how affirmations work
What will you have for lunch tomorrow? It could be any number of things couldn’t it.
Maybe a chicken salad, a protein bar or a Big Mac.
Maybe a Thai, Japanese or Italian.
What if you wanted to be healthy and narrow your choices down to a chicken salad.
What if you wrote down :
I (your name) will have chicken salad for lunch tomorrow.
Are you more likely or less likely to have a chicken salad for lunch tomorrow?
What if you wrote it down 15 times, and as you were writing thought about how you would need to structure your day to get a chicken salad, imagine the taste of a chicken salad, imagined how good you felt after eating the chicken salad.
What if you did that every day? Would you eat more or less chicken salad?
SO now you believe that affirmations work, that’s the easy part.
The hard part is choosing your ‘chicken salad’.
Choosing the thing you want of all the available options and committing to it. It’s about choosing what’s most important to you at the expense of every other potentiality. It’s order from chaos. It’s acknowledging and pursuing the greatest possible good you are capable of. It’s taking responsibility. And sacrifice.
Love it. I realized in the past year that an important thing in the illustration career is to commit. Commit to a style, commit to a goal. When you choose to chase everything or to be good at everything, you're taking the risk to lose your energy, some precious time and some nice opportunity. I will definitely clarify what I want and write it down several times (I'm still hesitating for a thing or two!).