Monday, December 15, 2014

Change your life!!

"Today I'm going to give a talk on...."

Ha ha.  These are the typical words that we usually hear from our younger versions, and was my son yesterday in Primary.  You have to understand that he had to stick to the script because he struggles with anxiety that stems from ADHD.  I was so proud of him for being willing to get up and give a talk to begin with.  It's the first time in a long time that he has been willing to do it.  Right before though, he started to get apprehensive and have second thoughts.  I assured him that all he had to do was read straight from what we had written down, and that I knew that he could do it.  Then the primary secretary came up to him and told him that she was proud of him and knew he could do it.  I could tell that our reassurance helped him a lot.  When we got into the primary room and sat down, his teacher walked by and said hi to Joey.  She needed to leave but as soon as he told her he was giving a talk, she said she would stay a little longer to hear him.

His talk was short and sweet, and I couldn't have been more proud of him.  He was trying to conquer!  As I thought about it later, I realized the thing that gave him the most strength.  It was all of the positive affirmations that he received before and after he gave his talk!

I'm currently reading an incredible book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.  He emphasizes over and over what I have read so many times from other self improvement books; the power and miracle of positive affirmations!  Have you ever tried this?  You feel incredibly silly at first, but I'm telling you, the more that you use your affirmations every day, you will notice how much of a difference it makes!  You want to wake up every day and be excited to live your life!  We are bombarded every day with so much negative reinforcements, that we have to counteract them if we truly want to be happy.

I love these two videos that I came across;
A Message to All Men
A Message to All Women

I play it for my kids before they go to school in the mornings, because I have noticed that when I do, they have a better day, and come home in a better mood!  I love how he is powerfully affirming messages that motivate, lift and send a message that we are so much more than what we think!  That we can do so much more!

Here's an example from Hal Elrod's book, (refer to of an affirmation;

"FIRST: I am just as worthy, deserving, and capable of achieving extraordinary levels of success and all of my goals as any other person on earth, and that the only thing that separates me from those at the top is my level of commitment.  So, from this moment on, I am 100% committed to becoming the person I need to be—through daily personal development and living with daily discipline—to easily attract, create and sustain the levels of success that I truly want—and deserve—in my life.

SECOND: I know that to do this, I must be willing to stay committed to my goals and doing what’s “right” (as opposed to what’s easy) at a level that I have never been committed before.  I commit to reviewing these AFFIRMATIONS at least once per day.

THIRD: I will no longer settle for less than the levels of success and fulfillment that I am truly capable of, and deserve. In fact, I have a responsibility to live my life to the fullest and achieve my goals in order to set an example for those around me. To create the life I want, I can’t wait for someday—or some year in the future. NOW is my time. 

FOURTH: I fully realize that I can sustain no success unless it is founded in truth and integrity; therefore, I will always keep the well being of others in mind and engage in no activity that is selfish or that does not benefit all whom it affects. In doing so, I will inspire others to help me because of my willingness to help others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and in myself. 

FIFTH: I will repeat these affirmations aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become the self-reliant, successful person that I know I can be. Today and everyday, I choose to create the best day of my life."  -Hal Elrod

This is only an example!  You can make your own affirmations, but I urge you to remember to read them every day faithfully!  By doing this you will see that it not only changes you, but you will start to see changes in your life!! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, remembering that CHRIST is the reason for the season!  Spread his love and you will have memories to cherish forever!


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