Happy Thankful Thursday dreamers!
Over the years, I have learned that positive affirmations can be a powerful tool to make dreams come true. If you believe that your dream is possible, then your dream becomes possible.
But you must first believe without a doubt, with all of your heart, and with all of your mind that you can have your dream. You must feel it coming true. You must be excited about your dream and happy when you picture it coming true.
Many would-be dreamers do not understand how a positive mental state can assist you in overcoming difficult situations and changing your life. From my own personal experience, I’ve witnessed first-hand how thoughts can affect your life.
When something unpleasant happens to you–how often do you allow the situation spiral your thinking into a negative state of being?
When you allow your thinking to feed the negative–it grows bigger–just like adding water to a plant makes it grow.
Your mind is capable of creating great achievements, but it will dwell on, and produce, what you feel with all of your heart and soul. If you focus intently on what is wrong, your mind will continue to show you nothing but what is all wrong in your world. Your creative mind is an obedient servant feeding you exactly what it sees that you are hungry for: more negativity.
For example, one morning someone almost drove their car into me. I was furious. I started cursing and focusing on the negative “what if” outcomes. My thoughts began feeding upon themselves to the point where I couldn’t let go of my anger. And what do you think happened to me because I stayed in this frame of mind?
Everything continued to go wrong throughout my day.
My phone froze. It started to rain. I allowed my feelings of anger to spill over into tears. Looking back at my thoughts after the “almost-accident” I realized that I allowed myself to mentally and emotionally go down some future road that wasn’t real. I allowed my make-believe thoughts to destroy my emotional well-being, which in turn created more negative drama in the present moment.
Instead, I should have welcomed the fact that no one was seriously hurt and understood that the incident was probably trying to tell me something about my life. Car troubles often mean that you need to slow down and be more fully present in your life. I should have hailed to the heavens that everyone was alright and thanked the universe for reminding me to remain calm during times of crisis.
Haven’t you noticed that when you are open to more good in your life then more good sweeps in to support you?
I remember the day when I was thinking about how I wanted something more in my life than being a media designer. I blessed these thoughts and became excited about the idea of doing something more. I began to day-dream about all the ways I could empower women–not just in my country–but internationally as well. I decided to pray about it, offer up some positive affirmations about my new dream, and believed with all of my heart and soul that an answer would come.
A few days later Catherine (Editor and director of 8 Woman Dream) sent me an email asking me if I wanted to be a part of the 8 Woman Dream team and share my personal dream stories with their huge following.
And that’s exactly how positive affirmations work.
But you have to be open to the possibilities and believe that you deserve the good that is looking for you–you have to feel it inside of you.
You may be wondering how to use an affirmation. It’s as simple as creating a short sentence affirming what you want and then becoming happy as you see it coming true in your mind, then believe with all your heart that you deserve it.
Faith and belief are the water that make your dream affirmation grow into something physical in your life. It really is magical.
Instead of saying:
I wish I had a better life. I hate my situations.
Affirm for yourself:
I attract positive opportunities in my life everyday and I welcome all opportunities right now!
I am happy!
I love my life!
Things are only getting better for me!
I am grateful for the positive opportunities in my life!
You need to speak positively about what you want from life and believe that you deserve it. You need to speak your dreams into existence and believe that your affirmations create your world.
Don’t let negative thoughts overshadow your dreams.
When you first get out of bed in the morning, welcome each day with a positive attitude. Be grateful that you are alive for another day and you have yet another chance to make your dreams come true. Set your intention for the day. Tell yourself how great of a day it is going to be and be open to all the wonderful coincidences to follow.
This week I affirm for you that you are having the best week of your life. It will be filled with positive energy. I believe this for you and you will receive it.
Because I believe you deserve it!
Sue Faith Levy
Just pursue it!
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Sue Levy is the founder of the South African Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. She’s a motivational writer and media designer, who is obsessed with everything inspirational with a hint of geek. She thrives on teaching women how to be brave and take big chances on themselves.