Affirmative modeling involves making new imprints and replacing old negative ones by education, skill development and lots of practice. It’s a very simple process which only consumes a few minutes from your daily life can make a significant difference in your life.

Affirmative modeling involves creating a new self image and through that particular self image bringing changes to our environment as desired by us.

Just like an architect who lays the foundation of a new house, building or a museum and brings it to reality, or a mathematician who comes up with a new set of equations to solve a problem at hand, affirmative modeling enables us to create a new self image and then bring that self-image to realization.

To begin the process selecting a result is the most important step.  The result should be carefully chosen and framed. An important thing to keep in mind is how our subconscious saves imprints. For instance thinking” I’m not a couch potato” may sound appropriate but when you think about it, you imagine yourself lying on a couch. However, thinking in terms of” I complete a 5 mile run everyday” may help to a greater degree as it creates a more active and positive picture in your mind.

Make your result more specific and divide it into different pieces. For example, making a result of “I’m healthy” includes many departments such as diet, exercise, sleep and relaxation etc. However making a result of “I daily ride my bicycle for 4 miles” is more specific towards exercise. Having made different specific results one must concentrate on each result separately.

Having made a result in mind, grab a paper or a clip board and write your result as a simple statement. Try to use the present forms of tense rather than past or future. Start your result with “I have… “, “I am….” Another important point is to use the active forms of verbs rather than passive ones for example, I ride…, I eat… would be more appropriate. A positive result could be exemplified as, “I am a good student and I study daily for two hours”.   Make a visual image of it in your mind. Experience or feel how you look when you imaging that image. Does it make you happy? If yes then try making that image more and more clear and specific in your mind.

Having formed the emotion, the next step is to give it particular relevance. For that a person has to find a time when he can relax and is free of distractions. Then make a valid attempt to re picture the image in your mind and try to feel it, taste it and live it.

After several days of work on the new imprint, it gains a higher rank in your self- image. Our subconscious now acts as a communicator and links this self image to the environment. Once obtained, the response has to be acted upon and made full use of. Not only will this instill a new self confidence to our own selves but it will also make way for more positive imprints, ideas and avenues.

The process of betterment by this methodology involves the subconscious to a great deal. The ability to make use of the subconscious and realizing its importance is very important. Often in our lives we are limited by our own negative self-images. There is often that unseen barrier between us and our success. The ability to overcome those barriers, make new imprints and summate them into a self image that is more positive and vibrant makes the use of affirmative modeling.

Affirmative modeling is not too time consuming, it’s a simple math of a few exercises repeated properly over the course of a few days or months and then building on that exercise to achieve any desired result or goal.


Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, , the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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