“Affirmations don’t work for me.”

“That’s an affirmation, you know.”


“Affirmations are anything you affirm as true,” I explained. “You can affirm something positive or something negative.”

“Say what?”

“You said ‘Affirmations don’t work for me’ which is an affirmation that affirmations don’t work for you.”

“I don’t follow.”

“You get what you believe and expect,” I explained. “If you believe affirmations won’t work for you, then you will get the experience of affirmations not working for you.”

“But they really don’t work for me!”

“I know. That’s because you are affirming that they don’t work.”

“You’re confusing me!”

“Look, the meaning you give an event is the belief that attracted it. If you feel affirmations don’t work, then you are attracting experiences to prove that affirmations don’t work. If you switched it, you could attract proof that affirmations do work.”

“But how would I do that when my mind says they don’t work?”

“That’s simply what you currently believe,” I went on. “It’s your current habit of thinking. But you can begin a new habit by beginning a new thought process today.”

“It’s that easy?”

“It’s simple but maybe not easy,” I said. “But you can begin right now.”

“Affirmations do work?”

“That’s a start.”

Ao Akua,


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  1. June 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Wow, I’d never thought of it like that! This means that every time I’ve thought “the universe is out to get me” whenever something went wrong, I was affirming that. No wonder things are not as easy as I’d hoped.

    I see it’s time for me to start thinking something different.

  2. Fred-Reply
    June 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm


    This post blew my mind

    I wish it was longer. I wish you could tell us “how” to begin to change our thinking or beliefs or mindset

    pretty please?

  3. Fred-Reply
    June 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Thanks alot Joe.

  4. Iman-Reply
    June 9, 2014 at 9:10 am

    when I choose to apply for the Miracles coaching , it didnt work cuz i live in Egypt , and it asked me for the state , plz fix it .
    and i need to ask if i need your consultation and sent you my problem could you please help me ?

  5. Jurgy-Reply
    June 10, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Hey Joe! – who’s on first?

  6. Thomas O'Malley-Reply
    June 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Joe,

    What do you see as the relationship between affirmations and focusing on the Christ self within i.e, only meditation for the purpose of realizing God, that Joel Goldsmith stresses?

    • June 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I haven’t read Joel in 30 years. I took a quick look at one of his books and every line is an affirmation. Here’s one: “Receptivity is the key to spritiual attainment, and receptivity is attained through

  7. June 14, 2014 at 2:00 am

    One thing is for sure: this affirmation DID work for the person 😉 So affirmations always work. The Universe never judges, you get what you “order” whether you like it or not.

    Great story, Joe, eye opener to many I guess. Have a blessed day!

  8. June 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Affirmations totally work! The problem I run into is that I don’t do them on a consistent basis. I have also found that they are more powerful when I say them out load. I even recorded myself saying them and then listen to it while driving in the car or taking a walk.

  9. July 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    well, I actually have worked a lot with children (of school age) and affirmations. And it was funny how their parfents would reformulate in the negative what I had just trained them always formulate in the positive. Your above client only had himself to work with (and conquer) but, boy, when there’s one child you work with and TWO parents you can’t address directly, things get complicated.

  10. Xhathree-Reply
    October 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    i love all about your writted joe ,,

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