“You can do it. You are awesome. You’re incredible.”
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said things like this to yourself?
… Believing that if you repeated them enough times, you might eventually feel like they’re true?
Here’s what I can tell you about doing affirmations.
You weren’t necessarily wrong…
And yet, there’s something else that may help you achieve your goals and live your best life even faster…
It’s far more powerful to do things that assume you can achieve success than it is to simply tell yourself you can achieve success…
It’s far more powerful to do things that assume you can achieve success…
Than it is to simply tell yourself you can achieve success…
Since we’re here mostly to talk about marketing and business success, here’s a handful of examples…
— Launching that new funnel
— Creating a new marketing test
— Sending an email
— Approaching a potential client
— Scheduling an important call
— Putting together a pitch
— Launching a daily email (or podcast, or YouTube channel)
— Developing a new offer
— Creating a big project plan
Or whatever is relevant to you.
You could tell yourself, over and over again, “I can create awesome funnels.” Or, you can go launch one. And make it awesome. And another. And make it awesome. And another. And make it awesome.
Until it’s undeniably true that you create awesome funnels.
If your behavior assumes it to be true, it becomes true…
This is the principle behind what David Allen called “Assumed Affirmations” in his book, Getting Things Done.
You don’t have to get it right the first time.
You will likely have to course correct.
You may need to give yourself a little motivation at times, saying, “You’ve got this.”
But it will always be the ACTIONS and HABITS that give you true confidence, of which the words can only ever be mere reflection.
So then it comes down to taking actions, and developing the habit of action.
All in pursuit if your best self.
Don’t just watch it for the content. Watch it for the feeling it can give you. And the motivation to go out and take action that assumes whatever you want to be true, is true.
One more tip…
If you’re a high achiever, you likely experience a bit of a “moving horizon” effect.
That is, no matter how good you’re doing, you always see opportunities to do better.
Which can create a conflict when you think about acting in ways that assume the truth of your ideal scenario.
There’s a simple little exercise you can do — based on a quote from nearly 2,000 years ago — that should help.
I include that towards the end of today’s video, too.
Yours for bigger breakthroughs,