In a world of constant negative inundation by the news and media outlets, it is often difficult to keep a positive mindset. Creating practices that will remind you to stay focused on the positive and to move forward with positive intention is critical in success. We cannot let the negativity around us deter us from our goals, our dreams, or our peace. It is so important to have a strong mindset that will deflect the negativity, and practicing positive growth affirmations is one way to build that strength.
Positive affirmations are phrases that we repeat to ourselves in times when we may feel weak. They are statements that create pathways in the brain that will eventually pave the way for action. The brain can be programmed in both negative and positive ways, it is your choice which one you want to create.
10 Positive Affirmations for Growth
If you are unsure where to start in creating your own affirmations that are specific to your growth and goals, try some of the ones listed below. You can try choosing one, or a few, to repeat to yourself each morning and before you go to bed, or write them down in places where you are sure to see them often.
- I am capable.
- I am innovative.
- I am strong and able.
- I am a creative person.
- I am excited for what is to come.
- I am filled with ideas.
- My life is abundant.
- I can enact change.
- I am in control of my own thoughts.
- I can make a difference in the world.
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Repeating positive affirmations to yourself is a great start in shifting your mindset from that of negativity and drought to positivity and abundance. Believing the words you say to yourself, and feeling the positive emotions is a key ingredient in this practice. Feel how you would feel as a capable, strong, excited creator. Take a moment to imagine your life in the ideal way that you have dreamt of. Give yourself permission to dream big and remove all negative limitations that you’ve put on when “playing it safe.” If you’re feeling trepidation about this concept, think of it this way… it can’t hurt to try it for a week or two and see what happens!