Do you find yourself always talking negatively about yourself, your future, and everything else? Then this is the 30-day challenge for you. Declaring positive things for and about yourself will change your whole life around. I know, I took this challenge and within hours I felt different about myself and my life. I felt more at peace, more hopeful, and more positive. It’s stuck with me. And, you will never catch me declaring negative things for or about myself because I know how negatively it affects my life. But, you can’t really understand that for yourself until you take the challenge and choose to declare positive things.
Why You Should Challenge Yourself To Declare Positive Things
Usually I have a list of 5 reasons why you should take the challenge mentioned, but this time I want you to watch a video about declaring positive things. It’s a sermon by Joel Osteen, but you don’t need to be religious to appreciate what he’s saying. Make time to listen to this video in its entirety (almost 30 minutes), you will be glad you did.
This Sounds Like Positive Affirmations…
That’s absolutely what it is. Positive affirmations and positive declarations are the same thing.
If you think positive affirmations are nonsense, then please take a minute to acknowledge the fact that you affirm stuff to yourself all the time. A lot of it is probably negative. Some of it may be positive. But, you are using affirmations right now, today, as you speak.
Every time you say I’m too slow, I’m too big, I’m not big enough, I’m lacking, I’m not enough, I can’t do that… you are saying a negative affirmation.
If you say negative affirmations over and over, then you are going to affect your life negatively. They will affect your self-worth, confidence, ability to take action, and ability to succeed.
You will literally get in your own way by affirming negative things about yourself. You will be the one who sabotages your success and happiness, no one else.
But, if you start to use positive affirmations – declare good things about yourself and your future – then you will start to feel better about yourself and your life, and you will find yourself taking action on all the right things.
How To Do This Challenge For 30 Days
Don’t just do this challenge for a day or two. Take 30 days to really practice declaring positive things instead of negative things.
1. Stop Declaring Negative Things
Starting right now, you are going to stop declaring negative things.
I found that you will have negative thoughts, and you will have a desire to say some of them out loud – especially the ones that you are used to saying out loud – but that desire will pass if you just keep your mouth shut.
Live by the rule, ‘If I have nothing good to say, then I’m going to say nothing at all.’
2. Start Declaring Positive Things At All Times
And, starting right now, you are going to declare positive things. You are going to declare things about your health, your wealth, your relationships, your job, your future opportunities, and anything else that you want in a positive light.
Obviously it’s going to be easy to declare positive things when you are being hopeful and have a good feeling about something. But, sometimes it will be hard to say positive things when your mind tells you otherwise.
I suggest that each time you have a negative thought that lingers, force yourself to say something positive about it. It will help cut out that need to hold onto that thought and say something negative about it.
For instance, if you don’t know how something is going to work out and you are starting to worry that it won’t work out, don’t say, ‘It’s not going to work out’. Instead, say, ‘I don’t know how, but it will work out in my best interest’.
3. Keep Track Of How This Is Impacting Your Life
Keeping track of how you feel and what happens in your life will help you understand just how powerful this is and how much you will want to take it past a challenge and make it into a habit – or not. I don’t know what your experience will be like. But, I’m pretty confident it will be positive.
Use a journal to write your experiences in. Or you can download the following PDF, print it off, and keep track of your experiences with the challenge. It’s just a basic PDF that includes a spot each day for 30 days to write what you are experiencing in this challenge as you declare positive things.