There's no doubt about it, using positive affirmations is probably one of the most effective ways to manifest happiness, success, wealth, and the dream life you've always wanted. But how can you make this happen?

Below are five simple steps that can help make your affirmations much more effective and help put you on the right path to creating your new reality.

1. The first thing you should do is work on creating your own positive affirmations. There are tons of commercial affirmation products out there to choose from, but these products are probably not going to help you much. The reason for this is because most of them are very generic in nature, and are not going to be very effective for your specific needs.

These generic affirmations have been created for a general audience and they're really not your best choice. Creating your own positive affirmations will be much more effective because you can tell a them to fit your specific goals.

2. The next thing you should do is record your positive affirmations using your own voice. Listening to affirmations is a great way to improve you life, but the ones that are recorded with a generic voice will not have the same impact as one that is recorded in your own voice. It's a proven fact that your subconscious mind will be much more receptive to affirmations when you hear them repeated in your own voice.

3. If you really want your affirmations to be as successful as possible, then repetition is the key. You've probably heard this a thousand times already, but it's worth repeating again. Affirmations work by repetition. The more often you listen to them, speak them or write them down, the more effective your affirmations will be.

Instead of just saying your affirmations aloud over and over, you may want to try a combination of speaking them, riding them, and listening to them. Using this type of combination will have the greatest impact on your subconscious mind.

4. Another powerful way to boost your affirmations is to listen to music along with them. Listening to music while you repeat your affirmations is something that is not talked about a lot, but it can be a powerful way to enhance the effectiveness of your affirmations.

Using calm and soothing music along with your affirmations will help put your mind into an alpha or theta state. This will help open up your subconscious mind and allow you to be much more receptive to the true meaning of your affirmations.

5. Have faith and believe in what you are doing. There are a lot of people out there that think affirmations are just too simple to be effective. This couldn't be further from the truth. If you truly believe in what you're doing, you will eventually see amazing results from your positive affirmations.

By following these five simple steps, you will be amazed at how fast and effective positive affirmations can be in helping you manifest the dream life you've always wanted.

Author's Bio: 

James Holton is an author, personal development instructor, and life coach. By visiting his blog Enlightening Journey, you will discover how anyone can achieve their dream life.