“We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, so we are then master of the situation.”
~ Florence Scovel Shinn
Many people practice speaking positive affirmations over themselves, consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from their life or help create something new. Repeating a positive affirmation to yourself tells your subconscious mind that you are taking responsibility and that you are aware that there is something you can do to change.
Saying affirmations is only part of the process. What you do for the rest of the day and night is even more important. You may choose to say something like, “My prosperity is growing,”. That’s a great affirmation!But then afterward, if you think to yourself “This is stupid. This mind power stuff doesn’t work.”, which affirmation do you think will win? Your complaining affirmations will always win because there are more of them, and they’re usually said with more feeling.
The secret to having your affirmations work quickly and consistently is to put yourself in an atmosphere for them to grow in. When you’re in a good atmosphere, it’s easier to choose to think positive thoughts. And the more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work.