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The Three Affirmations

Monday, December 31, 2007

Many of us have struggled with weight issues a long time, and sometimes we approach a new 'diet' plan with somewhat jaded eyes. We have this 'been there done that' attitude, and unfortunately, the 'there' we've been to is failure. We tried. We failed. We gave up. Then after awhile another diet came out..low carb, low fat, South Beach, whatever the diet du jour was... we tried it, we failed. Once again we gave up.

So what will make this different?

I challenge you to make three affirmations daily:

1) I CAN succeed.
2) I am WORTH the effort.
3) I WILL do whatever it takes to get the weight off and get in shape.

Write those down, and read them daily, memorize them, repeat them to yourself. You CAN do it. You are capable of success. You are WORTH the effort. No matter how discouraged you may feel, you are not a failure as a human being because you are overweight, so don't berate yourself. Love yourself, and accept that you are worth the effort it takes to make yourself trimmer and healthier.

Finally, commit yourself to doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to succeed. Say it out loud, "I will do whatever it takes to lose weight and get in shape." Say it over and over and over and over again until you believe it. The first step in changing your behavior is to change the way you think.

If you have approached this with a 'I hope this works but I'm somewhat skeptical because I've tried and failed so many times before' kinda attitude... before you can change your body you have to change your mind.

If you change the way you think, believe you CAN do it, you are WORTH the effort, and commit to doing WHATEVER IT TAKES... you WILL succeed, you WILL lose weight, you WILL get in shape, you WILL beat this and like the person you see in the mirror.

Three affirmations. Write them down. Memorize them. Say them daily. Make yourself believe them.. and you WILL succeed.

I want you to join me in the winner's circle this year.

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    thank you for these most motivational quotes... I came by them just by browsing motivational spark pages... have a great day
    3022 days ago

    Ran across this blog and want to thank you for these affirmations...I am writing them down on my page and will look at them every day. It was just the bit of motivation I was looking for today!
    3359 days ago
    This is set in stone. I am committed to these affirmations.

    3552 days ago
    Hi Dan,

    Your 'confirmations' are key attitudinal changes that go a long way to help meet our goals. It is so simple and yet so effective.

    In essence, it translates into taking responsibility and beleiving in yourself. Thanks for articulating this so well.

    Wishing you all the best for meeting your goals this year

    3721 days ago
    Dan...I think you should take these affirmations and copy and paste to all your friends' pages...It's a great idea....and from your success we know that it works ;) great job!!!
    3731 days ago
    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for your post. It confirms exactly what I decided and had a revelation about last week. I have started writing a daily affirmation for myself because I realized that deep inside of me I was still thinking of myself as a fat child, a fat teenager, a fat adult and no matter what I was doing I was still feeling fat inside. So for my reprogramming I am writing and posting my positive affirmation so that I read them all day long.
    3731 days ago
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    Thanks Dan. I've written them down. Happy New Year!~hugs from the Dark
    3731 days ago
    Hi Dan, Your affirmations are great. I will copy them down and use them. I have always believed in affirmations. I like the way you personalized them with the "I" statement rather than the "YOU" statement. Thank you for this New Year gift.
    3731 days ago
    Dan, I have been struggling with not caring these last few days. Then I happened onto your blog. Thank you!

    3732 days ago
    Hi, Dan,
    I stumbled across your blog today. How powerful your words are!!!

    When I joined Sparkpeople a couple of days ago, I thought, "Okay, this looks interesting. I will give it a try." The three affirmations that you have challenged me to make daily show me that I came in with the wrong attitude. Now I know that this WILL work. To quote you, I CAN succeed. I am WORTH the effort. I WILL do whatever it takes to get the weight off and get in shape.

    Thank you, Dan, for your inspiring words.

    3732 days ago
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