What follows those two small words dictates what you believe about yourself, how you show up in the world, and what results you create.
How to Identify Your Current “I am” Statements
Take a moment and ask yourself: What are the statements that you repeat to yourself?
Are they supporting you in achieving your goals, or are they hindering you?
Are your beliefs about yourself in alignment with what you say you want?
Hint: You can tell by your results.
Listen to your “I am” statements. If you find that yours are not serving you, it’s time to replace them with ones that do, even if you don’t yet believe the new empowering “I am” statements. The simple act of repeating your new “I am” statements strengthens your belief in yourself which empowers you to get the results you desire.
How to Create Empowering “I am” Statements
Choose one of your goals and picture yourself and your life as though you’ve already achieved the goal.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What qualities would I display to make my goal a reality?
- What ways of being would I employ to achieve my goal?
For example, if your goal is to become a successful entrepreneur, qualities and ways of being you might list could include:
Next, add “I am” in front of each one!
- I am passionate.
- I am committed.
- I am resilient.
- I am adaptable.
- I am confident.
- I am an effective and inspiring leader.
In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a list of positive affirmations that will support you in achieving that very goal.
How to Give Your “I am” Statements More Power
Ensure you connect your new affirmations to feelings and emotions! If you say “I am passionate” to yourself in a dull, unemotional manner, it will have very little effect on adjusting your mindset and manifesting the results you’re after.
If you say to yourself “I am passionate!” and infuse your affirmation with energy and excitement, your energy will attract opportunities and people to realize your goals.
The “I am” concept is at work whether you are aware of it or not. Once you become aware, however, you have the power to choose “I am” statements that support your personal growth and fuel your dreams. Mastery of the “I am” concept is the true path to liberty, to being who you want to be, and to creating a life worthy of you.
For more actionable steps on creating a life that is in alignment with your passions and highest purpose, see: To Think is to Create: Manifesting What You Desire