Thursday, January 15, 2009

Build Self Confidence With Affirmations

What are affirmations? An affirmation is a statement or a set of words that you repeat to yourself so as to build self confidence.

An example of self confidence affirmations:

• I believe wholly in myself
• I think of positive outcome
• My future is determined by me
• I am confident in my dealings and feelings
• My confidence is continually growing

You can make up your own selection of affirmations. Although there are some simple guidelines, you can come up with them yourself, use them and reap the benefits. It is recommended that the self confidence affirmations that you create mean something to you; they create emotional feelings.

Using the examples above, if you like the first one, but you feel it will be more powerful and personal if you change to, say: "I completely believe in myself", then go ahead and change it.

Make sure the affirmations are in the present tense, none of this "I can" or "I will" or "I want". It is useful to bear in mind that the most powerful words in the English language are "I am".

The most beneficial times are first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Look into the mirror and deep into your eyes. Repeat the chosen affirmations as often as you can, involve your feelings and emotions. The more you involve your emotions the quicker will the affirmations become a reality for you.

Repetition and consistency are key here. Affirmations do work. Be persistent in repeating your affirmations daily, even for five minutes a day; although the more often the better.

As you repeat the self confidence affirmations you will notice your self confidence to gradually increase as each day goes by.

Affirmations have been around for a very long time, they are extremely powerful and they always work.

The secret ingredients that many people miss is that you have to have the desire to have self confidence, believe that you will have self confidence and expect to become self confident.

And lastly, live the life of a self confident person.

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Article by - Hani Al-Qasem is a published author and personal growth specialist. He co-authored Self-Confidence Building in 7 Steps.

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