Youth motivational speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden did the following Facebook Live video the day after the horrendous massacre in Las Vegas.
Day 26 – Life of Success: Create Affirmations. #BOOM28 #LifeofSuccess #JeffYalden #Motivation #Inspiration #MentalHealth #Affirmations
Posted by Jeff Yalden on Monday, October 2, 2017
“I am at a loss for words over this,” he said. “God bless America. God bless all my friends in Vegas. My prayers and thoughts and condolences to all of the people that are suffering – the families that are hurt – and God bless all the first responders that were there last night and continue to be there now.”
He had been flying all day: Myrtle Beach to Charlotte to Chicago and finally, Salt Lake City – taking in the news of the tragedy from local newspapers. He noticed something in the news – a question about whether public events are safe to attend anymore.
“Ladies and gentlemen – we can’t stop living. we can’t let these people affect our lives every single day, so that we are just very cautious about [everything] we do. We have to go about our days – go about our lives, living the best lives we can. But we need to go out being part of the solution; not the problem. We need to go out and be more kind, helpful, selfless – and more serving,” he said.
Yalden has been laying out the daily principles from his new workbook, The BOOM 28 Day Boot Camp: Creating a Life of Success. Find Motivation. Crush Goals. Overcome Obstacles. Live with Purpose.
If you have been taking action on The BOOM Boot Camp and putting in the work every day, you are now ready to deploy Day 26:
According to www.mindtools.com, afﬁrmations are positive, speciﬁc statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. They help you visualize, and believe in, what you’re afﬁrming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes.
“You can’t be this person that is giving of yourself if you don’t feel good about who you are as a person,” he said. “Many of us have these doubts that plague us every single day: We think we’re not smart enough, pretty enough, strong enough – fast enough. We think don’t have the ability.”
Do a Google search for Positive Affirmations and write down the ones that resonate with you. Write down as few or as many as you want.
“What I challenge you to do is this: Every morning when you are taking that time for yourself [remember, we talked about setting up a time every day for you].
As you are meditating and breathing – in your zone – you are like, “I am smart. I am strong. I am capable. I deserve good things to come my way. Losing weight is easy. I deserve a job promotion.’ And you just repeat it. Keep repeating it until you believe it.”
When you repeat an affirmation, Yalden said that you are building your confidence.
“You are communicating with yourself in a positive way that is going to overcome or eliminate those self-sabotaging self-doubts – those beliefs where you sell yourself short – where you ‘can’t so this’ or you ‘can’t do that’ or you ‘are not capable.’
Let’s replace all of that with positive affirmations every single day when you look in the mirror.”
It’s that simple.
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