Everything you say is an affirmation, a statement of belief that your body and mind hear, respond to, and attempt to fulfill, make true. Your ongoing self chatter, your background thoughts, your conversations, your choice of topics, all are a form of self programming, an endless reinforcing loop. You may think of it as a form of continual self-hypnosis.
Everything you think is an affirmation. Everything!
So get control of what you say and think, so that they serve you, bringing good experiences into your life rather than bad ones.
“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one’s mind.” — Robert Collier (1885-1950)
“Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.” — Sidney Madwed
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” — Epictetus (55–135), Greek philosopher