The Power of I Am Statements
I Am Statements have more power than you can imagine! The I Am Statement is the motherlode of all affirmations! There is no better way to let the Universe know what you want out of your life. It’s also a great way to tell a story about yourself and it helps remind you of who you are and who you are becoming.
I had no idea how much mine would change my life until I got to my final version. What’s more incredible, are the lives that have been changed since sharing my story and my “I Am” with this YES! Women’s Network community and many others.
Our first I Am Statement Video
What is an I Am Statement?
An I Am Statement is a list of self-affirmations or positive self-talk that should be repeated to yourself regularly.
Women especially talk to themselves regularly. Sometimes, we don’t say the nicest things to ourselves and lean more toward the “I’m not worthy” or “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t do that” type of talk.
In fact, what we should be saying is that we are worthy and do deserve to have and be the best things life has to offer! In order to live our best life, we must first believe it. That can be hard to do but it is possible!
An I Am Statement can be one line or several pages. There is no limit to what the statement can be. It is a very personal and powerful tool you can use to stay uplifted and keep focused.
Writing an I Am Statement
Grab a piece of paper, journal, or computer, and let’s get started now! All you have to do is start writing and the first two words are, drum roll please… I Am.
To write a really powerful I Am Statement it’s important to remember that it’s time to get real. It’s time to get clear about who you are and who you want to become. It’s time to create your new reality by describing it starting with the words, I Am.
It’s also best to use the words you actually use. The more it sounds like you, the more real the affirmation feels and the easier it is to believe and remember.
As I wrote my own statement I realized that this statement is more than just words on a paper. They help me feel better about myself. It’s sometimes hard to believe and yet deep down, I know that it makes me feel taller and stronger every time I read it or share it with someone.
Finding The Words
If you’re like me, you may need to write down all of that negative stuff that just came into your head down first. This is NOT who you are! It will NOT be a part of your statement! But, you do need to write it down to get it all out and then burn it, delete it, tear it up, shred it, or throw it away. Once you get all of that negative stuff out, you can look deeper to find out what the truth really is.
Once all of that nonsense is out of the way, start by writing down words that you feel describe you now, what you know you are capable of becoming, or what you want to become. Just a list of words. It doesn’t have to make sense or be in any kind of order. Just let the words or statements flow from you onto the paper. This may take a few minutes or you may find that you work on it for a few days. Be generous! Write as many words as you want and they don’t have to be fancy either. You can use a thesaurus later if you want, but for now, just write.
A great way to find out what kinds of words to use is to ask your family and/or friends what words they would use to describe you.
Be prepared! This may surprise you! We often think that other people see all of the horrible things we tell ourselves, but most of the time they actually see the real you that you! The one they love!
Another great thing to do is to think of people who we want to be like. People who you look up to or admire. What kinds of words describe them that you would like to emulate from them? Not that you want to be them, but you may be able to see something in them that you believe you are capable of as well.
The I Am Statement can simply be a list of words that describe you or it can be written in sentences or even in a story format. It’s totally up to you! It’s a work of art that may take time so give it all the time it takes, just don’t stop until it’s done! Then read it often!
Using Your I Am Statement
Just writing an I Am Statement isn’t enough. For it to really work and have the power it has, you’ll need to read it regularly and even share it with some of your closest family and friends. Try it out! Trust yourself and trust what you have written. Tweak it as time goes on and you find even more details to add.
Reading it daily will change your life! I can guarantee it! I read mine out loud to myself, to my family, and my mentoring clients. The more I share it the more power it has to help me be better every day. I still can’t read it without getting emotional!
“You’ve got to be mindful of the ideas that you are planting. Unlike the conscious mind, the subjective mind is totally subjective. It accepts whatever it is given. So ANYTHING that you say, write, or feel over and over again will eventually become fixed in the subconscious mind…
I remember as a little kid, when I was late for school, the teacher would have me write a hundred times, “I’m late for school. I’m late for school.” What she didn’t understand was that she was programming me to be late for school!
Repetition is the Mother of All Learning
Each day, you allocate a portion of your time to certain things. You eat every day. You wash your body. You get dressed.
Well, if you want to improve the quality of your life, start allocating a portion of each day to changing your paradigm.”
You’ll know when it happens… then it changes you… and you’ll never be the same! Plus, you’ll want to share it! If you find that you want to share your statement and inspire others who may need a lift, we want to hear from you! Record yourself saying your I Am Statement and send it to us at hello @ yeswomensnetwork.com (remove the spaces) and we will consider putting it in our next I Am Statement Video so you can inspire women around the world!
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