“Each day when I awaken, I will follow a battle plan before the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure capture me. If I feel depressed, I will sing. If I feel sad, I will laugh. If I feel fear, I will challenge myself. If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent, I will remember past successes… From this moment, I am prepared to control whatever personality awakens in me each day. I will master my emotions through positive action and in doing so, I will control my destiny.” – Og Mandino
This affirmation is from a book called The World’s Greatest Salesman. (An excellent and very short book which I highly recommend.)
The affirmation is one of my favourites.
The affirmation works best if repeated often. The book suggests that all affirmations are repeated 3 times a day, 3 times each time.
I use this affirmation daily and I find that it makes it easier to cope with the days that don’t go as planned or where I start to doubt myself.
Try out the affirmation for a week and make a note on how your life and mood change.