How you start your day determines how your day unfolds and how your days unfolds determines what type of week, month or year you will have.
If every day is a bad day, then it doesn’t require any smart thinking to predict that you will have a bad week and if it continues, you will have a bad month and if you didn’t do anything to arrest the situation, you will have a terrible year.
Today I want to share with you two of the tools I have used to transform my life from that of poverty and lack to that of abundance and joy. What are these tools? They are Gratitude and Affirmations. These two tools work EVERYTIME. The main requirement is that you should be consistent with them.
Gratitude and Affirmations don’t take much time. I spend 15 minutes giving gratitude in the morning and 15 to 20 minutes each night repeating my affirmations.
The wonderful thing about these two life-transforming tools is that they don’t cost a penny. They are absolutely free, yet you can have perfect health, financial abundance, loving relationship and so much more just by using these two tools correctly every day.
If you can talk, you can use these two tools to transform your life. And if you can’t talk, you can still use these two tools to change your life for the better.
The basic requirement to use these two tools is the ability to speak outwardly and if you can’t speak outwardly -i.e. those suffering from a speech impediment, then you can speak inwardly. When I say “speak inwardly”, I meant, to speak in your mind without uttering any word with sound.
For example, I could see a fast car which happens to be expensive. I could observe it intensely, make a lot of comment about it without saying a word externally. I did all my comments in my mind. As far as the universe is concerned, words you speak on the inside and those you speak out with the aid of your tongue, i.e., those words which the person next to you can hear, are both the same.
Power in your words
The fact is that you were born with a lot of power. The power of the spoken word is one the power you possess. But for some reason you are not using this vast and free power that is at your immediate disposal. You are like a man who has £100 million pounds in his bank account but he is relying on government handouts and support to pay his bills.
In the book of Proverbs 18:21, King Solomon who was the wisest person that ever lived before Jesus Christ, said: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit“.
This means that your mouth is like fire. You can either use fire to cook your food, keep yourself warm, generate electricity or you can use it to burn down your house. The words you speak are either working for you or against you.
I said you can use fire to generate electricity in the previous paragraph. Someone who is not aware of the different methods of power generation might be surprised that fire could be used to generate electricity. In a nutshell, to use fire to generate electricity, you need to use the fire to boil water to a particular temperature, this water produces steam, the steam turns turbines, the turning of the turbines generate electricity.
In this instance, you can see how the smart and careful use of fire produced something very beneficial as electricity. You also know that the same fire used carelessly will cause millions, if not billions in damages.
The same way the smart use of fire produces electricity, the same way the smart use of your words can produce things that are beneficial to you. Used wrongly, it is capable of causing unimaginable damage in your life. The smartest ways to use your spoken words to your own benefit is through giving of gratitude and uttering of affirmations.
Gratitude at Sunrise
How you start your day determines your day. This is why it is vital you start your day right. When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you do? Do you look at your phone to see who has texted or tweeted you? Do you check what the latest news is or jump straight into your Facebook newsfeed?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you are starting your day wrong. Remember that whatever we observe, we participate in. If you start your day observing terrible news from mainstream news media, you have aligned yourself with that negative news and all the bad energies that comes with it.
Start your day right by ignoring your phone for at least the first 30 minutes after you’ve woken up. I start my days by giving gratitude first thing in the morning and my day always goes well after this.
Once you wake up in the morning, take a notepad or a jotter pad and write down 10 things that you’re grateful for. If you are struggling to find 10 things you can be grateful for, read my other article titled “The Power of Gratitude” here. It will give you a proper understanding of why you should give gratitude and how to give gratitude.
After you have written 10 things you’re grateful for, read them out loud but not too loud. Just audible enough that if someone was seating next to you, they should be able to hear it. But if you are in an environment whereby reading out your gratitude might give you funny or strange looks, you can just read it within your mind. After this, approach the day in expectation of good and wonderful things.
Affirmations at Sunset
So, you’ve started your day right by giving gratitude first thing in the morning, now it’s bedtime. The start and end of each day are equally important.
Have you ever woken up and it seems something ain’t quite right? Your mood seems to be all over the place. Your tolerance level is at all time low. And to top it all, you kept receiving one bad message after another. It’s as if you managed to piss off someone in the cosmos while you were asleep.
There is a reason for this. Like I said in my article “Law of Causation“, wherever the shadow is, there also is the substance.
Your strange, odd or bad feeling in the morning is simply an effect of how you went to bed the night before. How you went to sleep the night before is the cause.
In my article, “The Secret Ingredient for Manifestation“, I spoke about how you went to bed the night before determines your next day. Because whatever feeling you went to sleep with, that’s the feeling that your Subconscious Mind will take as your true feeling and manifest. Please read that article here.
What am trying to emphasise is that how you go to sleep at night is as important as how you start your day in the morning. So, to end your day right; once you are ready for bed, bring out your affirmations list. You should have already printed or written out your affirmations and if you haven’t got any, please print out the one that’s most applicable to your needs here. The affirmations on this site have been separated into sections but you can mix and match as needed for your circumstances and you can also write your own affirmations.
So once you are ready for sleep and already lying down in bed. Make sure you are lying flat, read out your affirmations. Read it for at least 15 minutes. As you are reading, start imaginging those things as already manifested in your life. After this, hold on to that vision. Now attach a strong feeling to the image. Be in a strong feeling of your affirmations manifested while you drift off to sleep.
Consistency is required
Consistency is the bedrock of all successful achievements. Edison tried for 1,000 times before he had a breakthrough with the electric light bulb. KFC founder was rejected 1,009 times before anyone accepted his recipe but both he and Thomas Edison were consistent in their pursuit.
If someone asks me what differentiate successful people and those who are not, I would say consistency. A lot of people are hardworking, passionate, talented, ambitious, driven and e.t.c but they are still not a success. What is usually missing is consistency. Consistency is the key to success. Slow and steady ALWAYS win the race. It is not by much you did today but how consistent can you be doing it day after day. For consistent little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.
The same way consistency is key to success in every work of life, the same way it’s the key to transform your life when you are using gratitude and affirmations. If you do them on Monday and then forget about them until Friday, there is very little chance that your life will change the slightest. But do as instructed for solid 6 months without missing a day and you will see the transformation in your life.
The power of the spoken words cannot be overemphasised. In the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible, it was made clear that the Infinite Mind spoke every living and non-living things into existence. After the Infinite Mind spoke everything into existence, He made mankind in His own image after His likeness and He also gave them the power to speak things into existence. He even called humans gods.
The same way the Infinite Mind has the power to speak things into existence, the same way humans can also speak things into existence. The only difference is time. Time is required for humans to develop the strong feeling and emotions of the things they want and genuinely believe they have it without first seeing it.
Once you are able to reach the point whereby you can think of something and develop a strong feeling and emotions about that thing manifesting right away, you will literally be performing miracles. The problem is that man reasoning, logic and conditioning by his environment will not allow this – easily.
You have within you the power to transform your life to whatever you desire it to be using just gratitude and affirmations.
Gratitude draws your nearer to God – The Infinite Mind, who is the sources of all good things. And the nearer we are to the source of wealth, the easier it will be for us to get what will want from the source using affirmations correctly.
When will utter our affirmations with strong convictions that what we want is already ours, the things will want will manifest as far as they not against the laws of the universe.
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Have a wonderful day.