Affirmations seem to be all the rage these days, and with good reason, THEY WORK! When you implement and adhere to affirmations and “I Am” statements, you can seriously change your entire life.
There are so many affirmations, that sometimes it can be confusing, especially if you’re just getting on board the “life-change” train. But, whether you’re looking to improve your relationships, career, wealth, or any other area of your life, affirmations are a great place to start.
What I have most commonly observed that prevents people from implementing and ultimately receiving the life changes that they desire, is their low self-esteem and self-confidence. For me, these were my two greatest obstacles. I had very low self-worth, confidence, and belief in myself, and it showed in almost every area of my life. Once I started using affirmations and “I AM” statements, I was able to heal myself from the inside out to create who I am now, someone with healthy self-esteem and high self-confidence.
Creating a 180-degree change with these two characteristics has in return, allowed me to create change in almost every other area of my life because creating change is hard when you don’t have the belief and confidence in yourself to create those changes.
So, if life change is what you are seeking, but your low self-esteem and confidence are preventing you from going after those changes, here are 4 affirmations that can help you to both heal and build your self-worth and self-confidence to help you “get out of your own way” and create a life you love.
I AM Beautiful
They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If so, it’s time for you to start “beholding” your own beauty. Recognizing our own beauty is hard, especially when we’re told what “beauty” should be.
Beauty isn’t just a physical characteristic, and it most certainly doesn’t come in a “one size fits all” package. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and we are each, in our own way, BEAUTIFUL. Stop trying to become beautiful, because you already are. Instead, embrace the beauty that is unique to you, and magnify it! Fuel your beautiful by loving who you are, because that is the highest beauty that you can ever achieve!
Look into the mirror, and see the beauty of your reflection, and say with pride and utmost certainty, I AM BEAUTIFUL!
I AM Smart
Long gone are the days of having either the “looks or the books,” because you have both. Don’t use your brain power to down-play your intellectual capabilities. You are smart enough to think your way through any challenge that comes your way, and to find the answers to what you don’t know. You are too smart to think that you aren’t smart enough! Smart is something that you build, and you are smart enough to get smarter. You are smart enough to start thinking in ways that will allow you to upgrade your entire life.
Repeat after me, I AM SMART!
I AM Strong
You’re stronger than you think! The strength that you have been longing for is there, I promise you. You don’t need big muscles to be strong, you just need heart. And, unless you’re a zombie reading this (which would be quite impressive), you have a heart.
Strength originates from the heart, which is good because unlike the brain, the heart doesn’t know how to quit. You are strong enough to overcome any obstacle, adversity, circumstance, or situation that may prevent you from becoming who you want to be and building the life that you want to live. If you want the strength of 10,000 men, look to your heart, because that is where all the strength you’ll ever need lives!
Find your pulse, and with each beat say, I AM STRONG!
I AM Enough
The grand-daddy of them all. The affirmation that is stronger than all the other affirmations combined. I once read that the feeling that causes just about every insecurity is that of feeling that we are not enough, or doubt in ourselves! In fact, this “doubt in ourselves” kills more dreams than that of failure, because you can’t fail what you don’t have courage enough to start, and you can’t start what you don’t believe in yourself enough to begin.
When the voice of doubt, failure, and insecurity starts to whisper in your ear, drown them away with a flood of self-belief! As you open the floodgates, scream at the top of your lungs, I AM ENOUGH!
I have been where most people live their entire lives, trapped within their own insecurities, living a life that they desperately want to escape from.
But long to escape no more, because these 4 affirmations are part of your escape plan.
Write them! Speak them! Feel them! BECOME THEM!
Now perhaps you understand why I always end my articles the way that I do…
You are BEAUTIFUL, you are SMART, you are STRONG! Above all, you ARE ENOUGH!