Success Through Positive Affirmations
The longest distance between where you are now and the success you want in life is six inches. Six inches is all you have to conquer in order to have every dream, goal and aspiration that you can imagine in your mind. Half the distance of that little wooden ruler that you used all the way through grade school, while you weren’t slapping your friends on the hand with it, is the total distance that must be covered on your journey to success and the fortunes of your dreams.
Isn’t it interesting that people travel thousands of miles. They literally travel all around the world in search of the “one thing” that will lead them to their own highest achievement. Some people risk life and limb to climb the highest mountains in the world to prove to themselves that they can do it. Some prefer meditation with religious and spiritual thought leaders in the Far East to bring them enlightenment. Some people just turn away in frustration and lose themselves in the day to day struggle and never become what they were uniquely created to be.
Well, the interesting news of the day is that the six inches that is so important to yours, mine, and everyone’s success is the six inches resting between their ears. That bundle of gray matter laced with neurons and dendrites and pyramidal cells and synapses is literally the pathway to success. It’s all tied up in the dopamine and norepinephrine and acetylcholine and endorphins which are continuously batting around and bouncing into each other that determine how high you go and how fast you get there.
How Can I Gain Success Using Positive Self Talk?
So how can you navigate that six inch trek which 95% of all people fail to tame and settle for mediocrity in their lives? Well it all comes down to brain re-training. You have the capacity to teach your brain to believe anything you want it to believe. You can choose to make your brain lead you to your own personal success like an electromagnet can lift tons of metal once the electricity is turned on. It’s all about what you feed your mind and how you condition is to feed information back to you in your life.
Henry Ford made the point this way:
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
So what are a few steps that you can take to get your brain on board with where you want to be?
1. Determine a very clear picture of the goals that you want to achieve. You must be specific. This is one of the most critical elements of getting to what you want. Studies have shown that the average person puts more time and attention into planning their annual vacation than they put into a concrete plan for the results of their one opportunity at creating a fantastic life.
2. Write personal affirmations that state the achievement of these goals in the present tense. In other words, if you want to earn $100,000 per year and you are not there yet, you would not say “I want to earn $100,000 per year.” You would say “I’m so thankful that I’m earning $100,000 per year and am able to have the time freedom and stress-free life that comes with this income level.” It’s also important to write affirmations for the different areas of your life. It’s not all about money, but let’s face it, I’ve had it both ways and it’s easier having money than not.
3. Dedicate yourself to reciting these affirmations on a daily basis every morning and every night. You may think it gets repetitive and boring, but your brain doesn’t know the difference. The reason most people fail is that they let outside influences program their brain for failure. Most of the outside information that you are fed on a daily basis is negative in nature and shows you why other people succeed and why you can’t. You must overpower those voices that are speaking directly to your one great brain with the positive statements of achievement that will dictate your life’s success.
Ray Higdon saysNovember 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm
I write affirmations every day and have for over 2 years now. You might check out Noah St John’s book, the secret code of success where he talks about a different way to write them in question format. Good stuff Mikel, keep rocking!
Dewey Haney saysNovember 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm
Great information Mikel! Thanks for this and keep up the good work.
Greg saysNovember 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Mikel, thanks for this information. I am learning a ton from your blog!
Mikel Erdman saysNovember 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm
You bet Greg! I hope things are really cranking for you guys as well.
Mikel Erdman saysNovember 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm
You’re welcome, my good friend. Have a fantastic week!
Jessica Perretti saysNovember 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Great post! I love the six inches thing! And I strongly believe in affirmations as well, it works! Definitely people should take them more seriously, hope you’re having a fantastic day!
Mikel Erdman saysNovember 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Hi Ray! Thanks for the suggestion on the book. I really enjoy learning more about the core principles of success. Of course I’m studying you as well. You are very talented and I’m glad to have you as a friend!
Mikel Erdman saysNovember 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Thanks Jess! Congratulations on all of your success too!
MA Payne saysNovember 15, 2010 at 7:07 pm
Wow great information ! I have been working through it, to get to the other side! Thank you for your support and always your great information, I continue to use it!
Mikel Erdman saysNovember 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Absolutely Pegi! Thanks for taking the time to make a comment. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you market your business more effectively!