Why Affirmations Don’t Work and What to Do Instead?

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When it comes to affirmations, a lot of people think that they are the key to unlocking their desired results. However, what most people don’t realize is that affirmations actually do more harm than good. In this blog post, we will discuss why affirmations don’t work and what to do instead to achieve your goals!

Have you ever tried telling yourself something positive and then heard those words in the back of your mind: “who am I kidding?” The reason positive affirmations don’t work is that they target the conscious level of your mind, but not the unconscious. If what you are trying to affirm is incongruent with a deeply held negative belief, then all that results is an inner struggle. Your unconscious beliefs will override what you consciously tell yourself and cause an inner conflict.

For example, you tell yourself in the mirror every morning, “I’m really good at sales!” And then days later, you’re still struggling to pick up the phone and beating yourself up about why you’ve failed to achieve your sales goals. Ultimately, telling yourself something that deep down your subconscious does not believe, does not bring the results that you desire into your life. In fact, it may reinforce that you are not achieving those results and lead to feelings of hopelessness.

The key to unlocking the results that you desire in your life lies in changing your mindset. Instead of focusing on affirmations, you must learn how to change the underlying beliefs that are causing you to have negative thoughts and feelings. Nothing ever came into existence without first being thought of, and without someone taking the actions to cause it to exist. Our beliefs feed our thoughts, which cause us to take the actions that we take, and make the choices that we make, which have the results show up in our lives that we have – either results that we desire, or results that we may not desire. If we wish to have more of the results that we desire show up in our lives, we must align our mindset – our beliefs, thoughts and actions – with achieving the results that we desire.

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