Top 7 Myths About Affirmations: Myth #3

“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Power of Affirmations

Part 3 of a 7 part series by my friend Nancy Barry-Jansson

Part 1 Part2

The past two days, I’ve debunked the top 2 myths about affirmations:
MYTH #1: “I don’t do affirmations.” and MYTH #2: “Oh, I’ve tried affirmations…they don’t work.” Let’s take a look at the next one…

The Power of Affirmations MYTH #3: “I’ll start doing affirmations when I figure out how I can meet my goals.”

The beauty, and the mystery, of affirmations is that you don’t need to know “how” to accomplish your goals in order to achieve them. In fact, I sometimes found it’s not only more exciting not to know because you aren’t tied to only one solution, but results come quicker when we aren’t tied to the details of the outcome.

If you are tied to only one solution, you are blocking all other possible solutions…even ones that you didn’t even know existed! Who knows how many ways there are to accomplish your goal, let alone which ones might work faster for you than you ever thought possible? I don’t know about you, but I am still not omnipotent, so there are probably lots of ways to accomplish a goal that I’m not yet aware of, so I choose not to limit myself to only one solution.

The amazing thing about the subconscious mind is that it loves to solve problems for us. Eric Maisel, a San Francisco Bay Area psychologist and creativity coach (, has written many books on the subject of creativity and the way the mind can assist you in creative endeavors. In his book, Sleep Thinking, Maisel goes into detail explaining how the subconscious works to solve our problems as we sleep each night as long as we are willing to release worry and cultivate a sense of wonder surrounding the issue at hand (“I wonder how I will…”).

Whether you are looking for a lost item, or trying to find the best solution to your creative problem, the subconscious will happily consider the problem and often, you will wake up with just the solution you have been looking for. Affirmations work in a similar way by reprogramming your conscious and subconscious minds to see your reality the way you would like to experience it.

So, stop worrying about having all the answers, and start writing and speaking your positive affirmations so you subconscious can begin working toward what is most important to you.

Join us tomorrow as we explore Myth #4 about affirmations.

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4 Responses to Top 7 Myths About Affirmations: Myth #3

  1. Everything you wrote is also true in my experience, and I find that I catch thoughts that don’t match this truth when I am faced with certain types of challenges. Because your words resonate with truth, as I understand it, they bring me right back into alignment. They are infused with a feeling that reminds me of Christmas, especially as a small child. My favorite time has always been before the presents are opened, when I don’t know what’s inside. Instead of worry or fear that something won’t happen, feeling that same kind of delicious anticipation reframes any current challenge I have. I continue to feel a sense of wonder and gratitude as I remember to do that! Naturally, as soon as I do, all sorts of unexpected and wonderful things happen. To infuse this feeling into words is a gift; so glad to have found you on twitter!! Many thanks.

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