Watch the People Around You
Interestingly enough, some of your past experiences are not even your own. The negative experiences of others can also lead to inaction and a lack of confidence. Imagine you have a friend who is always talking about how awful their experience was at a particular restaurant. How likely are you to want to eat at that restaurant?
Let me take it a step further. If someone asked for your opinion about the restaurant, what thoughts would immediately surface? The thoughts shared by your friend, of course. Even though you never personally attended the restaurant, you have strong feelings because of the repeated complaints from your friend.
Whether positive or negative, consistent thoughts and experiences will change your perspective and cause your actions to change accordingly. By starting each day with morning affirmations, you will take control of what you allow your mind to contemplate throughout the day. Instead of allowing fear and doubt to paralyze you, you will fill your mind with thoughts of confidence and faith.
Protect Your Most Precious Treasure
The impact your experiences have on the decisions you make doesn’t stop there. It also includes fictional events that have never happened to anyone. Have you ever found yourself behind a semi-truck carrying a load of cut down trees? If you have seen the movie Final Destination, then you know where I am going with this. In the movie, there is a scene where twenty logs fall off the back of a semi-truck and start barreling into the cars behind him. Logs are smashing through windshields, flipping cars over, and killing dozens of people.
Anyone that has seen this scene cannot help but feel uneasy about driving behind a semi-truck carrying logs. Even though this event did not happen in real life, your mind could care less. As far as it is concerned, because you “witnessed” it, you experienced it. And since you experienced it, your mind recognized the events that led to it “happening” and “warns” you.
Say It Like You Mean It
To your mind, experiences are experiences. Whether those experiences are your own, someone else’s, or even if they are fictional stories, your mind will absorb lessons from them. This is why morning affirmations work so well. Over time, your mind is going to accept those experiences as fact. This will lead you to ultimately take action that is aligned with your goals.
Confidence is built through experience, so you need to create the imagery in your mind of the change you want to see in your life. It may feel silly at first, but think about it. In each of the examples discussed, the actions were dictated by past experiences. What do your past experiences say about the decisions you make today?
If you are ready to change your life, then commit to repeating these morning affirmations every day for the next 30 days.
30 Morning Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence
1. Problems allow me to showcase my strengths.
2. I love change and easily adjust to new situations.
3. Great things are happening to me every day.
4. I have all I need to make today a great day.
5. I am happy and content with my life.
6. I am getting better every day and in every way.
7. I am walking in line with my purpose.
8. I am at peace in my life.
9. I am confident in my ability to change my life.
10. I embody confidence.
11. My challenges help me grow.
12. I will succeed by attracting to myself people who can help me.
13. I know a positive attitude can bring me success.