As we begin the second month of 2019, you may be struggling to hold on to your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of the people who set New Year’s resolutions, give up by February.
In the last article, we learned how to stop procrastinating. Today, let’s talk about another way to succeed at achieving your goals–by using the power of positive thinking.
First, how can positive affirmations help you achieve your goals, and do they even work?
How Positive Affirmations Work
If there’s one thing successful people have in common, it is the ability to be positive regardless of their circumstances. There are countless scientific studies to show how being positive affects us both physically and mentally. The truth is that the power of positive thinking is simply incredible!
Positive affirmations help you overcome self-sabotage, and can also counter the negative effects of stress. Research has shown that taking a moment to be positive will calm your nerves, increase confidence, and improve your chances of success.
5 Goal-Setting Affirmations
Here is a simple formula to succeed at achieving your goals, and by following goal-setting affirmations, you can succeed at each of these steps, ultimately reaching your goals:
Step 1: Accept yourself
Step 2: Be grateful
Step 3: Put in the effort
Step 4: Stay focused
Step 5: Believe and succeed
1. I love and accept myself exactly as I am
The first step to success is accepting yourself. How can you make any progress or change if you haven’t acknowledged and accepted who you are now? Begin with this simple affirmation of self-acceptance before setting goals for how you would like to change.
2. I am grateful
After acceptance comes gratitude. By being grateful for what you already have, you will put your body and mind in the perfect position to obtain more. Trust this true and timeless principle, and remember to practice gratitude daily.
3. Today is a new day. I will get out of it just what I put into it.
With this affirmation, you can remind yourself every morning that you are beginning an entirely new day. More importantly, remember that you must put in the effort if you want to reap the rewards.
4. I am committed to being focused on my goal. I am worth it.
In modern life, we are surrounded by distractions. Staying focused on a single goal or task can sometimes seem unattainable. When you find yourself getting distracted, use this goal-setting affirmation to refocus. Remember why you are pursuing this goal in the first place, by calling attention to your commitment and, last but not least, remember that you are worth it.
5. When I believe in myself, so do others
And when others believe in you, you start to succeed! It is amazing how people treat you differently when you are confident.
Don’t forget that it’s not too late to succeed at your New Year’s resolutions! All of these steps actually help to “remap” your brain and thought patterns, making changes from the inside out. If you need help changing the way you think and achieve your goals, I’d like to invite you to try hypnosis.
When you become relaxed and enter the state of hypnosis, your subconscious mind is more open to positive suggestions, and it becomes easier to help you deal with issues and things that are bothering you, as well as teaching you how to let go of issues and become more positive.
At Greater Toronto Hypnosis Centre, we are experts in the effective use of hypnosis to provide positive ideas in your subconscious, helping you harness the power of positive thinking from within.
Give us a call today at (416) 210-8842 for your free screening, and let’s find out how hypnosis can work for you!