When the Law of Attraction got popular, I became an affirmation junkie. After all, if I just constantly thought about, talked about and visualized all of my greatest desires, I would manifest them and make my dreams a reality. Right?
That's what I thought for years. I used affirmations for money, relationships and my life purpose. I'd stand in the mirror and say: I have a million dollars in my bank account ... I have a sexy, loving partner ... I have a New York Times best-selling book that is changing the world.
Sure, hearing and believing those affirmations felt good, really good, for a couple of seconds while standing in the mirror. But after the high of my visualizations wore off, I was back to my world. And I was most often met with dissatisfaction and pain.
Affirmations may work for some people, and more power to them. But if you feel like you're the only person out there who isn't feeling the power of affirmations, don't get down on yourself. There's something else out there that will resonate with you.
Here are my three reasons for quitting affirmations, and what I now do instead to tap into the power of manifestation.