Identifying your weaknesses and creating powerful affirmations to address them is a very positive thing to do. But it will have a lot more meaning for you if you link your affirmations to the challenging goals that you have set for yourself.
You do have goals don’t you? If you don’t then you need to read every word of this article. Most people do not have any goals set and just drift along in life. They want different things but they are not prepared to put in the time and effort to get them.
The reason that most people do not have goals set for the short and longer term is because they associate pain to doing this. They are going to have to think about this and this requires effort. It’s much easier to waste their precious time on social media.
Identify What You Want
You need to know what you really want in your life to set goals to achieve this. Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and arm yourself with pen and paper. To find out what you really want you just need to ask your self the question “what do I really want?”. It sounds simple because it is.
Ask yourself this question in relation to different areas of your life such as:
- Material things
There are other facets of your life that you can include here. When you ask the question of yourself, focus on it completely until you start to receive answers in your head. Some of these answers will come from your conscious mind and some from your subconscious mind. Write everything down. Do not make any judgments here.
What Do You Want The Most?
Once you have a list of the things that you desire in your life you need to take a look at each one and imagine how you will feel when you have it. Take your time when you do this and make your feelings as strong as possible. Write your feelings down next to the desire you are assessing.
When you have completed this exercise for all of your desires you will be able to identify the ones that you want the most. This is important as you do not want to set too many goals and try to achieve too many things at once. Choose the desires with the strongest feelings associated to them and turn these into your goals.
Use the SMART Goal Setting Process
Write your goals using the SMART process which stands for:
There is plenty of information and examples of this online. Do your homework here so that you set the most effective goals.
Use Affirmations to Support your Goals
Examine each of the goals that you have set and identify the changes that you will need to make to achieve them. Are there any current weaknesses that you have that will prevent you from achieving your goals?
Crate a list of these weaknesses and then write positive affirmations around each of them so that you can make the necessary changes that you need. By reciting your affirmations regularly you will start to see improvements in different areas of your life that will help you to achieve all of your goals.