Your thoughts directly impact your mood, attitude, and behavior. Negative thoughts tend to create bad moods, bad attitudes, and unsuccessful behaviors. On the other hand, positive thoughts lead to positive actions and positive actions lead to positive outcomes. This is why it is important to keep your thoughts positive and focused on the things you want in life. The repetition of positive thoughts – or affirmations – will literally change your brain and help you create the life you want.
Affirmations are short positive statements that help re-pattern your self-talk and rewire your brain. Be sure to create your affirmations in the present tense and clearly state what you want. For example, “I succeed in all I do.” The key to successful use of affirmations is repetition. By repeating these positive thoughts over and over, you are rewiring your brain. Brain cells that fire together wire together. Using affirmations will help you literally create new neural pathways in your brain (neural nets). This is like creating a new groove on a record or wearing a path in the grass. It takes some time - and repetition - to create these new neural nets, but with patience you will rewire your brain for success.
As you stay focused on the new positive thoughts, the old negative neural nets will wither away and the positive neural nets will strengthen. This will make it easier for you to stay positive and take the necessary positive steps to reach your goals.