Why affirmations don’t work (sometimes)
If you repeat an affirmation, with which you are not in agreement with, there might be some subconscious resistance, which can defeat the affirmation.
When there is low self-esteem, or when in difficult situations, the mind thinks on the current situation, and finds it difficult, or almost impossible, to think of a different, positive situation. This creates inner resistance, lack of belief, and expecting the affirmation not to work.
In this situation, your attention goes to your current, negative situation, instead of focusing on what you really want.
When there is inner resistance and lack of belief, repeating affirmations might make you more aware of your problems and of the gap between your current situation, and the words you are repeating.
Since the mind is focused on the problem, and not on the positive affirmation, this aggravates the situation.
If you focus your attention on a problem, instead of focusing on a solution, you make the problem bigger. When you do so, you enhance your problems and create a negative state of mind. Instead of focusing on the positive, you focus on the negative.
This does not mean that affirmations do not work. On the contrary, this proves that they do work, when you use them correctly, and the right attitude.
Why Affirmations Work
Affirmations do work and create results, even if the result is negative. This happens when you focus on what you do not want, and got it. This happens quite often.
You will get results, positive or negative, in accordance with the words you repeat and the thoughts you think.
The words you repeat affect your conscious and subconscious minds, your behavior, your attitude, and how people teat you and relate to you.
For people who are in a very negative mental situation, affirmations might not be the right thing. They might need other means to help themselves to divert their mind from negative thoughts.
It would be a good idea first, to gain self-esteem and strengthen their desire to help themselves. Afterwards, they might try repeating affirmations.
However, if you are like most people, sometimes negative and sometimes positive in your attitude and behavior, affirmation could help you become more positive, energetic, happy and successful.
To get results, you need to know what you want, focus on the words you are repeating, and feel and believe they are true.
As you continue using affirmations (correctly), you would gradually become a more positive person.
You will also learn to divert your attention away from your problems and current situation, and focus on the positive situation you want to create in your life.
To use affirmations effectively, you must have no doubts about your ability to achieve what you are affirming.
If it were possible to see what is going inside the minds of successful people, we would see that they consciously or unconsciously repeatedly tell themselves that they are going to succeed. They often repeat positive affirmations, without knowing anything about affirmations.
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