We talk a lot about personal development and wanting to be the best we can be. However, we can find it difficult to be clear on what that looks like and how to motivate ourselves to be our best selves.
Knowing how to set clear intentions and reinforcing these with positive affirmations will catapult you towards achieving your goals much faster.
Today I will explain in 8 steps how to set your clear intentions and 7 ways to strategically use positive affirmations to help you on your way to your best self.
Setting Clear Intentions in 5 Steps
Clear intentions are the foundation of manifesting your desires. When you set clear intentions, you are stating to the universe what you want and how you want it to manifest in your life.
1. Aligning Goals with Clear Intentions – Some Examples
Goal A: To improve physical health
Clear Intention: “I intend to prioritise my health by eating nutritious food, exercising regularly, and taking care of my body.”
Goal B: To develop better relationships
Clear Intention: “I intend to communicate honestly and openly with my loved ones, listen actively, and create a supportive and loving environment.”
Goal C: To find a fulfilling job
Clear Intention: “I intend to discover my true passion, acquire the skills and knowledge needed to pursue it, and find a job that aligns with my values and purpose.”
2. Be Specific
Be specific about what you want to manifest. The more specific you are, the easier it is for the universe to deliver what you want. Before starting a new project, take a few moments to set a clear intention for what you want to achieve.
3. Write Down Your Intention in a Clear and Concise Way.
Use specific language and avoid vague or ambiguous statements. For example, instead of saying “I want to be successful,” you might say “I intend to build a business that generates $1 million in revenue within the first year.”
Believe that what you are asking for is already yours. The universe responds to our beliefs and expectations.
5. Let Go of Doubts and Fears
Let go of any doubts and fears that you have about manifesting your desires. Feel the Fear and do it anyway. This will also reduce your stress levels and anxiety. Trust the universe and believe that everything is working out for your highest good.
6. Repeat Your Intention
Repeat your intention to yourself several times throughout the day, especially in the morning and at night.
Visualise yourself already having what you want. See it, feel it, and experience it in your mind. Visualise yourself achieving your goal and feel the excitement and enthusiasm that comes with it.
8. Take Action Towards Your Goals
The universe responds to our actions, so take inspired action towards your desires. Take action towards your intention every day. This could include doing research, networking, creating a business plan, or taking other steps that move you closer to your goal.
To compliment our clear intentions, we use positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are powerful statements that can help you change your mindset, uild self-confidence and manifest your desires. Positive affirmations are always in the present not the future tense.
Here are 7 ways to use positive affirmations.
1. Choose your positive affirmation
Choose a positive affirmation that resonates with you. Make sure it is in the present tense and positive. For example, you might say “I am confident and capable” or “I radiate joy and positivity.”
2. Repeat your positive affirmations
Repeat your affirmation to yourself several times a day, especially when you are feeling negative or anxious. You can say it out loud or in your mind, whatever feels most comfortable to you.
3. Visualise the positive outcome that you desire as you say your affirmation.
For example, if you are affirming confidence, visualise yourself speaking confidently in front of a group of people. Visualise yourself already having what you want. See it, feel it, and experience it in your mind.
4. Use your affirmation as a tool to overcome negative self-talk and limiting beliefs.
Whenever you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, replace them with your positive affirmation. Over time, you will begin to believe it more and more, and it will become a natural part of your thinking.
Believe in your affirmation. The more you believe it, the more powerful it becomes.
6. Take action
Take action towards your goals. The universe responds to our actions, so take inspired action towards your desires.
7. Positive Affirmation Statements
There are so many positive affirmation statements you can create, choose ones that really resonate with you and you will find them to be more powerful.
“I am worthy of love and respect, and I attract positive relationships into my life.”
“Trust the universe to guide me towards abundance and success.”
“I am confident in my abilities and trust my intuition to make the right decisions.”
“Grateful for all the blessings in my life and attract more positivity every day.”
“I am deserving of happiness, and I choose to focus on the good things in my life.”
Remember that setting clear intentions and using positive affirmations is just one part of the manifestation process. You also need to be open to receiving and taking inspired action towards your goals. It will also help to get the support of a life coach to fine-tune this process. Trust the universe and believe that everything is working out for your highest good.