Affirmations & Reflections: Financial Freedom

Affirmations & Reflections: Financial Freedom

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I work towards financial freedom.

One of my main goals in life is to be financially free. Everything I do now in my personal and professional life is geared towards achieving the financial freedom I desire. And I know it is on the horizon.

I am excited about what is to come, about what I know I can easily achieve once I leave financial challenges behind. I anticipate being able to provide all the niceties that my loved ones deserve.

I acknowledge that my past chronicles unwise choices and a lack of the discipline needed to maintain financial wellness. But I also recognize that the time has come to put aside such behaviors and focus on a financially healthy future.

In my workplace, I focus on achieving the targets set for the company. I actively play my part in making the business successful so I can, in turn, reap financial success. I look forward to the rewards in store for me.

In my personal life, I eliminate unnecessary and wasteful expenditures so I can put that money away in savings. I now truly understand the impact of being financially responsible. I know that I am in charge of my financial future.

Today, I bring my financial freedom into being. The pride I feel as I make wise choices in managing my money keeps me focused on my goal.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I have the discipline to deny myself one of my favorite, expensive treats?
2. In what ways can I work at building financial freedom?
3. Can I maintain financial freedom after I achieve it?

Affirmations & Reflections: Winning in the Midst of a Loss

Affirmations & Reflections: Winning in the Midst of a Loss

Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998,...I win even in the midst of a loss.

Disappointments are a part of life and losses are inevitable. However, negative experiences make the positive ones even more worthwhile. Plus, I strive to turn every loss into a win. I might win something other than what I expected, but it’s a win nevertheless.

Sure, I know what it feels like to lose. I admit to feeling down and disappointed when something I work hard to achieve slips out of reach. But I also know what it feels like to win, so I gain knowledge from each disappointment that can help me win more often.

Whenever something works out unfavorably, I analyze the sequence of events and look for a probable cause of the disappointing result.

I can usually find the culprit in a weakness here or choice there. What I learn is enlightening and most rewarding!

Experiencing a loss makes future victories and successes that much sweeter. I feel more pleased when I win something after suffering a loss in the past. I believe my losses make me better equipped to succeed and look forward in anticipation to future victories.

Today, I vow to enjoy my rewards, even if they are something other than victory. I know that there is a shining moment out there for me, and I commit to making myself ready to seize that moment when it comes.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I teach my kids to learn the lesson even after a disappointing loss?
2. What positive attributes have I gained as a result of experiencing disappointments?
3. Am I better equipped for future battles after a loss?

Affirmations & Reflections: Loving and Approving of Yourself

Affirmations & Reflections: Loving and Approving of Yourself

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I love and approve of myself, no matter what.

I am a valuable person and make worthwhile contributions to the world. Each day, in big and small ways, I remind myself of this. In any circumstance, I know that I am worthy.

Knowing my own value is important to me. Therefore, I cultivate thoughts that encourage me in what I am good at and forgive myself for any mistakes. I consciously invest my time and efforts in recognizing my own worth.

If I experience situations in which I begin to feel a lack of self-approval or self-love, I stop for a moment to take a deep breath. As I breathe, I remember that my value is independent of any external circumstances or actions I take. I love and approve of myself always.

My self-esteem radiates out from me and is reflected back by others. They easily see my sense of self-worth and act in accordance with it.

If someone treats me in an unsatisfying way, I ask myself how I would prefer them to act. Then, I ensure that I am following my own good advice. I set the example for how I would like to be treated!

Today, I am thankful that I feel good about myself and treat myself with the utmost care and kindness. I seek out opportunities to exemplify self-love to enrich my life and the lives of those I love.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are three things I can do to be kinder to myself today?
2. Are there times when I feel less than loving toward myself?
3. What can I do at those times to bolster my positive energy?

Affirmations & Reflections: Uncluttered Mind

Affirmations & Reflections: Uncluttered Mind

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I have an uncluttered mind.

I am free of all random thoughts and distractions. Whatever I choose as my focus becomes the sole direction of my mind. And I am thankful for the ability to direct my thoughts.

Each moment, I have choices about what I bring to pass in my life. I have heard that what we think, we create, and I believe that this is true. Much of my creative power lies in my ability to choose my thoughts. I set out in one direction and go only that way until I decide otherwise. Nothing can distract me.

My focus is singular.

I am capable of excluding all else from my mind except for whatever I choose to focus on.  If competing ideas arise, I consciously set them aside for another time. I engage in this on a thought-by-thought basis, cultivating awareness of my mind’s contents so that I can choose its direction.

I am thankful for my focus, which allows me to be truly centered in who I am and what I want.

Since I can really be present in each moment, I can also fully enjoy the blessings that come my way. I can equally savor my partner’s laughter, the warmth of sunshine, or the intensity of completing a long project. This is a gift, and I am thankful.

Today, I celebrate my mental clarity. My focus has contributed substantially to all of my accomplishments. Because of my uncluttered mind, I am easily able to manifest my highest vision of myself. And I intentionally cultivate my focus at every possible opportunity.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What topics are easiest for me to focus on?
2. Are there directions in which I would rather devote my mental energy?
3. What can I do today to continue to cultivate an uncluttered mind?

Affirmations & Reflections: Giving Spirit

Affirmations & Reflections: Giving Spirit

CompasiónI have a giving spirit.

I believe that I am chosen to help others by giving of my time, thoughts and worldly possessions. I give naturally and without reservations because I know it is my calling.

I feel a sense of accomplishment when others are grateful for what they receive from me. Even when the blessings of my kindness go unrecognized, I still feel fulfilled because I know I am doing the work I am meant to do.

The more I give, the more is restored to me. My blessings are insurmountable and always forthcoming. I cannot even count the ways I am blessed, as they are so many. I know that my giving spirit manifests them into my life.

My spirit is lifted when I am able to help others around me. Whether they need a kind word, listening ear, or financial assistance, I make myself available to give as I am able.

Today, I reinforce my commitment to giving selflessly. I receive tremendous joy and satisfaction when I am able to share my blessings with others. I know that each instance I choose to share kindness results in the world being a little brighter.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How do I react when others who are able to give choose to withhold selfishly?
2. Do I show gratitude when I am the recipient of kind thoughts, words, or other blessings?
3. Do I recognize even the smallest positive gestures as blessings?

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