How to Grow Your Wealth & Well-being With Abundance Affirmations (3)

How to Use Personal Affirmations

Before we look at how to craft effective personal affirmations let’s look at how to apply them to trick your subconscious mind.

How to use a person affirmation is really simple. You write down statements for each area that you want to focus on, let’s say wealth. Then you read these statements to yourself when your subconscious mind is most receptive to them – right before going to bed, and upon waking up.

8 Guidelines for Creating Personal Affirmations

The subconscious mind works a certain way and so when you wish to suggest changes to it, the suggestions have to be made a particular way. Here are some guidelines for writing your personal affirmation statements.

Write your affirmations in the present tense. Make sure you write in the present tense as if you have already achieved whatever it is that you want in life. So, for example, “I’m going to meet the man of my dreams” is bad. A better personal affirmation would be: “I have met the man of my dreams.”

Your personal affirmation statements must be realistic. While affirmations work, and have helped millions of people achieve their goals, this is not magic. So, writing down a personal affirmation such as “I’m married to Beyonce (or Brad Pitt)” or “I’m the richest person in the world” are unrealistic.

Some things may not be physically possible, for example if you are short, it may be unrealistic to write, “I’m a basketball superstar.” There is a difference however between unrealistic and unlikely or farfetched. Don’t fear to have big dreams; to set BIG goals.

And so, while it may not be realistic to aim to become the richest man or woman in the world, it isn’t unrealistic to aim to become a millionaire. You only need to be sure it’s achievable; and that this goal has a time frame attached to it.

Affirmations must be timely. The subconscious mind works with specifics and you need to tell it the date by which you have achieved your goal. So, for example, “I’m a pop star at the age of 33.”

Affirmations must be specific.  The more specific your affirmations, the easier it will be for your subconscious mind to turn them into reality. An example would be to write, “It’s February 26th 2017 and I have just sold the 3,000th copy of my book, “How To Grow Your Bank Account 10 Minutes A Day With Abundance Affirmations”. Not, “I have sold thousands of copies of my “How To Grow Your Bank Account 10 Minutes A Day With Abundance Affirmations.”

Always frame your affirmations using Positive statements. Your subconscious mind is a powerful tool, but like we saw, garbage in, garbage out. Never use affirmations that are couched in negatives; statements like “I don’t lack creativity” or “I don’t get late for appointments”.  The risk with using statement such as these is that your subconscious mind could cotton onto the negative aspect and drive your conscious mind in that direction! So an affirmation statement such as “I’m early for my appointment at 9:00am with Jonny.” is much better than writing “I won’t be late for my appointment at 9:00am with Jonny.”

Don’t think about the HOW when you write down your personal affirmations. Trying to figure out how you will achieve these goals as you write your affirmations is not advisable and you should not do it. It’s for your subconscious mind to figure out the steps needed to achieve these goals. Simply write these goals down and say them out loud with belief and conviction each night and every morning.

This gives your subconscious mind all the information it needs to drive the agenda for achieving these goals. Stories have been told of people who slept on a tough problem that defied solution, only to wake up one morning with the problem “miraculously” solved in their mind! So, don’t belabor the HOW when you write your affirmations. Remember, your subconscious mind knows the answers to all questions. In “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”, Dr Joseph Murphy in fact recommends making that last statement itself one of your affirmations. That you should get into the habit of saying,

“My subconscious mind has all the answers. It is responding to me now. I give thanks because I know the Infinite Intelligence of my subconscious knows all things and is revealing the perfect answer to me now. My real conviction is now setting free the majesty and glory of my subconscious mind.  I rejoice that it is so.”

This is one swell of an affirmation if you can get to remember all the lines! It ticks all the right boxes…

In this one affirmation you are affirming your gratitude, joy, conviction, expectancy, and trust that it will all work out…that you’ll attract and get what you want.

I previously mentioned the word miraculously and at this point I feel I should elaborate further. How you achieve these goals may not be obvious when you write your affirmations. So why should you leave it to chance if you are not expecting a miracle?

I’m hoping that anybody reading this in 2017 has heard of the Law of Attraction. Basically what happens is that once your subconscious mind has been “primed,” opportunities start presenting themselves to you that are exactly in tune with your goals, that help propel you towards achieving “the life of your dreams.” This subject has been covered a lot lately.

  1. Writing and applying your affirmations is not enough if you do not open the door to possibilities. So, you have to open yourself to opportunities. One word comes to mind – serendipity. Things have a way of happening when you put yourself in situations where they can happen. Let’s say you want to meet the woman of your dreams. This isn’t going to happen unless you get out there where you can meet women.


The thing is that once you write your affirmations and begin to suggest changes to your subconscious mind, opportunities will begin to present themselves that are in line with what you want to achieve in life, that tie in with what you have written in your personal affirmation statement.


But here’s the crux: you then have to take action to follow through when the opportunities present themselves. You have to open your eyes to snatch those opportunities as they are presented to you as a result of practicing your personal affirmations.

  1. Number eight is about leveraging the power of visualization. If you want a detailed guide on how to leverage visualization, here’s the link:


But briefly, it’s not enough for you to think and believe in what you are suggesting to your subconscious mind. A picture, as you know, speaks louder than a thousand words. And visualizing whatever it is you want to achieve before you achieve it is a powerful self-motivator. To conclude this mini-guide on how to practice personal affirmations, let me give you a few examples in some of the key areas of life.

Business, Money, Personal Finances Affirmation Example:

“I’m debt-free and I enjoy a steady monthly income of $4,000, thanks to my home-based business.”

Family Income and Financing A New Home Affirmations Example:

“I have a beautiful new home in the Buckhead in Atlanta [= your dream place to leave] where my family and I enjoy a cozy existence, with prosperous neighbors.”

Social/Cultural (“Become your own Boss”) Affirmation E`xample:

“Because I work for myself, I’m able to travel anywhere I want, visiting beautiful places in Asia, Europe & Africa.”

Fitness & Health (Exercise Motivation) Affirmation Example:

“I realize that my health is very important and I take a brisk walk one kilometer to and fro every day to stay in shape.”

This hopefully gives you a good idea how to apply personal affirmations for your self-development. Let me end this short guide with Zig Ziglar’s quote on motivation. What he said about motivation is relevant to your personal affirmations.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”… Zig Ziglar

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