I found this video today (courtesy of Underthink) on how much NFL players use positive affirmations to give themselves any little competitive edge they can. It’s a fun watch and a good reminder that we are already talking to ourselves constantly anyway, we might as well be saying good things.
I’ve read many different stories about people using affirmations outside of just the sports world to great effect. Scott Adams (author and creator of Dilbert) used affirmations for years, including saying “I, Scott Adams would become a famous cartoonist.” 15 times a day while working towards doing just that. In another form of affirmation, Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars when he started and post-dated it for 10 years into the future.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.Muhammad Ali
What are you going to say to yourself today?