When you verbalize your goals in the form of positive affirmations, you should use words that your subconscious can easily understand and go to work on. Make your statements simple and practical. For example, "I like myself" is personal. "I'm the best" is personal and positive. And "I love my work" is personal, positive, and in the present tense.
These are the kinds of affirmations that are immediately accepted by your subconscious mind as commands. They have an im mediate impact on how you think and feel about yourself. They instantly boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. To remain optimistic, you must be continually talking to yourself in terms of the way you want to be rather than the way things are at the moment.
In neurolinguistic programming, the way that you talk to yourself about what is happening to you is called your "interpretive style." The way you interpret things is a key part of changing your thinking. The question is always whether you interpret things that are happening around you in a positive or negative way. Remember, the optimist sees the glass as half full while the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. Choose to be an optimist.
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