Positive daily affirmations can be powerful for helping you achieve a positive outlook on life. The most important thing to remember about them is that they all have common components in them. If you look at some positive daily affirmations and take one at random, you will be able to analyze it and find the common thread that they all share. For example, look that statement “I am a positive influence to those around me”. If you divide this statement up into its three core parts, you will find the ideal formula for creating your own positive daily affirmations.

The first part of successful positive daily affirmations is to complete know and understand who the statement is about. In the example, the statement is about “I”. This is very straightforward, yet important. All of your statements should be about yourself. Using “I” is obviously the easiest way to accomplish this, however you can use your own name if it helps you. Instead of “I”, you could substitute your name. It isn’t important what you call yourself as long as you know that the positive daily affirmations are set to affect you and no one else.

In order for positive daily affirmations to be successful, you must use a time reference in them. This can be as specific as you want, but it sets a specific goal to be achieved at a set time. When deciding that you want your statement to be true right now, tell yourself that NOW is the time that it is. In the example, the time designation is “am”. That shows that the statement is true right now, not some ambiguous time in the future, or even some time in the past. It isn’t going to help you to know that you were an influence yesterday, it is critical to know that you right now, you are an influence. If you do decide that you want to use a time in the future, make it deadline, be as specific as possible. Compare these two statements: “I will be rich” and “Before I am 25 years old, I will have thousands of dollars in my bank account”. Both of those statements say the same thing. However, by changing the time frame in the second statement from “will” to “before I am 25”, you have given yourself a goal and a length of time to achieve that goal rather than just a time in the future. Time definitions are important in your positive daily affirmations.

The last part of the example positive daily affirmations is the affirmation itself. This is important since it is stating the goal that you want to achieve. You are defining it in a clear, yet concise way that is easy to remember. This is where your desired end result will be placed. Setting your goals then putting in the form of a statement is the best way to do this, yet be as specific as you can be. Notice that the example says not only that you will be a positive influence, but also who you will influence. It is the result that you wish others to see in you. Creating simple yet definitive positive daily affirmations is how you will know what achievements you have accomplished already.

As you can see, positive daily affirmations all follow the same basic principles. They are constructed to work for you, at a specific time, to achieve a specific goal. Statements that don’t follow these construction guidelines won’t be nearly as successful for you. If you create your own positive daily affirmations following these rules, you will find your statements are the most powerful force in your personal success arsenal.

Author's Bio: 

Richard is a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Neurological Re-patterning™. He is also the co-founder of New You Life Coaching.

You can read his blog at http://www.richardaluck.com/