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These 5 Affirmations Are Proven to Change Your Life Before the masterpiece comes the mindset to succeed.

By Tiffany Hoxie Edited by Dan Bova

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Creating an ideal life for ourselves takes time, effort, and consistency. In the book, Let's Do This! 100 Powerful Messages to Help You Take Action, Kevin Ngo tells us this, "If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want." We don't wake up one day and have everything around us suddenly evolve into a life we could only dream of; we must be willing to work diligently at it. Not solely on our careers, well-being, or filling our bank accounts, but the bigger picture we desire for our lives. Becoming a master of our life's circumstances begins in the mind. We can then turn those beliefs that bubble to the surface when we are alone in our thoughts into action. The action is where real change takes place. Before the masterpiece comes the mindset. Here are five daily reminders we all need to tell ourselves:

1. "I can do hard things."

If you had to describe life in one word (or two) what, would it be? I'll go first. Chaos. A rollercoaster. Perhaps you're an optimist and went with wonderful. Or a pessimist and decided on stressful. Whatever word you chose, it has truth to it. The lens from which we view our life has validity. Life for each of us is so different, yet very much the same. We can have a few good days, and then like a ton of bricks, we are faced with hardships like divorce, job loss, and illness, amongst many other things. Life is not always pleasant; it's filled with the mundane, chores, taxes, and unfiltered moments of reality. Life requires that many times we do things that we think we are not capable of doing. Yet, here we are; we have survived. Each of us has found a way to make it through because we can do hard things in our lives. The more we can remind ourselves, "I am capable of doing hard things," the more resilient we can become.

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