I believe that anything is possible. I believe that I can make a living on the internet. I believe that I can lose those last 10 pounds. These are all examples of affirmations. Positive affirmations. They truly can make a difference in your life. The power of positive thinking is real, its not just a saying.
Have you ever set a goal for yourself, a reasonable goal that is, put a plan in action to accomplish that goal, then NOT accomplished it? It’s a rare thing for someone who is very serious about accomplishing something to fall short, unless circumstances beyond their control take over. When people make their minds up about something, it happens. Or doesn’t happen, whatever the case may be. There are always exceptions-maybe the goal is unreachable or maybe the plan for achieving it is flawed. But if you look at anyone who has achieved their goal, there is a constant theme of – I made up my mind that this is what I wanted and I went out and got it.
People who set positive goals for themselves are generally very willing and able to put in the hard work to accomplish them. They BELIEVE that the goal is reachable, therefore it is. They believe in themselves. Positive reinforcement is also very important in attaining your goals. That is one reason why it is suggested that you take one large goal and divide it up into several smaller goals. That way, you get positive reinforcement along the way as you accomplish each portion.
Personal goal setting is something that almost all successful people use. That and they are willing to put in the hard work to attain their goals. When you use positive affirmations on a daily basis, it also helps you to attain your goal. Daily affirmations are an integral part of making sure you reach the finish line, whatever that finish line may be.
When I think of the power of positive thinking, I often think of the “underdog”. The person that no one expected would succeed but did. They succeeded because they believed in themselves. They set personal goals and achieved them. There are many motivational speakers who make their living getting people motivated to follow their dreams and live their lives to the fullest. Sometimes al a person needs is a little motivation and self esteem to accomplish any goal that they set for themselves.
I believe that anything is possible. I believe that thinking positively can truly change the outcome of some situations because positive thinkers see things differently. The proverbial “glass half full” theory. Personal goal setting, no matter what the goal is, should be a very important part of everyones daily life.
Jennie Crawford is a stay at home mom of two small children. Find out more about her at working at home.