Believe, Repeat, Achieve: Unleashing the Potential of Positive Affirmations

Belief in what you tell yourself.

Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe
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2 min readMay 18


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Do you believe in yourself?

If not, you should take a look at this way of building confidence: Positive Affirmations.

Positive affirmations are statements that we tell ourselves in order to spark self-change. They’re designed to alter our beliefs about ourselves so that they are more positive.

The power of positive affirmations lies in their ability to change our mindset. Negative self-talk can be incredibly damaging and can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, where because you believe something negative about yourself, you act in a way that makes it true.

Positive affirmations, on the other hand, work to promote self-belief and confidence.

Here’s how they work:

  1. Repetition: The more often we hear an affirmation, the more we start to believe it. This is why it’s recommended to repeat your affirmations daily, and why they should always be in the present tense.
  2. Belief: Affirmations aren’t just about saying something positive; you have to believe what you’re saying for it to have an impact. It’s about creating a positive belief that will drive positive change.
  3. Action: Affirmations also encourage action. By affirming that you are something (like confident, successful, or healthy), you’re more likely to act in ways that align with that belief.

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Bryan Dijkhuizen
Mind Cafe

Dutch Writer with Natural Urge to Travel — Editor for Mind Cafe & Featured in Start it Up, Better Marketing & Better Humans —