Four Essential Affirmations

I’m smart; I’m a hard worker; it’s ok to make mistakes; and it’s good to try hard things.

My five year old recites these affirmations every morning when I drop him off at school.

Seeing it written reminds me of Jack Handy, but this is a powerful gift that I only discovered much later in life.

We have 45,000-60,000 thoughts per day. Ninety-five percent are repetive.

An untrained mind very easily defaults to mostly (85%) negative thoughts.

We learn through repetition. Therefore, a set of uplifting affirmations delivered on a consistent basis rewires your brain in that direction.

These were originally designed to empower a new, frightened kindergartner. They quickly became my go-to mantra in regular daily meditation.