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Motivation and Inspiration: Daily Affirmations

“An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change.” Louise L. Hay

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Affirmations are like seed planted in soil. Poor soil, poor growth. Rich soil, abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work. Louise L. Hay

Daily Affirmations Open Doors: What is an Affirmation? It is a declaration, a confidence booster, an inner prompting that something is true. It can be a form of prayer and so it is important to clarify our thoughts when we create/use them. Affirmations fill our hearts, minds, and experiences with uplifting and encouraging messages. They plant rich seeds to bring more motivation, inspiration and peace into our lives. Why are affirmations powerful? Because what we believe, we become!

Do you believe in affirmations? Do you start your day with affirmations and prayers? As Louise Hay explains in the quote above, affirmations are seeds we sow for ourselves with words we choose to use daily; they can be negative or positive seeds. If we want positive results from our affirmations, we must repeat them several times a day, some suggest 50-100 times daily; ideally in front of a mirror. We could also write them down in a journal/notebook and then, each day, choose an affirmation and write it down about 15-20 times; over and over again throughout the day. You may also post one daily on your fridge, bathroom mirror, in your car and repeat it every time you pass by. Choose a format that is free and flexible for you. Just do it!

We deserve peace and abundance. We are worthy. Only good meets us at the door of our heart. (personalize it)

“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The goal of an affirmation is to bring us, and others, a positive outcome, a sense of deep peace and wellness, and joyful abundance. Affirmations are Wellness Boosters that help us stay the course by making a positive difference in our lives and the lives of others. They are like a muscle; the more we use them, the stronger the expected results. Anything we do consistently and with conviction soon bears fruit; even if that fruit takes 3-6 months or more to mature, it will come to fruition.

I add an Affirmation to my blog (Bottom of each post) every time I publish a new post. Each positive motivational tip is an overall wellness booster and helps set the tone of the day. I’ve added seven affirmations to this post, one for each day, and will add more. You are welcome to use them. (You may personalize them and replace We/Our with I/My). Do check out other positive motivation affirmations on my blog posts and also the recommended resources curated below. Enjoy them with an open heart.

We rise above the limitations of our past. We are present and fully engaged in our blessings.
We answer in the affirmative to all the good around us. All our needs and desires are met.

“Constant repetition carries conviction.” Robert Collier

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We’ve all had our share of disappointments and hurts and, we know they can take a toll on the human psyche. Even a mean word expressed in anger has tremendous energy behind it. If we can refrain from using those words on ourselves and others, the release will bring a lightness and joy to our space. We can start our day by standing in front of a mirror and repeating some of the inspirational affirmations included in this post or any you have written or culled elsewhere. One affirmation a day will suffice.

We are the embodiment of love and it flows into the world like a tidal wave.
We choose events and outcomes that invite uplifting opportunities into our lives. We are more than the sum of our experiences.

Continued Here: Affirmations Open Doors

Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy the large, small, and even innocuous gifts of each day; every moment counts. Cherish them all!

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113 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/10/2014 4:56 am

    AFFIRMATION: Our dreams and desires change and grow. Today, I feel confident and secure about my ability to succeed.

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  2. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    10/10/2014 7:12 am

    I agree, if we could refrain from saying hurtful things, it takes less energy from us. IT avoid conflicts as well.

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  3. 10/10/2014 7:40 am

    I start my day with prayers. I should add affirmations for a more positive outloook. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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  4. 10/10/2014 9:54 am

    I believe in affirmations. It is one of the reasons why I am self-motivated because I affirm positive thoughts and attract good vibes. Aside from praying everyday and asking for His guidance and blessings, I feel it is really important to give yourself affirmations especially when all we see and hear each day are bad news.

    Ria C

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  5. Megan Filzen permalink
    10/10/2014 9:57 am

    This is such a neat idea!

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  6. 10/10/2014 2:07 pm

    While I believe in positivity, I believe all good things come from God 🙂 He is the reason I can dream and live.

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  7. 10/10/2014 2:20 pm

    Very interesting post. It is very true that you should enjoy even the smallest gifts the day has to offer. t

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  8. 10/10/2014 2:29 pm

    i do pray when i wake up in the morning, praising and thanking the Lord for a new day. my daily affirmation consists of bible verses 🙂

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  9. 10/10/2014 2:44 pm

    I do not use affirmations in my daily life. Perhaps I should. It might make my day more positive.

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  10. 10/10/2014 5:25 pm

    What a great way to start the day by stating a positive intention for yourself. I think it helps clear your mind and add focus.

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    • 11/10/2014 12:40 am

      It definitely helps set the tone for the day. Will stuff happen to rile you up? Possibly, yes, and then you deal with it firmly and … move on. 😉

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  11. 10/10/2014 11:18 pm

    This is an awesome post indeed. It is awesome to read and start your day with a positive inspiration everyday. Even when you are starting to be overwhelmed during you day you just have to read a positive quote and you will feel better. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. 11/10/2014 1:49 am

    It’s always nice to start your day with such positivity! Will keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  13. 11/10/2014 2:39 am

    My husband really helps motivate me this way. He is a big believer in affirmations and keeping positive.

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  14. Yvette Figueroa permalink
    11/10/2014 10:17 am

    We have affirmations posted on our bathroom mirror so that we all see them every morning!

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  15. katrinagehman permalink
    11/10/2014 1:02 pm

    my husbands love language is words of affirmation. it really helps make his day better. I’m more of a combo type

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  16. 11/10/2014 1:41 pm

    Now these are nice quotes, it’s really gotten me feeling motivated.

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  17. Heather NC permalink
    11/10/2014 3:45 pm

    I always start my day off with positive sayings.

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  18. 12/10/2014 7:22 am

    I believe in affirmations and positivity. I start my day with prayer, thank God for another day and for all the blessings even the smallest things. Thank you for the inspiring post. 🙂

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  19. Fernando Ceballos Lachica permalink
    13/10/2014 4:52 am

    Affirmation in life should come with action to make it successful. Life’s motivation and inspirations are the prime movers for us all to live peacefully.

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  20. 27/10/2014 11:58 am

    This is great! Thanks for the positive affirmations. I too believe that thinking positive and staying positive will result in happiness.

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  21. Linda Manns permalink
    05/11/2014 2:25 pm

    I do believe in affirmations. I pray every day and am so thankful to have God in my life and Jesus as my Savior. You are definitely right when you say that what we think is what we become.

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  22. Maria Iemma permalink
    06/11/2014 3:48 am

    I start and end my day with prayers. They help me stay inspired.

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  23. cyndi f permalink
    12/12/2014 7:31 pm

    I like that you do this, sometimes it is hard to always be postive although I try people can be so mean, and life can be so mean, it is so nice to be reminded to stay happy!!!

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  24. Ana Martins permalink
    14/12/2014 12:05 pm

    Daily Affirmations are one step closer to self confidence and motivation. Thank you.

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  25. bogdansebastyan permalink
    09/01/2015 7:42 am

    nice

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  26. Lisa F. permalink
    26/01/2015 8:55 am

    I try to do affirmations and not let the negative thoughts take over. It can be hard sometimes, but you always have to try.

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  27. Linda Manns Linneman permalink
    26/01/2015 3:37 pm

    I really enjoyed this article and it is something I really needed to read today. Thank you so much for writing this article

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  28. pumpkinsfan76 permalink
    27/01/2015 7:20 am

    Thank you for sharing this, I am guilty often of being negative.

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  29. lindamoffitt02 permalink
    29/01/2015 11:40 pm

    What good advice I have one that I think is an affirmation and that is to Live iwth an Attitude of Gratitude and I do try to do that Thanks for sharing the post 🙂

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    • Chubskulit Rose permalink
      13/03/2015 5:31 pm

      I love what Kinda have said of living with attitude and gratitude. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. laura rubenstein permalink
    30/01/2015 6:43 pm

    I have affirmations all over my house! I am the power in my own world! All is well!!

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  31. Linda Manns Linneman permalink
    31/01/2015 7:08 am

    I really enjoy these books and blogger sites you shared with us. They have really been an inspiration for me. Thank you

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  32. Ben Butler permalink
    13/03/2015 2:52 pm

    I try to keep my cool and keep a positive attitude. Some days I succeed. Some days I fail. On the days I fail, I can feel what the negativity does inside me.

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  33. DogVills (@DogVills) permalink
    13/03/2015 2:54 pm

    I believe in affirmations. They truly open doors. What a beautiful and inspiring post

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  34. ninasaysblog permalink
    13/03/2015 4:47 pm

    I really enjoy reading these posts. Every time I finish one, it’s like I see good in the world again.

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  35. 21/03/2015 7:55 am

    I am now following your blog and look forward to your inspirational posts! I am a former organization development consultant and subscribe to the universal power of affirmations, mental models, self talk and the power of the law of attraction to achieving dreams and goals. Continuous learning is one of my great desires – I look for to new learning and inspiration!

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  36. Liz Mays permalink
    09/04/2015 7:56 pm

    I should probably do this kind of thing regularly as I have a tendency to be a bit hard on myself. I may post a few things on my bathroom mirror. 🙂

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  37. Masshole Mommy permalink
    10/04/2015 3:07 am

    This reminds me of that SNL skit LOL. I think affirmations can really help a lot of people.

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  38. 10/04/2015 3:46 am

    I do believe in affirmations. And I do start (and end) my day with prayer. It’s natural to do so now…and a fundamental part of my life.

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  39. harrietb (@harrietb) permalink
    10/04/2015 6:56 am

    I so agree with you. Daily affirmations can be so important

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  40. Everything Home Life permalink
    10/04/2015 9:38 am

    I love how your posts inspire me! Thanks!

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  41. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    10/04/2015 11:59 am

    I always pray especially for my enemies or people that do not like me. I also motivate myself and set a good example to others especially for my kids. I do not hold grudges or any hatred. I let it go and think of positive.

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  42. Megan Elford permalink
    10/04/2015 1:02 pm

    I spend each morning in prayer to God, and I find my affirmation in how He sees me. I find when I affirm myself I tend to become self-focused and less compassionate towards others. If I look for my worth in the eyes of my Heavenly Father, I see a much deeper, more accurate picture of who I am :-).

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    • 13/04/2015 4:35 am

      Affirmations are not meant to be a form of narcissism but an acknowledgment of the grace and good we all carry within. We are all made in the image of the Creator and affirming ourselves is an act of gratitude not selfishness.

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  43. Johanna's Mama permalink
    10/04/2015 1:19 pm

    I pray every morning. Prayer is my life and Jesus helps to guide me so it’s a necessity!

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  44. Mystarlight permalink
    10/04/2015 8:40 pm

    Affirmation is essential to keep you motivated in whatever you are doing. Such an inspiring post!

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  45. Yona Williams permalink
    11/04/2015 7:50 am

    I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of flowers. Getting me increasingly reading for the warmer, longer days.

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  46. Yona Williams permalink
    11/04/2015 7:50 am

    I meant to say ‘ready’ instead of reading earlier.

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  47. Abby permalink
    25/04/2015 8:09 pm

    I love all the quotes!

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  48. Eva Mitton-Urban permalink
    03/05/2015 10:11 am

    Daily affirmations – do you believe ? Absolutely – Basic premise if you believe in “The Laws Of Attraction” – you send out positive vibrations and those are returned. “Call the things that are not as if they already were”, “All things are possible just ask”. The challenge is practicing daily…but I have seen the positive results.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

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  49. The Foodie Affair permalink
    09/05/2015 8:04 am

    My son and I were recently talking about the power of words and how it can open the path to your dreams!

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  50. amanda permalink
    23/06/2015 2:41 pm

    Starting your day with an affirmation is a great idea. It is something I can build into my students’ classroom routine as well to start the day off right.

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  51. LisaLadrido permalink
    05/07/2015 11:47 am

    I love affirmations and also focusing on Gratitude. Both have helped me get through some difficult times. I choose only the positive things that happen each day to focus and and then thank God for them. I normally have my affirmations on a board, we just moved and have to get that back in our office. Thanks for a great post!

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  52. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience permalink
    11/07/2015 2:55 pm

    This is such an inspiration to read. I try my best to focus on gratitude especially when my life feels like it’s upside down. I love how you captured that rose.

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  53. Michele permalink
    30/07/2015 1:45 pm

    I do not believe in affirmations per se–I do believe in positive thinking and doing. Positive thoughts attract positive actions–conversely negative thoughts attract negative actions.

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  54. sacha permalink
    30/07/2015 3:00 pm

    I love affirmations, they give us the verbal push that we need to accomplish our goals.

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  55. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide permalink
    30/07/2015 6:29 pm

    I needed this today. It’s been a rough one, and my heart is heavy. I need to reaffirm I am worth it and this will all pass.

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  56. toughcookiemommy permalink
    30/07/2015 7:55 pm

    It’s important to give yourself daily affirmations to keep yourself positive. This is an important topic to discuss.

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  57. LifeAsAConvert permalink
    02/08/2015 2:57 pm

    I do believe in affirmations, prayer, and positivity. I think that a person can control their mood, so it’s important to think positive thoughts.

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  58. Melissa Russo permalink
    05/08/2015 4:33 am

    I try to be positive in everything I do.

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  59. Claudette Esterine permalink
    27/08/2015 6:46 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful quotes!!!!

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  60. Laura koltz permalink
    07/09/2015 8:13 am

    “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
    ― Jim Rohn

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  61. michelle permalink
    24/12/2015 8:33 pm

    words of affirmation is my love language so not only do i believe in affirmation i know how it impacts my life

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  62. TP Keane permalink
    29/01/2016 7:54 am

    such inspirational and motivational article. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Krista Bel permalink
    07/04/2017 10:58 pm

    i love affirming myself, especially when I have self doubt

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  64. Krista Bel permalink
    13/04/2017 3:12 am

    If only we remember that it takes as much time to bring someone down with our words as the time it takes to build them up. Affirmations are very important.

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