What we say to ourselves and how we say it have such a tremendous power to shape our lives. In fact, as you take a close look at your life right now you need to realise that who and where you are right now is the result of what you have thought up to this moment.

That’s right, every action you have taken has brought you to where you are right now. And as Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us, “The ancestor of every action is a thought.” Everything, absolutely everything begins with thought.

Are you beginning to see that what you think has a vital importance in determining how your life will turn out?

Each of us has an inner dialogue that we run every waking moment of every day. We evaluate the world around us through this dialogue. We say things to ourselves over and over again; things that often may not be true at all, but are the result of some deep seated belief developed from childhood.

Most people are not even aware of this inner dialogue’s existence, let alone what statements it consists of. And if this dialogue is a negative one, it can virtually destroy your life by sending you spinning into unexplainable depression and despair.

Fortunately, help is at hand! We have a very powerful tool at our disposal that can rewrite that dialogue for us, thus giving us the power to reprogram our thinking so that it supports and encourages us in every way – so that it leads us toward our dreams instead of away from the.

That tool is affirmations.

Affirmations, when used on a daily basis and repeated in the correct way have the power to transform your life.

Here are 3 easy steps for creating your own positive affirmations:

1. Always state your affirmations in the present tense. Your brain recognises the power of “now” as being the only useful moment. So instead of placing an affirmation in the future like, “I will achieve my ideal weight,” you would say, “I have happily achieved my ideal weight.”
2. Use “I am”, “I feel” or “I have” to start your affirmations. If you start with “I want,” you will attract more wanting. Think carefully about the message you are putting out into the Universe. The Universe will always reflect that message back to you, and bring into your experience what you think over and over.
3. Make certain that you are genuinely passionate about your affirmations. They should be something that make you feel great, pulsating with light and life. They should spark enthusiasm in you.

Take these simple steps and begin your journey toward the real you. Use them on a daily basis, and you will transform your life from the ordinary into the extraordinary!

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Author's Bio: 

Dante Petrilla has been studying the success literature for the past decade and used the techniques and skills he learned to turn his own life completely around. He transformed himself from a depressed person to a happy person once he learned to direct the focus of his thoughts and emotions. The one thing he found that made the techniques he learned so effective was the use positive affirmations to install them into everyday thinking. Dante is also a writer who enjoys writing in the personal development area.

Dante is also a memory training expert, and has written the book How to Memorize Anything with The Secret of Your Perfect Memory which is available on Amazon. He is also in the process of turning this into an audio book, which will be available in the near future.

Dante is an AUNLP certified life coach and NLP Master Practitioner, member of the American University of NLP, and also a Global Sciences Foundation member. He is now making a deeper study of NLP in order to implement what he has learned on his journey so that he might impart that knowledge and help others.