It’s a new day and my possibilities are endless!"

“It’s a new day and the possibilities are endless!”

This is one of my favorite personal recurring tweets and an affirmation I certainly want to live by.
If you’re anything like me, your life is full of good intentions that sometimes get lost in the “clutter” that gathers on any given day. That’s why affirmations are so important. Affirmations provide a better lens – or a better mirror – through which to see our circumstances. “Jessica’s Daily Affirmation” illustrates this well:

Jessica – I love this girl! She gets it. She understands that much of what she will experience each day begins with her attitude toward the day, toward her family, toward herself, and even toward her house!  My guess is that Jessica will seldom allow her circumstances to define her outlook; her outlook will define her circumstances. Even in this short video, she not only affirms her own well-being, she affirms mine, too.

What impact do your thoughts and actions have on you and on others?  (Remember, leadership starts with authentic expression that adds value through relationships.)

Affirmations are positive statements that shape our thoughts, guide our actions and, ultimately, determine the results of our day. I used to think they were just silly – until I started using them. I soon found that they could be as powerful as goals. Generally, they make “positive thinking” tangible. (Have you ever met someone who describes himself as a “positive person”, yet has the attitude of the most cynical of critics?) I use them in combination with my goals, and sometimes in place of particularly intangible goals. Here are a couple of examples…

  • I have the courage to take action today on the things that are most important to me.
  • I am a father whose children are comfortable coming to me about anything – their hopes and dreams as well as their fears and questions.
  • I love how I feel when I have served the needs of others beyond their expectations.
  • I am a person who recognizes that today is filled with possibilities.
  • A kite rises against the wind, not with it. (example of a borrowed affirmation)

…and, of course…

  • I like my house.
  • I can do anything better!

When you look in the mirror, are you affirming your place at The Intersection of Purpose and Now?

About pdncoach

A Go-Giver business coach working with leaders whose success depends on the performance and productivity of others. I coach individual leaders and their teams... in small to mid-size businesses, ministries and non-profits... to accelerate their results and achieve dreams by getting past the difficult, strategic challenges of their current realities.
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