Occasionally I overhear someone say, "Affirmations don't work." Of course, they work. Think about the statement that affirmations don't work. That in itself is an affirmation.
What the person probably meant is that a goal was set and was not achieved through affirmations. The problem is that every thought produces effects at some level and that we do not guard our thoughts closely enough. I have read that we think 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day. If we think 100 positive affirmations and then go through our day with 20,000 negative thoughts and feelings, then, our results are going to be negative.
Imagine a glass 3/4 filled with clear water. Then we start adding food colors to the water. After a while we will have added so many colors that the clear water will become very dark.
All affirmations are not equal. On a calm Monday morning an assistant came to me and stated that the bank had just called and we were $20,000 overdrawn. That was a Tornado affirmation. My solar plexus immediately felt the impact and an impact was made on my subconscious and conscious mind.
Sometimes we will write out the affirmations and really not even think much about them. This would be a light rain affirmation; it really may not have much impact. Therefore you may need to write thousands of light rain affirmations to make an impression on your subconscious mind.
I said that the problem is that all thoughts produce at some level and all thoughts have results. This is also the solution. By knowing that all thoughts produce then our job is to protect and guide our thoughts; not be guided by them.
How do you know when you have done enough positive affirmations? When you are getting the results that you want. The proof is always in the pudding.
Doug Jones www.salesmagic.biz