g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Small Office/Home Office Site

BellaOnline's Small Office/Home Office Editor


Turn your Goals into Affirmations

Guest Author - Deborah Crawford

According to the law of attraction (made popular by best sellers such as “The Secret”), the way you think about what you want is not just a key to getting it, but *the* key. Belief has always been a big factor in achievement. It is also the root of faith, self-esteem, relationships and well, much more. And, truly, if you ask most successful people, they will agree that you have to believe in something to make it happen. One technique for using this method in your business is through affirmations. These tips can help you turn your goals into affirmations and improve your chances of succeeding.

Start by creating clearly defined, measurable goals. If you need help with this, read Setting Long-Term Goals. Once you have your goals written down, it’s time to turn them into affirmations.

An affirmation is simply a statement asserting something to be true. A positive affirmation is an affirmation used to positively create an outcome, and has been a popular positive thinking technique for ages. To use affirmations, you simply write them down and repeat them aloud or in your head. Affirmation is a close cousin of visualization, where you see what you wish to achieve instead of just saying the words. And, yes, you can do both at the same time.

Let’s take some simple examples of goals:

To increase my monthly business revenues to $10,000.

To add two new products to my online store.

To turn those into affirmations, you would write “My monthly revenues are $10,000.” And “My online store has two new products,” or to make it even more powerful, “My online store has two new products that are selling very well.”

The key is to move your language from the future (I want to) to right now (I am). Plus, the better you get at “feeling” it to be valid and true, the quicker it works for you.

Many people discount techniques like visualization and affirmations as being too “new age” or “pop psychology”, but it’s at least as old as the Bible:

Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Visualization and affirmation are time-honored traditions in the sports world, too. (“We’re number one!”) There have actually been several studies on athletes who visualize practicing or playing their sport and actually getting better, too. Plus, there is tons of anecdotal evidence from sports stars who use these techniques.

Finally, these techniques are used in medicine. Many doctors are encouraging patients to use visualization and affirmations to defeat diseases, with great results in such areas as cancer treatment and healing chronic pain conditions.

So, be sure to make this great success strategy part of your business plan, too. Just pick a few goals to turn into affirmations, write them on index cards or sticky notes and read/imagine them as true every day to jumpstart the realization of your goals.

The more you can speak, think, and act “as if” your goals and dreams are already true, the quicker you will get there.

For more info on using affirmations in your life, this book (by Anne Marie Evers, the “affirmations doctor”) is jam-packed with info, tips, techniques, examples and stories:

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Twitter Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Facebook Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to MySpace Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Del.icio.us Digg Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Yahoo My Web Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Google Bookmarks Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Stumbleupon Add Turn+your+Goals+into+Affirmations to Reddit

Affirmations for Success
Weekend Entrepreneur
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Small Office/Home Office Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2015 by Deborah Crawford. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Deborah Crawford. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.


g features
Finding and Keeping Your Motivation

Importance of Your Business Structure

Writing a Feasibility Plan

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor