Affirmations

I’ve been tasked with developing two affirmations. What’s an affirmation? According to wiki:

Affirmations in New Age terminology refers primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything. More specifically, an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one’s self and written down frequently. For an affirmation to be effective, it needs to be present tense, positive, personal and specific.

I am finding this is more difficult than I thought. Maybe it is a bit too New Age for me. Did you read the essay I linked to yesterday? You should. It-is-that-good. The author borrowed seven words from Samuel Beckett, a writer he had read as an undergraduate. Years later he is using these seven words to start his day while living with cancer: 

 I can’t go on. I’ll go on.

Isn’t that stronger than an affirmation?

Pink Daisy

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