In this post series, I want to show you an easy six-step guide to reach the big dream you have in mind, that life changing goal that doesn't let you sleep at night. If your goal is to find your dream job, to buy a home, to be healthier, to travel around the world, to start a business or just to be happy, I am pretty confident that every step is a key to successfully reach those goals.
In the first post of this series How to reach your wildest dream in 6 steps, you identified your WHY, the reason that makes you feel excited about reaching your goal. Maybe you pictured yourself in a different country, or in your dream job, or coming back to school after many years. Then, in the second post you set a deadline, you wrote down when do you want your dream come true. Now I want you to take a piece of paper and write a daily affirmation.
What the heck is a daily affirmation? Let’s say it is a kind of statement, a paragraph or two describing how your typical day will be once you have achieved your big goal – your WHY.
Imagine for a second that you already achieved your goal and your wild dream came true. Now, ask yourself the following questions:
- How does your house look like?
- What is the first thing you do in the morning after waking up?
- What do you do during the day?
- How do you feel now that you’ve achieved your goal?
Write the answers and be as specific and detailed as you can. Read your paragraph and if it doesn’t make you feel butterflies in your stomach, go back to step 1 and revisit your why.
Why writing down a daily affirmation is important when you are in the process of reaching an important goal?
During my journey as a successful network marketing professional – where I started to use daily affirmations – I found daily affirmations useful for many reasons:
- A daily affirmation remembers yourself that you have a dream and that you can be successful at making your dream come true. Unfortunately, this world can be overwhelming, you wake up early in the morning, check your phone, answer e-mails, drive the kids to school, work for 8 hours, come back, prepare dinner, do the laundry, put the kids to bed, love your husband/wife -if you are not that tired! Anyhow, is easy to get lost and completely forget about your dream during your day. A daily affirmation will let you start and/or finish the day with your dream in mind. It will focus your energy on the things you want.
- A daily affirmation helps to strengthen the connection between your unconscious mind and your conscious mind. I don’t want you to get bored in this post reading about The Secret and all that sh*t. What you need to know is that the more you strengthen this connection the more strong you will be when difficult circumstances arise.
- Daily affirmations increase your awareness of your thoughts. When you are conscious of how successful you can be you create a tangible reality. You get used to your dream and break the concept of the ‘impossible dream’. When you are aware of your thoughts you will also recognize and avoid negative thoughts and self-doubt patterns that may create bad vibes around you.
- When you feel lazy, reading your daily affirmation can make you feel really bad for doing nothing, it can make you feel like a cow. It will get your butt off the couch, ok?
Writing a daily affirmation can be confusing and you may want to change it later on your journey until you feel butterflies in your stomach, until you want to cry with happiness while reading it (I still cry when I read the very first daily affirmation I wrote and realize that is exactly the reality I am living now).
Tips to write your daily affirmation:
- Write in present/past tense, never in future. Write about something that is already happening:
“I just started my business”
- Add your deadline in the statement:
“Today is January 31, 2016, and I just started my business”
- Include positive words and thoughts (e.g. happiness, healthy, satisfactory, successful):
“Today is January 31, 2016, and I feel so happy and blessed because I just started my business”
- Add as many details as possible about your dream:
“Today is January 31, 2016, and I feel so happy and blessed because I just started my online business launching my jewelry shop”
You got the point, right?
Read your daily affirmation early morning, when your brain is “fresh”. You will start your day with a positive vibe and focus on your goal.
Still stuck? Want more tips? You can read more about how you can succeed using daily affirmations, from Napoleon Hill and his idea of Definiteness of Purpose (a post about this is coming soon – but there is a lot of info available on Internet).
I promise this step is going to help you not only to reach your goals but also to change the way you focus your life.
Now that you have set your mind, are you ready to write a master plan to change your life? Cool, but before you move on to the step 4 of this series, let me know if you use daily affirmations yet. Share your thoughts below and join our Facebook community to vibe and shine together.