Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I took a 30 day self-challenge to incorporate daily affirmations into my life. I wanted to see if positive thoughts could have a transformative effect on both my worldview and the way I chose to navigate that world. Every morning I would search out, create, and explore a new affirmation, repeating it as a mantra during the course of the day. Here's what I learned... when you are present and your mind filled with positive thoughts, there's little room for negativity; affirmations allow you to focus and streamline your actions to help you meet your goals; you can acknowledge the cons of any given situation but still choose to focus on a winning outcome; an optimistic outlook can not only boost your confidence but also allow you to see opportunities where once you only saw closed doors; positivity aligns on the side of attraction, making dreams come true; gratitude allows you to appreciate what is already abundant in your life.

1// true happiness resides within me. 2//magic is something you make 3//We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are (anais nin) 4//she must find a boat and sail in it. no guarantee of shore. only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it (jeanett winterson) 5//change your stories. the stories you tell yourself become your life 6//accept-then act. whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. always work with it, not against it. make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. this will miraculously transform your whole life (eckhart tolle) 7//make your own luck 8// live in the moment 9//why put off till tomorrow what you can do today 10//replace fear of the unknown with curiousity 11//whatever you do, do it well 12//think good thoughts 13//life is like riding a bicycle in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving (albert einstein) 14//gratitude turns what we have into enough 15//and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom (anais nin) 16//thinking too much can only cause problems 17//i see clearly 18//if your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it 19//the question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me 20//walk around like a champion 21//if you work really hard and you're kind amazing things will happen (conan o'brien) 22//i create the world i live in 23//be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too 24//you make me happy when skies are gray 25// life is just a bowl of cherries 26//not all who wander are lost 27//banish doubt 28//be yourself 29//smile 30//my body is my temple

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