Have you ever really thought about the power of the words “I am”? Even deeper, do you consciously realize the subconscious “I am” statements that you are holding about yourself? Think about this affirmation a moment and, hey, be honest with yourself. What do YOU think of YOURSELF? What are you saying about who you are on a daily basis?
“You have unlimited power and creativity. Your inner spirit knows this.”
You are your own biggest critic and the co-creator of your own life. With that freedom, you have the immense power to decide who you are and who you’d like to become. The current truth however, is that most of us are very critical and don’t have the most positive beliefs about ourselves. At the same time, many of our own beliefs have actually stemmed from the beliefs of others. We have allowed others’ thoughts about us to have so much power over our own influence that we believe that is who we are.
“Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.” ~ Alex Noble
Our thoughts and words have crafted our present and are currently crafting our future – they are not in a secret lock box hidden from the world, they affect us and others directly and publicly. If we’d like to see real change in our life as well as success in our endeavors, we must learn to re-program our thoughts and keep them positive – especially the thoughts about ourselves!
“I am” is one of the most powerful statements we can make. Whatever follows “I am” starts the creation of it. Yes it’s true – “I am” is a 100% pure statement of creation.
The Power of Choice
We get to choose what to think about ourselves. Naturally, we all want to improve our current situation, achieve our dream and have more freedom. One of the single most important aspects in individuals that have achieved their goal is their positive attitude and strong “I am” statements. Yes, action matters; but action is not enough.
As the co-creator of your reality, you’ve got to believe it to see it – that’s why an “I am” statement is so important. If we put our attention to it, we’ll find that our society can be overflowing with negative energy. At the same time, when we direct our attention to the positive we will find that it too is overflowing and growing! It simply depends on the direction of our attention.
As a person who has ventured “down the rabbit hole” of negativity and transformed my life in all areas, I speak from experience. Hey, I’ve been there and I know it can be tough if you let it. As Aristotle said, “Excellence is a habit.” Change is about implementing daily habits. Sure, I went over speed bumps and hit roadblocks but, I’ve also consciously trained myself through HABIT to redirect my thoughts to the positive and find solutions. I also created very POWERFUL “I AM” statements for myself and my future.
Redefining your “I AM”
When you begin to consciously utilize the power of “I AM” statements, your life will transform. This isn’t something that works for some and won’t work for you; it works when you WORK IT! But, you have to consistently work it. The good news is, once you make this a conscious habit for some time, it becomes an unconscious habit – you have re-trained your brain. You must make it a habit, everyday, to repeat your affirmation.
Your goal must be to dig deep and find those nasty, icky, yucky negative words you may hold over yourself – words that no longer serve you – and transform them. The negative words are usually those statements that you think “define” who you are; also known as the “you are what you think people think you are” mentality. You are who you create yourself to be. You are who you WANT to be. There is nothing holding you back because of the society you live in, genetics, family, past experiences, childhood, etc.
As Joel Osteen said, “What follows the “I am” will always come looking for you… . Many times, we are using the power of ‘I am’ against us.” What are you looking to create in your life? You get a free preview of that creation by discovering your current “I am” beliefs.
So, let’s figure this out together, right now, and make some changes. Take a few minutes out of your day to write down some limiting beliefs of yourself that come to mind. It’s time to replace them with the beliefs that you would like to have about yourself.
Example “I am” transformations:
- “I AM STUPID” becomes “I AM SMART”.
- “I AM NOT ABLE” becomes “I AM FULLY ABLE”.
- “I AM TOO OLD” becomes “I AM YOUNG.”
- “I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH” becomes “I AM ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH”.
- “I AM LAZY” becomes “I AM RESPONSIBLE”.
- “I AM FAT” becomes “I AM FIT”.
- “I AM ALWAYS LATE” becomes “I AM ALWAYS ON TIME”.
You can take these affirmative statements, write them down on sticky notes and place them around your house. You can also get affirmation cards from Louise Hay or other Hay House authors and place the ones that MOST resonate with you throughout your home. You can put them anywhere – on your mirror, refrigerator, at your desk, etc. It’s time to write the ending to your own story!
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