Positive affirmations help change limited beliefs and negative thought patterns into positive ones. Changing your beliefs can change your life as well as creating 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 come into being with positive goal setting affirmations.
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 places our limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns in the driver’s seat and in charge of whether or not we can achieve our goals and live the life of our dreams.
Creating positive affirmation goals is one way to create consciously so that we can achieve our dreams and goals.
This is why it is important to set SMART goals, and believe your goal to be attainable, before working with positive goal setting affirmations.
If you don’t believe you will accomplish your goal, it is unlikely that you will.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha
Why I Turn My Goals Into 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!
Let’s limit our negative thinking and creating with positive goal affirmations so we can achieve our goals and realize our dreams instead.
Our sub-conscious thought patterns will continue to let us down if we don’t do the work necessary to change our negative thinking.
Many people claim that the secret of living the life of your dreams is to act “as if” your dreams have already come true.
The best way that I have found to change limiting thinking habits and start acting “as if” I have already achieved my goals, is to turn my goals into positive affirmations.
How to Make Goal Setting 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 that you believe that you can achieve.
Use the following basic formula to make goal setting affirmations:
- First, add “I am” to the beginning of your goal.
- Next, add a feeling action word to energize your goal.
- Last, change your goal to the present tense to act “as if” and help make your goal feel 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. Feel free to come up with your own feeling words, or use whatever words make sense for you.
- delighting in
- basking in
- loving the
Related: How to Set SMART Goals
Positive Goal Setting Affirmation Tips and Examples
The most important things to keep in mind when creating positive goal affirmations:
- Your positive affirmation goal needs to be something you believe you can achieve
- Positive 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 it” it were real now.
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 make it sound right. “I am happily getting organized and releasing clutter.”
Yes. This 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 creating goal setting affirmations works so well!
Goal 2: Get Outside and Connect
Another goal 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 further energize it.
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 include that in my affirmation somehow.
“I am gratefully getting outside and connecting with what matters.”
That’s much better. The phrase connecting with what matters can represent all of those things, and I know I will feel grateful every day that I go outside, so this affirmation will work for me.
Want one more example?
On to my final main goal for the year…
Goal 3: Build and Grow My Business
My last main goal for the year is “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.“
You see how well this works?
State Goal Setting Affirmations Daily for Best Results
No matter what you choose, make your affirmation something you feel good about telling yourself or it won’t work. You have to believe it to achieve it!
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 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.
For maximum effectiveness place your affirmations somewhere you will say them daily.
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.
Make it real in your mind… and it will become real in your life.
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Nell has over 20 years of experience working with children and is the founder of Rhythms of Play. She believes in the power of the imagination, learning through play, making this world a greener place to live, and getting outside in all seasons! Learn more…