Want to be a bestselling author? A millionaire and master of your craft? Here’s how create a positive affirmation script to live the life of your dreams starting NOW.
[Producer]: How would you start this movie?
[Jim Carrey]: Well, if I had my choice, it wouldn't start at all.
It would already have been. And it wouldn't end either.
Something strange happened in the course of the creation of the 1999 film, the Man on the Moon about the life of absurd comedian, Andy Kaufman starring Jim Carrey.
Jim actually *became* Andy.
No one doubted it for a minute that this happened. There was a very touching moment in the film where Andy’s daughter communicated with her father in Jim’s corporeal form. Method Acting, the actor actually becomes the subject they are emulating. So how is this useful for the rest of us?
We are powerful creators that have the choice to reinvent ourselves at every moment. Author, entrepreneur and high-performance trainer Ricky Goodall says that the limiting beliefs that we hold around our wildest desires are just manifestations leftover from a previous self that isn’t you anymore. You can choose to believe whatever you want and positive affirmations are the key to aligning all the elements to get you to life of your dreams.
Step 1 of Positive Affirmation Creation
Who is Living the Life of Your Dreams?
You already know this because there is that feeling of friendvy . You are exhilarated by a post on IG by an influencer in your field.
The caption is usually one of self-love or discovery and it’s in nature or Paris or an exotic location that at this point in your life feels as accessible as shopping on the blockchain.
We are often attracted to people who we want to be like. And the Jim Rohn quote says we are the five people that we surround ourselves with is true. But if that’s true then WE are the person that we are around the most. So, in order to be who we want to be, we have to THINK and ACT like the person we want to become. We must behave like the method actor and write the script of the life of our dreams.
Step 1 of this process is listing out all of the people who are living a life you’d LOVE to have.
Step 2 of Positive Affirmation Creation: Why do you Want It?
After you have created the list of people who have a life you’d love to be living, choose the one who gives you the strongest emotional charge.
Take a piece of paper and fold it down the middle.
On the left column, write down everything about their life that you love. In the right-hand column for each attribute, write why you love it.
Step 3 of Positive Affirmation Creation: Imagine a Day in the Life
Set a timer for yourself for 15 minutes and get to a quiet place.
Imagine it’s two years from now.
You’re the ________ that you’ve always wanted to be. You wake up. Look around. What is the first thing you see?
Look around the room.
What’s the first thing you feel?
What is the first thing you do?
What does your morning look like?
Run through the events of the rest of the day taking note about your environment, the people you are taking to, the thoughts that come up throughout your day. Finally imagine what the end of the day looks like. What are you doing when you wrap up your day and wind down for the evening?
Take a few more breaths as you imagine your last thoughts before you drift off to sleep.
After you have completed the visualizations, you may want to take a few minutes to journal about what came up for you.
Step 4 of Positive Affirmation Creation: What are your belief statements
On a new page, write down 5-10 belief statements that this person holds in first-person and present-tense.
Here are a few of mine for Marie Forleo:
“I am ALWAYS adding value to the people that I love and believe in working with” (1 - service)
“No one else has my gifts and so I must use them to serve as powerfully as I am able.” (1 - service)
“There is always enough for everyone to go around. “ (2- abundance)
“I love my life AND I am already in process of having everything I want in my life right now” (3 - abundance)
“I ask the questions whose answers will best serve myself and my clients even when and especially when fear is present” (4 - fearlessness)
“I prefer to make the choices that honor my values most fully.” (7 - discipline)
“I am beautiful, intelligent, powerful and my light is BRIGHT!” (8 - confidence)
“I choose to always expand myself because I am proof of the infinite possibilities and impact of mankind.” (10 - growth)
Bonus points if you can identify the value you are honoring in the belief statement.
You now have a positive affirmation script for the life of your dreams.
Step 5 of Positive Affirmation Creation: Record and Play it Back
The last step to this process is recording yourself reciting this and playing it back regularly. I play my “Master Coach” script every time I am about to go into a coaching session because it makes me feel powerful and gets me into a mindset of powerful presence.