Why do I turn my goals into affirmations? Well… Many people claim that the secret of living the life of your dreams is to act “as if” they have already come true. The best way that I have found to do this is to turn my goals into affirmations.
Why I Turn My Goals into Affirmations
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha
How to Turn Goals into Affirmations
First Start by setting goals. Read The Year Ahead: Making Resolutions and Setting Goals to get you started.
Next turn your goals into 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. Use this basic formula for all goals; yearly, monthly (long-term, short-term) etc.
- Add “I am” to the beginning of your goal
- Add a feeling action word to energize
- Change to present tense
For example, one of my goals is to get organized for good! When I add “I am” to the beginning of this goal it becomes: “I am get organized for good.” Next, I have to add a feeling action word and change the tense to make it sound right. Below you will find a list of feeling action words you can choose from to make this work. For this example, I will add “happily.” My goal has been changed into an affirmation: “I am happily getting organized for good.”
To further illustrate I will turn my goal get outside & connect into an affirmation. I will add the word “thankfully” to this goal and change the tense to turn it into an affirmation. It now reads, “I am thankfully getting outside and connecting.” I like it, but I want to add a little more to further energize it. “I am gratefully getting outside and connecting with what matters.”
Want one more example? Let’s change my third goal build & grow my blog” into an affirmation. “I am easily building and growing my blog!” If I want more I can choose to add a little extra. “I am easily building and growing my blog and successfully meeting goals.” No matter what you choose — Make your affirmation something you feel good about telling yourself.
Make your affirmation something you feel good about telling yourself.
Feeling Action Words You Can Use
- delighting in
- basking in
- loving the
These are just some examples. Feel free to create your own or use whatever words make sense and work for you.
State Affirmations Daily
For maximum effectiveness place your affirmations somewhere you will say them daily. I like to put mine on my bathroom mirror, fridge and computer monitor. Use one of my free habit tracking sheets to make stating your affirmations a daily habit.
Turning goals into affirmations helps you manifest your dreams by bringing the power of positive co-creation into play. Acting “as if” something is already true makes it become real.
When you tell yourself something enough you will begin to believe it. This is why you must first believe your goal to be attainable. If you don’t believe you will accomplish it, it is unlikely that you will. For more information about goal setting see The Year Ahead: Making Resolutions & Setting Goals.
You may also like:
- The Year Ahead: Making Resolutions and Setting Goals
- How to Make an Action Plan to Accomplish Goals
- Complete a Monthly Goal Review
- Get Organized for Good: Establishing a Daily Rhythm
- Get Organized for Good: Establishing Household Rhythms
- 10 Reasons to Make Rhythm a Habit
- Creating Positive Habits
- Free Habit Tracking Printable
For more ideas follow my Organization Ideas board on Pinterest.
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