About 6 years ago or so I didn’t even know what an affirmation was or how they even worked. Then I hit rock bottom and out of nowhere, poof, I found all these wonderful success affirmations to help me dig my way out of the hell I was living.
If you’re there now, I know exactly how you feel.
I think now, with all that’s going on in the world, is the best time to whip up a helpful article on some affirmations for success, to help us all get through this tough time.
You might also like this recent article I wrote to help us get through hard times.
So many of us are starting lose our mojo and don’t think there’s any hope for the future. There is. Stay positive and have faith! Turn the news off. Absorb yourself in happy things (like success affirmations!).
(This article contains affiliate links so if you make a purchase I make a small commission-affiliate disclosure)
Do affirmations really work??
So as a self proclaimed ‘self help guru’ I get asked this one question an awful lot. Do affirmations really work?
Well. I always answer with a resounding YES, affirmations really do work BUT you gotta know how to work them.
I’m going to give you 3 ways, right now, so that you are using affirmations the right way. The way to make them work for you!!
Write it out. Whether you want to write them out on a post-it not or fill your whiteboard with them, find a place to write them so you can see them every day all damn day!
When you write them out, feel every word you are writing. Feel joy and hope and faith!!!
Read them as often as you can but read them with gusto!! For example, when you read out one like “I am a successful writer” read it like this > ” I AM a damn successful writer!!!!” Declare it! Feel that bitch, baby!!
Read them every day a million times a day if you have to but make sure you feel and believe every damn word. Let the emotions sink in.
How will you feel when you become a successful writer?? Feel that!!!
I love this video on how to make affirmations work for you. I watch a lot of motivational vids on YouTube and this one is really good!!
Every time you have a negative thought go back to these powerful affirmations and read 3 of them out loud! For every one negative thought I want you to replace it with 3 positive ones. Period. Stop your negative thoughts dead in their tracks and shout out 3 positive things!!
Repeating positive affirmations daily does work!
The point and science behind repeating positive affirmations daily is to retrain and rewire our brains. So many of us have so many negative thoughts. Many have been plugged in since childhood and we haven’t been able to shake them off.
We are full of limiting beliefs because we were told things like:
- you’re not smart enough
- you’ll never succeed
- you’re too stupid
- you’re such a failure
- you’ll never amount to anything
Any of those sound familiar? I heard them an awful lot and it took me a really long time to rewire my brain to shut them out and replace those negative words with phrases like these ones:
- I’m so awesome
- I can do anything
- I am capable of learning new things
- I’m friggin amazing
Fun ones like that and like some of the ones listed below in my list of 30 best affirmations for success. But I had to repeat these over and over again. It sounds like you’re lying at first and you don’t really believe yourself but after a while you do and you feel like a friggin rockstar!!
So how long does it take for affirmations to work?
I also hear this question so many times.
“How long does it take for affirmations to work, Iva”???
Honestly, it’s up to you and how much effort you put into repeating your success affirmations (or any affirmations really).
The most important part of affirmations is to believe them with every ounce of your being. Knowing that without a shadow of a doubt, what you are saying and repeating will happen, is on its way and things are always working out for you.
You really have to feel it and declare it. But most importantly, you absolutely MUST STOP all negative thinking!! They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit so if you are consistent in retraining your brain, all good things will come to you in 21 days!!
Now I can’t guarantee that but it’s a good base to start with!
So I’ve babbled enough I think. Let’s get to the best affirmations for success!!
30 Affirmations For Success
So here, in no particular order, are the best success affirmations that I believe will work for you if you work them properly!
“I know I can do this! I will find a way and get it done”
“Things are always working out for me”
” I can and I will. Watch me!”
“I am doing things today that my future self will thank me for”!!
“My comeback will be stronger than my setback”
“I am letting go of all the limiting beliefs I have and replacing them with empowering thoughts”!
“I face all challenges bravely and with patience”.
“I will stay focused on my goals and do what I have to do to achieve them.”
“No matter what life throws at me today, I will handle it like a champ”!
“Only I can change my life. No one else can do that for me and I am ready to make massive changes.”
“I so got this and I won’t let this obstacle break me. I will learn from it and grow”
“I am a highly successful woman and I have a unique gift to bring to the world”
“I am so grateful that my life is truly blessed and good things always find their way to me”
“I offer great value to people and the Universe brings the right people to me all the time who need my services”
“I know that not everyday is a good day but I will find the good in every day”
“I am open to meeting like minded people who will support me on my path to growth, as I will do for them”
“All my ideas are amazing and bring great value to the world”
“I am learning to replace negative thought patterns with positive ones”
“I am deserving of great success and abundance and I am allowing it to happen for me”
“I truly believe in myself and my talents and know that I’m not a failure”
“I reward myself daily for all accomplishments, no matter how small”
“I will honour and love myself and when I get tired or frustrated, I will learn to step away and rest because I know it’s good for me”
“My potential to succeed is great “
“Every new day is an opportunity for me to grow, inspire, learn and succeed”
“I am capable of amazing things”!!
“I squash all doubt and fear and face the day bravely and with confidence”
“I am a very strong person and I attract opportunities, helpful people and success”
“I will never fail as everything I do leads to growth and learning opportunities”
“I am creating the life I want”
“I am transforming into a more successful person”
Why we sometimes need success affirmations
Because let’s face it, we’re not positive and happy every second of the day. Sometimes we fall into slumps and feel helpless and worthless.
We feel nothing we’re doing is working for us and we feel defeated.
And then all the negativity sets in and we feel like throwing in the towel. You can’t do that. Ever!!! Did I ever tell you about the time I bought a hair salon and had to close it after 3 years because it was dying a slow death (and then I later had to declare bankruptcy)?
You know what, ya it sucked a lot but it didn’t stop me from forging ahead and continuing on the path of success.
I didn’t let this one setback stop me or make me feel like a loser. I’m not a loser. I never was. I’m a survivor, a fighter, a warrior, a winner!!!!!
And so are you!
Make these affirmations for success work for you!
Ask yourself a few questions.
- How bad do I want to be successful?
- How bad do I want to live the life of my dreams?
- How bad do I want financial freedom?
- How bad do I want this new life?
Like for real, how bad do you effin want it?? Girl. Go get it!!
You have to know that someone somewhere is doing what you really want to do and is succeeding. So can you.
xo iva xo