"The problem with positive affirmations is that they operate at the surface level of conscious thinking and do nothing to contend with the subconscious mind where limiting beliefs really live.
It goes without saying that if you command yourself to think 'I am abundant and attract wealth', yet your deeply held core belief is that you are never enough or unworthy of your success, your brain will be quick to incite an inner war. "
Positive affirmations may come with a dangerous side effect: they are proclaimed by many self-help gurus as the ultimate solution to any problem.
Consequently, if this is not working for you, there is only one person to blame: you!
No worries though, there are alternatives! For example powerful coaching questions which, for a start, you can ask yourself.
For more details on how to overcome limiting beliefs and become (even) more successful, follow the link to the brilliant Forbes article below.
Give Interrogative Self-Talk A Try. Research shows that asking ourselves questions rather than issuing commands is a much more effective way to create change. It’s as simple as tweaking the way you speak to yourself. When you catch your inner critic flinging accusations, think: how can I turn this statement into a question? (see what I did there?). Asking questions opens up exploration and possibility. Here’s some examples: -Am I willing to do what it takes? -When have I done this before? -What if [insert worse case scenario] happens? -How can I…? This type of self-inquiry powers up problem-solving areas of the brain helping you tap into your innate creativity. You're able to greet negative thoughts with curiosity instead of fear.