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Using Affirmations Correctly – Ep 65

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Question of the week By The Brotherhood of Men

What are the motivation behind people that voluntarily choose to become parental figures to others even without solicitation?

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Main Topic

Why do affirmations work?

Affirmations much like the power of I am, which is an affirmation in itself helps to set your mind into motion what it does best that is making sure it reaches that goal. They affirm a set of beliefs those beliefs can be positive or negative. The reason they work is that you believe what you are saying. So if you believe you have plenty of money for everything you truly want, you know that you don’t have to actually have a scarcity of mindset around money. If you say there is more where that came from you are just doubling up on that thought.

If you say you are fat, guess what, you are going to get fat. If you say you are a fit man you will take the steps to make sure that your body fits the image of yourself. If you are a photographer you will 

Examples of Affirmations

  • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
  • I attract all good things
  • I have plenty of money for everything I truly want
  • I have a choice. I can be angry for what I don’t have or I can be thankful for what I do have.
  • I can not correct my course if I am standing still
  • I am committed to becoming more successful. To do so, I will put my focus on how I can serve others more successfully.
  • I want to cheer on those people living life alongside me
  • Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
  • I will not focus on what I don’t want to have happen. Instead, I am committed to focusing on what I do want to have happen.
  • I am successful because I refuse to take “no” for an answer.

How to use affirmations

Your brain is a computer. As you make statements, be it positive or negative it will take those statements and make those items important. This is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Also called the green car phenomenon. That is where you decide to buy a new car and that car ends up being a green Toyota Corolla. After you pull off the lot suddenly you start to see green Toyota corollas everywhere. 

This is because your brain has decided that green Toyota Corolla’s are important and must bring those cars to the forefront of your thought. This same thing happens when you are doing affirmations., It lets your computer brain know that You are not going to worry about money. Or that you are not going to eat as much. You are more interested in losing weight than you are of eating another crueler. 

The most important part of any affirmations is that you have to believe that it is true. That is one reasons why so many negative affirmations work, because we already believe them when we say them to ourselves.

Misconceptions of affirmations

That it is just faking it till you make it? Not really, I can be if you don’t believe in what you are saying. But if you believe that you’re a fit man with too much weight on your frame you will make the needed adjustments to fit that mindset.

If you are just saying an affirmation and you don’t wholly believe it then you just talking to the wind.

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About Bryan Goodwin

I like being able to help people find their "why" and achieve the personal freedom they desire. Besides writing for Relaxed Male I also am a life coach. By helping men find the leader that is found in each and every one of us. I do this by encouraging men to get outdoors and find the balance they are missing. Realize that they need to be in contact with the outside as often as they can. It is not only good for them but for their families and relationships.

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