Defining yourself is a critical part of living a complete and positive life. YOU get to decide what words and principles are used to describe you and define your life. How you speak about yourself is a foundational part of how you define yourself.

The affirmations below are intended to give you a positive foundation for your self-definition. Describe yourself – aloud – as who you WANT to be, who you CURRENTLY are – there are more than enough messages about what you are not broadcast over social media, television, and radio.

The foundation of modern advertising is that the message makes us think about what we are NOT, and sells us on the idea that the product or service being advertised is the answer to our deficiencies. Multiply that negative message – that we LACK something important – by the hundreds of thousands of impressions we are exposed to throughout our lives, and it’s even MORE important that we counter those negative messages on a daily basis with an affirmation practice.

Read the affirmation statements below and take note of which ones resonate most strongly with you. Also note which ones challenge you – which ones bring up resistance in your heart, mind, body, and spirit. Choose one affirmation that feels easy, and then another one that’s not quite so easy.

Start using BOTH affirmations consistently for the next 30 to 60 days, and you may find that the affirmation that challenged you, in the beginning, becomes easier and easier to say, believe, and live into. When that happens, you’re well on your way to countering the negative messages you’ll also hear. The affirmation said in YOUR voice makes more of an impact.

Choose how you want to define yourself – YOU have the power!

 Affirmations to Define (or Redefine) Yourself

I can be a force for good in my community. That is my choice.

Every step I take is a move in the right direction.

I am worthy of happiness.

I am powerful and I can live out my truths, desires, and values.

I will guide myself to what is best for me.

I am the example of the world I want to live in.

I am exactly where I need to be.

I will be intentional about promoting joy in this and my own world.

I believe in my thoughts and plans.

I am full of possibilities.

I am grateful for the person I am and the person I will be.

I am more than enough.

I am a magnet for success.

I am whatever I decide I will be.

I am powerful, I am confident, I am strong.

Every day, I grow stronger and better.

Everything I need to succeed is within me.

I am a living example of motivation and success.

When I wake up every morning, I am motivated and ready to face the day.

I am abundant, I attract abundance.

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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