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AFFORMATIONS Better than Affirmations Part 2

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Written by Noah St John

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to my discovery of AFFORMATIONS ““ empowering questions (NOT “affirmations”) that immediately change your subconscious thought patterns from negative to positive.

The staggering realization I made in The Shower on that fateful morning in 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.

cultivateTraditional success teachers have focused a great deal of energy telling you that you should change your statements, in the form of “affirmations”. But until The Shower, no one had fully realized, or shown how to harness, the awesome power of what happens when you change your questions.

The 4 Steps to Create Afformations That Can Change Your Life

Step 1: Ask yourself what you want.

In Step 1, you can use goals you’ve previously written, or start from scratch. You decide.

Please note that traditional success teachers stopped right here! They told us to “set your goals”, and then say “affirmations” that attempt to convince your brain that you will have what you want”¦ sometime, somehow, somewhere.

For example, in Step 1, you might decide that your goal is to be happy, healthy and wealthy (hard to imagine anyone NOT wanting those things!). So, you would write: “I want to be happy, healthy and wealthy.”

And now, the breakthrough step…

Step 2: Form a QUESTION that assumes that What You Want has already happened or is already true.

In Step 2 of The Afformations Method, you ask a question that assumes that what you want is already so, has already happened, or is already true. This is the key to creating Afformations that can change your life.

Your Life is a reflection of the unconscious assumptions you make about life and your relationship to it. If you could find a mechanism that could record your subconscious thought-seeds and play them back to you, they might sound something like this: “Why am I so broke? Why don’t I have enough? Why aren’t I more successful?”, and so forth.

Well, a mechanism does exist that records and reflects your subconscious thought-seeds ““that mechanism is called Your Life!

Step 2 of The Afformations Method is to begin to change your communication with the world inside yourself. This is the fastest, most effective way I’ve ever seen to immediately change the quality of your communication with the world inside of you AND the world outside of you.

Using our example above, you would ask yourself, “Why am I so happy, healthy and wealthy?”

Step 3: Give yourself to the question.

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 things you’ve probably never focused on before. When you do this, the results will amaze you.

Let’s say you want to find a new restaurant in your city. You go to Google and type “restaurants” and the city you’re in. What you’re really doing is asking a question you don’t know the answer to, yet.

It’s the same with Afformations. You do not need to know, for example, why you are rich. You do, however, need to ASK why you are rich. Why? Because asking that kind of empowering question automatically focuses your mind on what you HAVE vs. what you LACK.

Once you ask a question of your mind, whether you know it or not, your mind automatically starts to Search for the answer without your conscious volition and virtually without effort on your part.

Which brings us to the fourth essential step of The Afformations Method ““ the one you MUST do if you want this method to work for you…

Step 4: Take new ACTIONS based on your new assumptions about life.

You are, right now, making hundreds, perhaps thousands of unconscious assumptions about life and your relationship to it. These assumptions form the basis of how you go through life ““ positively or negatively, with confidence or shyness, from lack or from enough, from Love or from Fear.

For instance, if you assume that life is for you, you will naturally take actions based on the belief that “things will work out for the best” ““ and your results will naturally follow. If you assume that life is against you, however, then your actions will be hesitant, based on fear and “why bother” ““ and your results will naturally follow.

The Afformation Method makes conscious and clear that which has, until now, been only subconscious and hidden.

For example, Monee had spent thousands of dollars on every exercise and “weight loss” program out there, but couldn’t lose weight. After reading my book, she started to Afform: “Why is it so easy for me to lose weight?”

In less than 90 days, she noticed that her clothes were fitting better. She got on her bathroom scale and it said she’d dropped 20 pounds! But she didn’t believe it, because she hadn’t done any “dieting” or even worked hard at it. So she went to her mom’s house and got on her scale. It said the same thing: she’d lost 20 pounds.

But she still didn’t believe it, because it had been “too easy”. So she went to her doctor’s office and got on the doctor’s scale. And her doctor’s scale confirmed what she herself didn’t believe: she had lost twenty pounds in 90 days without stress or dieting!

The point of Afformations is not to find “the answer” to your questions. The point is to change what your mind automatically FOCUSES ON. When you follow the four steps of The Afformations Method, you will FORM positive questions that assume that what you want is already true. When you do this, your mind has no choice but to find a way to make it true.

Can you see how this process must, by definition, change your life? I know of no other method that can yield such dramatic results with so little effort. Using Afformations, you can take direct, conscious control of your subconscious thoughts ““ change the questions, change your results, and change your life!

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Noah St John

Noah St. John is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS ® and helping busy people accelerate income, boost self-confidence, and make success AUTOMATIC. His sought-after advice is known as the "secret sauce" to creating breakthrough performance. He also appears frequently in the news worldwide, including CNN, ABC, NBC, The Hallmark Channel, Forbes.com and The Huffington Post.

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