Appreciation & Mindset: affirmation

As I say yes to life, life says yes to me. Life mirrors my every thought. As I keep my thoughts positive, life brings to me only good experiences. —Louise Hay

I’ve heard many people say they don’t like affirmations. That they don’t work.

But here’s the thing: Any thought is really an affirmation. What you say repeatedly—whether in your head to yourself or out loud is an affirmation.

It’s just whether you want to affirm a positive thought or a negative thought.

As I say yes to life, life says yes to me! That’s what I want to affirm. Versus thoughts like: I’m just not lucky. Life isn’t fair. I’m not good enough.

Those are affirmations too. But affirming something negative.

Every thought you think is an affirmation. Every word you speak is an affirmation.

That means your internal dialogue about what you should have said at the meeting, the negative self-talk about your body, and complaining about your boss are really affirmations.

You are affirming—and creating—your life with every word, every thought.

Because make no mistake: Your vibrations influence the Universe. The Universe brings thoughts and feelings that match up vibrationally to what you’re thinking and feeling.

So it’s important to manage your mind. To clean up your thinking so your thoughts and feelings align with the good stuff you want.

Offering your vibration on purpose means thinking on purpose. It means choosing your thoughts. Choosing where your focus and attention go.

You can change your life by changing your point of attraction.

One way to do this is with affirmations.

Here’s one I like: Things are always working out for me.

I say this affirmation many times throughout my day. Then I’m always looking for ways my day is matching up. In other words, I look for what I want to see.

Here’s a recent example of this affirmation—and the Law of Attraction—at work.

I had a 1 p.m. coaching session scheduled with a client. We were to meet at my favorite cafe, Sweetwaters.

I was planning to stop by the office of our apartment building after my meeting to ask about an outstanding work order. We’d been waiting a few weeks on a part for our dishwasher that had to be ordered from the manufacturer.

Remember my mantra: Things are always working out for me.

My client called mid-morning. She was sick and needed to reschedule. A moment later the property manager called to say the part had arrived and could be installed at the exact time I would’ve been meeting with my client.

While I certainly didn’t want my client to be sick, it worked out best for me to be able to be at home during the repair. Things are always working out for me.

While affirmations may seem overly simplistic, I encourage you to give them a try. Start looking for what you want to see. You’ll be amazed how your life changes.

Start embracing this way of thinking and feeling about your life and see how the Universe matches up. Say it with me now: Things are always working out for me.