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6 WAYS TO BECOME BULLETPROOF IN 2022

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How to Become Bulletproof

There’s been a common refrain sweeping the country recently, from both young and old, rich and poor:

To heck with 2021. 

Across the nation, we toasted the end of the year and gladly welcomed 2022. 

But events don’t respond to holidays or calendars. Bad stuff still happens, whether it’s to you, the guy down the street, or the entire country. There is only one guarantee: 2022 won’t be immune to difficult times. 

But you can be. 

All it takes is a choice–a set of choices, actually. Most people are ruled by moment-to-moment uncertainty and fear, or sensationalism in the news, or any number of other things. 

The good news is this: the difference between the current you and a new bulletproof you is as simple as a new perspective. How you choose to label things and what you choose to focus on can have a big impact on how you respond to life. 

So this year, let’s focus on personal development. Let’s make you bulletproof. Then we can worry about everyone else. Or maybe not. 

Here are six great places to start.  

Best Ways to Become Bulletproof This Year

Ways to Become Bulletproof

1. Chase A Big Dream

I mean, like, the pipe dream. The Big One. What have you always wanted to do? What did you actually want to be when you grow up? 

This is especially important for younger folks (like myself). But why should you drop everything and do something you love? 

Because identifying The Dream and then figuring out exactly what you need to do to make it happen–that’s a powerful experience. Even if you ultimately decide not to go for it, identifying that big goal and imagining what it would actually take to do it puts it in that realm of possibility. 

Most of us call a dream a dream and keep it in that category. Don’t. 

I’ll go on a slight personal tangent. 

In my freshman year of college, I was woefully unhappy. I had no friends, bad grades, and nothing to be excited about. What a dweeb. 

So I took a leave of absence for a year. I worked in the White Mountains to save up for my dream: to through-hike the Appalachian Trail. And that’s exactly what I did. Hardly a penny went anywhere but my savings account. 

And I did it. I walked from Georgia to Maine. I accomplished The Dream. That experience didn’t immediately make me into the perfect person I always wanted to be, but it gave me the confidence and the attitude and the willingness to go after it and keep failing until I got there. 

I don’t settle for “good enough” anymore, and neither should you. Chasing The Dream will give you that wake up call. It gives you something to be passionate about every single day–a reason to wake up in the morning.

And who would you rather spend your time around? Someone who puts in the bare minimum and gets by, or someone who has a fire in their blood? Be the type of person you want to hang around. 

2. Create Sub-Goals

This is the complement to your Big Dream. It’s the secret sauce that gets you to your destination. 

It’s the classic dilemma: you make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape. You get a gym membership, and you’re on fire. For about a month. 

But you’re not super skinny or super strong yet, or stuff gets in the way, or the folks you live with are sabotaging your healthy eating goals. So you stop going to the gym. You give up on a better diet. You stagnate. You let yourself fail. 

You looked at Point A and Point B and you tried to sprint from one to the other in a single day. You should learn from failure, right? I hope you paid attention, because the lesson was loud and clear. 

Stop sprinting at Point B. Point B is a long way off. Instead, block out a half hour for yourself with a piece of paper and a pen. We’re going to make some sub-goals. 

Sit down. Take a breath. Ready? 

Okay, you’re at Point A. Write it down or draw a little circle somewhere. Got it? Okay. Now write down what Point B is somewhere else on the paper, preferably with plenty of space in between. Now think. What are some really manageable, achievable things that will get you there in a reasonable time frame? 

Write them down and put a deadline with each one. Don’t set the bar so high that you get super stressed out. Sub-goals should motivate and excite you. 

So once you’ve got your sub-goals, here’s one more piece of advice. Stop worrying about the big picture. Right now, you’re going for sub-goal number one. You have tunnel vision. You can’t see sub goals two through seven, let alone Point B. Got it? Good. Get going. 

3. Start Meditating

This is really unrelated to chasing dreams and setting goals, right? 

Wrong. 

There are good reasons why meditation has hit the mainstream. It’s an awesome antidote. It can be really easy to get caught up in all the goings-on these days. Even if you don’t pay attention to politics or world events, it’s easy to get caught up in your own brain, goals, ambitions, and troubles. 

Have you ever put your phone in airplane mode so you wouldn’t get distracted by phone calls, texts, notifications, or emails? It’s really nice, isn’t it? 

That’s what meditation is–but it’s for your brain. Learning to shut off all the extra brain chatter for five or ten minutes can work wonders, from stress management to better sleep to increased focus. The list goes on and on. 

I like to meditate when I get so caught up or stressed out by my work load that I’ve started to become paralyzed. When I have so much to do that I can’t decide on one thing to do first, I shut my laptop, head to a different room, close the door, and set a timer for ten minutes. 

When I come back, I’m suddenly able to prioritize what needs to get done first. I cleared my head. 

Meditating isn’t just some hippie fad. It’s a habit that you should start, and a powerful tool. Learn how to do it here

4. Get A Schedule

Maybe you’re tired of schedules. Maybe you feel like you don’t have enough time. For anything. Or anyone. 

Maybe that’s because you need to make your own schedule. One that works for you, not for someone else. It’s not much different than sitting down and creating some sub-goals. The only difference is that you do it every day. 

It’s easy. Sit down in the morning and make your to-do list. What needs to get done today? What do you need to do today to set yourself up for tomorrow, or for several days from now? 

Now prioritize them. What’s the best time for each thing? Think about it. Be strategic with your hours and minutes. Even down to the breaks you take. You’d be surprised how much more you get out of your day. 

For instance, I like to time my runs for when I usually start to become mentally fatigued. I know that running puts me in a much better, more creative, more productive mindset. I almost always come back ready to get going on something, whether it’s the dishes in the sink or college essay. 

So set your schedule to be the most efficient that you can be. 

5. Don’t Take Things For Granted

“Nothing happens to the wise man against his expectation.”  – Seneca

Family, friends, good health, stable government, your job. Be ready for it all to be gone tomorrow. Appreciate it to its fullest, and expect that it could go away. 

Sound bleak? Well, is it better to be taken by surprise when something happens, or to be mentally prepared for it? You tell me. 

The pandemic was an awesome reminder of this. In fact, could you even go so far as to be grateful for it? 

After all, you probably didn’t think to appreciate the ability to drop in on your loved ones on a whim, celebrate holidays with them, or go grocery shopping without worrying. 

So make a list of the small things. Practice gratitude. Prepare for the worst, but always be kind. Be ready to accept whatever happens, no matter what, as a new reality. Figure out how to work with it. Love it. 

Is it work? Yeah. It takes some time to cultivate this type of attitude. But when you do, boy will you be bulletproof. All it takes is five minutes per day. Put them in your new schedule. 

6. Expect To Fail

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, know that you can and will fail. It’s age-old advice, but instead of being sad and defeated, here’s what you can do instead. 

Okay, so you failed. You didn’t get the job, the girl, the dream, the degree. It sucks. 

Now sit down. Take another breath. Look at your sub-goals (you made them, right?). What did you learn about the process that you went through? 

No, seriously. Write it down. Make a list or write a paragraph. I mean it. Right now. What did you learn? 

Failure is an enormous opportunity. I’m not just trying to be an annoying optimist here. I’m trying to make you open your eyes. Love that failure as much as you love success. Because that failure will lead to success, but only if you listen to what it’s trying to tell you. 

I get it. It’s humiliating to fail. Maybe everyone laughed at you or said I told you so. Are you going to prove them right? Or are you going to get back up, change the process, and try again? 

This doesn’t only apply to failure. It applies to every crappy situation. I don’t necessarily believe that everything happens for some predetermined reason, but you sure can make it that way. Even if it takes a few years, flip that situation upside-down and use it as a tool to learn something about yourself, about your life. Go ahead. Give it a try. 

Final Thoughts on Becoming Bulletproof

So there you have it. Sounds like a lot of work, huh? 

That’s because it is. But what better time to start being a goal-oriented, meditative, gratitude-loving, schedule-based person than now? 

Be bulletproof. It’s 2022.

Till next time,

STRIVE

Renée is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and personal development. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she loves to play her cello, go backpacking, and write for her own outdoors-themed blog, The Dirt.

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HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING IN 2022

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Fear, doubt, and worry can have a major impact on your health and well being. But most importantly, they can have a dramatic and severe impact on the quality of your life.  Fear, doubt, and worry can stop your aspirations for a better future dead in its tracks. On top of this, they can and usually do, dramatically hinder the best of us from reaching the heights of the success we seek.  How you ask? 

Well, fear, doubt, and worry are much like a cancer. They will work through you slowly, gradually, and often times go undetected, working diligently on your confidence until they completely snuff out all your hopes and dreams.  And if a quality life demands anything, it demands confidence and hope in a brighter tomorrow.

So, if reclaiming your confidence, your peace of mind, and your 2022 is something you’d like to do, then this post is exactly what the doctor ordered:

HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND BEGIN LIVING

How to Stop Worrying

1. Get Busy Taking Action.

This quote sums it up;

“Keep Busy. The Worried Person Must Lose Himself In Action, Lest He Wither In Despair.”

Action is the cure for most ailments in life, and it is especially good for worry. The person who keeps himself busy doing activities that are beneficial for himself, his family, or his community, will almost 99% of the time, be too involved with doing to even consider those things cause most everyone else to worry.

So, find something to do, force yourself to act, and before you know it, your worries will eventually dissipate.

2. Silence Your Mind – Meditate

Often times, our worries, fears, and anxieties are compounded by the relentless self-talk and internal chat that we have with ourselves throughout our days. Our own internal dialogue can be one of the biggest causes of our anxiety.

We watch negative news, we read scary headlines, we think about worst-case scenarios, and then we process these observations all day through self-discussion, and the result is worry. As such, one of the best things that you can do today and going forward to dramatically reduce your worry habit, is to take 10 to 20 minutes to just sit silently and meditate.

If you are not sure how to meditate, there are plenty of great resources out on the web. Here is one great meditation resource to get you started.

3. Schedule “Worry Time”

According to this excellent article, choosing to set time and place for worrying can dramatically impact how much worrying you do and how you’ll ultimately feel. Essentially, what you need to do, is create a routine, where you take 20 or so minutes every day to just sit there and think about all your worries. By doing this, you purge your mind of all your anxieties. Then, you must ensure you don’t give these thoughts any more energy after this window.

4. Rewire Your Mind

Often times, we worry out of habit. We constantly think the sky is falling or that the worse is bound to happen. So, we needlessly tie ourselves up in mental knots, when more often than not, our worry was nothing but a mental loop that we failed to get out of.

The great news is, we can rewire our minds to not habitually worry. We can use mantras or affirmations to drown out that voice of worry. Much like meditation, we can use mantras or affirmations to slowly change our thinking patterns.

So, if you’re really serious about kicking your worry habit to the curb, start using mantras and affirmations so you can stop worrying and start living.

BONUS: Read This Book…..

‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’ is comprised of many recipes Mr. Carnegie pulled together from night classes he would teach to adult students on how to overcome worry.

‘How to Start Worrying and Start Living’ is a cure for anyone who wishes to eliminate the debilitating effects of fear and worry from their lives, so they fortify their confidence and get on with succeeding in their life.

Note: We’re reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

With that being said, he are a handful of killer questions pulled straight from the book. Use them to help you take your worries down a notch….

Write down the following questions and answer them:

Really, what am I so worried about?

What is the problem?

What is the cause of the problem?

Can I list all possible solutions to this problem?

What solution will best to apply to this problem?

What decision will I make now that will most dramatically impact this worry?

Now that you have all these questions answered, without hesitation immediately take action on what you wrote down.

Final Words

There you have it, a handful of powerful actions you can take today, and resources you can invest in, to help you quickly and effectively get over your worries and anxieties in 2022.

Till next time,

STRIVE

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35 OPTIMISTIC QUOTES TO GET YOU THROUGH HARD TIMES & LIVE LIFE TO IT’S FULLEST

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If you’re in search of some optimistic quotes then you’ll enjoy this page. Life can seem hard at times for just about everyone. We all go through our own trials and tribulations. For many, those trials and hardships are longer and more drawn out than they are for others. And for some, their hardships may seem to be a never ending struggle. But, the one thing we must never forget, is that there is a path that that typically gets every person through the dark.

So what is this path?

It is the light, the hope, and the possibility that things will eventually improve. It is a path of possibility. But, it is a path that can only be seen if one chooses to see it. Optimism is a choice.

So, if you find yourself in a lull in your life or struggling through some tough times, allow these optimistic quotes to strengthen your vision of better days to come, and allow the possibility of what could be… pull you through those dark times.

BEST OPTIMISTIC QUOTES FOR TOUGH TIMES

1. “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norma Cousins.

2. “The greatest salvation of man is through love and in love.” – Victor Frankl

3. “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

4. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

5. “For every dark night there’s a brighter day.” – Tupac Shakur

6. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

7. “Optimism is true moral courage.” – Ernest Shackelton

8. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

9. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

10. “Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

11. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine

12. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

13. “The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity – even under the most difficult circumstances – to add a deeper meaning to his life.” – Victor Frankl

14. “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” – Antonio Gramsci

15. “Pessimism never won any battle.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

16. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best. It points the mind toward possibilities and helps us think creatively past problems.” – Price Pritchett

18. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Now let’s dive back into these powerful and optimistic quotes.

Related: Books on Living Life to The Fullest

19. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”Anne Frank

20. “I discovered that if you expect the worst you will get the worst, and if you expect the best you will get the best.” – Norman Vincent Peale

21. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” – Mark 9:23

22. “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful out of your venture.” – William James

23. “If ye have faith…nothing shall be impossible to you.” – Matthew 17:20

24. “Life cannot deny itself to the person who gives life his all.” – Norman Vincent Peale

25. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

26. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

27. “To find optimism, look for the good things in life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

28. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

29. “Optimism is courage if it is not naïve.” – Jordan Peterson

30. “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler

31. “Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.” – Optimistic Quote

32.Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.” – Ambrose Bierce

33. “An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail and try again.” – Harvey Mackay

34. “Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.” – Rick Steves

35. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” – Nelson Mandela

Related: Quotes About Life and Struggles

Bonus Quote on Optimism:

Bonus: This last quote is by far one of the most powerful quotes on optimism. It was uttered by the Holocaust survivor, turned psychologist who experienced the worst of the worst when it comes to life, yet never lost hope…..

“Everything Can Be Taken From A Man But One Thing: The Last Of Human Freedoms – To Choose One’s Attitude In Any Given Set Of Circumstances, To Choose One’s Own Way.”

– Victor Frankl –

Final Words

Remember, it is not what happens to us that determines our outcomes in life. Rather, it is what we do with what happens to us. And the few who grasp on to the vision of an optimistic future are the ones who will eventually live it.

So, stay optimistic, stay hopeful, and keep believing that things will get better for you, and before you know it, they will. Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this collection of optimistic quotes then you’ll love these Quotes About Living Life to the Fullest.

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50+ INSPIRATIONAL STARTING OVER QUOTES

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Inspirational Starting Over Quotes

Starting over can be scary. It doesn’t matter if it’s related to your career, your business, or your relationships, it can seem daunting. In fact, most people are afraid of staring over because of their fear of the unknown. But, starting over doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. In fact, starting over can exhilarating and fun. And it might just be exactly what you need.

With that said, we’ve rounded up a handful of the most inspirational starting over quotes we could find. We hope they inspire and encourage you to look forward to your new beginnings with optimism and hope, instead of fear and apprehension.

So, if you’re ready for this powerful list of quotes about starting over, let’s dive in:

BEST STARTING OVER QUOTES

1. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”  –  Danny Kaye

2. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” – Lee Iacocca

3. “Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Anonymous

4. “As long as you’re still alive, you always have the chance to start again.” – Emily Acker

5. “Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.” – Rae Smith

6. “Leave the past where it is… Behind you!” – Anonymous

7. “It’s only human to make mistakes. You always have a choice to learn from it, let it go, forgive yourself and start over.” – Anonymous

8. “And now I’ll do what’s best for me.” – John Green

9. “Starting over is not a sign of failure, but a mark of courage — a willingness to give yourself and your life another chance.” – Scott Stabile

10. “The sun will rise and we will try again.” – Anonymous

11. “Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt by life.” – J.K. Rowling

12. “No matter how hard the past. You can always begin again.” – Buddha

13. “You can always start over.” – Anonymous

14. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

15. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” – Starting Over Quote

16. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

17. “You don’t need a new day to start over, you only need a new mindset.” – Hazel Hira Ozbek

18. “So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again.” – Frank Sinatra

19. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

20. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.” – Anonymous

21. “Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” – Anonymous

22. “There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.” – Leon Brown

23. “Starting over requires no explanation to anyone, requires no specific date, requires nothing more than you saying IT’S TIME.” – Anna Pereira

24. “Every moment is a new beginning.” – Elie Wiesel

25. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

26. “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho

27. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

28. One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” – Anonymous

29. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.” – – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

30. “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” – Dave Weinbaum

31. “Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

32. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.” – Seneca

33. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” – Germany Kent

34. “Every story has an end, but in life every end is a new beginning.” – Anonymous

35. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

36. “You’ve got a new story to write. And it looks nothing like your past.” – Anonymous

37. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

38. “As long as you’re still alive, you always have the chance to start again.” – Emily Acker

39. “You can’t go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

40. “A sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.”” – Todd Stocer

41. “Spring is proof that there is beauty in new beginnings.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

42. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

43. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. You have the power within to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

44. “There is no such thing as going back to square one. Remember that you are starting over with more knowledge, strength and power than you had before.” – Anonymous

45. “Whatever wrong turns you’ve taken in life you can always start over and find your way back to happiness.” – Marty Rubin

46. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” – Joseph Campbell

47. “We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” – Anonymous

49. “Failure is the opportunity to start over again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

50. “Success is getting to a point where you’d be truly OK with losing everything you have and starting over.” – Tony Hsieh

Bonus Quote On Starting Over

Bonus: Here’s one last and final starting over quote to ponder as you decide if starting over is for you. Enjoy!

“Start Over; My Darling. Be Brave Enough To Find The Life You Want And Courageous Enough To Chase It. Then Start Over And Love Yourself The Way You Were Always Meant To.”

– Madalyn Beck –

Final Thoughts

There you have it, some of the best starting over quotes. We hope they inspired you give you the courage to start over if that’s what’s called for.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these starting over quotes, then you’ll likely enjoy these quotes about moving on from the past, or these life goes on quotes.

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25+ MANIFESTATION AFFIRMATIONS TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

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Manifestation Affirmations

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to easily manifest or achieve success after success, while others struggle to create very little positive change in their lives or make any progress on their goals, and as a result eventually give up? Want to know what the main difference between these two groups of people is? It’s simple: It’s their mindset.

That’s right, your mindset is responsible for much of the success and achievement, or lack of thereof that you’ve been experiencing in your life up until this point. If you’ve been experience positive change and successes, chances are you possess a healthy and positive mindset. But, if you’ve been experiencing the opposite, like failure, frustration, or lack of reasonable progress, then you may have a problem with your mindset.

The great news is, we’ve discovered a little secret through trial and error, that can help just about anyone reverse their mindset, and with it, their luck. So, what’s this little secret? Well, it’s none other than affirmations. But not just any ole affirmations, we’re talking about manifestation affirmations to be precise.

What Are Manifestation Affirmations?

First and foremost, affirmations are essentially statements that can help rewire your mindset or how you perceive the world when you say them to yourself or write them down regularly.

A 2015 study published to the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience journal, which can also be found on The National Library of Medicine, used an MRI to show how employing self-affirmations can actually activate the reward centers in your brain.[1]

For example, by simply affirming to yourself, “I am confident”, you can activate the same reward centers that react to other dopamine-releasing experiences, like watching a great movie, or easting chocolate. In short, affirmations can activate your neural pathways, and if done enough, via neuroplasticity, you can eventually transform those areas of your brain responsible for how positive you feel about a given aspect of your life.[2]

But here is the real reason why affirmations are so powerful. When you use them, you essentially leverage two different types of biases that we all have. Namely, what’s known as the observational selection bias and our confirmation bias.

The former is a bias that helps us see more of something once it has been noticed. It’s like when you hear a certain song, and then you start hearing that song everywhere. The latter bias (the confirmation bias) is our tendency to search, interpret, or recall information that confirms our pre-existing beliefs.

Thus, when you use affirmations, you are essentially hacking these two cognitive biases for your own advantage.

With that being said, for an affirmation to be truly effective, you should believe in it, and it should be said with emotion and faith. It won’t hurt to remember the following sage advice when you employ them, ‘All things are possible to those that believe them.” In fact, the less faith you have in your affirmations, the less effective they will be.

So, if you really want to get the most out of your affirmations, you will want to suspend your disbelief and minimize the significance of that overly critical and doubting voice we all listen to from time to time.

Related: Do Affirmations Really Work?

The Manifestation Affirmation

Now that we’ve covered what an affirmation is, here’s what a manifestation affirmation is, and why you should use these types of affirmations if you want to truly realize your dreams and more success in your life.

The word manifestation, at its core means to be readily perceived by the senses, or to be easily understood or realized by the mind. The word also means to essentially create something or transform something from an idea into a reality. 

So, a manifestation affirmation, is an affirmation that you’ll want to use to create a mindset that is primed to more readily perceive, understand, and realize the success, positivity, and positive change that you seek in your life.

Manifestation affirmations are affirmations that will not only help guide you to the positive outcomes you are after (like a honing device), but they’ll help you strengthen the mindset that is more apt to see and perceive the success that is on its way. And like a positive feedback loop, the more you use manifestation affirmations, the more fully aware you’ll become of the success and possibilities you seek.

And as a result, you’ll be more inclined to look for the “wins” that’ll entice you to persist in taking the actions that will eventually lead you to the realization of the inspiring possibilities and success you seek.

So, if you’re ready for our collection of what we believe to be the best affirmations for manifestation dreams, then let’s dive in:

MANIFESTATION AFFIRMATIONS TO REALIZE YOUR DREAMS

Best Manifestation Affirmations

1. “I am passionate about my goals and I convert my dreams into reality with unwavering courage.”

2. “I am abundant and ready to live my dreams now.”

3. “I focus my energy on positive thoughts and actions.”

4. “I believe in myself and in my ability to achieve my dreams.”

5. “All the Universe conspires in helping me achieve my dreams.”

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6. “I see and feel my goals and dreams as already accomplished.”

7. “I have clearly defined and written goals with a deadline.”

8. “I expect success.”

9. “I create my own luck and prosperity.”

10. “I deserve the highest and best in life.”

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11. “I am powerful, positive, and energetic in the pursuit of my dreams.”

12. “Prosperity flows to and through me.”

13. “I am happy with who I am and can be.”

14. “I am worthy of my dream job and creating the lifestyle of my dreams.”

15. “My success grows with limitless expectations.”

My Success Grows With Limitless Expectations Affirmation

16. “I am creating happy, fulfilling relationships in my life.”

17. “I attract success and happiness easily and effortlessly.”

18. “I am the architect of my fate and I can achieve what I have dreamt for myself.”

19. “My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant, my soul is tranquil.”

20. “I can do anything I set my mind to.”

I can do anything manifestation affirmation

21. “My potential is infinite, and my future is bright.”

22. “My life is full of positive friends and family members who love and support me.”

23. “I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.”

24. “I am living the life I have pictured for myself.”

25. “I am whole, complete, total, and fully alive in this moment.”

Affirmation for Living In The Moment

Bonus Manifestation Affirmation

Bonus: Here is one last bonus affirmation for manifesting your dreams. It’s a powerful testament to yourself, that will open up the floodgates of success and plenty when you fully and truly believe it. Enjoy

“My Mind Is Open To Success And Abundance. I Know I Can And Will Have It All.”

Related: Best Manifestation Mantras

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best when it comes to manifestation affirmations. Remember, your success is largely a mental game determined by your mindset. And once you convince yourself that you are responsible for the pictures you hold in your mind, and take action to proactively change those pictures, good things will start showing up in your life.

Just like in sports, the goal, the touchdown, or the game winning shot are all pictured in the mind in advance, before they are ever realized in our physical world. The same goes for the realization of your goals and dreams. So, if you’re serious about manifesting the successful life you seek, you may want to get serious about taking control of your mindset with these manifestation affirmations.

Till then,

STRIVE

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10 BEST MONEY AFFIRMATIONS WALLPAPER FOR ATTRACTING FINANCIAL SUCCESS

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Financial success improves when you have a strong money mindset. As such, we’ve decided to publish these money affirmations wallpapers for you to download or set as a wallpaper for your computer. We believe that what you focus on expands, and these powerful wallpaper affirmations, when set as your desktop background, will make it easy for you to focus on the financial success you seek.

Reviewing them every day, (actively and passively) can help just about anyone improve their financial mindset, and as a result (not immediately, but eventually), their financial situation.

So, feel free to download, save, or set as your desktop background the money affirmations wallpaper you find most suitable or that inspires you the most.

MONEY AFFIRMATIONS WALLPAPER TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED

Best Money Affirmations Wall Paper

Pro Tip: The best way to set an image as your desktop is to first click on the download link provided below each image. Once the image is saved to you computer, just right click on the image that should now be in your download folder, and simply select the ‘Set as desktop background option’.

Wallpaper 1: Large Sums of Money Come To Me Quickly and Easily

Large Sums of Money Affirmations Wallpaper
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Wallpaper 2: I Will Conquer My Money Goals

I Will Conquer My Money Affirmation Wallpaper
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Wallpaper 3: I Deserve And Expect Financial Abundance

Financial Abundance Affirmation Wallpaper
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Wallpaper 4: Today I Commit To Living My Financial Dreams

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Wallpaper 5: My Life Is Rich and Full

My Life is Rich and Full Affirmation
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Wallpaper 6: I am Worthy of A Wealthy Life

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Wallpaper 7: I am a Money Magnet

I am a Money Magnet Affirmation Wallpaper
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Wallpaper 8: Money Comes to Me Easily and Effortlessly

Money Comes to Me Easily Affirmation
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Wallpaper 9: Prosperity Flows to Me Daily

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Wallpaper 10: My Actions Create Prosperity

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Final Thoughts

We hope at least one of these inspiring money affirmation wallpapers caught your eye enough to download, save, or set as your desktop background.

With that said, stay focused on your goals and the financial success you seek, and it will only be a matter of time before they come to fruition.

Till then,

STRIVE

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