This is the eighth in a series of 10 guest posts that will show you how to successfully apply the Law of Attraction.
By Heather Mathews
Author of Manifestation Miracle
My name is Heather Matthews, and I am a transformational speaker, life coach, and an expert on energy flow.
I spent years of my life chasing the carrot of more money and more time all because I believed that if I just worked hard enough, I’d eventually get there…
Yet all I needed was one simple secret technique that turned everything around for me… the secret that allowed me to get more, while doing less – the secret behind “The Secret”.
Plain and simple and as crazy as it sounds, the only way to quit struggling and instead start feeding endless cash and abundance into your life like an ATM machine on hyper-speed… is by giving up on hard work and forcing the Universe to give you everything you’ve ever wished for.
So, how do you do that?
It’s surprisingly easy to get started. You just need to follow these 10 Super Simple Steps to Attract Everything You’ve Ever Wanted:
Step #8: Affirm who you are
In line with Step #7 – Give yourself permission to succeed, is step #8 – Affirm who you are. Remember these examples from step 7:
- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has said that even his own business partners didn’t think Americans would pay for lattes and cappuccinos.
- Richard Branson has recounted that very few people believed Virgin Atlantic would succeed against entrenched competition.
- Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp said most people thought her goal “to reduce educational inequities” was nothing more than the pipe dream of a naïve Princeton student.
- Build-A-Bear founder Maxine Clark recalls that most people thought her idea to create a store where kids could build their own bears was “crazy.”
Much like these successful folks, you have to get past what others think and encourage and affirm your own self.
Motivation through self-affirmation is the concept in which someone repeatedly upholds a desired change in their thoughts or personal attributes. Self-affirmations are tools used to change, inspire, and motivate one’s thoughts and views of one’s self. Sometimes called mantras, self-affirmations, are a word or phrase encouraging one to focus on what they want or how they would like to change. Practicing self-affirmation works because of the power of intention. Affirmations are not just all talk and no action; chanting affirmations signal your intent to the Universe. You are making your desires known to everyone and everything.
Great examples of easy affirmations are, “I am in control of my life. “ “I am thin.” “I am a great boss.” “I am getting healthier.” When creating your affirmations, see yourself as already being changed. Use present tense statements like I am, I can, and I will.
Rather than feeding into the lies that people tell you, let this be the day to start living YOUR truth. Create statements that embody the truth YOU choose to be, and to live in.
Keep in mind though that thoughts aren’t very powerful unless they’re very focused, and unless there’s a strong emotion behind them. The power of intention is displayed when we are repeating affirmations with power, passion, emotion and intensity. When there’s no power or passion, there is no belief! The brain immediately rejects the affirmation when it is done in a weak, uninspired way.
Why Self-affirmations work
The human brain cannot differentiate between reality and something you imagine vividly. The more intense and real you make the imagination, the more your brain will accept it as reality. It is the same with chanting affirmations – when you do it with high intensity and emotion, the brain accepts it as reality. The more you repeat your affirmations, the more real it becomes to the brain.
People do this all the time.
When Elon Musk tried to launch the world’s first privately owned rocket and failed, he told himself, “I’m going to try again, and I WILL get that thing into orbit.” (Notice that present tense I will statement!)
And so his company SpaceX went back to the drawing board and not only got it right after the third attempt, but went on to accomplish these landmark achievements:
- The first privately funded liquid-fueled rocket to reach orbit (Falcon 1 flight 4—September 28, 2008)
- The first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to put a commercial satellite in orbit (RazakSAT on Falcon 1 flight 5—July 14, 2009)
- The first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft (Dragon capsule on COTS demo flight 1—December 9, 2010)
- The first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (Dragon C2+—May 25, 2012)
- The first private company to send a satellite into geosynchronous orbit (SES-8 on Falcon 9 flight 7—December 3, 2013)
- The first landing of an orbital rocket’s first stage on land (Falcon 9 flight 20—December 22, 2015)
- The first landing of an orbital rocket’s first stage on an ocean platform (Falcon 9 flight 23—April 8, 2016)
- The first relaunch and landing of a used orbital rocket stage (B1021 on Falcon 9 flight 32—March 30, 2017)
- The first controlled flyback and recovery of a payload fairing (Falcon 9 flight 32—March 30, 2017)
- The first reflight of a commercial cargo spacecraft. (Dragon C106 on CRS-11 mission—June 3, 2017)
- And who can forget the launch of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster that served as the dummy payload for the February 2018 Falcon Heavy test flight and is now an artificial satellite of the earth.
Elon and so many other successful individuals affirmed their truth and it manifested into reality – time and time again! In the same way, you can choose to affirm whatever truth applies to you. You don’t have to be a space pioneering billionaire; you can want to be the best parent that you can be, in the best shape that you can be in, or the most generous that you can be. You are only limited by your desires.
Be honest with yourself and acknowledge the things that TRULY matter to you. You know what they are, and the Universe knows it too. Affirmations align your thoughts and desires with those of the Universe.
The key is to repeat it yourself every day. For example, if you know deep in your heart that you want to make a better life for yourself, you can say something like this:
“I may be struggling right now, but I know deep inside that I have what it takes to improve my life. I see myself transforming into a happier, wealthier person who makes other people’s lives brighter.”
When you operate from even the tiniest shred of truth, you can grow that into a powerful force over time.