmations for achieving or accomplishing goals are:
- Affirmations for goals need to be something you believe you can achieve
- Goal achieving affirmations should be something you want to tell yourself or like to hear.
- A positive affirmation goal is written and said aloud in the present tense, “as if” it were real now.
Feeling Action Words You Can Use to Create Goal Setting Affirmations
Below you can find a few examples of feeling words to use to energize your goal-setting affirmations or goal affirmation statements. Feel free to come up with your own feeling words or use whatever emotive words make sense to further energize each positive affirmation for your goals.
- delighting in
- basking in
- loving the
Related: How to Set SMART Goals
Positive Affirmations for Goals: A Few Examples
Following are a few old examples of goal affirmations that I created long ago when I first wrote this post in 2014. I share them to see how I used this technique to transform each goal into a goal affirmation statement.
Goal 1: Get Organized and Release Clutter
One of my goals is getting organized and releasing clutter.
When I add “I am” to the beginning of this goal it becomes: “I am getting organized and releasing clutter.”
Next, I add the feeling action word “happily” and change the tense to sound right. For example, “I am happily getting organized and releasing clutter.”
Yes. This positive goal affirmation feels good to say, and, most importantly… I believe it! What’s not to be happy about when you are getting rid of clutter and getting organized?
Now I know I am going to achieve this goal. This is why setting goals and why setting goal affirmations works so well!
Goal 2: Get Outside and Connect
Another goal I have is to get outside to connect every day.
When I add the word “gratefully” to this goal and change the tense, it becomes a lovely positive goal-setting affirmation.
It now reads, “I am gratefully getting outside and connecting.” I like it, but it’s not perfect. I want to add a little more to energize it further.
When I get outside, I like to connect with nature, with myself, with anyone else that I’m with, and with God, so I want to somehow include that in my affirmation.
“I am gratefully getting outside and connecting with everything that matters.”
That’s much better. The phrase connecting with everything that matters can represent all of those things, and I know I will feel grateful every day that I go outside so that this affirmation will work for me.
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Goal 3: Build and Grow My Business
My last primary goal is to “build and grow my business.”
Let’s change this final goal into a positive affirmation. “I am easily building and growing my business.“
Next, I want to add a little extra to give it even more power and make it real. “I am easily building and growing my business and successfully meeting goals.“
Can you see how setting goal affirmations to accomplish your goals works?
State Goal Setting Affirmations Daily for Best Results
Turning goals into affirmations can help you manifest your dreams by bringing the power of positive co-creation into play. Acting “as if” something is already present can make it true in the present moment. For maximum effectiveness, place your positive goal affirmations somewhere you will repeat them daily. For example, I like to write out my positive goal affirmations and stick them on my bathroom mirror, fridge, and computer monitor so I see them and say them every single day.
Kick those limiting beliefs and negative thoughts in the butt this year with positive goal affirmations. The more you repeat and believe your goal affirmation, the faster you will achieve your goals. Yes, really! The power of positive thinking is amazing and always works when you believe what you are telling yourself. So make it real in your mind, and it can become real in your life.
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