So I have a new affirmation posted around my apartment. As I was looking up at the one on the bathroom mirror, I thought to myself, “It’s not working.” Then, I heard myself say, “What does it working actually mean?” And it dawned on me: If the statement on my bathroom mirror were already a reality, it wouldn’t be an affirmation. It would simply be “what is.”
The power of an affirmation isn’t in whether or not it’s true. Its power comes from who we become when we take on changing our lives in pursuit of making the affirmation true. Its power comes from the ways we stretch and grow in order to have that affirmation be real.