Positive affirmations are direct and simple. They don’t aim to inspire. Instead, they draw attention to the here and now. They are an image, a snapshot of the present. Affirmations help you recognize your ability to succeed. You only have to love and believe in yourself. Whether it’s becoming more efficient at the workplace, leading a healthier lifestyle, or finding a job, affirmations give you the courage to perceive your success as something very real. You’ll start seeing the positive in everyday life.
What are Examples of Positive Affirmations?
Here are 33 positive affirmations to help you embrace positivity and productivity. Check to see if you can remember them. Some of these affirmations paint an image of hope and serenity. Others move you to action. A lot simply move you. Go on, have a read – you’ll be glad you did.
1. “I AM IN CHARGE OF HOW I FEEL, AND TODAY, I AM CHOOSING HAPPINESS.”
Voltaire said, “I choose to be happy because it’s better for my health.” Amazingly, happiness is a choice. You decide whether you’re going to wallow in a self-contrived image of despair or keep your head up and keep fighting. Likewise, positive thinking is a choice. Every morning should be filled with hope – about your career, about love, about that special person. Read on to see how you can achieve all of this.
2. “I HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION TO ACHIEVE MY DREAMS.”
Sometimes, it feels like your dreams are millions of miles away. It’s at those very times that you need to have an action plan and stick to it. You’re on the road to success if you’re making an effort to transform your dreams into reality. Choose to follow your dreams and they will come true. A lot of people simply give up without trying. Don’t be like that. Make positive thinking a goal and your positive self – image a reality.
3. “I AM IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF.”
The most valuable affirmations are the forgiving ones. They acknowledge that you’re making an effort to better yourself. Simply forgive yourself for the lack of affirmations in your life. Be confident and have hope that things will improve for you down the line – in every way.
4. “I RECOGNIZE MY OWN SELF-WORTH.”
Women in particular need to repeat affirmations like these over and over until they believe it. People will always try to tear you down, but you won’t let them, will you? Because you’re worth more than that! You love yourself and you aren’t afraid to show it. Never for a moment think you are worthless. Think positive and repeat positive affirmations to yourself. Stand up for yourself at work, in relationships, and everywhere else. People have to accept and appreciate you for who you are.
5. “MY MIND IS LIKE WATER. I WILL CHANGE AND ADJUST AS NEEDED.”
This is one of those affirmations that remind us the past is the past. Don’t get trapped in painful memories and negative thinking. Be open to change and see what happens when you become more flexible.
6. “I CAN HANDLE ANYTHING THAT COMES MY WAY.”
You’ve survived so far, haven’t you? Why not keep on surviving? Rise to challenges and believe you can overcome anything. Wake up with energy and drive each morning. Paint an image of that happening in your mind. Positive thinking will take you far. Accept the limitations in your relationships and go beyond them.
7. “I AM SOLUTION ORIENTED. ALL PROBLEMS ARE SOLVABLE.”
There is really no such thing as a problem without a solution. It’s just that some are less obvious than others. Affirmations like these paint an image of relentlessness and indestructibility. They are a constant reminder that you can improve things. Start by solving a small problem every morning or every evening. Look for the joy in small things. To get started, write down your scurrying thoughts. If you feel anxious, ask yourself why that is. Have confidence and trust in yourself, and always love a good challenge. Know you deserve what comes your way and use affirmations to your advantage.
8. “I LEARN FROM THE PAST, LIVE IN THE NOW AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.”
What is the past if not an image of something long gone and forgotten. It’s crazy how some people have the mindset of living in the past. Life is about striking a balance between who you’ve been, who you are on a daily basis, and who you will be. In other words, the past, present, and future. Affirmations like these clarify how to achieve the best balance. We can’t find peace until that happens.
9. “MY GOALS ARE GETTING CLOSER TO COMPLETION EVERY DAY.”
Affirmations about goals help us feel wonderful about ourselves because we realize we can achieve them. It helps to make a list of tasks and check them off one by one. You’d be amazed by how satisfied and full of love you feel at the end of each day. Affirmations like these truly create an image of serenity.
10. “I AM RICH IN MANY WAYS THAT DON’T REQUIRE MONEY.”
You might not have enough money to buy everything you want, but few people do. Believe there are other ways to have abundance and feel wealthy. Your friends and family’s love is one of these. A satisfying job with great coworkers is another.
11. “I LET GO OF ALL THAT NO LONGER SERVES ME.”
In all likelihood, negative emotions aren’t helping you progress toward a happier existence. In fact, they’re an obstacle. Let this positive affirmation show you the way to a brighter and more satisfying future.
12. “I’M IN CONTROL OF HOW I REACT TO OTHERS.”
Sometimes, we can’t control how we feel. What we can control is whether we let our emotions take over and cause us to act in ways we might regret.
13. “I TEACH OTHERS TO BELIEVE IN ME BY BELIEVING IN MYSELF.”
Your behavior toward others affects theirs toward you. If you’ve permanently turned a long face to the world, you’re probably being seen as a drag. On the other hand, being energetic and enthusiastic is likely to attract and provoke a similar attitude.
14. “I AM NOT A PRODUCT OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES. I AM A PRODUCT OF MY DECISIONS.”
You are neither your environment nor your past. You are the outcome of your efforts to better yourself. Always look ahead and don’t stop moving.
15. “I HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE CHANGE.”
We are powerful agents of change. If you’re willing to work, you can change your circumstances. Recognize your power to improve your life and the lives of other people.
16. “I CAN LET GO OF OLD, NEGATIVE BELIEFS THAT HAVE STOOD IN THE WAY OF MY SUCCESS.”
The first step is to identify negative beliefs. The second and last – to let go of them. Many affirmations are focused on flexibility and adaptability because our environment is different every day. You never cross the same river twice.
17. “I CAN NEVER FAIL. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS CONTRIBUTES TO ME BEING BETTER.”
The road to success is often full of potholes. You’ll need to learn how to avoid them or get out of them to achieve what you’ve set out to.
18. “I AM CONSTANTLY IMPROVING.”
Nobody’s perfect, and that’s OK. What matters is that you’re always improving. Walk the path and one day, you’ll get to the finish line.
19. “I HAVE GREAT IDEAS AND MAKE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS.”
This affirmation doesn’t try to express something spectacular or be creative. It just says that you’re a great person with valuable ideas.
20. “MY EVERY DESIRE IS ACHIEVABLE.”
What’s the wildest fantasy or dream you have? Think about how you can realize it. The feeling of grasping that you have the power to make your dream come true is nothing short of exhilarating.
21. “SUCCESS IS IN MY FUTURE.”
Failure is not an option. You’re more likely to succeed if you imagine yourself achieving things. Affirmations about success speak to us on a very deep level. It is a level beyond language. They portray a superb image of who we can be and motivate us to make that image reality.
22. “THERE IS NOBODY BETTER TO GET THE JOB DONE THAN ME.”
I am the best woman / man for the job. I have the skills and knowledge. Nobody is better than me.
23. “I WILL BE OPEN-MINDED AND ALWAYS EAGER TO EXPLORE NEW AVENUES TO SUCCESS.”
This affirmation helps one get over indecisiveness and doubt. Embrace any road you’re on as the road to success.
24. “THE BETTER YOU FEEL, THE BETTER YOU ATTRACT.”
Are those around you feeding you negative energy? You may be lapsing into stagnancy. Try to surround yourself with positive people. They will become a reliable system of support, and that can mean the difference between success and failure.
25. “SUCCESS FOR ME IS AN ONGOING PROCESS. AFTER ONE SUCCESS, I FOCUS ON ANOTHER.”
You achieved one of your goals. Set your sights on the next and keep moving! Once you realize your relentless potential, it’ll only be a matter of time before you make another dream come true.
26. “I REFUSE TO GIVE UP BECAUSE I HAVEN’T TRIED ALL POSSIBLE WAYS.”
The word “failure” has developed such negative connotation. To find the right solution to a problem, you need to be aware of the wrong ones. Don’t you? Failure is success in disguise.
27. “I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO STRANGERS.”
Stereotypes persist as to where someone should be at a given point in their life. This is unfortunate as everyone does things at their individual tempo. It’s meaningless to compare your progress to that of people you don’t even know! Other people’s success is merely an image, a reflection of what we believe might be there.
28. “I WAS BORN TO BE SUCCESSFUL. IT IS MY NATURAL STATE OF BEING.”
Does this sound a bit delusional? Don’t worry – nobody knows you’re repeating it to yourself. That’s what positive affirmations are all about.
29. “I HAVE THE COURAGE TO SAY NO.”
Dare to say no when you’re not comfortable with something. What’s going to happen? Dare to do it and see. You’ll have no regrets.
30. “I’M ALLOWED TO TAKE UP SPACE.”
Again, it’s usually women that are “guilty” of not believing this. We grew up being told to be considerate and polite, even when it was detrimental to us. The media reinforce these stereotypes. Don’t be afraid to take up space because you are is where you want to be and that’s where you belong.
What are the Best Affirmations?
In our humble opinion, the best ones are the last three. Check below – do you agree with us?
31. “I AM MAKING BETTER DECISIONS EVERY DAY.”
Don’t feel down because you’re struggling to reach targets. You’re making your life better every time you make a good decision. Success is most enjoyable when it comes in sips.
32. “I’M GOING TO MAKE MYSELF PROUD.”
Have you ever had a dream come true or attained a goal? Do you remember the warm sensation throughout your being? Nobody can make you feel as proud as you can. This is the true image of success.
33. “I CAN. I WILL. END OF STORY.”
We’ll end with our favorite affirmation, which shuts down all those creeping feelings of insecurity.
Do Positive Affirmations Really Work?
Positive affirmations will help you if you believe in them. They will make you happier, more grateful, and more confident. They will give you the power to love yourself and others. When that happens, success will come on its own.