“You must first believe before you can achieve.” Have you ever really thought about the power of those two little words: I am. Think about it for a moment.
Whatever you decide to put after those two words is the beginning of what you’re creating. The way we talk to ourselves, inevitably is what we become. That’s powerful!
Thoughts become things.
Humans are by nature exceptionally critical of ourselves and often we even allow a lot of what we think others think about us to be true. We may even allow these limiting beliefs to influence our own decision making and actions, and let that hold us back from truly becoming the person we want to be.
Your thoughts up to this day have created who you are, and how you proceed forward will contribute to the creation of your future. You have the power to create your own reality!
If you’re looking to really change your life and your future, it will take time. But by beginning to change the way you think, your beliefs, and your actions, you will be well on your way. Once you start this practice, it will become a habit, a new routine, a new way of thinking… it will become your new normal. We simply need to begin retraining our thought patterns by consciously changing the way we talk to and about ourselves. Focusing on the positive in every situation and beginning to shift your perspective—that is the power of I am
Let’s create some I am statements together:
“I am good enough.”
“I am confident.”
“I am capable.”
“I am deserving.”
“I am attracting only positive energy.”
When you’ve created some of your own, write them on a post-it note and stick them up around your home so that you can see and read them every day. Some good places are your bathroom mirror, your front door before you leave the house, your closet… wherever you know you will read them daily!
If you find yourself hitting any negative self talk, write it down and then re-write it as a positive. For example, if you hear yourself say “I am not fit enough”, redirect it to “I am ready to take the first step to change today”; or redirect “I am too old” to “I am full of knowledge and information to share with the world”; or change “I don’t know how” to “I am fully capable of learning to do anything”. Find the positive in your situation; it may take some practice, but writing it out and flipping it into a positive affirmation is the first step.
That is really the ultimate goal here: retraining your subconscious to focus on the positive and aligning your beliefs to accept better in your life.
You are 100% capable and in charge of creating your most dreamy life! Unlocking your potential is up to you.
Dream it, believe it, achieve it.
I would love to hear how the power of “I am” has worked for you!
Vanessa Jahnke is the founder of PURE Gym & Juicery in Penticton, BC. She is a certified holistic health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the creator of Healthy for Life, a monthly online wellness subscription. Her blog is loaded with healthy, easy to make recipes and easy to implement tools to achieve a happier, healthier life.