Your thoughts are like seeds in a garden. If you nurture and nourish them with what they need, they will grow. What are the thoughts and words you are planting in hopes to harvest? Are your thoughts and words loving and kind? Do they affirm what it is you desire, and not what it is you don't want? You want to say things like "I have a healthy body" instead of "I don't want to be overweight" can you feel the difference in those two statements? One is empowering and telling the universe you have a healthy body, the other is using the negative word don't and it also focuses on the word overweight. The universe does not respond to negative words such as don't, all it hears is "I want to be overweight."
Of course you also have to take action in the direction of your affirmation to give it extra power. This is a step The Secret left out, for those of you that read the book or saw the movie. You must take action that is in agreement and will help manifest your affirmation. You can't use an affirmation claiming "My savings account is abundant and overflowing" and then go and spend all your money. That is counter productive to what you say you want, and you are sending mixed signals out into the universe. In order for affirmations to work, you must align your thoughts, your words and your actions. You have to do your part, you can't just sit back and say an affirmation. Taking action towards your goals will help speed up the process.
So pay attention to your thoughts, your words and your actions. Are they all in sync? If not, what can you do to make sure
they are? Start with your thoughts. If they are not positive, change them. Each time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, automatically replace that thought with a positive one. What is the opposite of your negative thought? Say that! Say it aloud ten times so you really get it! Then pay attention to your words. Be sure the words you send out into the universe are what you want to attract back to you, because that is exactly what is going to happen. Lastly, what actions do you need to start taking (or stop doing) to bring your hopes, dreams and goals into reality? You can think and say "I have a healthy body" but if you don't eat properly or workout, your healthy body will not show up. It is waiting for you to bring this trifecta of actions into the winners circle! Once you see the power of using affirmations you will want to make them part of your daily routine.
Where in your life would you like to prosper? Affirm it now!