Affirmations by Zig Ziglar
"Zig" Ziglar (1926 - 2012) was an inspiring Christian author and salesman. His books have helped thousands of people.
He recommended starting each day with the following affirmations:
"For thirty days, first thing in the morning, last thing at night, by yourself, in front of a mirror, stand up straight, square your shoulders, look yourself in the eye and quietly, firmly say in the first-person present-tense:
I, __, am a person of integrity, with a good attitude and specific goals.
I have a high energy level, am enthusiastic, and take pride in my appearance and in what I do.
I have a sense of humor, lots of faith, wisdom, and the vision, empathy and courage to use my talents effectively.
I have character, and am knowledgeable. My convictions are strong and I have a healthy self-image, a passion for what is right, and a solid hope for the future.
I am an honest, sincere, and hard-working person.
I am tough, but fair and sensitive.
I am disciplined, motivated, and focused.
I am a good listener and patient, but take decisive action.
I am bold and confident, yet humble.
I am an encourager, a good finder, and a forgiving person.
I am a student, a teacher, and a self-starter.
I am obedient, loyal, responsible and dependable.
I have a servant’s heart, am ambitious and a team-player.
I am intelligent, competent, persistent and creative.
I am health-conscious, “balanced” and “clean.”
I am flexible, punctual and thrifty. I am an honourable person who is truly grateful for the opportunity life has given me.
These are the qualities of the winner I was born to be and I fully intend to develop these marvelous qualities with which I have been entrusted. Today is the first day of the rest of my life and it is WONDERFUL!"
Starting our day with these thoughts in our minds will certainly make a difference. The world needs our input!