For every achievement, there is a price to be paid. Unless you are willing to pay the price for what you want, you will never obtain it, and your goals or dreams will remain in your mind and never manifest in your life. Many people have wishes, goals, ambitions, dreams but never experience their manifestations because they aren’t willing to pay the price.
What You Go Through When Developing Yourself
It’s not easy to take new steps or actions to develop yourself. It requires hard work, consistency, resilience, strength, patience etc. I’m not being negative but you’ll face several challenges as you start developing yourself. It’s because you’ll develop new habits which your mind, body, brain including yourself are not used to. But you’ll be able to overcome your challenges through persistence. According to scientists, it takes 21 days to form a new habit therefore, after 21 days of developing yourself, you’ll get used to it and it will become your habit. No matter the challenges you’ll face through your self-development journey, never give up, be persistent. As you begin to develop yourself, you’ll feel like giving up. Your mind will tell you countless reasons why you should give up.
“Who do you think you are?”
“Do you really think you can become a better person”
“You won’t last long”
“Just go back to your past habits.”
Your mind will begin to play tricks on you and you should disbelieve any inner voice that opposes your self-development. Moreover, you have to be aware of your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. What do I mean by this? Read the section below…
Well, you should create possibilities in your mind and expect them to come to pass in your life. In other words, you should create thoughts that match your desires or what you want to achieve in life. Moreover, once you have created those thoughts, you should declare them. This is called “Positive affirmation” or “Mantras”. They all have the same meaning. You can make a list of your mantras and declare them on a daily basis as much as you want, perhaps twice a day or even more. It all depends on you. Find below some examples of mantras:
“I have developed myself successfully and have become the best version of myself”
“I overcame all my challenges and increased my skills.”
“I read 4 books this month.”
“I didn’t give up.”
You may wonder why I used the past tense in my mantras. Well, it’s simply because whenever you expect or desire something, you must believe that you have already received it, and it will be yours. You must declare it as if you already have it. Moreover, positive affirmations influence your emotions and lead you to take positive actions. What do I mean by this? Well, when you feel good, you do good, when you feel better, you do better. But when you feel down, you achieve less. There is a direct connection between your emotions and actions. How you feel determines how you act. Most of our actions are based on our emotions. The most important aspect in positive thinking and affirmation is action. If you don’t take actions based on your positive affirmations and thoughts, they will remain in your mind and never manifest in your life. On the other hand, if you believe that you’ll be able to develop yourself and you take the necessary steps to achieve this, it will come to pass.