If guided mental imagery can help you manifest what you like, it should come as no surprise that daily visualization of what you do not like will, unfortunately, help you manifest that as well. That is why it is so important for you to become aware of the tone and subject matter of your moment-to-moment inner dialogue.
If you continually think you are weak or unable to do what you want, you will reinforce that in yourself. Whenever you find yourself drifting back into old patterns of negative thinking, don’t get mad, get even. Just smile at the tenacity of this nasty habit that is struggling to stay alive to hurt you and know you have the power to easily defeat it. Then go back to visualizing what it is you want with all your heart. Do not wait until you are very old to learn the truth of this. There’s no time to waste.
You can make up your own affirmations to suit the nature of your goal. Many people write their affirmations on either business- or index-sized cards so they can carry them around, put them on their bathroom mirror, refrigerator, etc.
For example, if you feel you are stuck in your present job but don’t seem to be able to do anything about it, you might want to first think of something you used to think you could not do but did anyway for a boost of positive energy. With that feeling of your demonstrated power still flowing through you, use your affirmations. Try something like “I accomplish what I put my mind to,” “I am qualified for a job I enjoy” or “I deserve to get paid well for doing a job I enjoy” and “I am on the lookout for new job opportunities which are coming to me now.”
You should repeat your affirmations whenever you want, especially when you catch yourself thinking thoughts that you know work against your best interests. After a while you will be in the habit of thinking positively about yourself and your capabilities.
(C) Monte Farber