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Self Instructions & Daily Affirmations of Stephen Mitchell

What is this List?

These are most of the daily-affirmations in Tom Hopkins's 1982 book 'The Official Guide to Success'. I have them printed onto business-cards for easy reading. They are used to remind me of my goals, future, wants, needs, & to keep me strong.

Today I will meet the right people in the right place at the right time for the betterment of all.

People like me. It is amazing; nearly everyone I meet really likes me straight away.
Of course, I like almost everyone I meet right away too.
I guess the way I feel about people shows.
It is amazing how often I meet interesting new people who have an enthusiastic outlook

I always prepare thoroughly for every important thing that I can do. This is the one reason I am able to complete every web-project I instigate.

Don't make enemies for free.

I take full responsibility for my actions, and for my life. My well being is in the best hands it could possibly be in: MY OWN.

I am a winner, a contributor, an achiever: I believe in me.

I am healthy for seven reasons:
1. I am happy.
2. I love my life.
3. I am always discovering fascinating new things to do.
4. I know that I have a wonderful future.
5. I don't put anything except good into my mind and body.
6. I exercise regularly and wisely.
7. I stay out of the way of fast moving objects.

I am always cool. Nothing cannot get to me so much that I cannot hold it in until I have a chance to sweat my anger away. After that, I decide what (if anything) I am going to do about the problem.

I always welcome positive new ideas.

My emotions do not control me. I control them.

I avoid negative people. I do not listen to negative input from the media.

When someone tries to dump negative thinking on me, I refuse to accept it. I never carelessly spend my time with negative people.

I respect my future and myself too much to waste energy proving things that do not matter. I do not need to. But when my vital interests really are at stake, I'm a smart, resourceful, and tough – and I win.

I am an idea person. I get a lot of great ideas because I know exactly what I want, and I keep my subconscious mind loaded with material that allows it to generate them.

I do get paid at what I love doing. I am amazingly good at what I do because I have made the effort to be good at it.

I always get where and what I want because I pre-plan my hours, days, months, years and my entire life.

My life plan is never finished because I am always finding new ways to make my life better and new things to learn and enjoy.

I respect myself because I am effective and because I persevere against rejections and obstacles that stop lesser people.

Things I cannot control never pull my attitude down because I am always thinking about the great things I am doing today and tomorrow.

I prepare thoroughly for every important activity.

I have a high degree of personal integrity that leads me to put out the extra effort.

I find my best solutions while I sleep. I define my problems on paper, and then let my subconscious mind take over. It always works because I have the patience and confidence to relax and let my mind take over.

I LOVE SUCCESS. I enjoy putting in the effort into all my actions, even when there is no profit.

I work smart and hard for what I get, so I deserve it all.

I maintain a strong defence against time-wasting people.

Nobody makes me feel guilty about being successful.

I handle losses and defeats without losing confidence because I know I am a winner. This lets me risk rejections in situations that are impossible to completely prepare for. I am strong enough to accept higher risks because I aiming much higher.

I emphasize the positive in everything I do. I look at the good that can come out of every situation; I talk about the best qualities of every person I meet; I concentrate on the good aspects of every place or thing.

In both thought and speech, I choose positive words to describe everything I am in favour of – to build my resistance to pessimism.

I say positive because success is positive, and that's the side I want to be on!

I never get so busy with today's business that I forget about tomorrow. I am a planner, and look ahead.

I'm always measuring my performance and eliminating unnecessary time wasters.

I always spend less than I make.

When my tomorrows come: I am always ready for them.

I understand that life comes down to how I spend my seconds.

I feel good about myself because I always do the best thing possible with my opportunity time.

I make time to look ahead and see what is coming at me.

I use time planning to enhance the quality of my personal life. I am always on the lookout for better ways to invest my time.

I do not squander my time – I invest it carefully and intelligently.

I prize my exercise time because it lets me relax and get rid of the day's tension.

I move pace up when I can, but I never go so fast that I break my body muscles.

When I lock onto something worthwhile, persistence is the game I win at.

I find new ideas to bring to the problem, different directions to work from, and other people to work through and give fresh inspiration to attack it with.

I am the persistent type. But I don't beat my head against walls. My persistence is smart, flexible, and inventive.

I never let a negative thought enter my head. I always have clearly defined goals.

I am driving hard for achievement and accomplishment, not just for money.

I always look on the bright side of things – that's just the way I am!

I know that laughter ranks next to sleep and food as a restorative, so I am always on the lookout for an opportunity to laugh a little.

I get a new persons name right in the beginning, repeating it [at least three] times during the first conversation with them.

I work hard, so I have earned the right to laugh at the world and myself. My activities are very important to me. So important that I would not think of injuring my ability to move them forward by shutting off the healing power of humour.

I look on every problem as an opportunity to use my talent and initiative. I move very fast when fast action is called for. But I am also capable of calmly doing nothing when that is my best move.

I always get busy when I have problems to work my way out of them.

I don't let stupid things like drugs, alcohol, and negative people control my mind.

I love action. I love doing things. I love achieving. I do all three constantly, joyfully, and successfully.

I am not afraid to fail. Because that is how I learn. When I fail, I look at what I did right, not at what I did wrong.

I know where I am going because I have taken the time and trouble to make that decision.

I use habit to speed routine, not to block out reality.

I respect and listen to the opinion of better people than myself, but I have faith in my own opinions to make up my own mind.

Move your dreams into the real world before you invest in them.

Before you can attain success, the effort you are making has to be worth of what you want.

Purpose - Respect - Effective - Persevere - Integrity - Effort

I have complete faith that I will achieve all my goals. Because they are so exciting they are never out of my mind for long!

Work is anything you are doing when you'd rather be doing something else.

Without being careless of my own interests I always look for the good in the people close to me.

I know that success depends on how I use my time, so I always use it exceedingly well.

When I make commitments to others and myself – I keep them.

Work smart – and as hard as you can without sacrificing alertness.

Success is the continuous journey towards the achievement of predetermined worthwhile goals.

I am an effective, hard-driving, and highly successful person who responds well to positive self-instruction.

I am proud of my willingness to do what I must be done, to step out of the comfort zone, I am proud to be someone who wants to change, break, shake, and do.

I do the most productive thing possible at every given moment.