Wednesday, January 12, 2011

USING AFFIRMATIONS: How To Really Make Them Work

Does the practice of saying affirmations really work?
We've all been exposed to the philosophy of using affirmations as part of our personal growth. But have you ever tried them? Most people who have tried using affirmations have done so with mixed results. Some people have trouble with affirmations because affirmations sometimes “feel like a lie”.

And frankly, a lot of people feel that they just don't work at all. But using affirmations is one of those teachings that just doesn't seem to go away. A lot of people still believe in them as I do and many respected speakers still preach the use of them.

But there are still some big questions about using affirmations:

1. If they do work, why don't they work all the time?
2. Is there a proper way to “say” them?
3. How long do I have to wait for what I'm affirming to show up ?

Well, I want to clear away some of the fog about using affirmations.

Affirmations can be used to destroy bad habits and create good ones.
Affirmations can help you get clear and stay focused.
Affirmations can help you speed up the progress on your goals.
Affirmations keep you balanced and calm.
Affirmations can help you live the life you want.
Affirmations can change your life.

The key, is that you really need to know how to use them. It is important to first understand what affirmations are really all about. In a nutshell, affirmations are everything you think, say, believe and feel. So if you've ever recited affirmations that just didn't happen in your life, it's because there is some conflict between what you are saying and who you are.

Once you come to an understanding of what affirmations are, you need to know how they work. I don't have enough room in this article to explain it all, but understand that our affirmations directly relate to our energy. Our energy directly relates to the Universe. The Universe relates back to us. So in other words, our affirmations work, based on, (again), who we are.

Are you starting to notice a common thread? You see, the affirmations really have no power in the Universal scheme of things, it is you that has all the power. Affirmations are simply a tool; a tool for influencing you. And you - by way of your energy (or vibrations) and your actions, influence the Universal flow as it relates to your life.

Affirmations are truly the key to getting yourself in line with what you want, need and desire in life. You see, affirmations, when used properly, change the way you think. They change the way you look at things; at yourself, your problems, your hopes and dreams. Once you change the way you think, feel and believe - you can then take the appropriate action to manifest your desires.

Affirmations operate in our lives whether we use them or not. If left unchecked, our affirmations are whatever feelings and thoughts are going on inside us. Those feelings and thoughts become our reality. That explains why we wind up with things in our lives that we don't want, and don't always get the things we do want. So whether you believe in the power of affirmations or not - they are already operating in your life. That's why it is wise to learn to understand and use them properly.

Now, I'm going to help you understand some very important principles about affirmations, so that you can start using them effectively today.

1. Before using affirmations, take time to study how and why they work. Once you come to an understanding of them, your affirmations will become much more effective.

2. Using affirmations out of a book are fine, but the most effective ones are the ones you write yourself. When you write your own affirmations - they are you, from your heart and soul. Even if you see a really great affirmations in a book, change it somewhat so that it becomes yours.

3. Write your affirmations so that they are stated in a positive, powerful way.

4. Have a special time and place for your affirmations. Recite them with energy and conviction. Recite them on a regular basis - at least twice a day. And if an affirmation feels stale - tweak it, change it, or trash it and start over.

5. Develop a strong faith to support your affirmations. Without a strong faith, your affirmations have little chance of success.

6. Live your affirmations. Remember when I said that “you are your affirmations”? You have to embody them - live them. And your affirmations have to reflect who you are, how you feel and what you believe.

Affirmations are extremely powerful yet, they are one of the most overlooked techniques for personal growth. This is because most people do not understand how they work. Do yourself one of the biggest favors of your life, learn about the power of affirmations, and how to use them properly. Put these principles to work in your life. If you do, you will see your life change in ways that will pleasantly suprise and delight you.

James Boehm

Friday, January 7, 2011

My 10 Steps How To Create An Extraordinary Life

We all want to know who we are, what makes us unique and how we can succeed at the game of life. So My ten steps guide you from discovering your potential to realizing it out in the real world. They outline a step by step process for creating your destiny and winning at the game of life.

There is nothing magical about these ten steps, just as there is nothing magical about a set of winning moves in chess or how the notes are arranged in Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

Techniques for how to answer the most basic questions about ourselves ...

Who am I?
What makes me unique?
Where do I belong?
Who am I meant to become?
How can I make my dreams come true?

... are scattered across the globe in every culture. However, they are often buried so deep in folklore and rituals, that if you are not trained to see them, they are hard to recognize. As children we are steeped in stories about rites and ideas of how to live a life of greatness. But as we grow up, we often focus on the urgent demands of daily life and forget to think about how to find our own answers to the basic questions above.

Take a moment and think about it. Do you have a good answer to the simple questions above? If you are like most people, you may not even have a clue where to start.

So we developed a universal process to help our ten steps that work regardless of your age, race, religion, gender, culture or life experience. A process that defines every major step along the path, starting with learning who you are and deciding what to do with that knowledge. Once you have chosen the destiny you want, the next steps help you envision a path to take you there and acquire the life skills you need to excel at the life you have chosen. And once you have started on your journey, we guide you through the ups and downs along the way.

Take a moment to look over our ten steps to an extraordinary life and see if you think they will work for you.

1. Discover Your PotentialFiguring out what Your Potential is helps you solve the puzzle of who you are, what makes you unique and who you can become.

2. Choose Your DestinyIf you work out what your fate is and Choose Your Destiny, it helps you explore all the possibilities your potential offers and create a clear vision of who you want to become.

3. Identify Your Life pathMap Your Life Path and you can turn your vision of who you want to become into a plan to acquire the skills, knowledge, experiences and resources you need to do what you love.

4. Prepare For Your Destiny
Preparing For Your Destiny helps you get to work preparing for who you want to be and the extraordinary life you want to live.

5. Begin Your Adventure
Next, you need to start living the adventure you dream of by starting to use your gifts and talents to live your with purpose.

6. Overcome Your Obstacles
The sixth step helps you apply practical wisdom to overcome the obstacles that spring up along your way.

7. Face Your Challenges
Every life has challenges to* overcome, an extraordinary life gives you extraordinary challenges to deal with. assists you in dealing successfully with the problems, issues and needs on your path.

8. Find Your Treasure
This step helps you recognize opportunities, create meaning, and acquire all the things you seek in life.

9. Live An Extraordinary LifeHere is where you begin to live the life you want, and this step assists you in fine tuning the extraordinary life you have created.

10. Begin Your Next AdventureYou are ready to evolve, and with that comes to need to discover more about yourself so your extraordinary life can evolve with you.

The Next StepIf you are ready to discover who you are, the first step is learning more about how to ...
Solve The Puzzle of Who You Are

to be continued.......

James Boehm