I am becoming financially independent.
I am creating multiple streams of income that will be sustainable and that will generate at least $10,000 a month.
I am taking the steps that will lead me to this goal.
I live a life of purpose, humility, gratitude, and kindness.
Every morning, before I start my day, I say these words out loud to put myself in a positive state of mind. I get ready to face the day and whatever obstacle might come my way. By saying these words aloud, I make sure that I’m going to be okay, that I have skills and the ability to deal with whatever needs to get done for the day.
It’s very motivating.
These words also help me keep up my productivity if I find myself struggling to work. When I recite my affirmations to myself, I find myself filled with energy. I am in the mood to become a better blogger, to focus on honing my skills as a writer. Either that, or I start thinking of ways I can create more income streams that would put me and my husband on the path to a more financially secure future.
I usually like saying these sentences over and over because they give me the direction of where I want to go. This is the purpose of my life right now. I know these sentences will change in time. It is built into my thinking that things won’t always remain the same. Life is always going to be a state of constant flux.
But I love this flexibility. For right now, my focus is building passive income streams. With this, though, I am also aware that I will change my affirmations to fit my new interests and maybe new goals should they ever change. I find this completely empowering. The fact that I will be doing the changing, that I have control of this is why I think affirmations work.
I am an awesome teacher.
I will have fun with my staff, my parents, and my kids.
I will take criticism positively.
From Thursday to Saturday, I change my affirmations to my teaching status when I shift to educating mode. For the most part, I love my job. But on certain days, I need motivation to go to school and teach. Teaching is hard when you’re always getting feedback from everyone: your students, their parents, your staff, and your supervisors. I believe my lessons are good and fun, but sometimes, I will get information that counters that feeling.
Unfortunately, it has created an unhealthy habit of always seeking the fault or the wrong in what I have done. I don’t think this is beneficial, but I am trying to control my reactions to these “constructive criticism” sessions, which is why I need to add that last affirmation. I am still working on it, as I see it as a chance to grow as a teacher.
But as time goes on, I find that I might be hitting the limits of my skill set. After all, I’ve been at this job for ten years. Sometimes I feel bored. Other times, the company comes up with something that shakes me out of my complacency and I grumble at the extra work I have to do. I mean, really, what is the point of changing something that’s not broken.
However, as much as I hate them, it’s good once in a while to disrupt the normal routine.
How about you guys? Do you guys do affirmations? If you don’t mind, can you share them in the comments?