By Noah St. John
A lot of people, from teachers and students to artists and entrepreneurs are using “afformations” to get their expected success and in different ways. “Afformations” are positive statements that you’d like to be true. For example, a “classic affirmation” is: “I am rich.” Try it. Say “I am rich.” What just happened? Did you hear a voice in your head that said: “Yeah, right!”?
The problem with “affirmations” is that they don’t work for most people. Why? Because you’re trying to convince yourself of something you don’t really believe. Have you ever been persuaded to try affirmations… and then had… absolutely nothing happen? Well, you are not alone. Thousands of people too.
One morning in April 1997, I was taking a shower, thinking about how the human mind works. I realized human thought is asking and answering questions. For example, if I asked you, “Why is the sky blue?”, your mind would start searching for the answer.
So I asked myself a logical question: “If the human mind is always asking and searching for answers to questions, why are we saying positive statements we don’t believe? Why don’t we ask ourselves empowering questions and cut out the middleman?”
Take the affirmation “I am rich” – to which the brain replies, “Yeah, right!” . What would the question be?
How about: “Why am I so rich?” Try it. Ask yourself, “Why am I so rich?” What’s your brain doing right now? Searching for an answer!
The staggering realization I made that morning in April 1997 was that you create your reality in two ways: by the statements you say to yourself and others, and by the questions you ask yourself and others. Until then, no one had fully realized, or shown how to harness, the awesome power of what happens when you ASK EMPOWERING QUESTIONS.
And that’s why I named my discovery the “Afformations” method. And here bellow you will find the 4 steps to creating “Afformations” that can change your life.
Step 1: ASK yourself what you want.
You can use a goal you’ve previously written down, or start from scratch. You decide.
Please note that traditional success teachers stop right here. They tell you to “set your goals” and then say “affirmations” in an attempt to convince your brain that you will have what you want… sometime, somehow, somewhere. How’s that working for you?
Now, let’s go to the breakthrough step…
Step 2: Form a QUESTION that assumes that what you want is already true.
This is the key to creating Afformations that change your life. Your life is a reflection of the assumptions you make. That’s why Step 2 of Afformations is to change your communication with the world inside yourself AND the world outside yourself. Afformations are the fastest, most effective way I’ve ever seen to immediately change your assumptions and change your life.
The point of Afformations is not to find “the answer”, but to ask better questions. When you ask better questions, your mind automatically begins to focus on what you HAVE as opposed to what you DON’T have.
Which brings us to Step 4 of The Afformations Method – the one you MUST do to get the results you want…
Step 4: Take new ACTIONS based on your new assumptions about life.
Even though some people spend thousands of dollars on “how to succeed” programs, they assume they won’t work for them. So they don’t.
After using “Afformations”, most people realize that’s what holding them back. So they start taking actions that cause the results to happen.
For example, Sheila, a working from home mom from California, used Afformations and went from $5,000 a month in sales to $75,000 a month in less than six months. And she did it working less than she had to make $5,000.
The point of Afformations is not to find “the answer,” but to change your questions. When you use Afformations, you will immediately change your subconscious assumptions, which automatically changes your life.
Judy, a 55-year-old grandmother from Texas, wanted to lose weight but initially told herself she was too old, than she started asking herself better questions. During the holidays, while most of America was packing on the pounds, Judy lost 24 pounds. Today, she’s lost 42 pounds and feels fantastic.
Can you see how Afformations must, by definition, change your life? Using Afformations, you take conscious control of your subconscious thoughts – change the questions, change your results, and change your life!
* Noah St. John is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who is famous for inventing Afformations® to help busy executives and mission-driven entrepreneurs to enjoy personal and financial success.