What is an affirmation? If we go by definition, affirmation in new age terminology refers primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmation will achieve success in anything.” It is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one’s self and written down frequently. An affirmation should be in the present tense, positive, personal, and specific as it acts as a seed in the fertile soil of the mind.
Below are the affirmations, which you can use in your professional life to achieve success. You can alter them at your convenience.
# Commit to Positive Thinking
“From this moment forward, I will admit to my mind for mental consumption only those ideas and thoughts that heal, bless, inspire, and strengthen me.”
Long before the Bible, ancient wisdom revealed, “As a person imagines and feels, so does she become.” This ancient teaching is lost in the night of time; it is lost in the distant past.
# Overcome Procrastination
“Action is a consequence of thought. I know what needs to be done, and I do it in a timely manner. I am organized, efficient, and productive. I prioritize my daily tasks and perform them in their order of importance. I eagerly tackle the most difficult tasks. I have the knowledge, skills, and resources to complete all of my projects and the perseverance to overcome all obstacles. I am proud of my accomplishments and thankful for the many blessings I receive as a result.”
Getting started on a project or task is often the most difficult step. Set aside 10-15 minutes at the end of your workday to create tomorrow’s to-do list. As you nod off to sleep, look forward with gratitude toward having a plan and a purpose for the coming day. You will awaken with a sense of purpose and direction. As you complete your tasks, check them off the list to reward yourself for your accomplishments. Never go to bed without a plan for tomorrow.
# Speak Publicly with Confidence
“I radiate love, peace, and goodwill to the entire audience. Universal love surrounds them, enfolds them, and enwraps them. I am happy to be here and grateful for the opportunity to speak on a topic I am passionate about. Infinite intelligence thinks, speaks, and acts through me. My words heal, bless, and inspire. Peace fills the hearts of everyone in the audience, and they are lifted up and inspired by my words.”
Fear of public speaking commonly holds people back from achieving their full potential. To overcome this fear and speak with confidence, spend time preparing your speech or presentation. Repeating an affirmation is no substitute for preparation. Use the affirmation instead to calm yourself while centering your attention on the audience.
# Improve Your Career/Business Success
“All those working in our corporation are honest, sincere, cooperative, faithful, and full of goodwill to all. They are mental and spiritual links in the chain of this corporation’s growth, welfare, and prosperity. I radiate love, peace, and goodwill in my thoughts, words, and deeds to my associates and to all those in the company. Our executives and managers are divinely guided in all their undertakings. The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind makes all decisions through me. There is only right action in all our business transactions and in our relationship with each other. I send the messengers of peace, love, and goodwill before me to the office. Peace and harmony reign supreme in the minds and hearts of all those in the company including myself. I now go forth into a new day, full of faith, confidence, and trust.”
Resentment in the workplace can negatively affect your performance and the way you are treated by coworkers and superiors. Reprogramming your mind to think positively about the organization and your role in making it a success will lead to greater success in the workplace and for your organization overall.
# Improve Relationships with Coworkers
“I think, speak, and act lovingly, quietly, and peacefully. I now radiate love, peace, tolerance, and kindliness to all those who criticize me and gossip about me. I anchor my thoughts on peace, harmony, and goodwill to all. Whenever I am about to react negatively, I say firmly to myself, ‘I am going to think, speak, and act from the standpoint of the principle of harmony, health, and peace within myself.’ Creative intelligence leads, rules, and guides me in all my ways.”
If a number of people at your workplace annoy you, the vibration, annoyance, and turmoil may be due to some subconscious pattern or mental projection from you. We know that a dog will react ferociously if you hate or fear dogs. Animals pick up your subconscious vibrations and react accordingly. Many undisciplined human beings are just as sensitive as dogs, cats, and other animals. Sometimes the best way to change how others treat you is to change what you think about them and how you treat them.
# Improve Relations with Your Supervisor
“I am the only thinker in my universe. I am responsible for what I think about my boss. My manager is not responsible for the way I think about her. I refuse to give power to any person, place, or thing to annoy me or disturb me. I wish health, success, peace of mind, and happiness for my boss. I sincerely wish her well, and I know she is divinely guided in all her ways.”
If you have a strained relationship with a superior at work, chances are that you harbor some bitterness and hostility toward this person and that your mind is filled with criticism, mental arguments, retaliation, and denunciations of this person. As a result, you are probably getting back the negativity you are transmitting mentally.
To improve your relationship, repeat this affirmation out loud slowly, quietly, and feelingly, knowing that your mind is like a garden and that whatever you plant in the garden will bear the fruit of your thoughts. Also, practice mental imagery prior to sleep in this way: Imagine your manager congratulating you on your fine work, on your zeal and enthusiasm, and on the wonderful comments about you from customers. Feel the reality of all this, feel your manager’s handshake, hear the tone of his voice, and see him smile. Make a real mental movie, dramatizing it to the best of your ability. Replay this movie in your mind night after night, knowing that your subconscious mind is the receptive plate on which your conscious imagery is impressed.
# See Projects through to Completion
“I realize I am one with the infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind which knows no obstacle, difficulty, or delay. I live in the joyous expectancy of the best. My deeper mind responds to my thoughts. I know that the work of the infinite power of my subconscious cannot be hindered. Infinite intelligence always finishes successfully whatever it begins. Creative wisdom works through me bringing all my plans and purposes to completion. Whatever I start, I bring to a successful conclusion. My aim in life is to give wonderful service, and all those whom I contact are blessed by what I have to offer. All my work comes to full fruition in divine order.”
If you have trouble completing projects, closing deals, or honoring commitments, you may have a mental block that prevents you from seeing things through to the end or perhaps a fear that others will back out. Persistence is crucial to success.
# Build and Grow Your Business
“My business or profession is full of right action and right expression. The ideas, money, expertise, and contacts that I need are mine now and at all times. All these things are irresistibly attracted to me by the law of universal attraction. God is the life of my business; I am divinely guided and inspired in all ways. Every day I am presented with wonderful opportunities to grow, expand, and progress. I am building up goodwill. I am a great success because I do business with others as I would have them do it with me.”
A successful business is nothing more than a good idea properly executed. Many people are afraid to start a business because they are afraid that they do not have what it takes to execute their ideas. This affirmation helps you attract the ideas, money, personnel, and contacts you need to launch and grow a successful business. A passionate desire and sincere belief that your venture will be successfully coupled with a dogged persistence results in success.
# Protect Your Home, Business, and Possessions
“The overshadowing Presence which guides the planets on their course and causes the sun to shine watches over all my possessions, home, business, and all things that are mine. God is the source of my supply. That supply is my supply now. His riches flow to me freely, copiously, and abundantly. I am forever conscious of my true worth. I give of my talents freely, and I am wonderfully, divinely compensated. Thank you, God!”
By reminding yourself daily of this great truth, and by observing the laws of Love, you will always be guided, watched over, and prospered in all your ways. You will never suffer from loss, for you have chosen the Most High as your Counsellor and Guide.
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Claude M. Bristol