Over the years, I have learned that positive thinking can be a powerful tool for changing your life. If you believe that your dream is possible, then your dream becomes possible.
But you must first believe without a doubt, with all of your heart, and with all of your mind that you can have your dream.
Many would-be dreamers do not understand how a positive mental state can assist them in overcoming difficult situations and changing their lives. From my own personal experience I’ve witnessed first hand how thoughts can affect your life.
When something unpleasant happens to you, how often do you allow the situation to spiral your thinking into a more negative state?
When you do this you are feeding the negativity and it grows bigger — just like adding water to a plant.
Your mind is capable of creating great achievements, but it will dwell on, and produce what you feed it. If you feed it all that is wrong, your mind will continue to give you all that is wrong. It is an obedient servant feeding you exactly what it thinks you are hungry for: more negativity.
For example, one morning someone almost drove their car into me. I was furious. I started cursing and focusing on the negative “what if” outcomes. My thoughts began feeding upon themselves to the point where I couldn’t let go of my anger. And what do you think happened to me because I stayed in this frame of mind?
Everything continued to go wrong.
My phone froze. It started to rain. I allowed my feelings of anger to spill over into tears. Looking back at my thoughts after the “almost-accident” I realized that I allowed myself to mentally go down some future road that wasn’t real. I allowed my make-believe thoughts to destroy my composure, which in turn created more drama in the present moment.
Instead, I should have welcomed the fact that no one was seriously hurt and understood that the incident was probably trying to tell me something about my life. Car troubles often mean that you need to slow down and be more fully present in your life.
One particular day I was thinking about how I wanted something more in my life than being a media designer. I thought about all the ways I could inspire young people — not just in my country, but internationally as well. I decided to pray about it, offer up some affirmations, and believe that an answer would come.
Just a few days later Catherine (Editor of 8 Woman Dream) sent me an email asking me if I wanted to be a part of the 8 Woman Dream team.
And that’s exactly how it works.
But you have to be open to the possibilities and believe that you deserve the good that is looking for you.
You may be wondering how to use an affirmation. It’s as simple as creating a short sentence affirming what you want and then becoming happy as you see it coming true in your mind, then believe with all your heart that you deserve it.
Faith and belief are the water that make your dream affirmation grow into something physical in your life. It really is magical.
Instead of saying :
I wish I had a better life. I hate my situations.
Affirm for yourself:
I attract positivity in my life everyday and I welcome all opportunities right now!
I am happy!
I love my life!
Things are only getting better for me!
I am grateful for the positivity in my life!
You need to speak positively about what you want from life and believe that you deserve it. You need to speak your dreams into existence and believe that your affirmations create your world.
Don’t let negative thoughts overshadow your dreams.
When you first get out of bed in the morning, welcome each day with a positive attitude. Be grateful that you are alive for another day and you have yet another chance to make your dreams come true. Set your intention for the day. Tell yourself how great of a day it is going to be and be open to all the wonderful coincidences to follow.
This week I affirm for you that you are having the best week of your life. It will be filled with positive energy. I believe this for you and you will receive it.
Because I believe you deserve it!
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