Monday, July 23, 2007

I Yam What I Yam

"I yam what I yam," is a favorite statement of the one-eyed sailor Popeye...and he is correct...

Although Popeye is short, odd-looking, belligerent, and has only his left eye, his fundamental character trait is uncompromising moral standards. When he "can't stands no more" he pops open a can of spinach and turns into a superhero...

Perhaps we all need to be a superhero for ourselves...We all become what we think we are...if you think you can or you think you can't...you're right...

If you want to change your life you need to change how you think and say "I am"...

I am not smart enough...
I am not educated enough...
I am not rich enough...
I am not good enough...

If you use these "I am" statements long enough...you will eventually come to believe that "I am not enough..."

If the "I ams" you are using aren’t working out for you (see above)...you might need to change them...if you want to be a successful artist, it won’t happen until your neurology gets comfortable with the idea that you’re a successful artist....

The "I am" statement is a powerful one because it embodies your sense of self...and it emphasises the value of simply being who you are meant to be...we each exist as a person of value and worth in our own right...regardless of possessions or achievements...

Personal change is up to you...no one else...you decide who the big "I am" is...you decide to do something about your own self-beliefs...one of the quickest ways to increase what is possible for you is your ability to accept and reinforce this "I am" concept...retrain your brain to believe it...and create your big "I am" beliefs...so you must rephrase your "I am" statements...they are the key to successful life-change, achievement, contentment, and happiness...

Today'a aMUSEment - Schedule a time to create your power "I am" statements. Start with 1 or 2. Then become familiar with your positive "I am" statements as soon as possible. Say one of these affirmations aloud, notice whatever thoughts or feelings come up. For added impact, say them into a mirror or to another person. Say them often throughout the day. It will dramatically improve your mood, attitude, and approach to life, and therefore what you get from life...Always remember - today is practice for tomorrow!!!
"I am what I am", and I always have been!

U Be Creative Today!!!

4 comments:

Tricia Scott said...

I am grateful to have read this today! the I am statement is something i am noticing more and more with my inner dialogue---trying to replace the neg with the positive. thank you for the reminder.
hugs,

marita said...

i never had problems with the statement 'i am' although 'others' had their own opinion about it. so this post sounds logical to me. just do it what you have and want to do and you'll be rewarded anyhow, in a negative of positive way. you'll always come to the conclusion who and what you are, no matter what. lessons all life through.

Angela said...

You are sooo right! I have grown up with negative words being sent to me all the time. Now I have the ability to change that mind set. Thank you for letting me know that. I am honored in knowing you. :)
*HUGS*

Ladyv said...

you are so inspiring!

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