Affirmations are statements going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now.
– Louise L. Hay
Positive affirmations are declarations that when used correctly and accompanied with corresponding action can provide you with emotional support and encouragement. Affirmations can also motivate you to move towards your goals and help you to respond better to setbacks and overcome obstacles. Declarations may regulate stress levels, decrease negative thoughts, and help you to remain positive and focused.
You can create and use targeted affirmations for a variety of areas of your life. For example, when writing my book, Trinity of Coaching God, You, and Your Life Coach, I created affirmations specific to the creation of my book and the desired results regarding the book’s completion and future success.
Many of my affirmations are based on biblical scriptures, which help to increase my faith in God and His ability to help me accomplish all that He created me to achieve. I truly believe that our words shape and create the world we live in and the life we experience. Below are some suggestions on how create your own positive affirmations.
Make your affirmations personal – When creating your affirmations use the words, “I, “and “me.” Remember, the focus of your affirmation is on you and your desires. Avoid creating affirmations based on goals attained by someone else. Keep the focus on you and what you are able to achieve in Christ!
Make your affirmations positive – Avoid using negative words and emotions. Instead, use words that are positive and produce a positive image in your subconscious.
Focus on the present – Customize statements that begin with “I am” or “I will.”
Be specific. Understand that general and vague affirmations will not deliver the results you desire.
Keep your affirmations realistic – Your affirmation should be attainable and practical.
Be consistent – Make a habit of talking to yourself daily.
Say your personal affirmations aloud and in front of a mirror – You are the most influential person in your life. Speak life!
Your thoughts have tremendous power. They frame your words and actions and, thereby, create the life you live. The life you are experiencing today is a result of positive and negative thoughts. Negative thoughts not confronted and dealt with will create frustration and disappointment.
Thankfully, there is good news! You have the power to implement changes in your thought life that will bring about positive transformation.You do not have to continue on your current path of unfulfilled goals and buried dreams. God is ready and willing to help you be an agent for the change you want to experience in your life.
Check out this great video by Mary Jo Rapini, LPC on how to deal with negativity. Enjoy and be blessed!
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Christ-Centered Coaching Can Infuse New Life In Your Ministry
Pastors and religious leaders from a variety of denominations use coaching techniques to help members of their congregation break free from restraints and open the door to unrealized potential and underutilized talents. In many traditional coaching practices, the emphasis is on the client, which is an important element but only part of the equation needed for success. As a minister or Christian leader, it is important not crossover into a humanistic approach which move the coach and the client away from Christ, the only source for true and sustainable positive change. With this in mind, here are some tips – See more here.
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When discussing your goals, do you say, “I’m going to do it”, or do you say, “I want to do it?”. Often times, we can put things off to an open ended future if we continually place our health and fitness goals, or our plans for projects, into the category of “I want to do that”. Without a defined goal and a plan to get there, many of our “want to’s” may not happen. Let’s not allow the desires of our heart go unfulfilled.